Category Archives: CARIBBEAN

Caribbean Week New York 2016: Receiving the Marcia Vickery Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism

Photos with the Jamaica Tourist Board–and the luncheon MC–after receiving my award.

Photos with the Jamaica Tourist Board–and the luncheon MC–after receiving my award.

Part One: The Awards Luncheon

Yesterday was a wonderful moment in my journey as a travel writer and photographer. I was honored with the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Journalism–a special award handed out by both the Jamaica Tourist Board and the CTO. Every year, the award celebrates a journalist who stands out for their unparalleled passion and dedication in promoting the Caribbean in various >> Continue reading »

A Blog Update


My goodness, a month has passed since my last post and you’re probably wondering where I have been!

These past eight weeks have been super productive, including catching up with family after being away in Belize and the Dominican Republic on assignment for the past year and a half.

I have been hard at work:

1–Redesigning and updating my main website–take a peek when you have time and let me know what you think;

2–Creating content for a new website and major project of mine (stay tuned); and

3–Honing my professional skills some more by taking a four-week long pitching course (doing homework again has been a blast).

Last but not least, I have good career related news. I hope to share these news the first week of June–look out for my Facebook Page live post during that time–and I will reveal my project in #2 above by end of June.

In the meantime, Moon Dominican Republic is on schedule and only one step is left before the book goes off to print and appears on book shelves in October: reviewing the final PDF proofs. It’s exciting! You can pre-order your copy now.

Media updates

If you haven’t already, check out my recent article on Shermans Travel.

And those of you on social media can always find my regular posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.