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Jamaica Nice

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This time last week, I was still in sunny Jamaica, one of my favorite countries in the Caribbean and a place I once called home.

My trusted friend and fellow adventurous soul at the wheel–Lorraine has more than 20 years’ of memories traveling to the Rock–we hopped across seven parishes in eight days.

From Montego Bay airport, with a welcoming committee offering rum shots to passengers right off the JetBlue flight, we headed straight to Port Antonio and the renovated Trident Hotel, with scenic stops along the way, or what Lorraine and I call “paparazzi” stops.

During the few hours we managed to detach ourselves from our villa’s private pool and Trident’s infinity view of rugged cliffs and turquoise waves–once a favorite hideout of pirates–we swam at a nearby beach and snacked on Boston Bay jerk chicken. “One white and one dark!” a young man ordered for us with a smile, as soon as he saw Lorraine and I approach. Ah, that Jamaican memory! The >> Continue reading »




Most of you know that for the past few months, I’ve been working on several Jamaica projects.

Two of these involved writing, illustrating and compiling two digital guides on Jamaica for AFAR: first, an “inspirational” guide (for later release this year), and second, a complete country guide.

It was not only exciting to write for AFAR, one of my favorite magazines and an award-winning travel outlet, but also to share the best of the Jamaica I know and love with readers.

My faithful blog readers know what Jamaica means to me–my first home away from home, where I first embarked in travel photography, blogging and writing. Where I headed after taking a leap of faith and leaving behind my legal career, not knowing where >> Continue reading »