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My Year in Review & Best of 2014 Photo Gallery

How can I possibly sum up 2014? It was my best year yet on this fulfilling yet unpredictable journey as a freelance travel writer and photographer.

A year that took me to a different country almost every month of the year, from far-flung New Zealand to my beloved Caribbean and Central American region, and exciting destinations like Haiti.

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A year in which I landed several print travel writing assignments, including for in-flight magazinesone of which required me to fly to Jamaica, research, write and shoot the feature story, all under a week’s time. Another had me write a feature article on Belize that landed in the same issue as my dear friend and colleague Lola Akinmade Akerstrom’s article (which she appropriately called a “virtual fist bump.”) And yet another had me penning about chocolate and squeezing in a Belize mention, for Every Day With Rachael Ray.

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Garifuna Settlement Day in Hopkins, Belize

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Wishing all Garinagu people a Happy Garifuna Settlement Day!

Below are a few snapshots from this rainy and stormy morning’s reenactment off the shores of Hopkins Village.

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