Category Archives: PHOTO ESSAYS

Postcard of the Week: A Martinican Yoleur

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If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you might remember an old, brief post of mine about “The Female Photographer Advantage” in the Caribbean. I was a budding travel photographer on my first big break: an editorial and web shoot for the Grenada Tourist Board.

Of course, I prefer to get to know my subjects to extract the most natural and striking portrait possible. But when time is short, or I’m traveling with a group and the pace is hectic–like at major festivals–I remain thankful for the ability to stand out in a sea of male journalists and photographers. And for rarely having to actually ask for a portrait–the nod of approval is almost immediate, unspoken or told with a smile.

Captured last week, this portrait of a Martinican Yoleur (who sails a traditional Yole boat) came about after I spent a few minutes–while waiting on my lunch to >> Continue reading »

Caribbean Week New York 2014

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It’s been an incredibly busy and exciting travel year, folks!

Quick recap: After two months in Belize, working on and completing my second guidebook for Moon, I traveled to Jamaica twice in one month–for print assignments and for my upcoming Jamaica mini-guide– and a few days later, headed to Travel Classics Writers’ Conference in New Zealand. Shortly after, Martinique was next for a visit with ATOUT France and Martinique Tourist Board.

And then, two days later, I hopped north to New York City for the annual Caribbean Week events (#CWNY14) organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

I had such a wonderful time there, that I feel compelled to share a snapshot of my experience.

Caribbean Week kicks off the first week of June in the Big Apple, a month also recognized as Caribbean American Heritage Month in the US. Events ranged from keynote speeches to luncheons and dinners hosted by renowned, visiting Caribbean chefs, rooftop >> Continue reading »