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Jamaica’s Best Beaches: A Book Cover and Update

After a couple of weeks of silence on the blog, furiously working behind the scenes as well as taking a well deserved break: I’m thrilled to share the final cover for my upcoming travel guidebook on Jamaica!

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My talented artist friend and fellow writer Candace Rose Rardon–who designed my blog header last year–sketched my wish into reality: a colorful drawing reflecting the fun, whimsical, laid back and “every ting criss” (everything all right) vibe that Jamaica exudes, luring millions of visitors to her shores every year.

The above sketch is also inspired in part by one of my photographs–among a handful of favorites I sent to Candace–of a fishing village in the >> Continue reading »

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Chez Carole in Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Meet Carole. Her eponymous restaurant, at the far end of Fort-de-France’s Covered Market or Marché Couvert, is an oasis in an otherwise bustling commercial hub.

Past numerous stands displaying rhum punch bottles, vibrant woven beach bags and fragrant spices, Carole’s six-table eatery awaits tired, starved shoppers.

“I love the colors here,” I tell her, noticing the contrast of her caramel skin against the electric blue, rose and lime colored walls of her open kitchen.

Moi aussi, me too,” she confides, smiling wide, “it’s different from everyone else…  .” I knew what she meant–I had noticed the >> Continue reading »

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