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 »
While waiting on our lunch to be served at the seafront Creole restaurant, La Rhumerie du Pirate, located on Grande-Terre, I decided to walk towards the shore to look around and admire the views of Atlantic waves crashing against limestone rocks.
Behind the cliff-perched restaurant were over a dozen abandoned conch shells. A local passing by noticed my surprise and shared–after inquiring about my Guadeloupe trip–that fishermen leave these behind regularly for anyone who wants to take them home. “They’re beautiful, but you can’t travel with them,” she cautioned, unaware that I visit the Caribbean often enough to >>Continue reading »