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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.

2014 was also a year of firsts: first national radio interviews, podcast interviewfirst keynote speech (before Continue reading »

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Publication Update: Jamaica’s Best Beaches Book & Jamaica Feature in Virgin Atlantic’s VERA In-flight Magazine (November 2014)

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I am thrilled to share this publication news with you all!

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the editor-in-chief of Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight magazine VERA. While researching for a potential Jamaica feature, he stumbled on my Jamaica work–from my photographs to my recently released Jamaica’s Best Beaches ebook–and asked if he could feature it all (gasp).

The double-page feature–in my words and images–is now in the November issue of VERA and covers

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