My trip to Cuba was actually a slight accident—wait, let me explain. It was a friend of mine's birthday, and we had big plans to travel to the "Travel Instagram Hot Spot" Tulum, Mexico. After getting conformations from both of our jobs, pet sitters, and bank accounts, we realized we were not in the position to pay $966 Roundtrip to go to TULUM! I mean come on, $966 to fly into Cancun sounds crazy. I had to think on my feet where to next? It's one of my best friends birthday's and I realized she needed a break from regular life. Between me and her, there weren't many places we had both never been. After spending two hours looking at a globe sitting on my desk, I realized we had both never been to Cuba. After a quick search on google ( to make sure we were still allowed to go there), I realized this might be an option and she agreed. A week and half before the departure date we booked a extended weekend trip to Havana, Cuba. A roundtrip flight for $360 and an Airbnb for $260 left us a lot of money left over for some fun. We quickly googled, spoke to friends and used youtube to figure out all the things we needed before the trip. We came up with an excuse on why we were traveling to Cuba (Support of the Cuban people—that's why we staid in an Airbnb vs. Hotel). From Atlanta, we had to make a layover at either New York or Florida in order to get our visas (In the airport) to travel into Cuba. Our layover in Florida was quick and easy as well as the visa process.
Jaco is one of the best-known beach and surfing towns in Costa Rica. It is popularly known for its nightlife near the beach and beautiful women. Just like numerous cities in the country, there are some of the best bars, clubs, and dine-out options available in this town.
I guess before I talk about how I survived, I have to give a little information on how I got there right? Ha, wouldn’t you like to know! So my story isn’t a funny one. It’s actually pretty serious, but it goes to show that if you don’t take a break when you need to, your body will force you to take a break when you’re supposed to. In my heart and body I felt okay, and I wasn’t just being hard headed, but by the time you’re 2/3 up a couple of mountains and you feel congested, do you turn around or keep marching on? I kept marching on.
I was born in the Bahamas so I know all about Junkanoo. I also know that people make a bucket list of all the things they want to do before they get old or die, which is understandable. It might give them a purpose in life. They make their list and focus on it. It helps guide them towards new experiences in life and it also helps them set a goal in life. And that is why I believe that traveling to the Bahamas and being a part of Junkanoo should definitely be on their list. So, I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you should add Junkanoo to your bucket list.
Jamaica was my dream destination: Sun, Sand, and Surf. Unfortunately, the build-up of excitement and anticipation of getting away for a week was probably the most enjoyable part of my trip!
When something doesn't work out, what do you do? Eat some ice cream, buy a new sofa, watch your favourite Vine compilation video. They seem like normal responses... ish. To be fair, I did do those things for a while (apart from buying a sofa), but they got boring so I went to the Caribbean for two months instead.
North of Haiti and East of Cuba you will find the Turks and Caicos Islands. The island of Providenciales (Provo to the locals) is home to Grace Bay, consistently voted the best beach in the world. It is the very image of paradise with its white sandy bays and crystal blue waters. However, it is the slightly lesser known Islands of North and Middle Caicos that I would like to draw your attention to today.
With all that Havana, Cuba has to offer the prospect of spending just a day in the infamous city seemed overwhelming. Our trip to Havana was via the Norwegian Sky, a cruise ship that makes the trip from Miami to Havana and a private island in the Bahamas and back again weekly. Traveling on a cruise is always nice because it requires little planning on the part of the traveler (and you can't go wrong with a cruise that offers an open bar, am I right?). The downside to cruising is the minimal amount of time available to spend exploring the ports.
The Caribbean is packed with many exciting islands to travel to and you can enjoy a great getaway away from home at any one of the hotspot islands. Your visit will be a rewarding one and you can have many mementos to take back with you after you complete your stay at any one of the best travel destinations in the Caribbean. If you are a savvy traveler, then read on, because this article is for you.
Just like the fairy tales, this story's catalyst was a masquerade ball.
I am often referred to as a 'small island girl' being born in the Caribbean over half a century ago. Although I no longer live on my tiny island of Trinidad, I still refer to it as my home.