The Caribbean islands offer more than just white sand beaches; it's the perfect locale for R & R and adventure seekers alike.
Learning to Appreciate Sharks
I think sharks are incredible creatures, truly remarkable. That doesn’t mean I’m not afraid of them. I’d like to think my fear is a healthy one, more grounded than when I was younger. I remember being asked what I was afraid of. Spontaneously I answered, sharks and tidal waves. I had dreams about them both. For a girl who lived in Central Ontario, it seemed highly unlikely I would encounter either. I laughed about my irrational fears when chatting about fears with friends. Then I moved to Miami, Florida and realized that both my childhood irrational fears had become semi-rational ones.
A Very Friendly Place
The wind whipped through my hair and I felt as free as the birds soaring above. I was speeding down the four lane highway to explore the mythical place that I had heard so much about, Varadero Cuba.
Diesel Fumes, Dictatorship, and the Most Beautiful City You’ve Never Been To
The fumes of Havana filled the street. The diesel stink contaminates everything. The famous cars, meticulously maintained since the 1950s, look gorgeous in photographs but suck the oxygen out of the breathless air.
The Ultimate Thrilling Ride
Summer is about to start sizzling! After being cooped up during most of 2020, folks are ready to have a real vacation this year!
5 Reasons to Travel to the Caribbean
If you enjoy traveling, you must have dreamt about visiting the Caribbean at least once in your life. Every traveler deserves to see the white sandy beaches and mesmerizing sunsets. The Caribbean is among the hottest vacation spots, but this should come as no surprise. From the alluring sandy beaches and creative festivals to the delicious cuisine, there is so much to explore in the Caribbean. If you need more convincing as to why you should visit this beautiful island this summer, read further below.
That ship has sailed
'Tick, tick, tock', Stop. The hands of my gold-rimmed pocket watch stops. 6:37 pm and still waiting. I remember when I was gifted this timepiece, a masterpiece of delicate architecture and precision. Its heavy silver baselined beautifully with 24k gold and the faintest detail of a bird engraved perfectly on the side. For thirteen years I have had this watch and for thirteen years it has never stopped.
A Hand Well Played
Jamaica 1783 Jaclyn worried her lower lip between her teeth, then quickly released it. You can win this. You’ve got this. She tossed a handful of coins into the center of the table. An accident on board the ship had forced Jaclyn to take Lina’s place in tonight’s card game. The game that would change their lives forever.
Progreso, Mexico: Home of the World's Largest Pier
Because it was a late December cruise and the weather was great, we decided to spend our time at our Progreso, Mexico, Port of Call at the beach. We had never been to Progreso before, but the decision to either spend our five hours touring the town or hanging out at the beach was an easy decision for us. It was cold and wet at home and we were in sunny Mexico! From my research, I knew that there was a good beach at the end of the world's longest pier, so little of our limited time would be wasted in transit.
The pile of plastic toys in the faded stroller was out of place on the empty beach. I had quite literally stumbled upon this tiny stretch of paradise by chance, and I am not proud: I’d snuck down the narrow alley way to pee after having an early brunch of two titanic Bloody Marys. As I squatted there, trying to maintain my balance, I turned my head and was almost blinded by the brilliant blue of the morning sky against the white sand at the other end of the passage.
I don't know if you've ever been to St John in the USVI. There is debate over the history of St John but it is believed that area was first settled by nomadic hunter/ gatherers and there is a rare pre-historic site that dates back to 770 BC. I consider it truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'll admit I haven't been to a tremendous amount of places in my lifetime but of those I have visited none have come even close to the beauty of St John. There are many reasons that St John is so beautiful. The people are beautiful, the island is spectacular and the setting is just idyllic. The beaches are amongst the best in the world and the flora and fauna are awe inspiring in a quiet cozy island style.
There are two Caribbeans
Saturday mornings in the Caribbean are not washed in the music of ocean waves. No. They are made of earthquakes. Vibrating windows and cacophony. The lawn have to cut. And the neighbor dog have to bark at the whacker-man cutting the lawn. We don't sleep in here.
Growing up Caribbean 🌴
Growing up caribbean means a lengthy list of things to me but for starters , I'll say that it means growing up in a strict household. With rules on top of rules that are set in stone from the very moment you are born. I swear . Lol. Okay maybe I am exaggerating a slight tad.. but not really.. It really felt like that anyway . Although I was born in Canada 🇨🇦. I grew up spending A lot of time In Westmoreland, Jamaica .