In a period of three weeks, I traveled to Boston for work, Bend for snowboarding at Mt Bachelor, and Puerto Rico for some sun and relaxation. I was used to being in a new place every week when I took my 20-month travel sabbatical a few years ago. But life isn’t quite as simple now with a full-time More >
With long days snowboarding at Mt Bachelor, I didn’t get to see a lot of Bend. But I was impressed by what I did see.
Bend is small, cute, and surrounded by gorgeous landscapes. It has a laidback vibe, and people seem down-to-earth and friendly.
The first evening in town, we stumbled upon a More >
Perhaps the most well-known waterfall in Jamaica is Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios on the northern side of the island. For those visiting the southern or eastern part of the island, there is another natural gem.
The Explore the Elements photo contest is sponsored by Thomas Cook Travel and seeks to find images that best represent the four elements of earth, water, fire and air. I was happy to be nominated by travel photographer Jonathan Look. If you’re not familiar with his website LifePart2, you should More >
When you think of Jamaica, the phrase “ya mon” immediately comes to mind. I assumed this was an exaggerated stereotype of the way Jamaicans speak.Turns out “ya mon” is ubiquitous in Jamaica.
And yes, you can find it in the Urban Dictionary.
In explaining the brief glimpse I got into the local More >
The thing I research the most for any travel destination is the food. I have my priorities straight.
I arrived in Jamaica with a list of local dishes and native fruits to try. I succeeded in tasting them all. I discovered after I returned that one of my favorite foods can be poisonous if prepared More >