Devon House Tour, Saint Andrew

 Ranked as National Geographic's fourth best place in the world to eat ice cream in 2011, Devon House is already a favourite for residents and visitors alike. However, Devon House is so much more than stellar sweets. Sitting on 11 lush acres in Saint Andrew, the Devon House mansion was the home of Jamaica's first coloured millionaire … Continue reading Devon House Tour, Saint Andrew

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Liguanea Art Festival, Saint Andrew

Aptly called the artbeat of Jamaica, the annual Liguanea Art Festival (LAF) is the Caribbean's largest. This festival showcases upcoming talent alongside local veterans in photography, painting, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture since its 2005 inception. Hosted by June and Tony Wong, a Jamaican couple which shares a passion for the arts, LAF has evolved into a … Continue reading Liguanea Art Festival, Saint Andrew

Salem Beach, Saint Ann

Salem Beach near Runaway Bay is perhaps not much of a swimming beach but is worth a visit if you're dining at the moderately expensive restaurant which has made it popular-- Sharkies Seafood. Sharkies is located on Salem Beach and what they lack in speed, they make up in deliciousness by producing seafood that's comparable … Continue reading Salem Beach, Saint Ann

What Davina Bennett’s 2nd Runner-Up in Miss Universe Means for Black Women Globally

I'm not a fan of pageants. I really don't keep up well with these things because no matter how much they scream the tagline beauty with a purpose (or is that Miss World's), I find the world of pageantry rather trivial. Nonetheless, I tend to be aware of the Miss Jamaica World and Miss Jamaica … Continue reading What Davina Bennett’s 2nd Runner-Up in Miss Universe Means for Black Women Globally

Columbus Park, Saint Ann

Columbus Park is a historic open-air museum which sits by the side of the road in the north coast town of Discovery Bay. The park overlooks the expansive bay and features ruins from Jamaica's Spanish colonization period and other relics & replicas from times past. Sadly, the park has fallen into a state of disrepair but … Continue reading Columbus Park, Saint Ann

Green Grotto Caves, Saint Ann

Named for the green algae which once covered their walls, the Green Grotto Caves in Discovery Bay blend ecotourism and history into a 45-minute tour. These caves, secret passages and caverns have played a pivotal role in Jamaica's history-- first used by Jamaica's earliest inhabitants the Tainos for hundreds of years as a home, source … Continue reading Green Grotto Caves, Saint Ann

Little Dunn’s River, Saint Ann

Little Dunn's River in Ocho Rios is the last remaining span of free north coast between Portland & St. Ann's Bay in Jamaica. Attempts have been made in the past by the government to shut it down, citing that the property was a safety hazard to patrons but really with the motive of handing over … Continue reading Little Dunn’s River, Saint Ann

House Hunters in JA

It’s not very often that I reblog posts. The last post I reblogged was in May and that’s because it was a guest post I’d written for a travel blog I admire, Justraveling.com. Anyway, I’m sharing this because who doesn’t love HGTV’s HouseHunters and even better it featured my island home Jamaica! This episode spoke to me because I can’t wait to buy a house here in Kingston too! I’ve lived in rentals all my life and still do because my mother has had to put off the home ownership dream time and time again because of the expensive educational investment she’s making for my brother and I. Home ownership is still out of the reach for lots of hardworking Jamaicans due to cost but one day, hopefully sooner than later, I’ll get to see and more importantly help my mother realize that dream. Nonetheless, I’ve also been itching to move out and decorate an apartment of my own because are you even an adult until you move out?

House #1 was my pick without a doubt. The Kingston 6 area is great but Kingston 10 is close enough. So many things to think about when choosing a place to live & I have lots of learning about real estate to do. A view would be nice, as would a balcony for my indoor garden but hey, enough about me. Enjoy this episode of House Hunters International. 😊

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Check this House Hunters episode filmed recently in JA.

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Island Gully Falls, Saint Ann

I try to demystify Jamaican off-the-beaten-path places on Adventures from Elle because usually not much useful information is available about these places online or by word of mouth. Island Gully Falls is one such place despite becoming very popular on social media and perhaps more recently popularized as Blue Hole. A detailed search turned up … Continue reading Island Gully Falls, Saint Ann

Turtle River Park, Saint Ann

Turtle River Park is a cool oasis in the busy heart of resort town Ocho Rios. This small park is perfect for a picnic, stroll or jog, for reading, watching the fish and turtles in the stream which runs through the grounds and for entertaining bored children on its playground in the heat of the … Continue reading Turtle River Park, Saint Ann

Seville Heritage Park, Saint Ann

Seville Heritage Park in Saint Ann's Bay marks one of the first encounters between Old and New World. Unless you're Jamaican or took Caribbean history classes, you're likely hearing for the first time that English-speaking Jamaica was first colonized by the Spanish hence the town Sevilla la Nueva was named for Seville, Spain. Christopher Columbus first set … Continue reading Seville Heritage Park, Saint Ann

Cardiff Hall Beach, Saint Ann

I can't help but ruin the surprise at the start. I've finally found a free Jamaican beach which I rate full stars! I had the opportunity of spending time in Saint Ann as part of my medical training and with what free time I had, my colleagues & I went beach-hopping on a budget like … Continue reading Cardiff Hall Beach, Saint Ann