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Avoid overpacking for your trip with these 6 tips

Avoid overpacking for your trip with these 6 tips

It's no secret I'm not the best at packing. But over time I've learned from some of my mistakes and now I make better packing decisions. This newfound wisdom did not happen overnight though. I have countless stress-inducing moments at airline counters praying under my...

Why I still stay in hostels when I travel

Why I still stay in hostels when I travel

"So what do you do with your stuff when you're going to sleep or going out?" This was a question from a friend who'd never stayed in a hostel and who swore he could never do it. I've heard this or similar questions from friends time and time again, and it's one that...

What I Know For Sure After 8 Months of Solo Travel

What I Know For Sure After 8 Months of Solo Travel

These past 8 months the lessons have been many. Some were difficult to learn, others funny, and some just downright embarrassing. Nevertheless, I survived my first 8 months abroad traveling solo and came away with many lessons. Here are the ten things I know for sure...

6 Visa-Free Asian Countries for Jamaicans

6 Visa-Free Asian Countries for Jamaicans

It is no secret that Southeast Asia and South America are two of the more affordable regions to travel to if you’re on a budget. Incidentally, both regions have quite a few visa-free countries for Jamaican passport holders that make them both good options for budget...

Traveling While Black

Traveling While Black

When you’re born and raised in the Caribbean there are elements of your identity that you take for granted. Your Blackness is more of a simple fact than an indictment on your character. It hardly defines you. Sure, within the Caribbean space we have our own set of...

Dear Usain & Bob

Dear Usain & Bob

Usain Bolt, wherever you are, I owe you. I also owe Bob Marley but what with him gone I think it's fair to write that one off. Traveling through Asia has been that much more interesting because of you both. It's already an interesting experience being Black in Asia,...

Your Jamaican Passport is More Powerful Than You Think

Your Jamaican Passport is More Powerful Than You Think

Contrary to popular belief, the Jamaican passport is not as ‘useless’ as many would have you believe. If you’re one of the many Jamaicans who thinks our passport is one of the weakest in the world I've got news for you. The Henley Passport Index (their website is a...

How Not to Pack for 8 Months Abroad

How Not to Pack for 8 Months Abroad

Every time I approach the check-in counter for a flight I secretly pray that I will have some good karma for all those overweight bags I let slip by on my watch while working the check-in counter in my former life as an airline agent. So far, the universe has...

Visiting Dubai on a Jamaican Passport

Visiting Dubai on a Jamaican Passport

I figured I'd write this post since I've gotten quite a few questions on visiting Dubai. For many, the pull of the country is its opulence and grandeur. Dubai boasts the world's tallest building and the biggest and grandest of everything measurable (ok, not...

A Day in Hong Kong

A Day in Hong Kong

When I mentioned to a friend I had met over dinner that I would be going to Hong Kong next (we were sitting in a Korean Barbecue restaurant on Jeju island in South Korea) she wrinkled her nose and asked, "For what?" She was from Hong Kong and as tends to be the case...

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