5 Ways to Make Connections When Travelling Solo

In an earlier post I talked about why I believe everyone should take at least one solo trip in their lifetime. If you’ve never done it, you may think it means you’ll be constantly alone with no one to talk to. The truth is you’ll hardly be truly alone except for when you carve out…

From Forts to Flamingos: My 2016 Travel Recap

I had a variety of travel experiences in 2016.  In February I took my first cruise on the Carnival Liberty which sailed round trip from Barbados to St Lucia, St Kitts, St Maarten/St Martin, Puerto Rico and St Thomas. I had an off-road buggy experience in St Lucia and visited the famous Maho and Orient…

A Visit to Fort Lauderdale’s Flamingo Gardens

I don’t remember how I first heard about Flamingo Gardens, the 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary in Davie, Florida. Maybe I came across it on TripAdvisor while I was searching for things to do on my trip to Fort Lauderdale.

A Photo Journey Down Fort Lauderdale’s New River

Luxury yachts, opulent mansions and immaculate landscaping dominated my view. Tales of famous businessmen, wealthy families and their real estate dealings rang in my ear. Conversations around me were varied, both in topic and language and cool breezes and bright sunshine made their presence felt in the perfect combination. Every few seconds my finger pressed…

St Lucia Highlights in One Day

As great as The BodyHoliday was, I was eager to get off property and explore St Lucia. I signed up for the Piton Nature Walk tour since I wanted to take in the island’s famed picturesque views without doing anything too strenuous. This is an excellent itinerary if you only have one day to explore the island….

Review: The BodyHoliday St Lucia

It was a sweltering Friday morning as I made my way from an Introduction to Archery class that was way more gruelling than I thought it would be. It was the third day of my stay at the idyllic BodyHoliday on St Lucia’s north coast and I strolled around the Coubaril Valley area of the…

Jungle Bay Resort: A tale of love, loss and lessons

This is the story of how I fell head over heels in love with a country, its people and its way of life. It’s the story of how something amazing can disappear in the space of a few hours. It’s also the story of memories and how they can last a lifetime even when tangible…

5 Reasons to Try Solo Travel

A little while back a friend told me she was contemplating a solo trip to a Caribbean island. As I answered her questions about my experience in various islands, accommodation options and which flights would be cheapest, I got excited that she was planning such a trip. I love travelling alone and I think everybody…