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Month two of my new reality

I’m thinking that I’ll write a monthly update… It’s already a week into March… Let’s see how long I keep it up! January was a transitional month, with no responsibilities beyond deciding which beach to hang out at. It was the break I needed to ease into my new life as a freelance writer and …

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February festival frenzy in Barbados

Dancing in the streets. Free samples of homemade wine. Outdoor soca concerts. Heritage bus tours. February is a fun time to be in Barbados, coinciding with the annual Holetown Festival and Agrofest. This year there was bonus fun because 2020 is the year of We Gatherin’ — a series of events in one parish each …

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Getting around in Barbados

Cruising down roads flanked by beaches. Bouncing along winding country lanes on buses artfully circumventing potholes despite their girth. Piling into minivans sharing half a jump seat, music blaring. There is a variety of transport experiences in Barbados and depending on how game you are they can all be quite fun. The saying goes that …

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A day in Bathsheba, Barbados

The crisp scent of salt carried in the air. The roar of waves crashing on their first obstacle for 3,000 miles. The long stretch of blue meeting blue along the horizon. The powdery-soft sand sinking between toes. The pungent aroma of seaweed so strong you can almost taste it. Bathsheba is a small fishing village …

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One month in… Barbados like a local

My intention for the first month of my new nomadic life was summed up in one word: indolence. Or, more appropriately for my locale: liming. (Liming is Bajan for chilling out, especially with friends, food and drinks.) I needed time to reset and re-evaluate given my new reality. Running around the island sightseeing and eating …

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I quit my job to travel full time!

I relaunched this blog, and then promptly went and turned my life upside down, so now I’m back with this post! The seeds of this massive life upheaval were planted long ago. My obsession with travel runs deep, and for several years I daydreamed about running away to Cambodia to spend my days on a …

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