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Soul in the Sun Music Festival 2014

22 Aug
Soul in the Sun Music Festival

Not much beats a reggae concert in Jamaica. The vibe of the audience, large or small, plus the sweet reggae tunes never fails to put you in an irie mood. This October, however, Soul in the Sun Music Festival is poised to give some of the best Jamaican stage shows a run for their money with 2 nights of […]

Jamaica Tourism News Roundup – August 2014

08 Aug
Jamaica Tourism News

Southwest Airlines offers service to Jamaica Low-cost US airline Southwest, known for their budget-friendly domestic airfares, now offers direct flights from the US to Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas, starting July 1, 2014. International service is a new venture for the 43-year-old domestic carrier, and it is only fitting that Jamaica is part of their […]

Cricket in Jamaica: 2014 Caribbean Premiere League

11 Jul
cricket in Jamaica CPL team logos

The Limacol Caribbean Premiere League (CPL T20) kicks off today at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George’s Grenada! Cricket in Jamaica Two years ago had you asked me about cricket in Jamaica, my response would have been ” Umm, it’s that game with the funny bats, kinda like baseball, but not really. Right?” Luckily living in […]

Reggae Sumfest 2014

10 Jun
Reggae Sumfest Beach Party

In little over a month, tens of thousands music fans and Jamaica-holics will converge at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay for the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest 2014. This year marks my 5th Sumfest experience and after an extended time away from Jamaica, I’m ready to kick off my return with this concert and party […]

Meet the Locals: Janeen Johnson, Accountant + Travel Writer

13 May
Janeen Johnson and friends meet Usain Bolt

Janeen is by far one of my favorite people in Jamaica. To many, she is Queen Jamaica! She’s hosted over 100 Couchsurfers from across the globe  in her home in Kingston, and is always down to go exploring, get lost and get into a little bit of trouble with me. You might also recognize Janeen from AbsoluteTravelAddict.com […]

Meet the Locals: Elva Ruddock, Media Personality and Comedianne

15 Apr
elva ruddock jamaican people meet the locals

Post by Elva Ruddock.   I first found Elva via social media. I can’t remember if it was Twitter or Facebook, but it wasn’t long before her mix of inspiration and hilarious posts were one of the highlights of my mornings. I’ve yet to see her perform live, but if her status updates are any […]

VIDEO: Bath Fountain St. Thomas Jamaica

27 Jan
Bath Anglican Church Bath Fountain St Thomas Jamaica

Bath Fountain St. Thomas Jamaica Most trips to Portland usually include a visit to Bath, a small town in St. Thomas parish. There, I head for the town’s most notable attraction, Bath Fountain. I forgo the Bath Fountain Hotel and Spa and make the trek down to the river for a nice “hot stone” massage […]

5 Reasons You Need a Jamaica Cell Phone Rental

20 Jan
Jamaica Cell Phone Rental

5 Reasons You Need a Jamaica Cell Phone Rental Yes, vacations are time to relax and enjoy being away from home and the stress of the normal work day. As much as I know you’d love to lock your phone and laptop away at home until you return, the reality is, at some point you’ll […]