• The difference between Jamaica and Real Jamaica

    What does REAL Jamaica even mean? Is there a REAL and UNREAL Jamaica? Or has it someting to do with the reality in Jamaica? I would like to explain my thoughts on the word REAL in our name and its true meaning. The whole island of Jamaica is real. Every stone and leaf, every city […]

  • What on earth is Callaloo?

    One of my favourite things when travelling is discovering new ingredients, spices, and recipes. If you look beyond jerk chicken and patties, Jamaica can be an interesting culinary destination. For example: if you’re a fruit person, you’re definitely in for a treat- given the array of delicious and exotic fruits. If you’re a herb and […]

  • What to do on a rainy day in Jamaica?

    Ok, I have to admit that rainy days are rare in Jamaica. Maybe I should rather ask: What to do in Jamaica when the sun is burning to hot? Either way, let me present to you a few institutions worth visiting that you might not necessarily find in your guidebook, but that will offer you […]

  • Travel Tips: Travel Safety

    Travel Safety When you travel the odds are you will have a safe and incident-free trip. However, if you are not aware of basic travel safety you can become a victim of crime or violence. If you exercise discretion, aren’t overly trusting, and don’t put yourself into risky situations, your travels should be safe and […]

  • Lime Cay: A Break From The City

    Kingston is definitely a must if you are adventuring through the island, whether you are there for music, culture, parties or just passing through. You will indeed feel its vibrant energy and without a doubt you will experience the hot temperatures. Lime Cay is the perfect getaway for a day break to dive into the […]

  • Jardin d’Eden – Where Development and Sustainability go hand in hand

    In a country where recycling hasn’t quite started yet, where Reusing, Re-purposing and Re-furbishing is the core of sustainability. This is my story of locals and volunteers from all over the world come together to create something new and sustainable. By early November when the cold weather settles in over the northern United States I […]

  • A Guide to Jamaican Mango Season

    If you’ll be visiting Jamaica during the summer months you’ll notice the overwhelming prevalence of one thing – in addition to the sweltering heat – MANGOES! These little sweethearts are believed to have originated in India, and come in a spectrum of varieties (16, actually, according to this article from UWI Department of Chemistry). With […]

  • The Issue of Cuba & “Unregulated” Guesthouses in Jamaica

    Such reports spawned a whirlwind of mixed reactions from readers in Jamaica and abroad… Indeed, we are living in an interesting time where the dynamics around travel have significantly changed in recent years. We are now more connected with technology, mobile devices and the internet. Airlines have recognized that affordability is key, giving birth to […]

  • Everyone Can Dance – My Jamaica (Love)Story

    Not entirely sure why I’d chosen Jamaica for my three month time out, it slowly became clear to me that this place possessed a magic like nowhere else. This is the (love)story of my time in Jamaica. Although the country is most reputable, I gathered before going there, for its reggae, dancehall, weed-smoking and violence, […]

  • Jamaican Breadfruit – Roast or Fry?

    Breadfruit – white heart, yellow heart – a delectable, affordable staple for all palate and appetite. Captain William Bligh of the British Royal Navy brought over 300 breadfruit trees to Jamaica and planted them in St. Thomas in 1793. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) also known as ‘Breshay’ was used as an economical way to feed the […]

  • Truth and Secrets About Discount Travel

    Truth and Secrets about Discount Travel To understand how you can get discount travel, it helps to understand how the travel industry works. Probably the single most important thing to remember about the travel industry is that it’s based on a perishable commodity. If an airplane takes off with empty seats or a cruise ship […]