September 11, 2017

How You Can Help the Islands You Love by Women Who Live on Rocks

Image by Women Who Live on Rocks

Women Who Live On Rocks compiled a great list of ways you can help each of the Caribbean islands effected by Hurricane Irma. You can view her post here.

If you have additional organizations that you think need to be shared, please add them to the original Facebook post that was share (Which you can access here.)


Thank you for putting this together Chrissann, I hope we can continue to assist our neighbours wherever possible!
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September 6, 2017

New newsletter layout!


I finally figured out how to customise and tinker with a blog newsletter! For many years this blog used Google Feedburner to send out email updates and let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. I've now updated it to Mailchimp, which is much more user friendly and easy to navigate!

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September 5, 2017

10 ways you can give back to your community



Today is the UN International Day of Charity! 

September 5th is the anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa and was designated as the International Day of Charity in recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa. 

Giving back to the community can take a variety of forms. Depending on your own skill set and the unique nature of your own community, you will find many opportunities to help those around you. Here are a few ideas to spark your giving side and get you serving those who need help in your community.

Giving back doesn't have to be costly or time-consuming. A small, random act of kindness can go a long way! 

Here are 10 ways that you can give back to your community today and every day. Some of these points are specific to Barbados, but you can find your local alternative if it interests you.

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August 10, 2017

Crop Over Chronicles: Crop Over 2K17


Sorting through Crop Over photos and videos is always bittersweet, but here are some highlights of our Crop Over season, as well as Kadooment day itself.

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July 31, 2017

Barbados Crop Over Packing List



The Crop Over festivities are in full swing here in Barbados and it's non stop partying and liming until next week!

For those of you who are visiting Barbados for Crop Over, or participating for the first time, I put together this packing list based on my Crop Over and Carnival experiences. I've got everything from fake eyelashes to wigs and emergency contact cards.This list is compiled in an open Google Doc, so it's always being tweaked and updated. I have a different, slightly more extensive version of this coming up for Trinidad Carnival.
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July 18, 2017

A first timer's food guide to New York


Visiting New York City for the first time can be extremely overwhelming to say the least; there is just so much to do, see and eat in this incredible city.

You can literally find anything in New York, from dumplings to donuts, and everything in between! In a city with this much choice, it's usually best to visit with some sort of game plan: this ensures that you not only get a table at the more popular restaurants, but you can also budget and plan around your food schedule. Trust me, there's nothing as frustrating as settling for a mediocre meal because you are just frustrated and resorting to the easiest, quickest option. Here's a list of a few tried and tested food spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn. If you have some places you would like to add to this list, please let me know! I'm always down to try something new.

Last updated July, 2017.

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June 15, 2017

Global Shapers Youth Forum


A national Youth Forum set for June 28th will gather nearly 200 young people from various youth organisations to discuss the youth perspectives on the Barbados economy. 

The Forum, a free event be hosted between 9.30 am - 12.30pm, June 28th at Olympus Theatres, organised by the Global Shapers Bridgetown Hub, will offer young people an opportunity to voice their opinions, share ideas, and think together about what they can do to improve the current situation in Barbados.

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June 13, 2017

Island Diaries: Surprise Soiree at Sea


Tuesday was one of those days when you feel super grateful to live in paradise: bubbles, boats and an afternoon spent with great company, all thanks to my good friend Sam's boyfriend Mark, who organised the entire thing!
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June 9, 2017

Sustainable Travel Tips


During the Sustainable Travel Summit hosted by Immersion Magazine, Randy Durband, CEO of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) listed a few practical tips on how to be a more sustainable traveller.


The sustainable travel summit was a great even that brought sustainably minded individuals and organisations together from all over the world. Randy's discussion highlighted many interesting points, some of which I had hear before and others which really made me think about the impact I have when I travel. I really look forward to more events from Immersion Travel Magazine!



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