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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June 1, 2017

Sustainable Travel Summit



I'm participating in Immersion Travel Magazine's The Sustainable Travel Summit which is starting today and runs until June 4th!

The Summit explores sustainable travel from the inside out, exploring topics such as learning about what sustainable travel really is, how to create a low-impact itinerary, why sustainable travel matters and keeping things authentic.

Join in to the live feed here.

The Sustainable Travel Summit is free to attend, but you need to sign up to get updates, sneak previews, special content and a goody bag full of treats that will get you started on your next trip, as well as discounts from sustainable travel companies. 

This even is supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
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May 27, 2017

5 great reasons to visit Barbados this summer


From parties to rallies and performing arts to lower prices and mud parties, there's quite a lot going on in this little island in the coming months, so I've put together this list of 5 great reasons to visit Barbados this summer:

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May 19, 2017

European Film Festival | Barbados


There's a European Film Festival taking place in Barbados next week and I'm super excited about it! Since moving home a few years ago, I've always been on the look out for different things to do on this wee little island, and surprisingly, there is always so much going on, you just need to know where to look for certain events. The European Film Festival has been taking place for 9 years now, and it always features a wide range of independent, documentary and feature films.
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May 12, 2017

Guest Post: Best-hidden gems in Barbados


Royal Westmoreland asked a couple of bloggers who have visited Barbados or are lucky enough to call it home, to talk about some of the best-hidden gems around the island. One of my favourite 'gems' is watching the racehorses swim in Carlisle Bay. Is there anything else you would add to this list? Check out their post here.
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