Category Archives: Adventures

The Magic of Christmas in the Caribbean

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.We just got home from another Christmas vacation in Jamaica. It was our third, and this one was by far the most beautiful and memorable one yet.

Finding Paradise in Negril, Jamaica

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If you’re lucky like me, you’ve found your paradise. You’ve discovered that one magical place that brings you intense joy at even the thought of being there. It’s the place you go to in your mind when you need to escape reality for even a moment – you know, like when you’re sitting in a

Learning How to Hold a Baby Croc at the Jamaica Swamp Safari

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I’m not a dare devil or a thrill seeker by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I’m the complete opposite – my knees go weak at even the sight of heights or face masks. Yes, face masks. Needless to say, you’d never find me diving off a mile-high cliff or parachuting out of an

Beach Vendors: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

Negril vendor selling crafts on the beach

Read through reviews and forums on TripAdvisor and other travel sites and you’ll see one debate after another about beach vendors in the Caribbean. In fact, I just Googled “beach vendors jamaica”, and a TripAdvisor review titled “Beware of Beach Vendors” was among the top results.

Fireman’s Lobster Pit in Negril: A Love Story

Betsy the Lobster

I had been hearing about the Fireman for years. Years. And although he was only a few steps away from me, I never thought he’d be worth my while. Yeah…seriously. Who, exactly, do I think I am, to think that a man of this caliber was not worth my while? How embarrassing. But here’s the

Excursions: How to Pick Just One

Enjoy Catamaran Excursions in Negril

So you’ve decided that your next vacation will include a solid week of relaxing on the beach, sipping cocktails, and soaking up the rays. You’ve spent the last few vacations exploring and going on one adventure after another, so this trip will be different – one excursion, and that’s it. The rest of the time