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 11, 2017

Shark Diving | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico


She was so beautiful; graceful and inquisitive, yet reserved and kept her distance. We were in her space, yet she give us enough room to feel comfortable. I felt incredibly relaxed, yet in total awe of this magnificent creature gliding next to us. Not quite what I expected to feel as I chilled at the bottom of the ocean with a 10 ft long and roughly 100 lbs pregnant, female bull shark in Mexico.

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May 9, 2017

Hidden Treasures Video | Barbados

Photo via Cielo Productions
I just came across this beautiful video of our little island in the sun and I had to share it! This is produced by Cielo Productions, a local videography and photography company in Barbados. It's mesmerising to see such well known locations from a different perspective!
You can find more incredible work by Cielo Productions on Facebook and their website.

Hidden Treasures (HD) from Cielo Productions on Vimeo.

PS: This is not a sponsored post, I just love this video and want to support local talent.
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May 5, 2017

Best places to visit in Canada | Creative Travel Guide


As the 150th birthday of Canada approaches, Creative Travel Guide collaborated with other travel bloggers to bring you the best places to visit in Canada. There are some drop dead gorgeous spots in this feature, see if you can spot mine!
Hint: It begins with 'M' and ends in 'skoka'...

Are there any other spots you would add to this list?
You can check out this great post here.

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April 25, 2017

The Errol Barrow Memorial Trust of Canada


In the week leading up to Errol Barrow Day earlier this year, I was doing some research on our Father of Independence when I stumbled across the Errol Barrow Memorial Trust of Canada - a non profit organisation whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to Barbadians and other Caribbean Commonwealth citizens wishing to pursue undergraduate education in Canada and the Caribbean. I had never heard of this Trust, and was immediately intrigued by this great opportunity for West Indians to study abroad.

Imagine my surprise when I read that my grandfather, the late Peter Morgan, had founded the Trust in 1989 while he was High Commissioner for Barbados in Canada.

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April 24, 2017

Blogger Balance


It's been a hectic but lovely few weeks; from a quick New York minute, to celebrating Passover in New Jersey, visiting friends in LA and a PG visit to Vegas, I have quite a few travel stories and snaps to share on this old bloggaroo.

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March 25, 2017

#IslandDiaries: Over the moon when we're under the sea




Hannah and I arranged another swim on Friday, to shake off the stress of the week and to get ready to celebrate the weekend!

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March 11, 2017

#LifeinLeggings | Part 2


Hundreds of men, women and children took to the streets this weekend to rally against gender based violence. The energy was incredible, the mood almost electric. 

We started in Queen's Park and walked through Bridgetown, chanting and singing, encouraging bystanders to join in.

It was the first time I participated in something like this in Barbados, and I couldn't be prouder of the group of people who organised this event, and those who showed up to support the cause. By showed up, I mean showed up, banners, energy and all.


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March 10, 2017

#LifeinLeggings | Part 1



It's shocking and embarrassing to know that in 2017, women and children are still not given the same level of respect and rights as men.
It's also shocking to think that for many of us in the Caribbean, sexual harassment, disrespect because of our gender and the threat of violence is a daily occurrence.

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February 24, 2017

Playa Del Carmen | Mexico


Playa del Carmen is a a small, laid back coastal resort town in Mexico, about 1 hour South of Cancun, known for its scuba diving and nightspots ranging from local bars to clubs.

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February 23, 2017

A hot minute in Tulum | Mexico


Travelling in Mexico in the 1920s, DH Lawrence wrote that the country 'has a faint, physical scent of her own, as each human being has…'

Tulum had the faint aroma of sea salt and humidity, as the Caribbean breeze sweeps through this quaint coastal town and yet there's a heavy, sticky heat that leaves you gasping for a beer. 

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February 21, 2017

Lucky Number Seven


Seven is one of my lucky numbers, so I'm working on creating as much as possible this year. 2017 has started off on a great note for me personally, so I want to transfer some of that positive energy to various projects and passions throughout the year.

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February 20, 2017

Magical Mexico


Our first trip for 2017 was nothing short of magical: Mexico is incredible!

From the delicious food, to the beautiful weather, historical sights and natural beauty to the friendly people, we were unexpectedly blown away in a short space of time.

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January 12, 2017

Opening Gala at the Barbados Independent Film Festival


The inaugural Barbados Independent Film Festival kicked off at the new Walled Garden Theatre at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society last night with the screening of Stephen Lang's film "Beyond Glory." If the Opening Gala was any indication of what's to come at the BIFF, we're in for quite the treat this week.

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