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Experiences in Jamaica: Exploring the Green Grotto

Who’s up for a day of spelunking? Green Grotto Caves are so alluring in photos that I decided to brave the bats and the snakes and spend a bit of time exploring a slice of the mythical underground of Jamaica. I’ve been in a cave or two before, and there’s definitely an eerie tingling in the air as…

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Experiences in Jamaica: Port Royal

There’s a lot of mystery and fascination surrounding the sleepy fishing village of Port Royal. It’s a small town located at the very tip of Kingston, out in it’s own harbor, far away from the capital city’s flashing lights and busy thoroughfares. The charismatic town hides a dark and enchanting…

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Things to Do in Jamaica in April

Ahhh April. Spring is in the air, Easter holidays break up school and work schedules, and soca music blasts from every speaker ringing in the crescendo of the Jamaican carnival season. Jamaica isn’t a land of many seasons, but in April things start to get that much hotter and as temperatures rise…

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Things to Do in Jamaica in March

Traveling to Jamaica in March offers plenty of captivating events to attend. March is home to the spring break holidays, the hottest athletic events on the local school scene, a crescendo of Carnival parties that warm up the soca crowd for the big parade, and of course a food festival or two. If…

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Experiences in Jamaica: Carnival

The excitement is palpable for Carnival with anticipation heightening after each passing day. As I tick off events, sometimes attending two in one day, I simultaneously make plans for a flawless Carnival day execution. My plans include shopping for carnival boots that perfectly match my costume…

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Things to Do in Jamaica in February

If you love love and love reggae music, then you’ll love traveling to Jamaica in February. February is celebrated as Reggae Month here in Jamaica with February 1 marking the legendary reggae icon Dennis Brown’s birthday and February 6 marks an even more famous legend’s birthday, the great Bob…

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Fitcation in Jamaica: Actively Exploring the Island

You’ve spent weeks planning your long-awaited vacation. You’ve prepared an itinerary jam-packed with hours of sunbathing, relaxing spa visits and adventurous tours. No doubt exploring the local culture and food will be high on the priority list. But now you have to cancel plans as we all #stayathome…

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Experiences in Jamaica: Dunn’s River Falls

The most famous waterfall in all of Jamaica, the iconic Dunn’s River Falls, is a must-visit when visiting the island of rhythm and spice. Jamaica isn’t short of rivers and waterfalls as at least one can be found in every parish, yet Dunn’s River rises majestically above them all. Plan to head out…

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Things to Do in Jamaica in January

January marks the end of the festive season but not the end of festivities in Jamaica! There’s an abundance of things to do in Jamaica in January for visitors escaping the cold winter months on our warm tropical shores. It all starts with celebrating the New Year at a vivacious family fair, spirited…

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Experiences in Jamaica: Rebel Salute

In the immortal lyrics of Morgan Heritage, “ reggae bring back sweet, sweet love .” Reggae lovers from all over the world are drawn year in, year out to the cultural stylings of the Rebel Salute reggae festival. This family-oriented event is renowned for its respectable environment free of alcohol…

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