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Charissa Allwood

GoldenEye, Jamaica: The Birthplace of Bond

In as fascinating a story as the novels themselves, James Bond has his very roots in Jamaica. Not only were all 13 James Bond novels written in Jamaica, but author Ian Fleming was himself enchanted by the island and called Jamaica his home. Ian Lancaster Fleming of the British Naval Intelligence…

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What to Do in Montego Bay: Spelunking

Jamaica hosts a wealth of biodiversity found in the tropical forests, wetlands and other eco systems that stretch across the island. One particularly rich area is the Cockpit Country, over 500 square miles of Karst limestone topography, spreading across three parishes and containing the highest…

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What to Do in Kingston: A Visit to Belcour Preserves

Up the winding hill above the heat of Kingston to a white marker in the road, we were led on a downward path that ended at a gate surrounded by greenery, flowering plants and fruit trees. The fresh cool air of Irish Town at 9am awakened all six senses, including the one that foretells of a good…

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Hiking the Blue Mountain Peak in Jamaica

It's about 2:00am and pitch black. A crisp breeze blows the sleep out of your eyes, and you flick on your flashlight. It shines with a dull orange glow, illuminating a fraction of a rugged path. Muscles tight, and bones creaking in the cold, you begin your hike - a seven-mile trek up to the Blue…

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Top 10 Pre & Post Reggae Sumfest Activities

Reggae Sumfest is the most anticipated stage show in Jamaica and by extension, the largest Reggae festival in the world. The show has managed to captivate its audience for a whopping 25 years since its inception in 1993. As the show marks its 25 th Anniversary, this year’s event promises to be the…

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Family Travel in Jamaica: Top 10 Resort Kids’ Clubs

Travelling with the family can be a challenging ordeal, with persons of various ages all hoping to enjoy their trip in a unique way. In Jamaica however, that’s no problem, with family friendly resorts offering activities for every member of the family. These hotels offer clubs and programs created…

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What To Pack for Carnival in Jamaica

It's Carnival Season in Jamaica! From January to April 23 parties abound around the island including weekly mas camp, beach jouvert and much more. Take a look at the carnival experience in Jamaica through the eyes of our in-house writer Allana and get ready to hit the road for 2017! To help you on…

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A Run in the Sun- Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica

By Guest Blogger: Warren Brown The Reggae Marathon is an institution and for some runners, it’s a fixture on their event calendar. On my first visit to the event, which just celebrated its 16th year, it proved to be a fun and well organized event with the added benefit of having Jamaica as its host…

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A Jamaican Proposal

Jamaica is the island of enchantment, a place for the romantic to find dreamy vistas, and beautiful surroundings. From the seduction of nature to the elegance and intimacy of couples resorts, Jamaica has everything for those in love. It’s the ideal place to begin a new chapter together by proposing…

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Sportsmanship – Island Style

By Guest Blogger Warren Brown They say that good sportsmanship involves treating each other with respect. It is also about supporting one another, and helping to conquer someone’s athletic goals. I was introduced to the incredible power of positive sportsmanship during the inaugural Spinning® Escape…

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