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Shama takes Jamaica Surfing

There is no pride as great as the one felt when a Jamaican excels on the international stage! Jamaicans are naturally talented at sports. The fluidity of Jamaican Patois and music as intense as it may be can also be graceful and powerful as seen in the way surfers maneuver the waves in Jamaica…

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Carnival In Jamaica 2019

Carnival In Jamaica When you think about Carnival, what comes to mind? Depending on who you ask, you might hear that it’s a time of celebration and eating all the animal products you can before lent begins (Yes, it’s a thing. Ask a devout catholic and you’ll see). However, someone from the Caribbean…

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Jamaica Rum Festival 2019: 270 years in the making

There are many things that come to mind when you think of Jamaica: stunning beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, breathtaking sunsets that are as warm as the people and of course our carefully aged, rich and smooth Rum. The history of Rum in Jamaica is a long and interesting one seeing that the Appleton…

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The Secret to True Jamaican Jerk

Jamaica. The name instantly evokes an image of pristine waters embraced by immaculate sandy shores, with a year-round welcoming sun and hospitable people. But there’s much more to this humble island of 2.8 million inhabitants. An innate creativity and abundance of natural resources allow for an…

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Jamaica’s Rare and Endemic Species—and Where You Can Find Them

Image by: Joshua Cogan Did you know that Jamaica Ranks 5 th among the world islands in terms of endemic life? There are 28 species of birds, 830 flowering plants, 82 ferns, 27 reptiles, 21 amphibians, and 500 land snails that are only found in Jamaica. There are also a few species of bats and…

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Five Great Nature Hikes with Community Guides

Image by: Joshua Cogan Are you seeking an excursion through the rainforest of Jamaica with a knowledgeable guide? Consider taking a guided hike at Holywell Recreation area for an authentic and memorable experience. The Holywell Recreation area, located in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, offers…

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Family Friendly Adventures At Holywell

Image by: Joshua Cogan Less than an hour drive from Kingston, Holywell offers lots of activities for a weekend getaway. Holywell Recreation Area is located in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, in Jamaica’s only National Park. From up here, you can catch a cool breeze and take in breathtaking views…

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