Kalinago for a Day: Indigenous Dominica

November 26, 2017

Originally written for Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Re-printed with permission. Open your eyes. Needles of golden daylight pierce tiny spaces in the taboui roof, but dark blueness is still everywhere. Open your ears. The whistle of the crickets rises and falls in a rhythm, muted by roseaux leaves dancing in the wind’s occasional puffs. The hum […]

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Learn Latin Dance in SVG

The closure of LatinPassionSVG, St. Vincent’s first official Latin dance school, has paved the way for some exciting new options to learn Latin dance. Now, with 3 options on the mainland plus 1 on Bequia (and more to come in the other Grenadine islands), there’s no excuse not to get out there and try it. […]

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Small Island, Big Dreams

Originally written for Melange Magazine Union Island is a teeny tiny Grenadine island roughly 30 miles south of its mainland, St. Vincent. Tourists will find the usual paradise experience in its sunswept beaches, crystalline waters perfect for snorkelling, laidback atmosphere, and tranquil hideaways like Sparrow’s Beach Club, but what of the locals? What’s there to […]

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Canada’s Wonderland With Godmummy Shana

September 28, 2017

I had an amazing time with Godmummy Shana at Canada’s Wonderland this summer. It was very exciting. We got there in the morning, and the first place we went to was the gift shop. It had lots of cool souvenirs. Then we went to the candy apple candy shop. There was so much candy in […]

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Lesson Learned: Canada’s Wonderland with an 8-Year Old

September 16, 2017

The time had come for my much anticipated trip to Canada’s Wonderland with my 8-year old goddaughter and it was going to be epic! Unlike anything she’s ever experienced, it was to be the true hallmark of her Toronto visit (see her story here). As I was getting ready that morning, a panorama of images […]

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From Husky Coconut Shell to Unique Jewellery Piece

On a recent 3-day getaway in Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, I happened on Chic Unique Boutique, a locally-owned souvenir shop on the island’s waterfront. Stepping up into the small rectangle of relief from the broiling sun, the colours immediately jumped out at me: vibrant blues and greens, brilliant reds, and bright whites brought […]

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Union Island’s Animal Shelter: Bittersweet Update

It’s a sad story with a bittersweet ending. Union Island: a mother and two litters of puppies are abandoned by an owner who has just left Union and the mother is later found dead, presumably poisoned. The puppies are rescued and brought to the Southern Grenadines Animal Kindness (SGAK) animal shelter, where they are slowly […]

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2-Day Escape to Union Island

It was the end of June and after months of waiting, the time had finally come for my Union Island getaway! I rose early that morning to be greeted by windy, rainy, grey skies, but they could not dull my anticipation. This was my getaway: the brief pause in my vacation where I actually relaxed […]

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Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 2

A friend recently shared a link to one of those tucked-away, lesser-known spots that proves itself to be a definite must-see. The Facebook pictures of nervous hands holding scaly reptiles for the camera and children’s faces bunched around feeding animals truly make it one such place. So last month, I packed the godchildren into the car and […]

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Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 1

This Easter break I wanted to take my godchildren sightseeing and after receiving some parental advice, decided on the Barbados Wildlife Reserve for the first excursion. Apart from the reserve’s neat set-up and the peaceful environment, admission also gets you into the Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station right next door. Two for the price […]

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