September 15, 2018

FINAL PAR – the #DownDiRoad Season 3 Finale!

This is it roadies!   10 episodes of fun and 3 seasons deep, we are at another finale for the #DownDiRoad series! This week we head out to the Harbour View round about give some steps, showing you how we par! ‘Par’ is a Jamaican colloquialism which basically means to chill or hang out with your friends and here at downdiroad.com that is our favourite pastime; we come together as a group and partake in each other’s company. There are a few steps, so watch the season finale below & let us know in the comments how you par with your friends. I really just want to thank everybody who…

September 4, 2018

#DownDiRoad goes #RounDiGlobe – Jacob’s Well – Texas USA

GREETINGS ROADIES! Sorry for shouting but I’m excited because the #DownDiRoad series just went international! Introducing the first installment of #RounDiGlobe. I’m on vacation in the States right now so I couldn’t come here & not do some exploring. I spent some time in Texas & visited a beautiful watering hole called Jacob’s Well. Jacob’s Well is in the Texas countryside, in a place called Wemblerley close to the busy city of Austin. It’s a natural artisan spring really, but it’s main attraction is a deep well, 13 feet wide & over 100 feet deep! Check out the visuals from the visit & do remember to subscribe to the website & YouTube channel…

August 27, 2018

South Coast 2.0 – St. Elizabeth Weekend

DownDiRoad EP. 9 – South Coast 2.0   Mawnin good people of the world!!!! Too much??……. aahh!   This week we switch it up! You are reading words by Rik!   Sooooo…. how to keep this short????? The DownDiRoad JA crew traversed the parish of St. Elizabeth a few weeks ago and I must say we had a great time. There were a few hiccups here and there but all in all it was a great adventure.   Let us begin!   We departed from Kingston a bit behind schedule on Friday evening, as is the case when humans (Jamaicans in particular), decide to do anything as a group. The…

August 22, 2018

Bae Vibes – Bae Trap

#downdiroadLIVE is back again!   Real quick, check out the newest episode featuring yours truly Duane aka Doofy! This week #DownDiRoad is literally LIVE! Yes, after a long hiatus I’ve finally decided to make an appearance as a dj at my good friend Stamma’s bi-weekly Bee Vibes event. This one was close to my heart, because I usually have some reasoning sessions with Stamma & brainstorm ideas for the event, so jokingly I told him he should do a Trap / Hip-Hop edition & let me dj. Turns out he actually did give me a link to dj & I think it went pretty well considering it’s been a few…

August 22, 2018

Pretty Wata – Tropical Bliss & Luminous Lagoon

Wah gwaahn massive? So if you follow @downdiroadja on Instagram or subscribe to our YouTube channel you would have seen that episode 8 of the #DownDiRoad travel series was released last weekend! We took a trip out to the North Coast and made two stops so check out the visuals right here! #DownDiRoad Ep. 8 – Pretty Wata Tropical Bliss beach in Whitehouse St. James is the newest beach attraction in the Montego Bay area. Pretty beach with all new facilities and not crowded at all. Entry fee is very affordable as locals pay only JMD $300! This one is a steal and if you’re looking for a beach that’s…

August 10, 2018

Portie Par – A Portland Adventure

Greetings massive! The journey to Likkle Portie was long and wet, but ended with a pleasant surprise! (pls…. don’t) Check out the newest episode of the #DownDiRoad travel series right here, but please stay for the story & photo gallery below!   #DownDiRoad Episode 7 – Likkle Portie – Portland Jamaica Adventure   So boom! One more week one more adventure! When we were drafting the schedule for #DownDiRoad SE03, Nanny Falls in Portland was a high priority on the list. We have been to most of the popular beaches and waterfalls in Portland, but there is sooo much more up in the mountains that we have yet to see. The plan…

August 2, 2018

Shanty Man – Ital Par

Greetings massive! Another week, and another adventure on downdiroad.com. Today I share with you an adventure I had a few weeks ago. We’ve been meaning to feature a vegan restaurant on #DownDiRoad and my good friend Immanuel (popularly known as Ras-I) suggested we visit the chef known as ‘Shanty Man’ who is based in Gordon Town, a little up from Papine in St. Andrew. We set out to visit Shanty & I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The food was amazing & I personally learned a lot about Shanty Man, his history, and the future of his empire in this little interview. Shanty Man is the main…

June 30, 2018

Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience – Fun In The Rum

Greetings massive! It’s the weekend so you know it’s adventure time! This week is a little different. I organized the ultimate rum par at the Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth! The tour was sickk & I hope you guys take a trip & experience is for yourselves. In the mean time you can watch the brand new episode of #DownDiRoad below & check out the Appleton vibes! Photo gallery & blog post continues below.   #DownDiRoad Episode 4 – JOY SPENCE APPLETON ESTATE RUM EXPERIENCE   So boom; Appleton #rumtour. I first went on this tour many years ago for one of my Tourism courses at UTech, but this was…

June 23, 2018

Bob Marley Beach

Boom blast! Another weekend another adventure! The brand new episode of #DownDiRoad is now available for your viewing pleasure!   #DownDiRoad Episode 3 – Bob Marley Beach So this week we head out to a very low key beach in St. Thomas called Bob Marley beach. It’s mostly traversed by surfers, local fishermen & local kids of St. Thomas, but it is still a great alternative for Kingstonians looking for a beach outside of Portmore. They say Bob Marley used to hang out here in his early days & that’s how it got it’s name. It’s pretty easy to find once you pass the Harbour View roundabout, you drive about…

June 17, 2018

Backyard Waterfalls – Penfield Falls

Greetings massive! Another week another adventure! This week we took a trod out to the Penfield district in Gordon Town, St. Andrew. There we found a beautiful community river that has been a hidden gem for many Kingstonians over the years. It’s very easy to find. Once you pass Papine & head up into Gordon Town, you keep straight pass the police station & it’s about a five – ten minute drive from there. [Always ask directions if you are unsure] After you find parking on the road side, there is probably a five – ten minute walk depending on your pace, and boom there you have it! Check out…