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

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…

July 26, 2018

Woody’s Burgers – Portland Food Stop

Big ups to all the #Roadies! We have a surprise drop this week right before the weekend!   It’s been a great blessing to invest in the camera equipment that we use to take the pictures & videos we make for #DownDiRoad, and we have been even more blessed to start a freelance media house called DDR Production. We are still in the beginning stages and formalising the business has been a process, but from time to time we get requests for photoshoots & videos. Recently we were in Portland on a shoot and afterwards, decided to make the most out of the journey and do an impromptu episode of…

July 21, 2018

Popcaan – Forever Album Launch

It’s the summer time & a lot of artistes have been dropping projects for the masses. Enter one called Andre Sutherland, aka Popcaan – the Unruly boss. Poppy just released his sophomore album titled ‘Forever’ and to celebrate, he held a listening party in collaboration with BoilerroomTV (Boiler Room is a global online music broadcasting platform commissioning and streaming live music sessions around the world).   The event brought out droves of dancehall fans and took the form of a street dance in New Kingston. The dancers were out, the vibe was right, and Poppy came through with his whole Unruly squad to take over the stage and sing along…

July 11, 2018

Protoje – A Matter of Time Album Launch

Greetings massive! It’s been a while since we put out a #downdiroadLIVE video, so after the long wait, check out the newest works.  A Matter of Time – Album Launch So boom! Real quick; Protoje has a new album out! Passed through the album launch last weekend and it was a really good vibe with great energy. It really felt like a listening party, with the artiste going through track by track and playing each lyric video and giving each individual director a big up. My favourite take away from the event was the lighting set up and Land Rover partnership. It really added to the aesthetic of the venue…

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…