September 15, 2017

Boat Life – A Quick Ochi Weekend

FOR A BREAKDOWN OF MY LATEST ADVENTURE PLEASE CONTINUE READING THE BLOG POST BELOW! NUFF MORE IMAGES INCLUDED!    I work really hard. I rarely broadcast my professional accomplishments because I believe in actions speaking louder than words. Not because you aren’t seeing something means it isn’t happening. Always remember that.   A bit of context before the adventure. I’ve never been at the top of my class or a model student, but I realized from early that I was not going to spend 4 &1/2 years in University to graduate and work in a call center. I would much rather continue doing what I studied in school, so after a…

September 8, 2017

Hidden Beauty – White River Valley’s Best Kept Secret

FOR A BREAKDOWN OF MY LATEST ADVENTURE PLEASE CONTINUE READING THE BLOG POST BELOW!  I think by now you all might realize that I don’t like limiting one single adventure to a particular day. I spend six days out of my week in a hotel, so recently when I stayed at Couples Tower Isle for the weekend I was ready to check out and get on the road into the countryside. The Bandit and I only had a few hours to spend before we needed go get back into Kingston, and I wanted to check out an endz that I had recently heard about, so I decided to drive up…

August 27, 2017

Gut River – A Journey into No-Man’s Land

FOR A BREAKDOWN OF OUR JOURNEY TO GUTS RIVER PLEASE CONTINUE READING THE BLOG POST BELOW! NUFF MORE IMAGES INCLUDED!    The “Negril Weekend” was over and we were on our way back to Kingston, but of course we had to make time for one more adventure! Enter; Gut River – a river and hamlet that leads out to a beach along the southern coastline of Manchester, Jamaica.   At the start of my day, I had no idea I would be stopping in Manchester, but after leaving Negril earlier than planned I had to make something happen. With a two hour drive from Negril complete and a little help from…

August 27, 2017

Negril Weekend – Views from the Other Side

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PLACES YOU’VE SEEN IN #DOWNDIROAD EPISODE 4, PLEASE CONTINUE READING THE BLOG POST BELOW. ADDITIONAL PICTURES & NEGRIL STORY INCLUDED.   If my memory serves me correctly, I’ve only ever stayed in Negril once in my life…and that was probably in 2001. I was an eighth grader; my class went on a trip where we stayed over at a small hotel owned by one of my classmate’s parents. I lost my favourite green shirt on Seven Mile Beach. I was so mad! Fast forward to 2017. I’m no longer a preteen, but I’m still pretty unfamiliar with the area. That changed this past weekend when…

August 27, 2017

Man On The Moon – A Day at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort

Please be advised that I’m currently on vacation & I want to do vacation things.   So here’s the deal… At the beginning of my three week vacation this year, it was my intention to go on an island-wide tour. I’d make my way around the island from one coast to the next. The idea was brilliant but, my body has not been willing AT ALL . Sleep is my best friend and we hang out everyday so I’ve had to revise that plan juuust a little bit! Naturally, I still have to make some exceptions so that I can travel & go on a few excursions and it just…

August 21, 2017

Klouds & Kalooki – A Weekend In Holywell

“Located over 900 metres (3,000 feet) above sea-level in the cool, tropical mist forests of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, Holywell (pronounced Hollywell) is the perfect escape from the heat and stress of city life. Just an hour’s drive from New Kingston, it is the largest recreation area within the National Park, and the closest to the capital.” A fitting description of the Holywell Recreational Park on the JCDT website. When you think about Jamaica, sometimes the first thing that comes to mind is sun, sea and sand, but I think we forget that our Arawak ancestors first described our tropical paradise as the “land of wood…

August 12, 2017

Chasing Monkey Island – Part 2 – Rafting on The Blue Lagoon

“Could you be so kind, then show me a sign; I’ve been searching and it’s so hard to find.” – wise words by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley ==> Check Out #DownDiRoad – Episode 1 – Drone Fun on the Blue Lagoon & St. Margaret’s Bay  I’m not sure where this fascination with Monkey Island came from but, one more adventure has ended & I still have not set foot on that piece of land. This week’s adventure was actually pretty organized. Jodi wanted to go rafting for her birthday, so I gave her some choices & the Blue Lagoon was the one she picked. I figured I could humanely kill two birds…

August 8, 2017

Chasing Monkey Island – Part 1 – San San Beach

Monkey Island eludes me.   I didn’t start frequenting Portland until maybe two years ago but the more I go and the more I familiarize myself with this parish, is the more I fall in love. Portland is located on the northeast coast of Jamaica, and for me it has the best beaches on the island. Last Friday night I went to two bars with some friends for a drink & I had such a bad experience that I had to calm my nerves with some fried chicken from Popeyes. I personally think the best ideas begin with chicken, because by the time we left at 10:30PM, a question was posed…

August 7, 2017

Kingston Dub Club – “It Just Happened”

These days I’ve been spending a lot of time making excuses for why I didn’t invite people to places LOL. It’s hard work & it always leads back to the same point. “I didn’t plan it, it just happened.” It’s the truth! Imagine I am at work on God’s good Sunday afternoon & my friends just randomly decide to have a par. It just happened. Imagine we are at said par & another friend shows up towards the end & asks “Yow can we go to Dub Club?!” Of course I’m gonna say yes. It just happened.   Kingston Dub Club is a weekly Reggae session that is held at Skyline…