Caribbean

MoBay, Jamaica

The weather called for freezing rain, snow, and minus double digits back home but what I needed was some palm trees, warm breezes, reggae, and a sunburn. This is what brought me to here, Montego Bay. I have to admit, I got lucky. B travels back and forth for work so I took it as… Continue reading MoBay, Jamaica

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Havana Cuba
Caribbean, Travel

Beginner’s Guide to Havana, Cuba

On what might be the coldest day in Toronto this year (minus 19 WTF?!?), I can't help but reminisce about warmer days in Havana. Last year was my first (and definitely not my last) time in Cuba. As I think about my experience as a newbie to the country, I've compiled the following list of… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Havana, Cuba

Caribbean, Central America, Travel

La Habana Ooo La La

"My Mojito in La Bodeguita My Daiquiri in El Floridita." - Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway may have been onto something in the 1950s, but so many things have changed since his departure. Both bars are now caricatures of their former selves. Think about it, back in Ernie H's day, these were local bars, with people going there to meet… Continue reading La Habana Ooo La La

Caribbean, Central America, Travel

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

It took me so many years of unbareable Canadian winters to finally do what so many Canadians do - escape the winter... well, at least for a week. I wanted a place where the only worry I would have is not putting on enough sun screen. This dream came true when I took my first… Continue reading Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica