Tag: tourists

A Plan For Uncertain Times


These days there is not a lot of exciting things to talk about regarding travel.  The tourist industry has taken the hardest hit ever and most vacationers already know this.  My interest was in planning bespoke itineraries and adventurous trips, but now, such activities… Continue Reading “A Plan For Uncertain Times”

ode to travel


From east to west, and from north to southMy travels have taken me seven continents about.To places of interest, distant lands, islands shore to shoreCountries I had often heard spoken of or read about before.The quest to travel started early in my teensAnd up… Continue Reading “ode to travel”

Raise Your Hand If…


What you may be reflecting on at this moment are your 2020 travel plans that have been completely hijacked by Covid-19. No amount of foresight or expert planning could have prepared anyone for what the virus brought.  I, for one, would have been planning… Continue Reading “Raise Your Hand If…”

Back to the Soil


Things are looking up.  Easing restrictions across the nation has already impacted lifestyles in communities in a positive way.  It is as if everyone and everything were given a get-up-and-go injection, a new lease on life.   In retrospect, the past couple months of inactivity… Continue Reading “Back to the Soil”

Physical Distancing Challenge


“Change is good,” I like to say.  Why make such a bold statement?  This declaration resonates with those who have adjusted and embraced new ways of doing things since the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) struck.  Arguably, since the pandemic health crisis broke around the world,… Continue Reading “Physical Distancing Challenge”

Proud Moments


Today is National Heroes Day in Barbados.  Normally, this designated public holiday would have been a day of celebration across the island as Barbados’ nation builders, far and wide, are recognized, honored, and saluted.  However, Covid-19 and physical distancing has put paid to any… Continue Reading “Proud Moments”

2020 Trip Down Memory Lane


This lockdown makes me long for a vacation to a foreign land now more than ever.  No, I’m not trying to run away from the pall that hangs over our heads.  Conversely, a change of scenery would act like a shot in the arm… Continue Reading “2020 Trip Down Memory Lane”

How To Spend Time In Lockdown


Life on the island continues to be interesting in light of all that is ongoing at home and around the world.  Last post I mentioned that Barbados had not recorded any cases of COVID-19 (corona virus).  Well, here we are two weeks later, and… Continue Reading “How To Spend Time In Lockdown”

Ladies, Pack A Little Black Dress


Anyone over the age of 50 would understand and agree with me that Bajans have a peculiar interest in death notices.  Let me explain what I mean and why I mention the age category.  One of the pastimes in the Barbadian culture, morbid though… Continue Reading “Ladies, Pack A Little Black Dress”

More Time Than Money


A recent 2020 poll ranked Barbados the 12th most expensive country to live in.  Without fact checking, I concur.  Don’t get me wrong.  Life on the island is sweet, but the cost of living is very high.  Albeit, I decided to add an extension… Continue Reading “More Time Than Money”

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