When I was headed to St. Kitts I was full of excitement to hike Mt. Liamuiga, volcano, zip line, do an ATV ride and golf the St. Kitts Marriott Resort’s world championship golf course but when I landed my excitement began to shrink. Tropical storm Ernesto was viscously bringing the rain as I went through customs and finally arrived to the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. Check out the webisode to see how I managed to make the best of this trip!
Last year I missed Jump N Funk but I knew this year I would move heaven and earth to attend the tribute party to Fela Anikulapo Kuti created by one of my favorite DJ’s Rich Medina. If you never heard of Fela Kuti let me share a brief history lesson on how I was introduced to the founder of Afrobeat. I remember my first time hearing Fela’s, “Water Get No Enemy” was at APT (closed) in New York City’s meat packing district.
I’m on Jetblue flight in at John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport, NYC buckled in my seat headed to Liberia, Costa Rica. Random thoughts of what adventures await me are constantly running through my head as I strategize, which free snacks I would over indulge and which movies will I watch on the five-hour direct flight. After five Linden’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, three Quaker fiber crisps, one King Nut Fancy Nut Mix and four Arizona Iced Tea’s, we’re close to landing.
Three months ago I never heard of the Island of Yap and now I’m visiting this gem I would call paradise. Yap was made famous by the sailor David O’Keefe who made a fortune helping the Yapes people transport stone money from Palau. Palau, 300 miles southwest of Yap is were the Yapese would carve stone money out of limestone. This post is just a sneak preview to the many adventures to share from Yap!!!
Traveling around the Costa Rica the term “Pura Vida” is thrown around with the frequency of a broken record but the discover of its meaning escalates with every minute. The moment I passed thru gates of the Palms Residence Club I knew I reached the pinnacle of Pura Vida. The Palms Residence Club, located in the Guanacaste region is one of those places you surrender your passport to the staff and hope they never tell you to leave.
Today I woke up and the air was different today. I got up early and had a delicious breakfast literally on the Atlantic Ocean. During my delicious buffet style breakfast I sat and reflected on the road trip ahead of me today. We are about to escape the cape with a road trip to Cape Point.
I’m truly excited to share my South Africa safari webisode with you. Since I was a child I dreamed of going on safari and seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. This experience was truly a dream come true! I spotted the big 5 game: African elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, leopard and lion.
The big five is a term coined by hunters because the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Lion were the most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.