We traveled to 50 countries in 21 months. When we list all those countries at a time people are often surprised to hear the word Jamaica nestled between the Running of the Bulls in Spain and landing in Istanbul to begin our journey down the silk road. The truth is, so are we.
We took a hiatus from our travels to fly to Jamaica in order to join my cousin at her wedding. Now, when I hear Jamaica I think of beach-time weddings and time with family. The travel there is certainly less ‘authentic’ when you’re staying at an all inclusive resort but at the end of the day this sort of travel can be the most rewarding….not in the ‘travel’ sense but in the ‘vacation’ sense. Spending time with family is important and that’s why we worked our butts off to find some some cheap flights to Jamaica while we were in Ethiopia on some of the worst internet in the entire world.
We travel for a great many reasons but too often we focus on the adventure and the journey and forget about ourselves and our needs. I love this picture because it is a subtle reminder to me to stop and smell the roses once in awhile
IF YOU GO: From the US you can usually find flights to Jamaica from all of the major hub cities, especially Fort Lauderdale and Miami, along the East Coast as well as several others. Once there don’t be afraid to be whisked away to the resort for that R&R. There are certainly interesting places to go and visit in Jamaica and on other islands but sometimes, it’s nice to just relax.
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