• Nanny Falls in Moore Town, Portland

    I have always wanted to visit a maroon community and I got excited when my co-workers said the “weekend par on a budget” was to Nanny Falls in Portland. Out of all the 14 parishes in Jamaica, Portland is my all-time favourite. I also had the chance to live and attend school in Portland but that is a story for another time. Nanny Falls is located in the hills of the Blue and John Crow Mountain. From the parish capital, Port Antonio, it took us about 15 to 20 minutes to get to Moore Town. We had a tour guide that came into the town to meet us and he…

  • Hotel Review: Hotel Riu Ocho Rios

    I’m always up for a good weekend trip but this time, I wasn’t as excited after my first night on the property. My friends and I have been planning this trip to Riu for a little over a month. We were excited to the point where we researched their restaurants and tried to find outfits that would match the theme of the restaurant. I’ve heard stories about Riu Ocho Rios but I’m the type of person who likes to experience things for myself before I can make a decision. With that being said, we were well on our way to experience this hotel for three days and two nights with…