B a r b a d o s

Hola, nice to ‘see’ you on this page where you’ll see pics with posts of outdoor adventures in ‘Bim.’

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lush seaside vegetation

I was born and raised in Barbados, but have been a lifelong traveller until 2012 when I took a siesta from plane rides and constant car drives to start working (mostly) from home. The tempo and scenery change, as well as a fresh start as a new creation, was what inspired me to start this blog.

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I moved to a farm beside a lush gully, on the south-east coast of the island and started growing food.

Life went from doing everyday errands with my passport always sitting in my bag, ready for the next booking that came with a plane ticket, fancy hotel room and stage, to hiking, watching green monkeys breeze in the trees facing the balcony and fishing.

I started to get a l’il antsy about being in one place until I saw it as a welcome opportunity to enjoy slow mornings, learn how to cook better, garden and houseclean like it’s nobody’s business.

Now, life on the west is a lot different scenery-wise, with ’nuff sweet sunsets, less plant-friendly soil and a much warmer atmosphere – thankful still!

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sweet sunset on the west (St. James)

It dawned on me that a seed of ingratitude was growing in my heart – after all, I live where many save up for a whole year to visit for a week.

Had I gotten used to the turquoise sea of the calmers coasts, melodies of tropical birdsongs, golden sands decorated with beautiful shells and dried sea fans, barefoot walks on de grass outside, coconut and casuarina trees dancing in the fresh air…the sweet aroma of frangipani flowers…the taste of delicious pawi mangoes and roast breadfruit…? Not at all…so the answer was, and still is to…

make the most of where we are while we have the gift of life, breath and time.

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After travelling to 20+ destinations (so far), it took a minute of feeling a bit claustrophobic ’til I decided to embrace the opportunity and accept the challenge of finding new places and enjoying outdoor adventures on one island. ‘Joy within‘ blog shares some of those moments with you.

Feel free to share the link to a post or page you like, with a friend who is planning on visiting Barbados.

A lot like to romanticize about Caribbean living, like how many in the region fantasize about The American Dream. Please be smart and safe wherever you travel.

Bim has its challenges like everywhere has its own issues, and most places are about an hour or so drive away so there’s no burying your head in the sand when situations arise, but the island itself…is so beautiful.

Click the title above each pic coming up, to read and see more of the ‘island in the sun.’

Barbados by Boat

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Barbados by Boat (Part II)

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Cool Cafes In Bridgetown

 

East Coast Barbados

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Outdoor Adventure on the East Coast of Barbados

 

Consett Bay

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Cosy TeaHouse, Sushi Stop & Bistro On The South Coast

Tree Tip For Travellers (Manchineel)

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Birds In A Breadfruit Tree

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Joy of Gardening

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“A garden is a place of growth. It’s a sanctuary, school, supermarket, gym, and at times, a sauna. It’s a space where patience, pro-activity, perseverance and harvest go hand in hand.”

A Mini-Holiday At Sweet SunBay Hotel 

 

Sea The Beauty On The South-East – Part I

 

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Sargassum Seaweed – Situations & Solutions

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Weaning Off Plastic & Making Better Eco-Friendly Decisions

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Finding Serenity Moments in Commercial Spaces

 

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Fun Facts: writer, vocalist, techie nature girl {saved by grace}

 

Fragrant frangipani
lush greenery on the east
beautiful coconut tree

walking from Bath beach to Martin’s Bay – at low tide NOT high tide. 
Farmland in St. John

So, when next are you coming to Barbados?

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