Travel Journal – Bom Dia! | Video

Hiya, here’s a short video of a recent trip. You’ll see: Sunrises from the balcony Fuseta rooftops A visit to an olive oil factory Boatrides A beach on Ilha Da Culatra A beach on Ilha Da Tavira Sunset, Sand, Seagulls & Shells Thanks for coming by and reading today’s post. Your visit to itsjoywithin.com means […]

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ReDefining Travel Today | Observations & A Short Video

Five forms of transport in one day. It was a steady series of observations while getting around on land, moving underground, chugging across railway lines and careening across the sky within a specific pocket of time. That day, we travelled by car, train, tube, bus, foot and plane. Along with the fact that each of […]

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Family and Community Through The Eyes Of A Traveler by: Rachelle J. Gray (Guest Post)

Today’s guest in the ‘Celebrate A Sister‘ series is a beloved sistren of mine. We’ve shared the stage as part of a dance group in Barbados, lived in the same countryside parish for years, and had many deep conversations and creative collaborations. Through Rachelle’s gift for writing and photography she ushers us along her sojourn […]

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VLOG | A Relaxing Day In Barbados | Bridgetown, St George and St James

Hiya, today’s it’s a short and relaxing video sharing a bit of Barbados. I get a lot of IG messages asking for more virtual tours from around the island, so here is a mélange of outdoor tropical footage for you. Wherever you are, I hope you’re enjoying purposeful moments of fresh air too. Fun fact: […]

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Working From Home After Traveling Constantly (Encouragement)

Passport in purse. Bills and coins from different countries tucked in one drawer, just in case. Adapters and converters to suit any socket – pre-packed. A fluid calendar and easy-to-reach bright pink mini suitcase, with a larger matching option depending on the trip. This was how life looked for me, not so long ago. Just […]

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A mini-holiday at sweet SunBay Hotel (Barbados)

Hiya, hope your week’s started on a bright note and if it happens to be a tough time for you, that refreshment is right around the corner or even just a breath away. This weekend, I had a mini-holiday at SunBay Hotel, on the south coast of Barbados. It was a light writing assignment (this) that […]

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Toronto travel diary (Part2) – Food, Flowers & Festival

Here’s Part 2 of the video on my Toronto trip earlier in July. I went for the “Barbados on The Water” Festival for two events as a part of Spice & Co. , and along with the sound checks, meeting and mini rehearsal, made some time to enjoy the sunrise, walk around and explore some serenity […]

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Moving to a new home in 7 steady & somewhat sweaty steps

Moving can require a lot of energy, but it can also be a muscle-building, clutter-busting power workout and decorating adventure. It isn’t that I’ve gotten moving ‘down to a T,’ or that it’s a sweet walk in the park, but as a girl, my family moved 5 times, and since then (in between lots of […]

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When you live where some vacation

Browns Beach 🏝 in Barbados. Life on an island means water close by, in some form or another. Oddly enough, ‘Bim’ is noted as a water-scarce island though it’s literally surrounded by an ocean of water, and decorated with (hopefully still) fresh-water springs but we’ll leave that to another post. Today, we’re talking seawater at […]

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How modes and means of travel build entrepreneurial endurance (Part I)

How do you travel?  Some walking, some driving? Part walking, and sometimes by van, bus, carpool or taxi? Strictly fly first-class and shuttled by limo? Do you notice any changes in your perspective or mood as you travel one way or another? I’ve travelled by various modes of transportation. Growing up as the child of […]

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