Adventures

Jenks Lake

After being in southern California for 6 weeks, I was tired of the barren wasteland around me and escaped to the San Bernardino mountains. It was so refreshing to breathe the fresh cool, air and see so much greenery. My ears popped with the altitude. I leaned into the rugged trail on the way up… Continue reading Jenks Lake

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Of Roots, Heritage and Identity Crisis

I sat at my dinner table on the verge of an identity crisis. My mom was empathically informing me that she didn’t identify as Jamaican. All my life, I had known both my parents to be Jamaican. My dad was born and raised in Jamaica, while my mom was born in Massachusetts and raised in… Continue reading Of Roots, Heritage and Identity Crisis

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Five Free Hangouts in San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico is probably one of the most expensive places on the island. Tourism is a booming business and vendors expect visitors to be rolling in cash. Free public restrooms are rare, and the food downtown is a least $14 a plate. Places like El Morro (castle-like wall that surrounds San Juan Viejo)… Continue reading Five Free Hangouts in San Juan

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West Coast Beaches in Puerto Rico

Probably the most famous beaches in the West are Crash Boat in Aguadilla and Playa Sucia in Cabo Rojo (which I believe is a myth I don't think there is such a beach). However, those are not the only beaches in the West. Here are three of my favorite swimming beach out in the West.… Continue reading West Coast Beaches in Puerto Rico

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3 features at West Guajataca Tunnel Beach

Just between Isabella and Quebradillas on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico is the Guajataca tunnel. It’s an old railroad tunnel. While the tunnel is pretty interesting, the beach on the other end is even more interesting. Here are three reasons why. Tide pools When I visited this beach, I hadn’t seen tide pools since… Continue reading 3 features at West Guajataca Tunnel Beach

Adventures, Musings

Grandma & Grandpa’s house

At the end of a little cul-de-sac nestled in a little jungle of plants in my grandparents’ home. How this was possible in the middle of the California dessert I do not know. In their tiny plot of land, they managed to plant a garden that resembles a miniature rainforest. There are orange trees, grapefruit… Continue reading Grandma & Grandpa’s house