Author: April D. Thompson

Portland’s Calling

Portland’s Calling

Last year this time, I had received my press accreditation for Jamaica Jazz and Blues, a 3 night concert series held in Trelawny, Jamaica. Shortly after, I was notified that I had won a Jamaica Jazz and...

Jamaica Epicurean Escape

Jamaica Epicurean Escape

To be so darn small, I sure can put away a lot of food. I don’t know what it is, but great food really excites me and I gladly indulge… Since my first conversation...

Christmas in Jamaica: Annual Seniors’ Dinner at the Golden Age Home

Christmas in Jamaica: Annual Seniors’ Dinner at the Golden Age Home

I hear people talk all the time about wanting to save the world and make a difference, especially in Jamaica. The reality is, you can’t save the world without starting first with one person…...

A Day at the Beach: Lime Cay, Jamaica

A Day at the Beach: Lime Cay, Jamaica

Typically on a Sunday when I want to go to the beach, I head to Hellshire. Though it can be a bit loud and and kinda crowded and obnoxious, I still love it! People...

Saint International Presents: Color Me High Fashion 2012

Saint International Presents: Color Me High Fashion 2012

Last night, Saint International, one of the top Caribbean modeling agencies, hosted a celebration of another successful year in fashion at Devonshire (Devon House, Kingston, Jamaica). This year, 12 Jamaican models strutted their stuff...

Sam Visits Jamaica: Conquering Dunn’s River Falls

Sam Visits Jamaica: Conquering Dunn’s River Falls

When friend’s got word of Sam’s first trip to Jamaica, they insisted he make a stop to climb Dunn’s River Falls. Now I know many die hard Jamaica lovers out there will dismiss Dunn’s...

Sam Visits Jamaica — Our Montego Bay Villa Vacation

Sam Visits Jamaica — Our Montego Bay Villa Vacation

As much as I love and in most cases prefer solo travel, it’s always nice to have a familiar face around, especially on longer trips.  I was lucky to have Sam, the homie from...

Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica

Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica

Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica! The last (almost) 3 years exploring the island have been an amazing ride. And, this past week of Olympic, emancipation and independence celebrations has been one I won’t soon...

Five Reasons I Choose Island Car Rental Jamaica

Five Reasons I Choose Island Car Rental Jamaica

One of the hardest parts about living in Jamaica is not having my car. Because I have no idea how long I’ll actually be here and shipping costs and duty fees are astronomical, my...

Jamaica Road Trip

Jamaica Road Trip

I’ve said it a million times before and today is no different. The best way hands down to explore Jamaica (at least for me) is to rent a car and just drive! It’s funny...