Restaurant, Helshire Beach, Jamaica
Adventure, Music, photography, Video

Virtual Travel: Jamaica

  It's not safe to travel during this global pandemic, but that doesn't mean you can't find inspiration for a future trip. This video is a slideshow of scenes in Jamaica, where we lived for about 1.5 years. I took all the photos and created the background music. It was fun to put this together;… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Jamaica

Food

Jerk Chicken

Having moved to Vancouver from Jamaica, we were feeling nostalgic for jerk chicken. We decided to inaugurate our new grill with a Jamaican classic. We served it with rice and peas (red beans), made with coconut milk, another traditional Jamaican dish. Jerk is supposed to be spicy, but depending on the brand of rub/sauce that you… Continue reading Jerk Chicken

Food

Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls tend to be pricey, but when you make them at home in Jamaica, they're very economical. That's because you can buy a bag of lobster chunks for only about $5. I was told by the guy at the counter of Rainforest Seafoods, the primary seafood distributor in Jamaica, that the chunks are actually… Continue reading Lobster Rolls

Adventure, Art

Kayaking Goat Islands, Jamaica

The Goat Islands seem remote because you have to drive through narrow dirt roads and sugar cane fields to get there. It's a scenic country drive once you get off the main drag. The site has become a battleground of sorts because China Harbour Engineering plans to build a megaport on the islands, which are… Continue reading Kayaking Goat Islands, Jamaica

Adventure, Music

Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Bash

Reggae legend Bob Marley would have been 70 on Friday, February 6, 2015. Jamaicans celebrate the birthday of their native son every year, including festivities at the Bob Marley Museum. This year, the museum, which sits on the property of Marley's former home, hosted an afternoon/evening concert, featuring big reggae names in JA, such as… Continue reading Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Bash