Tag archives for Jamaica

7 Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Itching for an adventure, but want to set your sights on something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further. Treat yourself to a wholly unique experience with any one of these offbeat adventures: Live Like a Bedouin in Egypt If commonplace adventures sound too tame for you, consider immersing yourself in the life of a desert nomad in Egypt.…

Home Again in Jamaica

Jamaica is in my blood. My mother was born in the hills of this tropical paradise. She spent her childhood and adolescence here. Then, in the early 1970s, she left it all behind and headed for Canada to reunite with my father, who had emigrated from Jamaica a year earlier. They were married within months, and I came…

Romantic Caribbean With Kids?

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National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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The Radar—the latest and best from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our newest picks.

One Love: A Valentine From Jamaica

Valentine’s Day is celebrated by many, but for longtime musician Junior Marvin, it will forever be one of the most memorable days of his life. It’s the day Bob Marley asked him to join his band. I sat down with the Jamaica-born/London-raised performer to talk about that fateful day, Jamaica, and of course, the “Legend” himself.

Is Jamaica Kid-Friendly?

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Plenty of my friends have traveled to Jamaica for romantic getaways, some R&R, and yes, to party and have a good time. But is this a place I could visit with my children without trepidation?

Photos: Where You Went

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Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

Farm-to-Table Dinners on Jamaica’s Southwest Coast

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Sustainable agriculture expert Liz Solms answers questions about a farm-to-table initiative on southwest Jamaica’s Treasure Beach. The November/December issue of Traveler features our annual “Places Rated” survey of destination stewardship, with 340 expert panelists rating 99 coastal destinations around the world. Among the places included in this year’s survey were Jamaica’s southwest and northwest coasts. Despite…

Yoga + Reggae = Yoggae?

Our staff yogi, assistant online editor Mary Beth LaRue, ditched her HTML duties and D.C.’s cold weather for a week of downward dog at the Negril Yoga Centre on the west coast of Jamaica. And has she ever got tips (and pictures—click the links!) for you: Stay cheaply Our accommodations at the yoga center were…