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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Barbados

Last week I recapped my trip to Barbados which was full of wedding fun and festivities but we also had a couple days to play tourist and explore the island so I have some must-dos to share for anyone thinking of visiting Barbados in the future. 

Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruise

This daytime lunch cruise on the Cool Runnings catamaran is a must! We started at 9:30 am and cruised along Barbados' coast stopping off to snorkel and swim. We explored a ship wreck, saw lots of colorful fish and swam with turtles. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and provided great entertainment throughout the day. We also had a lunch buffet which was amazing and drinks kept flowing throughout the day. The rum punch was exceptional!

The Crane Beach Resort

The Crane looks like something out of a magazine. We visited this world famous resort to have lunch at the poolside restaurant and to explore the beautiful property and scenery.

Bathsheba Beach

Bathsheba sits on the east coast of Barbados and is popular among surfers for the nice waves especially in the "Soup Bowl" which brings surfers from around the world. As a visitor, it's a nice view and place to relax to take in the views.

Tapas Restaurant

We enjoyed an ocean-front dinner with friends at Tapas. The Spanish style tapas menu didn't disappoint and the service was exceptional. Although it was too dark outside to enjoy the oceanfront scenery, the sound of the waves crashing made for a good ambiance.

Accra Beach

Accra Deck Restaurant

We enjoyed an amazing Sunday breakfast buffet over looking the beach and ocean at the Accra Deck located at the Accra Beach Hotel.

I can't wait to return to Barbados in the future. It's seriously a gorgeous island with lots of Caribbean charm, good food, and friendly locals.

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Caribbean Wedding Bells: Trinidad Trip Recap

I'm back from my quick trip to Trinidad for my dear friend's wedding which I was the maid of honor in. It was a busy, busy trip but I got to accomplish everything that I hoped to do and also spent some time with family and my girl friends from childhood.

On Friday, myself and the other MOH hosted a tea party for the bride, her mom and the bridesmaids so we got to spend some time together and catch up before the big day.
We did a quick and casual rehearsal afterwards with the guys before heading to Hakka for some family style Asian food.

On Saturday, we woke up bright an early to start the hair and makeup process for the wedding that afternoon. We had some finger food and champagne while getting dressed. 

We then headed to the venue to get the professional photos taken and for the bride and groom to do their first look. 

The venue was an outdoor setting up high on a mountain with some breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The rain did interfere a bit with our photos but the sun eventually came out just in time for the bride to walk down the isle.

The wedding was SO much fun filled with tons of love and happy tears! We enjoyed the views and danced the night away to local music.

On Sunday, I coordinated a lunch so I could see my close girl friends before flying out. We continued on for some patio drinks at the Hyatt where lots of shit-talking and hysterical laughing ensued.

Sunday night was family time. We ordered some Chinese takeout and had dinner at my Aunt's house for my last night before heading back to Florida bright and early on Monday morning at 5 am.

It was a nice break away from work and blogging but I can't say it was even slightly relaxing so I'm looking forward to getting back into my usual routine and catching up on some sleep. The funny thing is I have to return in exactly a month for another girl friend's wedding which I'm a bridesmaid for but K will be joining me and we're making a vacation out of that trip!

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Hi friends! I'll be missing out on the action in the blog world until Monday as I'm heading home to Trinidad (southern Caribbean) for my best friend's wedding.

I'll be staying with my parents and enjoying the sunshine, warmth and amazing food that I've missed so much. Most importantly though, I'll get to spend some time with my friends & family and stand by my best friend's side to witness her marriage.

For those that don't know, I was born and raised in Trinidad and I moved to Florida when I was 18 to go to University. I've been in Florida for about 13 years so my "home" is divided between the two places but I've always said home is where your mom is and that would be Trinidad!

I did a travel recap of Trinidad a while back if you want to check it out and see how beautiful it is. Not being biased or anything! haha

You can also follow my travel adventures on Instagram.

Catch you next week loves!