The Bacchanal Now Start! The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Packing List

The Bacchanal Now Start! The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Packing List

Feature Image by S. Pakhrinunder Creative Commons license. If you have been a reader (or social follower), you know I have no shame sharing my Trinidadian culture and love for carnival. I haven’t played mas in years, but I stay up to date with the music and various carnival events held each year. Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is less than two weeks away and people from all over the world are preparing to visit...

Joanna E Best of 2017

Joanna E Best of 2017

On December 31, 2016, I posted my last photo of the year on Instagram with a quote from C.S. Lewis that read, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” It meant something to me at the time of posting, but I had no idea that quote would be more relevant today. 2017 brought tons of opportunities for me as an individual and blogger. I went on...

Joanna E Travel 2017 Recap

Joanna E Travel 2017 Recap

Another year is coming to an end and I’m sharing a roundup of another great year of travel. Taking advantage of vacation and personal days, I visited 6 new destinations. Here’s a summary of my travels for the year and how I made it happen while working a full-time job. January: Barcelona, Spain   If it’s not a beach, I’m always finding myself in some kind of church. Constructed from the...

A Quick Guide to Visiting the Outdoor Holiday Markets in NYC

A Quick Guide to NYC's Holiday MarketsC

I hate the winter, but there’s nothing like spending Christmas in NYC. A popular attraction around this time of year for many locals and tourists is visiting the Holiday Markets. I’ve NEVER visited the Holiday Markets until a few days ago and I really have been missing out! There are tons of small business pop-up shops throughout the boroughs, but there are three big outdoor markets in NYC. If you’re...

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Paradise Island

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Paradise Island

My sister and I received a complimentary day pass to the Warwick Paradise Island. All opinions expressed are my own. When I visited the Bahamas for  Junkanoo Carnival weekend, I wasn’t too upset because of the short visit. From the service of the staff to the lovely decor and incorporating Bahamian culture on the property, I knew I had to revisit the Warwick Paradise Island with my sister on our cruise...

Cruising for the First Time on Carnival Victory

Cruising for the First Time on Carnival Victory

I received priority boarding and premium wifi service in exchange for sharing my experience on Carnival Victory My last trip for the year was spent with my oldest sister for a 3-day cruise on Carnival Victory. I was nervous because of my motion sickness but excited to finally enjoy the cruise experience. The trip on Carnival Victory was from Miami to Nassau Bahamas and Back. In addition to providing unlimited...