Barbuda Needs Help To Rebuild

I just watched a special on Antigua & its’ almost completely destroyed sister island Barbuda on CGTN (China Global TV) & their efforts to rebuild in the past year.

I visited Antigua in April during the Antigua Sailing Week 2018 Regatta & fell in love with the country & the people. Jolly Harbor, English Harbor, the lookout at Shirley’s Point, those incredible steel drums, the sunsets, the yachts, the sailors – one of the best vacation experiences ever 🤗

[Important to note, I flew Sunwing – an incredibly amazing Canadian airline which I use 99 % of the time & have NEVER encountered a single issue.]

A big thank you to those who are helping Barbuda – Samaritan’s Purse, China, the UN, Canada, even Cuba .. .. CUBA ffs! helped Barbuda; but no mention of anything from the United States. Do they only stick their noses in other countries when they want to destroy them? {Oh wait – didn’t they try to help Haiti after their hurricane through the nefarious Clinton Foundation but barely saw a dime? Haiti is most definitely NOT fans of the CCC – the Corrupt Clinton Cartel. But I digress ..}

Everybody has the right to live in peace with the basic comforts & necessities of life. It breaks my heart to see good people suffer.

All my love to the people of Barbuda, & Antigua 💖 I will do my part to bring awareness to the situation.

Also important to note Dominica & Saint Maarten & all other beautiful Caribbean islands that could use our help rebuilding their economy.

As I am always reminded everytime I visit Cuba – a country with next to nothing but always smiling & happy – cuz they know what’s important in life.

Every time I come to Cuba (this is my 7th visit) I’m disappointed & ashamed about North America – we have so much & appreciate so little, as we take all we have for granted with our backwards values & principles.

If your 10th Ferrari doesn’t make you happy, your 11th won’t either.

We live in a fucked up world of profit over people & that is not OK.

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Antigua Sailing Week 2018 Festivities

Seems I booked my trip during some pretty exciting festivities that I really hope to partake in! It just so happens that it’s Antigua Sailing Week 2018!

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50th Antigua Sailing week 2017
Past winners of the Lord Nelson Trophy return for the 2018 edition of Antigua Sailing Week & include Sir Hugh Bailey’s Team Rebel © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

Internationally acclaimed reggae artist, Tarrus Riley is headlining Reggae in the Park.

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And every race morning at 9am, join Chase the Race with Wadadli Cats & enjoy a full day of chasing the race, sailing & partying beach side with all inclusive food and drinks!

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Decisions, decisions!


 

Antigua: A True Caribbean Paradise ☮️

Calgon, please take me away. Five more days. Almost here 😉

🕉💞☮️ 🌅Finally🌅 ☮️💞🕉

English Harbour, Antigua

It’s time. And after one of the longest, most brutal winters I’ve lived through a really long time. Don’t I say ‘it was a brutal winter’ every winter though? It’s true, I cry inside each year from December to March. I remember the crazy winters growing up, the snow so high we couldn’t leave through the front door of our house & so cold we were skating on the iced-over streets! This one was one for the books though – we’ve been buried under snow since early December, with the -15’s hitting us from the get go. Blizzard after blizzard, with no relief – with one even announced this week – in the middle of April.

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💘 I’ve been in love with the Caribbean since the first day my toes hit that sand.

And I’ve never felt more at home anywhere else. 

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I’m completely mesmerized by Antigua. I cannot believe how gorgeous it is. It’s exactly how I’d picture a perfect paradise had I never seen one. And it’s gonna blow every other trip I’ve ever had right outta that turquoise oh so green water 😉

I’m not a ‘world traveler’ per se – I do travel as often as I can – I’ve pretty much just been rotating between 3 countries:

  • Cuba (Cayo Coco x 3, Cayo Guillermo x 2, Cayo Ensenachos)
  • Mexico (Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Tulum, Xel-Ha)
  • Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata, Sosua, Punta Cana x 4)

I even lived in the Caribbean for a year (during Montreal’s infamous ice storm in ’98!):

  • Eleuthera, Bahamas (Club Med bartender)
  • Providenciales (Provo), Turks & Caicos (Club Med bartender)

Happy to be ‘expanding my horizons’ this time around – a new experience helps the Soul grow 😉

 


To everyone, I say = TRAVEL!! It’s good for the Soul!


 

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