A Jamaican who enjoys exploring the best of her island and writing about it
My favourite corner of Jamaica is the Blue Mountains without a doubt. This commanding mountain range spans several parishes in the eastern end of the island and was recognized as Jamaica’s first UNESCO world heritage site in 2015. The Blue Mountains are an ecotourist’s paradise with an abundance of conifers, ferns, bromeliads and endemic birds not seen in most other parts of the country. There’s also quite a lot to see, taste and do in these rugged hillsides, so let Adventures from Elle be your guide to this magnetic Jamaican destination which is still relatively unexplored in comparison to the resort towns up north.
Here's a comprehensive guide to all the waterfalls in Jamaica. Besides lists such as these, the only way you’ll ever hear of the off-the-beaten-path ones is via word of mouth, or maybe social media.
My island home of Jamaica is blessed with over 20 delightful waterfalls hidden in its verdant rugged mountains, but chasing waterfalls is more than a hobby. Here I share 10 lessons I’ve learnt from chasing waterfalls in Jamaica with my readers.
This article is one of three which I wrote as a freelance writer for Blogilicious.com, a travel blog indexing website, commissioned by Island Car Rental Ltd., a local car rental company. The articles were syndicated by select influencers across the world.
My guest article contribution to a fellow local blogger and content creator's debut e-magazine, Live.Love.Local.
Here's part 2 in discovering how the Caribbean can be the vacation destination of hikers and backpackers too. The Caribbean is so much more than beaches and all-inclusive resorts, and it's my passion to showcase that.
A Caribbean vacation is often envisioned as sipping from a coconut while reclining in a deckchair on a white sand beach. However, one’s vacation need not be limited to the coastline. Hidden in the mountains are a number of hiking trails through tropical woodland which house beautiful flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to their respective nation. There are waterfalls tucked away in these hillsides which you will likely have to yourself once you are patient enough to find. This part 1 of 2 blog post firmly establishes the Caribbean as a suitable vacation spot for hikers and backpackers too!
Jamaica’s fifth smallest parish isn’t the first to come to mind when one envisions a Jamaican adventure. However, just about every kind of adventure can be had in this parish– river tubing, beach bumming, waterfall seeking, abandoned-fort-exploring, you name it. This blog post highlights 12 different ways you can explore this relatively off-the-beaten-path parish and leave the crowds behind from the resort areas.
Experiencing a place is so much more than seeing the best of what it has to offer. It’s about eating and drinking the best of what it has to offer too! With that said, let’s explore 10 food experiences I think every visitor to Jamaica ought to have.