Discover St. Augustine Florida

Known as the oldest continuously occupied settlement on the continental US, St. Augustine is certainly a place that I would encourage you to discover.  St. Augustine is located in Northeastern Florida near Jacksonville.  It has a nice mixture of history, beach life, fine dining, and a pace that says…please vacation with me.  Here are a few pictures to give you a slice of the St. Auggie life as I like to call it.


St. Auggie Life

Welcome to St. Augustine

Welcome to St. Augustine

Raintree Restaurant, St. Augustine

Raintree Restaurant, St. Augustine


Olde City, A1A – St Augustine

Here are a list of places to visit on your next trip

That’s just a small sample as there is so much more.

“Creating lasting memories can only come from rich experiences.” – Aurie   


My Reconnection with Jamaica

As a member of the Jamaican Diaspora/Expatriate Community, I am very pleased to report that I had the chance to spend the end of 2010 and a snippet of  2011 back in the Land of Wood & Water.  I had a great time reconnecting with family and enjoying Jamaica once again after an almost three year absence.  Although circumstances can explain this, it is still not acceptable to me.  As an aspiring global citizen, it is very important to make commuting a way of life and not to get so bogged down in one place.  Movement is beautiful and going back home to Jamaica consistently is extremely important to me.

With that said, I had a full schedule for the one week trip and I have the pictures to prove it right here:

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Awesome, huh?  Yes, it was just phenomenal.

What was great was that I was able to take the Jamaican Jewel and my Mom with me.  I spent time w/ my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma, and family friends (who are treated just like family).  From Kingston to St. Andrew, Spanish Town to Mandeville, St. Mary to Ocho Rios,  we took in quite a bit in a very short space of time.  It really is true.  It’s important to go back from whence you came in order to move forward with purpose.  For many of us, myself included, 2011 will be a pivotal year and one where this recharge was certainly needed.