Jamaica Mon! November 12th 2009 First family vacation with Adam, Jill, Chad, Tina, Jens, & Trudy! Wouldn't have had it any other way!
I know so many people that stop on cruises in Jamaica, but unless you are land bound for more than one day I don't know how you could truly appreciate this amazing country. We went the all-inclusive resort route on this trip (RIU) which can be perfect when traveling with a group of frie ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Ocho Rios Jamaica gained full independence within the British Commonwealth in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence and a drop off in tourism. Elections in 1980 saw the democratic socialists voted out of office. Pol... ... read more
I was born in San Francisco and lived in the Bay area as a child until I went to school in a small town called Sebastopol in Sonoma County. Then my mother and I moved back to the Midwest where she was from when I was young (Northern Illinois). I was fortunate to travel back to California to visit my father and aunt on school breaks. I also took a few trips back with my dad that taught me the "creative art" of travel. Who would have ever known you could return rental cars half-way across the country for free (and that's how we did it)? I spent some vacations as a babysitter for my kid ... full info