This is a tale of an ugly insurance claim and its detrimental effects – and why I’m now losing in order to win this case. Also, some awesome travel content.
I first arrived in Grenada in 2011 for a three-month house-sitting gig, and I ended up staying a couple of years (on and off). It was an idyllic AND tumultuous time in my life. Among other (mis)adventures, I had my heart broken (twice!), was in a near-fatal accident, and had my passport stolen in a $10,000 saga.
Good times. Yep, good times.
In just one week, $10,000 passed through my hands. And it all boils down to a stolen passport, four days before I was to travel…a saga indeed.
Having lived in Grenada on and off for over a year, here are some random and amusing observations about Grenada, and daily life in Grenada.
Here’s a little video and introduction to a fairly typical morning in Grenada, soca music and all…
There’s an orchestra of peanut gallery on Grenada’s roadside that (kind of) cheers me on every time I leave the house. It’s kissy face lovin’, baby!
I live in a house with no number, on a street with no name. Here’s how work gets done in Grenada despite this apparent inconvenience.
Both in Vietnam and ultimately in Grenada, I’ve gotten my groove on with the almighty scooter. Here’s a tribute – and a video scooter tour of Grenada.
One random day, I came across a random street parade in Grenada. Check out the photos and video of this colourful event!
Here’s why Grenada’s public bus system is one of the most unique – and enjoyable – forms of transportation I’ve encountered around the world.
Grenada’s getting a face lift, and the streets are getting wider. Find out what’s happening, how, and why.
I’m a proud co-author of a new book: From The Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers’ Best, Worst, and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road.
Who knew turtles sighed and grunted? If I were laying eggs, I’d probably do the same. But I’m not volunteering with turtles any time soon. Here’s why.
The Journey to Sulphur Springs requires time, local knowledge, a hardy vehicle, and lots of rum-based lubrication. Check out this post and video on Sulphur Springs!
Grenada’s unofficial national pastime is Liming. I cracked the code on liming, and made a 2-minute documentary about it. (No fruit was damaged in the process).
Here’s a small photo essay and video of widely celebrated Easter Sunday on the beach in Grenada; with kite-flying, people-watching, and even foam parties!
In the last 6 weeks, I’ve lived and sailed on five boats in three countries. I’ve also discovered a whole new way of financially sustainable travel. (video incl)
Pot holes. Steep drops. Goats. Buses. Wheelbarrows. Gargantuan speed bumps. It’s all part of the fun of driving in Grenada. See for yourself in this video!
From getting sick, to getting social, to getting bitten, to getting in touch with the moon and tides, living in Grenada for three months has been an adventure.
From lobsters to centipedes and possible occult omens, here’s a random cross-section of wildlife in Grenada I’ve had to deal with – for better or worse.
Come along with me as I explore a private paradise by walking to a secluded adjacent bay and out to a rocky point near where I live in Grenada.
After being dealt a few blows on arrival to Grenada, I spent some time recuperating, and learning to be alone on this beautiful island. A nice place to learn.
Here’s a random accumulation of interesting things I learned in Grenada that paint an introductory picture – a backdrop if you will – for my upcoming series.
As soon as I arrive in Grenada I’m hit with a gut-wrenching double-whammy. Coming out the other side in one piece is something to be thankful for.