WHERE'S MY BAG: JAMAICA

At the airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica

At the airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield bags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. As a proud owner of our Morrison laptop bag, Michelle shares about some of the destinations she's visited with this Clark & Mayfield bag in tow.

Jamaica

Jamaica is a country very close to my heart. My husband and I lived in rural Jamaica for two years as Peace Corps Volunteers from 2012 to 2014, and we made a return visit just seven months after we completed our term of service. 

There are two very different sides to this country and, unfortunately, it's difficult to get an authentic experience when staying in the resort areas. For the independent traveler, it's important to be well-informed in order to have a safe and enriching trip. If you're up for the extra effort and diligence, the beautiful colors, vibrant culture, and gregarious people of Jamaica will captivate you!

Open-air classroom in the school where I volunteered

Open-air classroom in the school where I volunteered

Our host family's backyard with natural spring water

Our host family's backyard with natural spring water

Galina Breeze Hotel: one of our favorite places to get some rest, off the beaten path

Galina Breeze Hotel: one of our favorite places to get some rest, off the beaten path

If you'd like to learn more, we've shared several articles about Jamaican culture on our travel blog, as well as how to get aroundpacking essentials, and some of our favorite places and events