Travel theme: Possibility

Travel theme: Possibility

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” – Deepak Chopra

Children on lunch break at Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaican children by Jennifer Avventura

Fortunately for children, the uncertainties of the present always give way to the enchanted possibilities of the future.” – Gelsey Kirkland

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: possibility.

Why you should visit Capo Caccia {Sardinia}

Another great post via Girl in Florence about visiting Capo Caccia, Sardinia.

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Let’s get lost in the mysterious Capo Caccia – a few kilometers north of Alghero with underground caves discovered in the 1700’s by local fisherman. The most famous cave being the Grotta di Nettuno or ‘Neptune’s Grotto’ which is only reachable by boat or by the treacherous 645 Escala del Cabirol {goat’s steps} staircase carved into the rocks in the 1950’s.

On our recent getaway to Sardinia this was pretty much top on our list of must-sees along with Stintino and La Pelosa beach about an hour to an hour and a half away from Alghero. Though taking the boat seemed enticing, we hopped in our rented Fiat 500 and drove up to the cliffs to see what Neptune had to offer. The drive up is incredibly beautiful, we parked on the side of the road and soaked in the amazing view of the sea and surrounding cove.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

A Caribbean storm over Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. This is one of my favourite photos I took while living in Grand Cayman this past winter. I had a fabulous time watching this storm move in and even got a little wet.

Foreshadow by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life

Why not join in the fun? Head over to the Weekly Photo Challenge to find out more.

Travel Theme: Tilted in Jamaica

We spent two rainy weeks touring most of Jamaica, and here are a few tilted photos from those wet days.

Tilted by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013

Tilted by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life

Tilted by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (2)

Tilted by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (3)Want to see more tilted photos from around the world? Head on over to Ailsa’s blog Where’s my backpack for a tilted view on the world.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

This weeks photo challenge from WordPress is a little, um, difficult. Companionable? Like, really? Are there not enough cute kitten and puppy pictures out there? The photo Gods want more? Must I really succumb to the challenge and post a photo of a furry animal? I think not. Here the definitions provided by WP which was sourced here.

Companion:

  • A person who is frequently in the company of,  associates with, or accompanies another.
  • A mate or match for something.
  • A handbook or guide.
  • A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood.

I don’t live with any furry companions nor do I have any associates and I certainly keep the talk about The Hub to a bare minimum – there’s some things I wish to keep sacred. A handbook & guide I have but it seems rather lame to use a photo of the cover of one of the many popular travel guides, and I don’t know a low ranking Knight … yet.

Therefore …

Islands and oceans are my companions.

This was my response to the Weekly WordPress Challenge: Companionable.  In hindsight, I wish I would have taken a photo of my big feet in Jamaica. Oh well, next time.

What does companion mean to you? Is it a loved one, a good book or a spoonful of Nutella?

The Flow of YS Falls – Jamaica

Stepping outside of Sardinia for this photo challenge, I find myself at …

YS Falls, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

This 7 tiered flow of water is nestled within a secluded valley in Jamaica’s ‘breadbasket’ parish – St. Elizabeth.

Flow by Jennifer Avventura 2013

YS Falls is a spectacular sight to behold. Throngs of tourists and locals alike flock to this working cattle and horse ranch each year. There are natural pools for a relaxing swim or for the more adventurous there is zip lining over the falls. We spent a good few hours here, hiking and taking in the gorgeous views.

This is my response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Flow.

Have you been to Jamaica? In the comment section below, tell me about one great experience you had in Jamaica.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Heritage Park, Priory, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

Inside the curve of an ancient rum barrel.

Curves by Jennifer Avventura 2013

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Stefano Cucca – the Sardinian man who left his home to bicycle around the world

On June 8th, 2013, 34-year-old Stefano Cucca left his home in Sorso, Sardinia to bicycle around the world to promote sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles. Thus far, Stefano has ridden 30,000 kilometers and he hasn’t left Sardinia, yet.

The idea for this project came to him on one of his many voyages across the globe. Continue reading

A rum tour from Jamaica’s Appleton Estate

The Appleton Estate distillery is located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in the parish of St. Elizabeth. They have been distilling rum for 260 years with the age-old process of time and patience.

We spent a wonderful morning there, having a private tour and tasting every type of rum on offer. Extracting sugarcane juice was one of the ancient traditions of which we partook and even got to taste the fruits of our labour. Yum!

6-year-old aged rum at the Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate Jamaica by Jennifer Avventura 2013

Me in the carefully selected barrel room – full of rum!

At Appleton, the rum is aged in oak barrels which allows for a smooth and mellow spirit. The slow distillation process creates a flavourful and delicate rum, one that you won’t soon forget.

Do you enjoy rum or wine tours while on vacation?

Travel Theme: Peaceful

Alligator Pond is small fishing village on the southwestern coast of Jamaica and we spent a few peaceful hours walking the beach.

We will be taking a small detour through Jamaica for the next few posts as I get over my jet lag.

What does peaceful mean to you?

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