Given I used to live in NYC, the caribbean was always a quick flight away. And while Barbados was one of the furthest away, it was definitely worth the wait.

This trip was one of those last minute weekend’s where I went to join friends, and crossed my fingers that I would run into island-native, Rihanna (also my birthday mate ;). Initially discover by the Spanish, this eastern Caribbean island and independent British Commonwealth nation boasts beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. (Tea and cricket are very much a thing here)


Altman, Cobblers Cove, Colony Club, Coral Reef Club, Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Little Good Harbour, Royal Westmoreland, The Verandah Resort & Spa


Angry Annie’s, Daphne’s, St. James, Fish Pot, Fisherman’s Pub & Beach Bar, Lobster Alive, Mango’s by the Sea, Nishi, Scarlet, The Cliff, Tides, St. James, Uncle George Fish Net Grill


• Fisherman’s Pub
• Barbados Wildlife Reserve
• Miami Beach
• The buildings of Parliament
• Café Luna at Little Arches Hotel
• Pelican Craft Village

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)