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 Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.