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I’m a Trini Travelling Daddy blogger now!

Hello friends, Trini Travellers and casual travel stumblers I have been off for a while … in fact, this is the first post I’ve made since September. It’s been the longest gap between posts in the last 7 years. I’ve had a couple very good reasons! Adventures in “cottaging” Over the summer of 2014, I spent most of my time …

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Racism as a Travelling Trinidadian.

Everyone is racist. Get over it and move on! Now that I’ve said it, we can move on and talk about travelling as a “visible minority” or “person of colour” or racism as a travelling Trinidadian. My definition of racism is a bit fluid. People are naturally drawn to what they know and understand … which has led to many …

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How do you keep a travel blog running when you’re not travelling?

What happens when you’ve done an epic trip and you’re back? Or you’ve finished your around the world trip, posted amazing stories and pictures and had great stuff to write about every day while you’re travelling. Then you get back “home”, get back into the routine of work, errands and generally moving back into the daily grind, and you can’t …

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Some days I hate travel but here’s why I still do it.

Outside the hotel here at 2am, it’s an all too familiar feeling; freezing cold, darkness. It’s these types of days, that I hate to travel. Don’t get me wrong … hate is a very strong word and I know that I’ve been blessed beyond belief to be able to see what I’ve seen across the planet. Every time I jump …

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16 quick questions for a Trini Traveller…and more than 16 answers

It’s Carnival Tuesday 2014 in Trinidad. I have a dose of the Carnival tabanca …so here’s 16 questions for a Trini Traveller that I’ve gotten over the last couple months on my facebook page or via email. Where do I live? Toronto but I pretend to live in Trinidad or Prince Edward Island. First travel memory? Touching down in Trinidad …

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10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

Hello Trini Travellers … I’ve not posted a lot since my Antarctica trip because I’ve been ridiculously busy catching my breath from the last year. When one takes time for anything, you gain a bit of perspective, no matter what is going in your life. Normally, I’d be posting about some travel adventure or a plan for adventure, but I’ve …

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Tobago Travel Contest : Tobago’s Island Connoisseur

It’s the Summer Job of a Lifetime! A  Radical  Sabbatical! What? Tourism Tobago is launching an exciting initiative – one Canadian will land the coveted position of the Tobago “Island Connoisseur” (Tobago’s Island Connoisseur)! The Island Connoisseur will share their experiences with Canadians via social media this summer. All expenses will be covered and the position pays a salary of …

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Antarctica Cruise = 53/100 on my Hillman Wonders list

For many of you who follow this Trini’s blog, you’ll know that my first source of travel inspiration was the Hillman Wonders website. There wasn’t anything super special about the list … I even wrote an open letter to Howard Hillman about the low placement of Trinidad … still didn’t get a response. One would think that with no response …

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Ask a Trini : Why bother with a mileage run?

Doing my latest mileage involved travelling across three continents and 25462 miles. Along the trip, I happened to met other mileage runners. The discussion ranged from optimal plane configuration, optimization of booking classes, comparisons of different mileage programs to why fried chicken at Jollibee in the Philippines should not come with ball of rice but rather with the “standard” basket …

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