I’ve traveled from the tender age of 16 and have never stopped. But, I have become intensely aware – if not down right obsessed, with time. So little time.
The internet kick-started my career as a travel writer a few years back when I found the online version of the Bonaire Reporter, a few weeks before taking a cruise to the ABC Islands. A classified ad solicited writers for the flagship Caribbean Beach Magazine. I responded – pitched my upcoming trip – and netted my first article and photo spread – Chasing Christmas in the Caribbean.
I now religiously access local news coverage of places-to-be-visited for “off the beaten track” targets of opportunity.
Sadly, the Caribbean is off my travel radar for the foreseeable future, but I still check in from time to time. This week’s Bonaire Reporter reports the end of the winter cruise season, provides insights to local politics and voter’s rights, initiatives to protect “indigenous” Bonaire donkeys, advertorials for tours and tastings at Aletta’s Semper Kontenta Goat Cheese dairy and a special Masquerade Party on 29 April (Queen’s Night) at Sonia Home Italian Restaurant. The party runs from 8 p.m. to “late,” dress code: black. Admission is free and entertainment includes music and magician Quincy Booii (not your average abracadabra). Oh – maybe not exotic enough to drive a trip to Bonaire – but, if you just happen to be there – why wouldn’t you want to at least know it was going on?