Jamaica: The World’s Highest Coffee

Jamaica: The World’s Highest Coffee

Last month we did something irresponsible. Are you ready? We paid $15… for a cup of coffee. Yes, the frugal backpackers who run this blog did that. Before you judge us for this splurge, all I can say is that we did it in a…

High in the Mountains, High on the Beaches: Jamaica

High in the Mountains, High on the Beaches: Jamaica

There were three things I knew about Jamaica before our trip there: Bob Marley, legalized weed, and beautiful beaches.  I was wrong about one out of three.  No, this is not a post unraveling a giant conspiracy theory that Bob Marley was actually a Puerto…

Jamaica: The Wild Northeast

Jamaica: The Wild Northeast

As we wrote in our first post, our first instinct when planning a trip to Jamaica in 2017 was to avoid what most tourists consider to be essential Jamaica – Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios.  We opted for the less touristy and less developed…

Jamaica Off The Beaten Track – Kingston

Jamaica Off The Beaten Track – Kingston

The following is not a coherent story about a funny situation or a thought-provoking episode. It’s a mish-mash of experiences during the second day of our random and strange stumble through this city. We learned something new about Jamaica’s music and history, we got close and personal with the locals, we were startled by an unsafe situation, we were laughed at by a taxi driver and a cop within one hour. In the end, it was quite a lot of fun.