Adele captivating @ Trinidad Carnival! 🙂 

Meet Adele. 🙂 She is Programme Coordinator at a non-profit and currently resides in Trinidad and Tobago.

Home Country: Trinidad and Tobago.

Where I’ve Been: USA (DMV, NY, NJ, NC, SC, GA, FL, MA, TX), Canada, England, Mexico, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia.

Unforgettable Travel Moment: Walking on to Gran Anse Beach (Grenada) for the first time as an adult #NoFilterNeeded! 🙂

#1 Bucket List Destination: Only 1? You’re killing me here, lol…uhmmmm: The Seychelles.

My Travel Essentials: All these items HAVE to go into my hand luggage for ease of access and also in case luggage gets lost/delayed: hand sanitizer, wet wipes, lotion, mini deodorant, iPad, blanket, music!!!!, mini mouthwash and toothpaste, toothbrush, extra underwear (minimum 5 pairs), spare jeans, SNACKS, and of course a waterproof passport case. I also get a large bottle of water right before I get on the plane because some airlines have gotten so stingy!

What I have learnt while travelling: That people-watching is an excellent and truly amusing pastime! LOL. Seriously though, I’ve learned 1) the importance of being prepared: do your research whenever traveling somewhere new or even to a place you haven’t been to in a while. 2) Be polite to even the most frustrating immigration/airport officials. 3) Eat a good meal beforehand. And 4) stay hydrated!

The most difficult part of travelling is: The length of time it now takes to get the your destination! Flight times have gotten shorter, but the process of getting from check-in to boarding had gotten so much longer since 9/11.

Travel tips for other Voyagers interested in budget world travel: Travel during the week, if possible and be sure to shop around with a number of airlines (or use sites like Kayak that not only do the comparison for you, but will also notify you of price drops).

If you’re going to a part of the world that you may not be able to visit again in a hurry, consider hopping over to nearby areas/countries of interest at the same time!

Where possible, contact local government tourism bodies for info on safe, affordable accommodation like guest houses, B & Bs, etc. – these tend to be way cheaper and cozier than hotels.

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