Journey to London

Summer is almost over and I’m back in Kuwait getting ready for the school year. On my way back I had an 8-hour layover in London. I decided to visit Windsor castle. I arrived at 1:15pm and planned on leaving by 2:15pm.  I was hoping to get to the Castle by 3:30pm making it in just enough time before the last entry time which is 4:00pm. Customs didn’t take long, but by the time I switched to a different terminal and dropped my bags off I was two hours behind schedule.

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5 Tips for Traveling

Tip # 1 – Have some extra money

Egypt was the first trip I took after moving to Kuwait. I went with some colleges and we all agreed to use a travel agent. I had just enough money for the activities. That was a mistake because there are shopping and extras (like camel rides in my case). Anyway, I learned my lesson after being worried and embarrassed about not having enough money.

5 Things I Love about Barbados

My vacation time in Barbados has come to an end, but I really enjoyed myself. I did several things – like visited Harrison’s cave, went to town, had a coconut and milk snow cone for this first time. I had a good time, but here are my favorite things I did. Maybe you are thinking about going and can check these things out as well.

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In Search of Our Bajan Roots

My cousin Danielle’s late grandfather was born in Barbados and moved to the US at some point. He married Danielle’s grandmother and had 3 children, one of which is Danielle’s mom. Danielle’s aunt- Aunt Bev has been coming to Barbados to search for their family. We decided to take a break from eating and going to the beach and continue the search for her family. Read More

Cheap Flights and Layovers

When planning my trip to Barbados, flights from Dallas were expensive. Google flights really came through with the cheap flights. It looks for the cheapest one-way ticket going and coming. It is very likely you could be on different airlines coming and going, but you can save a lot. Instead of flying straight from Dallas, it was cheaper to get a flight from Miami. I saved about $200 getting two different flights than then flying straight. Read More