From Wanderlust to Entrepreneurship: A Continuous Journey Fueled by Travel Memories

By Carol Gage

From Wanderlust to Entrepreneurship: A Continuous Journey Fueled by Travel Memories

In the summer of 1979, my wanderlust led me to embark on a life-altering journey to the Caribbean. Accompanied by my big sister, Alma Fitzpatrick, and our cousin, Augusta Bryant, we ventured into the enchanting land of Jamaica. It was a time when passports weren't a necessity for Caribbean travel, and the world seemed boundless with possibilities.

Our chosen abode, the Upper Deck hotel, nestled in the heart of Jamaica, became our sanctuary. With breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, the tranquil atmosphere, and warm hospitality, the Upper Deck left an indelible mark on my soul. Little did I know, these early travel experiences were sowing the seeds of a dream.

One particular memory stands out vividly - the privilege of attending the last performance of the legendary Bob Marley at Reggae Sunsplash II. Jarrett Park in Montego Bay, Jamaica, witnessed the pulsating rhythms of reggae music on that fateful day, July 7, 1979. The unity in the crowd and the electrifying presence of Bob Marley himself became an unforgettable moment etched in my memory.

Years passed, and life unfolded in its unpredictable ways. It wasn't until I stumbled upon the photos from that transformative trip that the nostalgia and passion for travel were reignited. Each snapshot captured not only the scenic beauty of Jamaica but also the joy of exploration and the bonds shared with loved ones.

As I delved into these memories, a realization dawned - the desire to share the beauty of travel with others. What started as a personal journey now had the potential to become a shared experience. The dream of turning my passion into a business took root, and the idea began to blossom.

Fuelled by the spirit of adventure kindled in Jamaica, I decided to take the plunge. The goal was simple yet profound: to curate travel experiences that would leave an indelible imprint on the hearts of fellow wanderers. The journey that began with a simple trip in 1979 evolved into a travel business, connecting people with the wonders of the world.

Looking back at those cherished travel memories, I realized that life has a way of coming full circle. The photos from Jamaica, once forgotten, became the catalyst for a new chapter. What started as a quest for personal fulfillment transformed into a mission to enrich the lives of others through the magic of travel.

As the continuous story unfolds, I invite you to reflect on your own travel memories. Perhaps within those moments lies the inspiration for your next great adventure or the spark that could transform your passions into a fulfilling journey of a lifetime. After all, life is a continuous journey, and every step is an opportunity to discover, learn, and share the wonders of the world.

Aruba: Where Every Moment is Timeless

By Carol Gage

Aruba: A Symphony of Joy, Celebrations, and Timeless Love in the Caribbean Paradise

In the heart of the Caribbean lies a paradise that has captured my soul – Aruba. It's not just a destination; it's a feeling, a vibe, a world of endless possibilities. From the moment I set foot on this captivating island, I knew it was a love affair that would last a lifetime.

Aruba, with its warm and welcoming people, creates an atmosphere where every day is an adventure waiting to unfold. The vibrant energy of the island ensures there's never a dull moment. It's like stepping into a tropical Vegas, where excitement and joy permeate the air.

One of the wonders of Aruba is its diverse culinary scene. From local delicacies to international cuisine, every meal is a gastronomic journey. The island's great climate adds a touch of perfection to outdoor dining experiences, making each bite a moment to savor.

But Aruba is not just about the food – it's a haven for those who crave endless activities. The island offers a plethora of options, ensuring there's something for every type of adventurer. Whether it's exploring pristine beaches, diving into crystal-clear waters, or indulging in thrilling excursions, Aruba is a playground for those seeking excitement.

And then there's the shopping. Aruba knows how to cater to the avid shopper, with plenty of shops dotting the landscape. From local markets bursting with handmade treasures to high-end boutiques, it's a paradise for those looking to bring a piece of Aruba home with them.

Bars pulsate with the rhythm of the island, offering a perfect setting to unwind and soak in the vibrant nightlife. The music, a symphony of tropical beats, becomes the soundtrack to unforgettable evenings spent under the starlit Caribbean sky.

I had the pleasure of putting together a group of people who were celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and it was a blast. Everyone had a great time enjoying the island that I have loved for over 30 years. Aruba is not just a destination; it's a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. Each visit reveals a new layer of its charm, making it a place where love grows with every sunset, and memories are etched into the sands of time.

So, here's to Aruba – where the place, the vibe, and the people create a symphony of joy. It's a love affair that never fades, a destination that beckons, and a paradise that feels like home.