The Non-Fictional Tale of My Adventures

In 2014, I turned down several opportunities to leave Jamaica, travel, and see the world. After saying no to what might have been an amazing experience in Australia, and then Germany, and then London… I promised myself that for 2015, my New Years’ Resolution was to take risks.

Adventures and Misadventures

This decision catapulted me into the adventure of a lifetime. I became more involved in charities and volunteer work in Jamaica, and met travellers from around the world who inspired me to chase my dreams.

In June 2019, I quit my corporate job in payroll. I also gave up my apartment, adopted my pets out to family and friends, and packed my life into three suitcases and a laptop bag.

After a month of being a nomad in Jamaica, I came to America for my routine summer vacation. That trip took me through Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.

Four years later—I’m still here! I’ve now been to 24 of America’s 50 states and 6 countries.

My Career

Like everyone else, my triumphs have been sprinkled with my own fair share of failure and frustration. Even so, each step has taken me closer and closer to my goals. I turned my hobby into a thriving business and published my debut novel on Halloween in 2018.

The Adventure Continues

If you think this is the part where I tell you I’ve settled down to regular adult life—think again. I’m working on another novel, while I prep for a cross-country move, so I can build a tiny house in the desert.

This blog documents my adventures and all the lessons I’ve learned as a Jamaican expatriate in America. Stick around for the tales of trials and triumph.

You won’t be disappointed.

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809 thoughts on “The Non-Fictional Tale of My Adventures

    1. Thank you. It was an interesting post. I’ve never seen the film, but I read a lot of books from the 1400 to 1800s which inevitably means stumbling into slavery. Some people forget, I think, that you can’t put new age knowledge on the prejudice ignorance of the past. It was written in context, no matter how wrong it was.

      Thank you. I do my best!

  1. Great blog! I love adventure; I work for a while save up, pay off debts, and then hit the road. My journey has taken me from Florida to Montana and to Tennessee where I am now. Loved every minute of it.

      1. everything is so much bigger and there is so much wide open space. where i lived in Montana there were less than 5 people per square mile. I had a moose in my yard once and several times on my way to work or even walmart had to stop for a herd of antelope crossing the road.

      2. Really? I was looking forward to the different terrain and climate in general, from what I heard. My friend just came back from Alaska and she’s been laying praises at my feel about that, too.

  2. Hi Marc. I’ve actually posted a few reviews on Goodreads. That is my main site for reviews. Reviewing books was a past time of mine, and still is to some extent. Is there any tool that may be able to transfer some of those reviews to Bookvetter? Or is Bookvetter for non-published books?

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