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 travelers from around the world who inspired me to chase my dreams.

In June 2015, 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.

Six years later—I’m still here! I’ve now been to 35 of America’s 50 states and 8 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.

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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 RVing in the Desert Southwest with my cat and my FJ Cruiser, in the middle of a global pandemic.

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

You won’t be disappointed.

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

  1. Thank you for following one of my blogs.

    An interesting post. Everyone knew I was mad when I sold up and left the states for Europe. Of course I couldn’t last long before I would return. That was eleven years ago and I don’t want to be anywhere else. Travel as long as you enjoy it then if you want to settle, find a place that feels right! All the best.

    1. Thank you Léa, and you’re welcome. My travel buddy and I often joke about how confusing it will be when it’s time for us to settle down and pick a new place to live. We have yet to decide where would pull us most. I think he would want to live in Japan. I would go for somewhere in Europe, either Britain or along the Mediterranean coast.

      Where did you end up?

  2. Amazing blog, Alex. Clean, easy, fast. Love everything. Had no idea such help existed and will be happy to spread the word around. My kids are in Highschool, so what you are doing is very pertinent. Grateful to meet you here.

    1. I like to make things I think about come true. When I see that, I will go for some again, and again. And then, I can say, Who said not to try. The one that did not try. Thanks, Alexis.

      1. You’re welcome, Alexander. Glad you found my blog encouraging.

    2. Thanks Charles! I’m really glad you enjoyed my writing and my travel adventures. All the best to you as well! 😄

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