Jamaica Me Happy. 


We love Jamaica, but OK, we are a little biased...


Jamaicans tend to be very proud of their island nation, and Island Runaway Zickie is no exception to that rule. Other islands may hold their allure for him, but he'll always return to his homeland.


Check our our Jamaica posts, and come back as we add more.

As the Rastas say, "Respect, mon."




June 14, 2015

Island Expert Deanne Allgrove describes a "Day at the Beach" in her country, Jamaica, that perenially popular destination for a tropical getaway:   I usually try to avoid the beach on a weekend because I like to hear the...

February 21, 2015

Is there anything as infectious as Harry Belafonte singing? Is there anything as worth celebrating as a day of relaxation? You put the two together, and you get the classic island tune...


Day-O! Day-a-a-O!

This traditiona...

February 20, 2015

What's it like to arrive on a cruise ship in Jamaica? Our Island Expert Deanne Allgrove tests out what it's like to be a tourist in her own country, the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica...


Living on an island like J...

February 10, 2015

A few months ago, a reader asked, "Where do you go to get away from all the tourist stuff in Jamaica?" This island traveler wasn't interested in the canned tours, crowded beaches, or attractions where tourists get bother...

January 25, 2015

Our Island Expert Deanne is back with another post about her island home, Jamaica. After living abroad, she's rediscovering the beauty of her country...and sharing it with us!


Living on an island, it is always amusing to...

January 7, 2015

We've heard it in Negril at Rick's Cafe. We've heard it on little Carriacou in the southern Caribbean Sea. Seems like any Caribbean escape we take, Zickie and I are bound to hear this famous tune. We've even heard it on...

November 3, 2014

An Island Runaways reader contacted me a couple of days ago, and suggested, “Maybe you could talk about some of the places [in Jamaica] where you can get away from all the tourist stuff and talk about the real deal.”



September 26, 2014

If super-sweet rum cocktails are not your thing, watch Zickie's "educational video" on crafting a cocktail with both Jamaican and Trinidadian influences.





Here Jamaican-born Zickie supplies some basic instruction on ho...

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