More than two years ago, year-round warm weather and a new job were among the reasons why I decided to return to Barbados from America. I ignored criticisms that I was making a huge mistake by giving up a “better life” to return to “backward Barbados” (their words, not mine). And I am happy I did.
However, there is one thing I would like to change about my back-at-home experience.
One thing I’ve always loved about Barbados is the vibrant colors: what we wear, the paint we choose for our homes and our places of business–sometimes, even our cars.
It all pops in contrast to the cold, dark shades of the concrete jungles farther North.
It’s no secret that I love warm weather!
So naturally, now that it’s Springtime, I’m even more eager to explore my second home, Washington, D.C.
Today, I threw on a dress I’ve been dying to wear since Winter, and took to the streets. It was the perfect day for a cool walk and for checking out sweet spots I’ve been meaning to try–and an old favorite.
Every now and then, I make trips between Washington, D.C. and my favorite place on earth, Barbados
In two weeks, I’ve been booked on that journey four times, amid Winter conditions that have turned America’s travel plans upside down.
These quick trips have been a whirlwind: sleeping overnight in a departure lounge, uber-expensive airport-to-hotel transfers (pun intended), unplanned spending on accommodation, and insanely long rebooking queues.
There’s just something about Barbados that revives me and makes me feel alive.
After months of working away from home, I’ve retreated to these familiar shores for holiday fun.