Reminiscing about the very first island I visited many years ago is like wondering about the first girl I ever kissed; how have things changed over time since I last saw her? Jamaica was the island that was my very first trip to the Caribbean back in 1984. Since then, I have traveled to many others, but few with the magic of Jamaica. Now, 27 years later, I had an opportunity to make a quick trip to return to the place that addicted me to island travel. It was time to see, “WHAT’S UP MON”?
For this visit, I was on a “soft adventure” trip with a group of fun travel bloggers from N. America. “Soft Adventure” is one that is filled with plenty of activities, but stops short of anything too stressful.
Travel to Jamaica from the central U.S. on either American Airlines or Delta is relatively easy. The flights land in Montego Bay which is the entry point for travel to either the north shore or Negril. It is an island with stunning tropical beauty.
The airport at Montego Bay has done a good job keeping up with modern air travel. They did a lot of remodeling 4 years ago. The customs and immigration process is very easy. There are plenty of transportation options to the hotels, if not previously arranged.
On this particular trip, my HQ was Montego Bay. My hotel, Iberostar Rose Hall Grand, had arranged transportation. It is a short 20 minute ride by bus or taxi from the airport. My next post will give you a glimpse of the hotel property.
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