No matter the etymology, Barbados should be synonymous with tropical paradise. As the easternmost Caribbean island, the country boasts all the good of the region--white-sand beaches and temperatures in the 70s and 80s all year round--while avoiding the paths of tropical storms and hurricanes.
The result is an often surprising mix of land and aquatic adventures, a blend of cultures with influences from all over the world, and vibrant energy packed into 166 square miles.
Consider this a fun list of did-you-knows to make your friends jealous prior to heading to Barbados:
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Many of you have been asking about your upcoming travel plans. I want to assist you with your questions, but first, how are you holding up? I hope you are well. I also want to provide you with a few words about more important matters.
We find ourselves in interesting times, where much of the normal functioning of our daily lives seems out of order. However, there are also a great many certainties. While we are all engaged in our various pursuits to earn a living and raise our families, we are also neighbors and friends. I want to say I am here for you.
Things will at some point return to normal, we will get on with the routine we sometimes complain about but for which we are now a little nostalgic. Until then, know beyond being your “travel agent,” you and I are neighbors, friends and family. As we move through the next few weeks, be strong and maintain your conviction in those things that have always sustained you, whether that be your faith, your family your pets or your own sense of integrity. We will all get through this together.
While you probably know the basic necessities for having an enjoyable flight (ear buds, a blanket, chewing gym, etc) there are still some items that might make your time inflight even better.