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I'm Jessika. Welcome to my site! I am a lifestyle photographer and travel blogger based in Southern California. I offer photography services and document my adventures throughout the world. Enjoy!

A Day Trip to Paradise! (The Bahamas)

A Day Trip to Paradise! (The Bahamas)

So ... what do you do when your birthday plans of visiting the Bahamas get ruined by a category 5 hurricane? ... You find a way to make it happen! This is exactly what I did when hurricane Matthews decided to share a birthday with me. I had missed all my flights and spent money on hotels that I never occupied. I was determined to still visit and enjoy the Bahamas.

As I arrived back to Miami from Jamaica I decided to just go for it! Just take the next available flight to the Bahamas, unfortunately due to the fact that the islands had also been hit by the hurricane, flights were very limited and I only had a few choices. So I decided to just do a day trip.

I woke up early and flew out of Ft. Lauderdale into Nassau with only a few items: swimsuit, towel, passport, my lovely camera, my LV tote, and coffee. Day trip it was! I flew with JetBlue but you can also take a ferry to Freeport, Bahamas for about $73 roundtrip with Balearic Caribbean's. If it's your birthday you get a discount and you can travel for less than $50 USD. Below are some pics of my quick but relaxing day in Nassau. Enjoy!

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I was exhausted after returning from Nassau and I was in need of a delicious meal. I met a friend for dinner at this amazing place Swine in Miami. If you are a pork or bbq lover you will absolutely love this place. The food is just so delicious. I highly recommend it if you are in the Miami area. 

I decided to change my flight and stay in Miami for a few more days because why not? All my other flights were changed as a result of hurricane Mathews so one more change wouldn't hurt. I enjoyed my last couple of days in Southern Florida. I visited different beaches and took some time to relax and think of the beautiful moments I had during this trip.

I was grateful for the opportunity God gave me to take this leap of faith, to leave my job and everything at home behind to go pursue my passions and find myself. I enjoyed visiting the 10 countries that I mentioned on my prior blog posts (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and the Bahamas), the food, the beaches, my family in Guatemala, and the adventures that nature threw at me. Most importantly, I really enjoyed the adventure I have yet to write about but will share on my next post, which was the opportunity to volunteer for some NGOs and interact with my community, my people, and help others in need.

Miami was the last stop of my trip before taking a flight back home to California. I needed a few days to recharge my body once again to embrace the most exciting and amazing trip of my life, Southeast Asia! Hope you enjoyed my blog posts on Central America and the Caribbean. Follow me to Asia on my next series of posts! :)

Volunteering in a Third World Country

Volunteering in a Third World Country

The 3 day trip to Jamaica... YA MON!

The 3 day trip to Jamaica... YA MON!