Hello! My name is Suzanne. I’m a Trinidadian-born travel writer who has studied, lived, worked, and traveled abroad since 2001.

Unlike some other travel bloggers out there, I am an experienced communications professional. I’ve worked in print journalism and corporate communications. Wild card: I’ve also taught English as a Foreign Language in Japan.

In addition to this blog, my work on culture, meaningful travel, traveling as a person of color, teaching English abroad, working abroad, and studying abroad has been featured on Matador NetworkSavvy TokyoGoNOMAD, WanderfulWorld Nomads, The Culture Trip, and Caribbean Beat (to name a few). I’m also a Meaningful Travel Insider (MTI) for GoAbroad.

When I write something, I try to be as honest as I can. No B.S. here. I will tell it as it is so you can make up your own mind. I also enjoy telling a great story so if you’re looking for stunning pictures AND vivid imagery through words, you’re in the right place!


  1. Caribbean Beat: Soup Without Borders
  2. Wanderful: Please Stop Telling Me My Country Does Not Exist
  3. Matador Network: 19 Trinidad sayings everyone should start saying
  4. Matador Network: 10 unforgettable street foods you have to try in Trinidad and Tobago
  5. Matador Network: 23 signs you were born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago
  6. Matador Network: 9 fears only those from Trinidad and Tobago can understand
  7. Matador Network: How to piss off someone from Trinidad and Tobago
  8. Matador Network: 12 lies guidebooks tell you about Trinidad and Tobago
  9. Matador Network: The 8 best hangover cures in Japan
  10. Matador Network: 10 things that happen to you when you move to Japan
  11. Savvy Tokyo: The Stunning Beaches of Shimane Prefecture
  12. Savvy Tokyo: Taking it slow in Jaisalmer, India’s golden city
  13. Savvy Tokyo: A weekend getaway in Kuala Lumpur
  14. Savvy Tokyo: Izumo, the land of the gods
  15. Savvy Tokyo: Getting your head around fascinating Delhi
  16. Savvy Tokyo: Immerse yourself in real Japan at Mihonoseki
  17. Savvy Tokyo: Explore the unexplored in Tottori Prefecture
  18. Savvy Tokyo: Matsue: an underrated culture destination
  19. World Nomads: 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Travelling to Japan
  20. World Nomads: Hiroshima Must-Do: Discover Japan’s Most Infamous City
  21. World Nomads: Our Pick of Hiroshima’s Must-Try Bars & Restaurants
  22. GoAbroad: Is Teaching English Abroad a Good Idea?
  23. GoAbroad: Not Just for Teens: Gap Year Travel Programs
  24. GoAbroad: 5 best cities for studying in Korea
  25. GoAbroad: 8 Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs for 2017-2018
  26. GoAbroad: Get Right Down to Business with a 3 Month Internship Abroad
  27. GoAbroad: 10 Kick-A$% ESL Resources for Teachers
  28. GoAbroad: How I View Voluntourism in my Country
  29. GoAbroad: 5 Tips for Teaching English Abroad as a Person of Color
  30. GoAbroad: 6 Best Places to Teach English in Japan
  31. GoAbroad: Study Abroad in Asia Throw Down: Tokyo vs. Hong Kong
  32. GoAbroad: 10 Things to Expect Before High School in Japan
  33. GoAbroad: 5 Challenges You Will Face Studying Abroad in Japan
  34. GoAbroad: Things No One Ever Tells You About Interning in Japan
  35. GoAbroad: 9 Things Interns in New Zealand Should Always Do
  36. GoAbroad: How to Find “Sweet As” Jobs in New Zealand
  37. GoAbroad: Finding Your Perfect Job in South Korea
  38. GoAbroad: Top Paying Jobs in the UAE If You’re Searching for #ExpatLife
  39. GoAbroad: You Should Absolutely be Asking These Questions Before Finding Internships in the UK
  40. GoAbroad: 8 Summer 2017-2018 Study Abroad Programs that are Easy on your Wallet
  41. GoAbroad: Master’s Degrees We Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Get Abroad
  42. GoAbroad: Study Abroad Program Showdown: Direct Enrollment vs. Affiliate Program
  43. GoAbroad: Study Abroad Housing: Is One Better Than the Other?
  44. GoAbroad: 10 Advantages of Getting Your Undergraduate Degree Abroad (Besides Being Cooler Than Your Friends)
  45. GoAbroad: Should I Study Abroad in Europe or Asia?
  46. GoAbroad: Crunching the Numbers: 6 Tips to Create (& Stick to) Your Study Abroad Budget
  47. GoAbroad: 3 ESL Lesson Plans Fit For Any TEFL Teacher
  48. GoAbroad: I’m Freshly TEFL Certified: Now What?
  49. GoAbroad: Real Life Teach Abroad Salary Negotiations & What You Can Learn From Them
  50. GoAbroad: Breaking Down the Cost of TEFL Certification
  51. GoAbroad: 13 Things I Realized When Teaching Abroad
  52. The Culture Trip: Top 10 Things To See And Do On The Oki Islands
  53. GoNOMAD: Trinidad: Off The Beaten Path
  54. Ins and Outs of Trinidad and Tobago: The People’s Canvas; Pottery – a labor of love



  1. GoAbroad: Author interview – Suzanne Bhagan



I have partnered with Nishinoshima Tourism Association in Japan to successfully promote the Oki Islands as a viable tourist destination for both domestic and international travelers. If you’re a travel/tour company or a tourism board, and you like what you’ve seen and read so far, drop me a line at hotfootrini@gmail.com



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