13 things mentally strong travelers shouldn’t do in 2018

Are you a tourist/traveler? Have you ever felt inadequate after scrolling through another traveler's Instagram feed? This got me thinking about bad habits mentally weak travelers have. In fact, my list is directly inspired by Amy Morin's bestseller, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Here are 13 things mentally strong travelers shouldn't do in 2018. [...]

5 books that inspired me to travel abroad

Over the years, I've read a lot of travel fiction/non-fiction but there are some books that remain dear to me. Some I read during my formative years before I was old enough or could afford to travel abroad. I read two of them while I was at university and they inspired me to push the boundaries of [...]

Book set in Japan: The Lady and the Monk

Initially, I was really excited to read Pico Iyer's The Lady and the Monk. For those in the know, Iyer is one of the world's leading travel writers today (travel writer, not blogger) whose observations have made him quite famous. I was especially attracted to this book because it features Kyoto, my soul city in Japan. I [...]

31 things you should know about a Trini Christmas

The local radio station, Sweet 100.1 FM, starts playing Christmas music in September. Your mother started soaking dried fruits in alcohol for black cake way before December. People start putting up Christmas lights from Divali. Creches start popping up on churchyards. Even though it's 33 degrees Celsius outside, the malls are filled with snow, Santa [...]

It’s already been one year!

We can't believe one whole year has passed since we restarted Hot Foot Trini! It's grown immensely, thanks to the consistent support from you, our fantastic readers and followers! We're very grateful for your wonderful comments, shares, and endorsements. It really gives us the inspiration to keep blogging, even though travel blogs continue to mushroom [...]

Top 5 Off the Beaten Path Places in Jamaica

This is a guest post written by fellow travel blogger, Janiel Green. Janiel is a physician assistant in the US with a passion for connecting cultures, exploring without boundaries, and finding unique adventures. She has been to 5 of the 7 continents and hopes to travel to Antarctica next year. Follow her adventures at Culture Trekking. [...]

100 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

After reading books, watching movies comes a close second for me. Films are the next best thing when it comes to inspiring armchair travelers. For others, they're a great way to pass the time on those long-haul flights and wait times at airports and stations! I especially love movies filmed about travel or set in [...]

20 magical pictures of Jaisalmer, India’s golden city

Jaisalmer is called India’s golden city because of the yellow sandstone buildings and sandy desert landscape. Located on the far end of the state of Rajasthan and in the heart of the Thar desert, it feels miles away from everywhere else in the subcontinent. It’s also very close to the Pakistani border. The city was [...]

Home sweet home: dealing with reverse culture shock

Repatriation sucks. After living adventurously for a year or more, to come back home can seem dull. After the initial euphoria of reuniting with family and friends and telling them your best travel stories, it's all over. Nobody wants to hear about it anymore. Back to the grind. There's also an ugly side of returning [...]

13 photos that will make you want to visit Jaipur right now

Rajasthan is one of India's most beautiful states. Located in the northwestern part of the subcontinent, it offers many first-time travelers a glimpse into the desert cities of India. Founded in the 16th century by Jai Singh, Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital city, is one of the stops on the Golden Triangle (which includes Delhi and Agra). It's [...]