In this episode dedicated to travel, JuicyChef hosts two of her favourite Jamaican travel bloggers, Heidi Hanna of Where Next Heidi?, who is an adventurous spirit and conscientious globetrotter alongside Jhunelle Jureidini of Simply Local Life, a patriotic Jamaica specialist whose enthusiasm makes you want to explore the island’s hidden secrets. The ladies share their travel tips for exploring nooks and crannies around Jamaica in parishes that are outside the normal tourism corridor and the importance of community tourism. Heidi who has 30 countries under her belt, dispenses advice for family travel with children or as a couple. Jhunelle wants overseas visitors to venture outside of the typical tourist locales and seek opportunities for unfiltered local culture in non tourist areas. The women debate the rise of “posing for the gram” travel that can be intimidating for new travellers versus the realistic norms of ordinary nomads out of sight from the peer pressure and glare of social media. They also expound on the merits of repeat travel to countries that connect with your soul and the virtues of exploring them more deeply. We hope this travel episode inspires your next trip whether it be a staycation or lands thousands of miles away. Follow the ladies on Instagram @wherenextheidi @simplylocallife and @nyamandtrod.
Drink of the episode: JuicyChef’s Sparkling Caribbean Non-alcoholic Cocktail
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Jacqui ‘JuicyChef’ Sinclair, founder of Nyam & Trod, is a British Jamaican award-winning chef, writer, and food culturist. She is a co-founder of Kingston Kitchen, an annual food event supporting food artisans. Jacqui has been an advocate of the Meatless Monday Global movement in Jamaica since 2011. Jacqui’s work has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, the Jamaica Observer, Saveur, The Jewish Post and numerous blogs. She has appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods’ with Andrew Zimmern and Food & Wine’s Jamaica episode with Kwame Onwuachi.