About the Blog
Adventures from Elle is the brainchild of Rochelle Knight and a blog about how to experience Jamaica like a local on a budget, written by a local on a budget. Exploring my homeland through inexpensive day-trips is the trade-off for not being able to afford travel overseas currently, & I’m loving it! It all started with my first trip in December 2016 to an off-the-beaten-path waterfall in my parish, accomplished with two JUTC buses and a taxi. This led to an epiphany that lack of money isn’t a valid obstacle to travelling and enjoying new experiences, and since then I’ve grown this blog as a budget-friendly amalgam of my adventures around Jamaica.
Adventures from Elle tells the stories of the places I visit, unabashedly shares my perspective of this beautiful island and will hopefully entertain or help you discover your own adventures. I tend to frequent off-the-beaten-path waterfalls, museums and parks, but my interests are wide so you’ll find just about any interesting local place on here. If it has water, art, mountains, trees, or even some interesting history behind it, I’m there!
Let’s not make this another travel blog as Adventures from Elle isn’t meant for vicariousness. I rather inspire your own adventures! If you’re living in or visiting Jamaica, I hope you’ll browse and find somewhere new to explore. If not, use this blog to learn more about a country for which I’m most passionate, or use it as inspiration to ford your own streams. Travel blogging or travelling for that matter doesn’t have to be in far and distant lands, even though I plan to visit those lands someday and you should too, if you can. However, it can also be about visiting a new parish or state, a new restaurant, a new corner of the park or even just strolling around the town in which you live that you think you know so well. You may be surprised that there are still interesting places you pass each day on your commute that you’ve never visited.
Travel is the secret to a well-lived life.
As we say in Jamaica, walk good! 🇯🇲