Adventures from Elle is the brainchild of Rochelle Knight and began as a blog about how to experience Jamaica like a local on a budget, written by a local on a budget. Hit with the wanderlust bug in my early twenties, exploring Jamaica through inexpensive day-trips was my trade-off for not being able to afford overseas travel during medical school and quickly became my favourite hobby. 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, or even a car, isn’t a valid obstacle to travelling and enjoying new experiences. The rest is history.
Adventures from Elle tells the stories of the places I visit, unabashedly shares my perspective of my beautiful island Jamaica 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 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.
Watch me explore my island home, the Caribbean then the entire world! 🌐
If I had to narrow it down, my best adventures to date are parasailing in Negril, ziplining at YS Falls, staying at the Poet Reef luxury villa in Hanover, exploring Millbank Falls in Portland, climbing Jamaica’s highest point, the Blue Mountain Peak, visiting Reach Falls and Boston Beach, and every minute of my time spent in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago for Christmas + ringing in 2020 on NYE.
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
~ Gustave Flaubert
As we say in Jamaica, walk good! 🇯🇲