My 2013 DC bucket list:
- Go inside the National Cathedral
- Bureau of Engraving & Printing
- Go to the top of the clock tower at the Old Post Office Pavilion
- National Geographic Museum
- Air & Space Museum in Dulles, VA
- National Observatory
- US Capitol building tour
- Explore 14th Street NW
My 2013 personal bucket list:
- Get married (May 2013)
- Have more DC dates with my fiance/husband
- Spend more time with friends and family
My 2013 travel bucket list:
- Jamaica (wedding): (1) jump off of a cliff (even if its a baby one) in Negril and (2) Margaritaville in Montego Bay
- South Africa and Mozambique (honeymoon): (1) see a great white shark, (2) swim with a whale shark, (3) go with Matt on his first safari, (4) ride an elephant with Matt in Africa, and (5) go to Cape Town.
- Take a hot air balloon ride
- Travel to at least one state that I have never been to (e.g., Hawaii, Alaska, Alabama, Vermont, etc.)
What is on your 2013 bucket list?
Here are some DOs for Jamaica travelers:
- Take only a red plate cab. They are licensed to drive on the road.
- If you want to go shopping, change your US dollars for Jamaican money. Hotels will change the money for you, but you can get more for your US dollar at a place called a Cambio. You can ask to see if the hotel has a shuttle to take you to a Cambio where you would get more for your dollar (e.g., 1 US dollar in Jamaica is worth from 82.00 to 83.00 or 84.00 Jamaican dollars depending on where you go). You can also change your cash at the airport in Jamaica when you arrive.
- DO go to Margueritaville Sports Bar & Grill and enjoy a lovely glass of margarita
- DO go to Half Moon Shopping Center or other duty free shops where you get can get some of the best coffee in the world, “Blue Mountain Coffee,” perfumes, souvenirs and boutique clothing.
- DO try our jelly coconut water
- DO try our jerk chicken or jerk pork (very tasty; finger licking good)
- DO try our curry goat with white rice
- DO go see Rose Hall Great House (It’s a museum that has existed since the 18th century)
- If you rent a car, DO remember to drive on the left.
- DO learn a little patois (a dialect that everyone speaks).
- If you rent a car, make sure your insurance company will cover you driving in Jamaica.
- People will come up to you to try to sell you crafts or other stuff. If you are not interested, just say no thank you.
Jamaica is really a beautiful place. And, as a final note, DO stay at an all inclusive resort.