I’m Avi. I was born in Trinidad and lived there until I was 14. I grew up relatively close to the Nariva Swamp which is home to over 200 species of bird and 58+ species of mammals so I grew up an animal lover.
I definitely took those casual encounters with hummingbirds for granted.
I moved to New York at the age of 14 and culture shock does not remotely sum up what happened. Imagine a country girl from a small island (without cable tv or the internet) just dropped in the concrete jungle. Not only is the environment different, I experienced an insane level of cultural bombardment.
While hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Trinidad every year, I didn’t live in a highly touristic area and was not exposed to them. My entire cultural education came from watching the Olympics. Now all of a sudden I’m in a melting pot meeting with people from all over the world.
I have since made up for that void in my early education and now I’m an avid traveler. I have lived in Europe, America and the Caribbean and I vacation as often as possible.
My adventure has exposed me to new foods, health regimens, skincare and beauty secrets, and I’m going to share them all with you.
So come along for an adventure, the world is at our feet!