Considering the nation climate in the United States, dealing with the daily disaster that is President #45, we take a look back at Tribe member Ashleigh's self-care escape when the official President changes of the guard took place. Take a peep at how she managed.   



I’ve been slacking on my travel-related posts. Since travel is one of the main things I am consistently asked about I need to step it up. For those who don’t know I live in Maryland and work in downtown DC. Upon hearing that y’all’s current president won, I knew I did not want to be in the city for inauguration weekend. I had to escape. I searched around for destinations I could go to or friends to visit and wasn’t really finding much. Great minds really do think alike because I saw more than a few posts of people wanting to get out of the city. One such thread included a post from a fellow traveler putting together a group trip to Martinique and the ticket was under $300 at the time. After a few weeks, plans were finalized and the trip was a go!


Martinique is a Caribbean Island that belongs to France, think Puerto Rico and the US. Many people haven’t heard of it but it’s such a beautiful place and I definitely plan to visit again. Despite a hotel mishap and not-so-great room, I enjoyed my trip and group of people I went with.


On our first day before our tour of the island, there was a driver mishap at the airport so we wandered around the hotel grounds. We eventually found a small beach that was pretty much empty so we made it our own. The water was so clear and beautiful, I so wish we had the clear water of the Caribbean in our beaches.

As do most of the world, the people of Martinique LOVE Obama, so much so that when he first became president they named a street after him. We ran across at least three different restaurants/bars with his name in the title. Also, completely unrelated, if you to go keep a few coins on you because most of the public restrooms required money to operate and clean.**

***See how Ashleigh's Martinique trip concluded by hopping over to her site***