Rashea Shamone

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HEY, YOU!

It’s me, Rashea Shamone! I’ve experienced quite a life of solo ​traveling, taking risks, exploring the unknown, getting lost for ​hours, and trusting strangers, but living a liberated life as a ​citizen of the world. And I'm ready to share my stories with you!


I got tired of the hamster wheel of corporate in Jamaica so I sold ​my car, and furniture, gave away the rest, and two flights later, ​my new life in Mexico had begun in 2016.


I've discovered my multipotentiality and ever since I've tapped ​into several passions and creative work. Are you ready to ​embark on this journey with me? I sure am!


Open the doors to endless possibilities like I did

I started my nomadic journey being more than half a million ​Jamaican dollars in debt, however, I knew there was more out ​there; more to be seen, to experience, and definitely more that I ​could be—within 2 years abroad, I was debt free and traveling ​on my own dime and terms! I love the life I've created here.


For the first 2-3 years in Mexico, I taught English to children, ​adults, and business English to executives and companies. But ​writing was the passion I longed to develop. While my blog ​had reached over 750 subscribers back then, I wanted to work ​with bigger brands to enhance my writing skills even more.


Since February 2019, I've done just that! I've written for luxury ​hotel chains around Mexico: Marival Resorts, a luxury hotel ​chain in Puerto Vallarta, and The Villa Group Resorts, a hotel ​chain with 7 hotels throughout Puerto Vallarta, Riviera ​Nayarit, and Los Cabos, among other smaller brands.

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Services

Creative Writing & ​Trav​el Journalism

I'll review different tourist ​destinations, hotels, tours, ​restaurants, etc. so others can ​experience them too.

Copywritin​g & Content ​Development

For better online positioning, ​I'll help you develop your ​brand's voice, use SEO, and ​create a content strategy.

Language & Mindset Coaching

Is it your dream to travel ​more? From 9-5 to full-time ​travel, I'll help you make the ​transition with ease.

Catalyze Your Self-Development and Reinvention Through Travel

by Rashea Shamone

Gone are the days when travel was only for business or exploring new destinations. Nowadays, people are embracing purpose-driven travel as a way to improve their mental health, relationships, lifestyle, quality of life, and future success.

Why do you travel?

For some, travel can be a form of escapism or instant gratification but for others, it's the perfect playground to let their inner child roam free to promote self-discovery, healing, and reinvention. Traveling to another city, locally or overseas, will unlock a whole new portal to start afresh and become who you've always wanted to be, especially on solo trips. Why?

What better time to implement new habits and lifestyle than in a new city where nobody knows you? It's the ideal place to be your authentic self without the influence of family, friends, societal norms, and cultural traditions. And the perfect moment to practice mindfulness. You can finally breathe!

Why should you practice mindfulness?

Too many people are convinced that "they are who they are" and "people can't change", however, I'm living proof that change is not only possible but it's attainable! How? You asked, well, first, I deepened my self-awareness through mindfulness.

Mindfulness is about being present and becoming more of an observer of your choices, actions, different emotions as they arise, and how you react to triggers, and setting boundaries to better understand yourself and how you show up in the world.

Don't let circumstances trick you into believing you have little to no choices but to keep doing the things that clearly aren't getting you results of a better quality of life full of joy, ease, and success. Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different outcomes. But fear not, I'll help you find your options.

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Club Spanglish has always been proud to serve the community with language classes but we couldn't be prouder to launch our personal development division that aims to educate people worldwide about self-discovery, and reinvention through travel. Whether you're an avid traveler or you've never traveled before, you have the power to change your whole life!

For a limited time only, get 3 in 1 with the ELITE BUNDLE which consists of our Explore More course, Explore More: Gratitude E-journal, and one Life Strategy and Mindset Coaching session with Rashea Shamone to enjoy 29% OFF.

This self-paced 3-module course extends into a workshop using its 21-day guide to help put theory into practice. All modules have video and written presentations, practice exercises, and quizzes to foster self-discovery and reinvention.

Once you complete the 21-day guide, you'll receive access to Bonus Content that introduces you to the 3Rs Method, a proven technique using a 3-step process to self-discover, heal emotional wounds, and reinvent your life. If you put in the work, stay consistent, and be accountable, change is inevitable!

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What can you change in 100 days of gratitude? Download our Explore More: Gratitude E-journal that focuses on introspection, intentional gratitude, and reflection. All of which you have to do in order to change the trajectory of your life and future success. Welcome to the rest of your life!

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...unchartered territory it was as Gabrielle set off to Vietnam without knowing a lick of Vietnamese.

Tales of a Solo Traveler:

Jamaica to Vietnam

by Rashea Shamone

Join us as we delve into the captivating story of Gabrielle Nain whose life took an extraordinary turn through her adventures abroad. Ever wondered how living in different countries can shape one's life?

Our featured guest, Gabrielle Nain, is a solo traveler who embarked on a life-changing journey that spanned continents, cultures, and unforgettable experiences. From her vibrant years traveling around Asia to stone sculpting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Gabrielle's zest for exploration knows no bounds. Here she reveals the profound effects of traveling.

Gabrielle Nain, who formerly worked in the cricket industry, forged a new life for herself when she moved across the world to Vietnam. Fast forward to several years later, and Gabrielle is a diverse Marketing Specialist at the Best Ever Food Review Show (BEFRS) on Youtube which has 10 million subscribers and over 2.3 billion views. BEFRS is hosted by Sonny who tries many cuisines across the globe.


“It’s all been eye-opening.”, Gabrielle Nain expressed as she explained how interesting working with BEFRS has been because she gets to be a part of a dynamic team and overtime worked in different areas such as production. Get ready to be inspired as we uncover the transformative power of wanderlust and the life-changing effects of traveling and living abroad.

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What Inspires People to Travel?

The inspiration to travel never comes from the same place for everyone, in fact, it is never just one thing that convinces someone to leave all they know for unknown places. For some, it’s to escape a difficult or unwanted lifestyle or to freely be themselves without the influence of family and outdated beliefs, while for others it’s for professional growth and/or to try something new.

Gabrielle’s appetite for travel began while working for the West Indies Players’ Association which had her traveling around the Caribbean for business. Exposure to new cultures and people as well as reading the book, The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts sparked her wanderlust even more.

After thorough research and advice from other women who travel, she saw a way to travel and live abroad with the hope of thriving as she discovered unchartered territories in Asia. And unchartered territory it was as Gabrielle set off to Vietnam without knowing a lick of Vietnamese. You must be thinking, of all the places in the world, why would a 20-something Jamaican woman decide to move to Vietnam without even knowing a word of Vietnamese?

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Vietnam is the Jamaica of Asia.

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After intense research and comparison, Vietnam offered an affordable cost of living and an ESL certification program that Gabrielle liked. She even saw the statement, “Vietnam is the Jamaica of Asia” on their site which was a clear sign it was meant to be!

Cultural Differences and Challenges

A big part of traveling, especially to countries where there is a language barrier and people who look nothing like you, is facing cultural differences and challenges. Unfortunately, prejudices are a ripple effect with minorities being treated lesser than others and oftentimes taken advantage of. And Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam was no different. Prejudice and colorism run rampant there.

Some job recruiters made it clear that “white skin” workers were preferred to “black skin” workers. People of color had to resort to using their savings to get by because they had such a hard time finding teaching jobs whereas foreigners of lighter complexion found jobs quite easily. It wasn’t until removing pictures from their resumes that they got interviewed but even then wages were way below the normal rates for workers.

Another challenge most people experience living abroad is homesickness and FOMO. While Gabrielle felt cut off from home, Jamaican life, and culture, it allowed her to be present. Although this solitude and freedom brought peace on most days, it was still hard to miss out on the lives of the people she loved the most.

so, Is Traveling Worth it?

Most people who travel and live abroad, if done right, never return home the same. There’s just something about finding yourself in unknown lands that does wonders for your personal growth and development. Gabrielle feels wiser and more mature/aged while feeling younger than ever. “Traveling changed my worldview.” Gabrielle Nain said as she reflected on her time abroad.

Traveling teaches you a lot of things, and one of Gabrielle's lessons was to be more open-minded and accept situations as they come. "Don't trust everyone, not everyone has good intentions, stay open but guarded," Gabrielle said, adding, "Be more present and accept the lessons life is teaching you."

Her love for travel continues to shine through as she plans to embark on an adventure to Europe to see Greece, Portugal, among other places. So is it worth it? Gabrielle and countless travelers would agree that it’s more than worth it, it’s vital!

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Learn a Second Language Like a Pro

by Rashea Shamone

Learning a second language can be quite hard and tedious. Especially when your everyday life has you using your native language to communicate day in and day out. Most people will suggest immersive living and moving to a country that speaks the language you want to learn.


Great idea! But not everyone has the access or flexibility to move to another country. Therefore, most people think learning a second language, especially as an adult is not possible. On the contrary, I believe immersive learning can be done even if you never leave your home country.

It will take some extra work and dedication, but it is doable. First, we have to remember how we learned as toddlers. We repeated words, which were usually mispronounced at first, but with repetition and practice, we eventually got it. Learning a second language is quite the same.


Fortunately, we don't have to wait 17 years to learn a language from the toddler stage to high school, with proven learning techniques, dedication, consistency, and self-commitment you could go from a basic to a conversational level of a new language in as little time as 6 months.

4 expert tips to successfully learn a language

Repeat words like toddlers do.

Think about it, toddlers always say new words whenever they see or hear them. Every time they see a car, they scream, "car". When they learn colors, they start to say, "red car", and so on until they learn to build sentences; fully immersed in the language. So how do we use this technique as adults? Well, post-its will become your very best friend.


Write the names of different things in your environment on Post-its and place them on the items or places you frequently visit. Every time you walk by or use the items, you say the Spanish word aloud. When more advanced, use the Spanish word in a sentence. These repetitions will build new synapses in the brain and over time your unconscious mind will automatically remember the new language in a more natural way.

Practice speaking with a real person.

Practice makes progress; the only way to learn a language is by speaking it. So make new friends or a language pen pal to further practice the language you are trying to learn.


If making new friends is not your thing, then I suggest encouraging someone you already know to learn the language with you, that way, you both can hold each other accountable & practice together. Just like learning anything else, first, you do the theory then you do the practical. Speaking is your practical and it is crucial to put all you've been hearing, seeing, or reading and writing into real-life practice.

Use a variety of learning skills

Swatting words and regurgitating them is not how you master a language. Use multiple skills to absorb the language faster. Practice listening skills via music and podcasts, watching movies or series, and even videos on social media. Practice writing skills by making notes of words and phrases to create a vocabulary bank by category.


Practice speaking skills by repeating what you listen to or what you see and read. And of course, by getting a pen pal, tutor, or anyone who speaks or is learning this language. Tandem is a great app for meeting locals to practice more. Practice reading skills by reading memes on social media, articles, and simple books to improve language skills. Lastly, playing certain games is another great way to learn a language while having fun!

get the ideal tutor for your needs.

Now that you've made so much progress learning words and phrases while expanding your vocabulary, the next step, just like a toddler, is school. But get a Tutor that gets you!


Learning language rules and grammar with a personalized curriculum and tutor will help you create a deeper understanding of the language to master it at a faster pace. Learn to connect phrases, understand intonations, and form your own sentences while using this new language more naturally and sounding less like a translator. The best way to build a firm foundation is to find a tutor that is student-focus and specialized.

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We've taken the guessing game out of it by using proven learning techniques to help you achieve your language goals by creating a personalized curriculum based on your needs. REGISTER NOW to practice your English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese skills!

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Top Foodie Cities in Mexico for

the Ultimate Culinary Adventure!

by Rashea Shamone

Mexico is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and mouth-watering cuisine. From street food to high-end gourmet cuisine, Mexico has something for everyone. Whether on a luxury vacation or a budget trip, there are plenty of top foodie cities in Mexico for the ultimate culinary adventure.


Exploring Mexico's top foodie cities is an excellent way to experience the depth of Mexican cuisine. Each city has its own unique culinary identity, with traditional and modern dishes to discover. Here are 5 top food destinations in Mexico and some must-try Mexican food to try on your next trip.

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TOP FOODIE CITIES

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MEXICO CITY

As the capital and largest city, Mexico City has a rich culinary history that reflects its status as a cultural melting pot. Famous for its street food, such as tacos al pastor, which was inspired by Lebanese shawarma and adapted to local tastes. Its restaurants and street food options are endless, but two must-try places are Mercado de San Juan and Pujol.


Mercado de San Juan is a great place to try traditional Mexican street food like tacos, tamales, and churros. Pujol, one of the city's most acclaimed restaurants, offers a tasting menu that highlights Mexico's diverse culinary heritage.

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GUADALAJARA

Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco and the second-largest city in Mexico. This must-visit foodie destination offers a vast range of local cuisine but is famously known for the "Torta Ahogada" which is a pork sandwich smothered in sauce. Birria, a spicy stew made with goat meat, is another must-try dish in Guadalajara. Both are finger-licking good!


Guadalajara is the birthplace of tequila, visitors can tour tequila distilleries and learn about the history and production of the spirits. Due to its regional cuisine, street food scene, fine dining options, local markets, and tequila culture, Guadalajara is a must-visit foodie destination!

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OAXACA CITY & COASTAL TOWNS

The city's culinary culture is a fusion of indigenous and Spanish flavors, with rich and complex sauces. Oaxaca falls into both categories, visit Oaxaca City or on the coast to enjoy Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, and other beach towns.


Oaxaca is known for its mole, tlayuda and mezcal. Mole is a thick and flavorful sauce made from over 20 ingredients like peppers, chocolate, and spices. Tlayuda has been a staple of Oaxacan cuisine for centuries. Mezcal has been produced in this region for hundreds of years dating back to the 16th century. Cannabis-infused Mezcal is also popular in Oaxaca.


These and other staple Mexican dishes of Oaxacan culture have gained popularity in other parts of Mexico and around the world over the years. This region uses fresh ingredients to make even the most simple dishes explode with flavors that'll tantalize your palate. A foodie's dreamland.

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Puerto Vallarta is a beach destination that's also known for its food scene. This coastal town has a mix of local and international restaurants, serving everything from fresh seafood to traditional Mexican dishes and street food.


Puerto Vallarta is known for its delectable seafood, with many restaurants serving ceviche, shrimp tacos, and seafood stews. A must-visit restaurant in Puerto Vallarta is El Arrayan, which specializes in traditional Mexican dishes like Pozole and Chiles en Nogada. The restaurant's menu also includes vegetarian and vegan options.


Some of the most mouthwatering dishes are sold by street vendors and located off the beaten path. However, for a more upscale dining experience, head to Cafe des Artistes, where Chef Thierry Blouet combines French and Mexican cuisine to create a unique dining experience.

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TULUM

Tulum is known for its beautiful beaches and bohemian vibe, but its diverse and dynamic culinary scene celebrates the traditional flavors of Mexico while embracing international influences and modern cooking techniques.


Tulum is located a mere 2 hours from Cancun and is known for its eco-friendly food scene which includes fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and aromatic spices. But just 1-hour drive away in Playa del Carmen is a must-try restaurant to complete your Caribbean vacation: Rockas Beachtown Grill and enjoy home-style Jamaican dishes bursting with flavors.


Many of the restaurants in Tulum work closely with local farmers and fishermen to source the freshest produce and seafood while incorporating traditional cooking techniques and ingredients into their menus. Each restaurant adds its own spin to traditional Mexican dishes and other cuisines.

Food is an important part of Mexican culture, and this is reflected in the city's vibrant food markets, street food vendors, and traditional festivals and celebrations that feature local and international cuisine. Mexico is a dream destination for food lovers, with many top food destinations to explore. The only question is, where will you visit first?

Whether you're traveling on a budget or looking for luxury experiences, there's something for everyone. From Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta, Oaxaca to Tulum, and Guadalajara, each city offers a unique culinary culture that's worth exploring. Don't miss out on these must-try Mexican foods and make your trip to Mexico a culinary adventure!

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Two Girls, One Cup

PART 1

by Rashea Shamone

Fifi and Gigi's meet-cute, an excerpt from a short story series titled "Fifi and Gigi". A story based on two women and how they handle adulthood, relationships, and love before and after their paths cross.

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I was just minding my business, walking through the parking lot, when I saw Stan making a beeline toward me. I hasten my steps as I fumbled through my backpack for my keys and swiftly got in and started my Jeep. But by the time I snapped my seatbelt, Stan perched his arm on my window.


“Hey, Fifi! Where are you running off to… yet another Friday?” he blurted out with a smirk on his face.


“Wouldn’t you like to know, Stan.”


“When are you going to let me take you out, baby girl?” Stan interjected.


“But Stan, we've already…”


“But nothing, Fifi. I can make you happy.” He continued.


I put the gear in reverse and backed out of the parking lot without another wasted word.


“I won’t stop until you’re mine, Fifi” Stan screamed as I drove away. What a creep!


Hey Siri, play CRZY by Kehlani ” …Crazy—I go, I go, I go,…”


I pulled out the hair tie and cranked up my music to the max as I cruised down the highway. Before I knew it, 2 hours had gone by and I zipped past the “Welcome to Reddington” sign.

Vicky is my college bestie who graduated and moved to Reddington a few months ago but Friday GNO is a sure deal. Minutes later as I drove in, she ran out to greet me.


“Don’t squeeze me to death!” she snarled and we both giggled. She walked over to the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of wine, and looked back at me with a smirk on her face.


“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” she blurted out and we giggled.


A few hours later drinking, chatting, and laughing, we started to get ready for a GNO at a new lesbian bar.


“You’re a hot piece of ass, how do you expect to get a girlfriend being a little prude. Show what your mama gave you, giiirl!” Vicky proclaimed trying to get me to wear pumpum shorts and a leather crop top with boots.


Is that a dress or a blouse, woman!” I squealed when I saw her backless mini-dress which hung to her curves seamlessly with the pearl straps hanging on for dear life.


“Listennnn, I’m finding me a zaddy tonight.” Vicky replied.


“Let's get this party started, shots?” she asked as she grabbed two shot glasses and filled them with tequila.


“Here’s to finding HER tonight!” And in one gulp the shot glasses were empty.

We were transported to a lesbian wonderland starting with a rainbow tunnel entrance, mirrors, poles, and women everywhere. Don't get me started on the vagina and nipple ceramic wall decorations and colorful paintings.


“Two shots of tequila and two gin and tonic” Vicky shouted. A few drinks later, Vicky texted me to say she was heading to get her itch scratched and if I was ok to get home. So, I place my cup on the counter to reply and tell her I’d be fine. I decided to stay because I was enjoying the live performances and the whole vibe. I’d never seen anything like it!


The outfits, the music, the drinks, oof, they knew what the fuck the assignment was. I turned around, and reached for my cup, when another hand cups my hand, too. She looked at me with the biggest smile. The prettiest I’ve ever seen. Am I drunk or have I died and gone to heaven?! I didn’t want to pull my hand away.


“I’m sorry, the Bartender actually threw away your cup a second ago, but I’m definitely willing to share my cup with you.” .” She whispered in my ear, gently pulling her hand away as she slides her fingertips across my hand and wrist. Without saying a word or thinking, I took her cup and gulped the whole thing down. I couldn't believe it was HER.


What the fuck is happening right now?!


“What do you mean?” she said as she stared at me like we were the only two people in this crowded club. The woman I saw in the booth is now just a few inches away from me. Suddenly, my throat became dry and my palms were wet, and God knows where else...

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Elevate Your Mexico Travel Experience

by Rashea Shamone

Some of Mexico's most popular destinations are known for their stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich culture. With 32 states, there are plenty of places to explore so hiring a travel consultant/concierge offers you personalized services to elevate your Mexico travel experiences.


From large cities and rural quaint towns to beaches, deserts, and mountainous landscapes, Mexico is the playground for all travelers and nature explorers. Find the ideal travel experiences that speak to your soul. Hire Rashea Shamone to elevate your Mexico travel experiences.

For instance, Playa del Carmen is sure to be unforgettable whether you're looking to relax on Caribbean beaches, explore ancient ruins, or indulge in local cuisine & nightlife.

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However, planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area. But that's where Rashea Shamone comes in. With her insider knowledge & expertise, you can easily elevate your Mexico travel experience. Here are 4 reasons to consider booking a travel consultant:

Personalized itinerary

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As your travel consultant, Rashea Shamone creates a personalized itinerary for you based on your interests, preferences, and budget. Get recommendations of the best beaches, restaurants, cultural activities, and outdoor adventures in Mexico that suit your travel style.

Insider knowledge

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With 6+ years exploring Mexico, Rashea Shamone has insider knowledge of Mexico's top cities and attractions, as well as some hidden gems that are off the beaten path. This service offers recommendations for unique experiences that you won't find in guidebooks or online. Get all the tea!

Time-saving

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Planning a trip to Mexico can be time-consuming, especially if you're unfamiliar with where to go or what to do. A travel consultant takes care of all the details, from flights and accommodation to tours and transport, saving you time and hassle. Get all the travel info hassle-free while saving time!

Emergency support

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In case of unexpected issues, such as flight cancellations or medical emergencies, a travel consultant can provide 24/7 support to ensure that you stay safe and comfortable throughout your trip. Rashea Shamone's private concierge package includes language assistance, immigration aid, etc.

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just pack your bags and show up, now that's a true flex

Why wouldn't anyone want a hassle-free trip filled with local experiences on and off the beaten path safely? Plan a trip that reflects your preferences, aesthetics, and vibe without ever having to do an ounce of research when you book with Rashea Shamone. What are you waiting for?

Solo traveling just got easier! Travel more or move to Mexico with Rashea Shamone's help. Get recommendations on cities, & immigration procedures, get language help, and so much more. Get acquainted with a FREE consultation today to see how you can elevate your Mexico travel experiences.

A trip to Mexico is a dream come true for many travelers, and with the help of a travel consultant, you can elevate your experience and make the most of your time in this beautiful destination. Don't settle for a basic one-size-fits-all trip – let Rashea Shamone create a personalized itinerary that reflects your unique interests and travel style.

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Journey to Freedom: A Nomad Story

by Rashea Shamone

I used to wonder how average-income people like myself could afford ​to travel full-time or live abroad, especially when they moved to a non-​English-speaking country alone. I was both filled with curiosity and ​envy because I didn’t know how to start my journey to freedom.



I had to figure out what I wanted and how to get there. With research ​and budget projections, I planned my escape and left Jamaica within 2 ​years. How? I reduced my spending and lived a frugal life knowing it ​was temporary. I got a second job and saved it all. Closer to leaving, I ​sold my furniture and other items to have more start-up funds.


I got certified to teach English as a foreign language and started my ​digital nomad lifestyle as a language coach and writer. While living in ​Mexico has its difficult days, I’ve evolved and discovered so much ​because of these experiences and the people I’ve met over the years. ​And nothing is more freeing than finding peace in being your true self.

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"not all who wander are lost" -J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve lived in over 20 homes since 2016 until now, the 3 major cities were: Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Playa del Carmen. I've spent time in other places in Mexico such as Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Chacahua, Michoacan, Mexico City, Cancun, Melaque, and Tulum, to name a few


A nomad lifestyle perk I love is a spontaneous day trip. Today’s lifestyle article is being written at Cenote Azul. Mexico has a rich culture, diverse landscapes from desert to rainforest, vast marine life, and endless adventures in nature. The journey to freedom begins with exploring oneself and connecting with the natural wonders on Earth.


Cenotes are natural sinkholes with caves and fresh water. While they can be found in many regions, nowhere else in the world has this large number of cenotes as Riviera Maya does. These natural bodies of water are usually nestled in the middle of lush greenery, flora, and fauna which is home to countless iguanas, birds, squirrels, and other animals.

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Cenote Azul in the Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula

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Cenote Eden and Azul are both about 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Take a colectivo (bus) for $35 pesos but a taxi is pricier. Sunscreen, body oils, etc. are not allowed at a cenote.

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Less than 2 hours away you'll find Suytun which is on the outskirts of the town Valladolid, and just 45 minutes from Chichen Itza, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Cenote Dos Ojos in Quintana Roo, Mexico. People swimming and snorkeling in clear blue water. This cenote is located close to Tulum in Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.

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As the name suggests, there are two sinkholes resembling eyes. Take a dive and cool off as you explore nature. Not a strong swimmer? Rent a life vest and more as needed.

ready to start your journey to freedom?

Changing your life and starting over takes work but what you get and the person you become because of it is worth all the sweat and tears. You have the power to take the reigns of your life and live with intent and dedication to self. You’d be surprised at how much you could create a new reality and lifestyle, just like I did! I’d love to help you achieve this. Contact Rashea Shamone today to get a free consultation.

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Vacation Ideas to Plan a Trip to Mexico

by Rashea Shamone

Typically, when people think of traveling to Mexico, the most popular tourist destinations are ​the only ones getting recognized. Popular beach towns like Los Cabos, Cancun, and Puerto ​Vallarta, and bigger cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Oaxaca City, just to name a few.


But there’s so much more to Mexico, after all, it has 32 states. Did you know that Mexico ​recognizes 68 national languages and is home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World? The ​archeological site and ancient Mayan city, Chichen Itza, is visited by about 2.5 M tourists yearly​.

Gone are the days when a vacation only meant staying at an all inclusive resort. Nowadays, ​tourists are venturing out and seeing more of what Mexico offers. Riviera Maya is the ideal ​destination to do this because Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are so close in proximity.


The best way to determine where in Mexico to plan a trip is to discover the type of traveler you ​are or compare vacation ideas that suit your budget and needs. Mexico offers luxury vacations, bu​dget trips, and everything in between. Here are four vacation ideas to plan a trip to Mexico:

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Luxury All Inclusive ​Resort in Cancun

An adventurous vacation is thrilling but some ​vacationers like it full of luxury with everything at ​their fingertips. Sounds like you? An all inclusive ​resort provides just that! A mere 30 mins from ​Cancun’s airport, you’ll find the hotel zone where ​plenty of all inclusive beachfront resorts, ​nightclubs, restaurants, and more await you!