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10 Best Countries To Visit On A Jamaican Passport

November 11, 2016

After my last Jamaica related article about what it is like Travelling the world on a Jamaica passport, I have decided to break it down a little to make it even more vivid.

The last article got the attention I least expect and many did not think that travelling to visa-free countries is a possibility.

Now, an article I have never really thought of, thanks to you and your feedback. I am sharing 10 Best Countries to Visit On a  Jamaican Passport.

It is such a pleasure to share this knowledge with you all. But, remember, I am writing this for me, but also for you,  so if there are any more topics or blog post you would like for me to cover, please do not hesitate to drop me a quick Facebook message, email or an Instagram comment. I am reading and I am responding.

I have selected these countries to which I have had first-hand experience with. These are also countries that wouldn’t require too much hassle to visit coming from Jamaica or the other Caribbean Islands.

Here are 10 Best Countries To Visit on A Jamaican Passport, all of which are visa-free. For me, the visa-free part is like music to the ear.



You needed a visa to visit Brazil until February of last year. Now, it’s all visa-free. Before we go any futher, be sure to be following my Instagram account for the latest travel updates.

Now, back to Brazil. I was just here for the 2016 Rio Olympics. You can read about it here: Rio 2016 Volunteer

This, however, was my second time visiting the country and it is probably one of my favourites in South America. The people are great; they are friendly, welcoming and the country is beautiful.

I love it there! The last time I was going through immigration, the Immigration Officer was cheering on Usain Bolt. As a Jamaican, you gotta love this country. In fact, Jamaica also has a really good relationship with Brazil.

Read More: Visa-Free First World Countries You Can Visit On A Jamaican Passport


CubaCuba is only 90-miles away from Jamaica and a total opposite of what we are used to. If you want to feel as if you are back in the 1950’s, add Cuba to your list of visa-hassle-free countries to visit.

I plan to re-visit soon, and the next time I do I plan to indulge myself more into some sweet Cuban salsa. The music and dance are great here; not to mention the history.

However, you will need to visit a Cuban Consulate for a visa card. It is not an actual visa, just a card with your personal details to enter the country along with your passport.

In the past, I purchased mine for $15. Prices might vary depending on your current location.

Read: 10 Reasons Why  You Should Visit Cuba

3. Argentina


To the very last tip of the Southern Hemisphere sits Argentina. In fact, it is further south of Brazil…You can visit both in one go!

Argentina is beautiful and even though Jamaicans and possibly other Caribbean Islands are allotted no more than 30-days in each visit, I have already visited more 5 times. Yes, I cannot get enough of the football nation. They are also known for their steak and their region in the south called Patagonia. These two reasons alone are enough for me to keep going back and a reason for you to visit.

4. Dominica Republic 


Again, one of Jamaica’s neighbouring visa-free country. Although a country that is located in the same region, it is one that promises to give you a different experience.

I visited the Dominican Republic on the behalf of Club Med Punta Cana approximately 1 month ago. You can enter to win a free trip there if you stroll to the very last tip of this featured article.

5. Chile


Chile is home away from home for me. I have lived here for approximately 2 years, mainly because of my love for travelling and a personal desire to learn Spanish fluently as a ‘third’ language, in which I did.

Chile has two extremes. They share the most southern tip of the world with Argentina and in the north of the country, they have the driest non-polar desert. Chile is an art. Give it a go!

6. Mexico


Friendly, helpful, friendly again and very polite. A very diverse and beautiful country. One that is filled with culture and history. I am looking to re-visit Mexico again. Maybe sometime next year.

Mexico is not a very hard country to get to from the Caribbean. Also,  Jamaicans are allotted 6-months on each visit.

7. Colombia


Let’s just say 1 out of every 5 Colombians that I personally come across wants to visit Jamaica. The sad part about it is that they require a visa to visit the island. We all know what that feeling is like.

I have visited all the countries in South America (Except for Venezuela) and Colombians are said to be some of the friendliest.

The country is vast, diverse and probably the closest in resemblance to Jamaica within the continent. Give Colombia a visit. It is way up on my ‘favourite-places’ list.

8. Panama

Panama is probably the most visited for Jamaicans with regards to this list. If you are looking to visit a country that doesn’t require a visa, I recommend giving Panama a try. I have passed through Panama a number of times, but never long enough to give a full feedback. However, I’ve heard it is a beautiful country.

9. Belize



Here is an interesting fact about Belize. Belize has the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. Right after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

If you love diving or enjoy snorkeling then you might want to visit Belize and add the Blue Hole to your list.

I cannot even begin to express what the Blue Hole is like. I had the chance of being flown over the Blue Hole in March and I am still a little speechless. I wish I had done a video to share the experience, however, I did a quick blog post. You can view it here.

Also, I just completed a guide on Belize: Island Hopping, Mayan Ruins & The Blue Hole: A Guide to Belize

10. Ecuador

I did my very first solo trip to Ecuador and for this, I recommend it. I never want to forget where I am coming from. I went to Ecuador knowing 2 – 3 words of Spanish. You know: ¡Hola!.. ¡Buenos días!..¿Cómo estás? The locals were nice about it and it was a first good experience.

Ecuador was my first “well-travelled” country. It is one for the books.


If you have any questions about these countries leave me a comment below or find me on Instagram or Facebook.

** Some of these countries will require a stopover in the USA(visa required country). Please give me a few days to find out the necessary information if you do not hold a US visa. I will do a blog post. So, stay tuned.


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    When I am planning for a trip I was not sure where to go but when I came across ur blog know I have made a decision to go Argentina. Thanks for ur blog.

  • Reply Christie September 10, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I actually came across your page and was wondering where I could go on my passport and I choose Panama, my family and I went and it was beautiful, I fully enjoyed it even though my Spanish is bad but we had a good time and I would recommend anyone to make it apart of their travel list .

  • Reply Kim kim September 7, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Shea,
    Thanks for your inspiration and insight to the world I was glad to come across this. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Carol Whilby July 27, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and experience, they are very informative, i live in the states but i still have family in Ja who does not have a visa and i would love to offer a vacation, listing all these Visa free places is a great help for me not having to research every single country, i will be following you and will sent people to your site, keep doing what you are doing be safer and don’t stop sharing.

    Blessings, Grace and peace, hope i can get the information as to how to win that free ticket to the DR, i really wanna go there, my nice is a single mom and never traveled, it would be very nice to take her on that free ticket. (‘_”)

  • Reply P Hopkins July 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    It was nice to have come across your blog site sand you are very brave to travel solo. You have enlightened me much about visa- free countries, my only worry is that I dread travelling to a new country on my own. It would be good to start a travel group for us travel bug people. Or could call it travel pals group. I might start it but how to begin.

  • Reply Neecy89 May 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Shea. One of my concerns has always been working and travelling… How do you balance both? What do you do?

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    • Reply collin leslie May 10, 2018 at 12:06 am

      hi Shea, thanks for your articles on visa free countries for Jamaicans,
      my interested is in Chile, how is it, do they treat us good how is it for living and business as a Jamaican?

  • Reply Brittanita December 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Awwww.. This is so inspiring!Thanks for the info. I’m thinking to try Panama, Colombia and Peru along with my favorite Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua❤

  • Reply Shan December 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Hi Shae, If I am going to Mexico will I need a transit visa or can I take something else instead of getting a transit visa.

  • Reply celebrityplusagain August 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hi there,

    Someone I know wishes to travel to Nassau, Bahamas from Jamaica but all the flights have stops in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. This person has no US visa. How can he travel from Jamaica to The Bahamas?


    • Reply Orlando November 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I was just in Nassau in the summer 2017. I travelled via Caribbean Airlines; it was a direct flight from KIN to Nassau. No visa, no fuss, no worries. It’s very beautiful there, your friend will love it.

    • Reply Shelly-Ann June 1, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      I have traveled to Nassau, Bahamas twice without having to go through Miami nor Fort Lauderdale. There are straight flights from Jamaica to Bahamas twice per week.

  • Reply Woman Speaks August 9, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Went to Ecuador some years ago and had to travel to Venezuela first to get a visa…When did that change?

    • Reply Shea Powell August 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I can´t possible think Ecuador would have a visa restriction for Jamaica nationals as most countries in South America are generally visa-free. However, this might have changed. I travelled to Ecuador for the first time in 2012 and it was all visa-free for 90days.

  • Reply Delaine May 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Shea,so happy I came a across your blog and Instagram. Thanks for the follow, I am so happy I came across this article, it is exactly what I have been looking for. I wish we could have a one on one and how to get all these trips together because I would love to travel to any of these while I get my visa sorted. So happy to see so many Spanish speaking countries on the list, some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

    Fellow Jamaica, Delaine from http://delainemyles.com

  • Reply Naja May 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Hello Shea. I have been trying tirelessly to get some information on travelling to Ghana from Jamaica. I have friends there and can’t wait to visit their country. Would you know of the requirements? My vacation is next month.

    • Reply ken September 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      its visa free dear you,you are very welcome to my country

      • Reply Orlando November 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

        Yes Ken is right, Ghana is visa free. Just a point to note, there are a few countries (France, Germany and Netherlands) that allows visa-free TRANSIT as long as you don’t leave the airport on arrival and your connecting flight is within 12 hours of your initial arrival. I give this info to say that if you’re traveling to Africa you can either go through one of these countries (if you don’t have a visa) or go through Brazil to South Africa and make your way from there.

        Now you ask if “how do I get from Jamaica to France/Germany?” There are actually flights from MBJ to France. Another tip is to check all the other CARICOM nations to see what flights travel to those countries and plan accordingly. I go to school in Grenada and I’ve been to the other islands in the lesser Antilles and I have seen all types of planes traveling to these countries.

        I’m planning to go to Zimbabwe and because I’m already close to South America, I’m going to Paramaribo then to Brazil then hop over to SA on SAA and make my way up to Harare.

        Shea, great blog!!

  • Reply Nzuri Waset April 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Shea! I will be starting my travels soon using sites like workaway and Helpx. A friend of mine who lives in Spanish Town Jamaican will be traveling with us also. So your articles are a huge help! I wanted to know for the stops overs in the US will he require a Visa? That’s tough these days so we’re looking to go to all the Visa free countries that you advised. Thanks for the help and I love your blog Sister!

    • Reply Shea Powell April 26, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Nzuri,

      Thank you for your message. Happy to hear you will be venturing out soon. Maybe our paths will cross.

      Ok, do down to the real deal….. Usually, during stopovers in the US coming from Jamaica you will need to have a visa or a transit visa to first enter the country. Your friend will be required to go through immigration so he/she will have to have some sort of visa. If he/she doesn’t currently hold a US visa he/she could try to get a transit visa which is an easier process but probably costs the same as to an actual visa.

      Hope this helps.

      Happy travels.

      • Reply Ebony April 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

        Thank you for your reply! I definitely hope to cross paths with you one day. That would be awesome. We’ll shoot for a transit visa and see how that goes. I wasn’t sure if Jamaican citizens were eligible for transit visas in the US. So that’s good to know and worth a try. Helps a lot! Thanks again sister! Happy Travels to you also! ☺️

      • Reply Sharlene Powell August 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

        i came across your blog just researching places I can go. I live in the United States but always felt limited because I still have my Jamaican Passport and my PR Card. I always wanted to start a travelling Yoga Blog and you really spark the movement in my travels. First place I will be visiting is Peru. thank you :).
        Happy Travels.. Maybe we will see each other.. f

  • Reply Braston 5 February 10, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of travelling to 7 different African countries, 4 European and Mexico on my Jamaican passport and experienced a lot. I was welcomed with open arms all over Africa with the exception of just two countries. I live in the US and do not have a Jamaican accent. I’m originally from Jamaica (Mavis Bank). When I showed up at the airports everyone believe ed I was American so I was welcomed warmly but when I present my Jamaican passport it was a different story. I was treated like a celebrity in Zimbabwe and Zambia. No visa was necessary there. Most of the former British colonies do not require you to have a visa with a Jamaican passport. British commonwealth nations can travel freely from one nation to another without a Visa.

  • Reply Braston 5 February 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    On your Jamaican

  • Reply Lan The Nomad February 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Hello Shea! Great info! Also check out South East Asia where many countries give you a visa on arrival so it’s a backpacker’s dream! Super easy no matter if you’re Jamaican (or a Trini like me!). Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines… I’ll be hitting up a few of those countries next month 🙂 Keep Traveling! Bon Voyage!

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  • Reply SIMONE January 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Shea, thank you so much for the info.A few of us from my office visited Cuba for the Heroes Weekend last year. We had a fantastic time.It was even better because we stayed in casas particulares. We plan on visiting at least one Spanish speaking country every year. You definitely will be hearing from me for your guidance.

  • Reply Pauline Stamp January 3, 2017 at 9:55 am

    WOW…. Great article. I am now thinking that I should travel this year.

  • Reply Janice Beckford January 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Love the article.. can yu give some highlights on what the fare and accomodations are like

  • Reply Winston Donald January 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    In the 1980’s there was a ear of Colombians and travelling to Colombia. In fact I made a mistake by not befriending Colombians who I met. I discovered since travelling to the US that peope of Colombian descent are the warmest of all Latin Americans, not Brazilians as some thought but Colombians. I am not sure if Argentina would appeal to me. It has a history of racism so deep it has blotted out the presence of its Afro population- the same ethnicity who was at the military forefront of Argentina’s independence movement.

  • Reply Sharon Rose January 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I love your article. I have also visited Colombia regularly last year for medical reasons & it is a beautiful country.

    I am also glad to hear that Brazil is now visa-free. I visited some time ago & though the visa process was not a hassle, I still don’t want the inconvenience.

    Maybe in your future articles you can you can share (1) the most economical way to travel re flight, accommodations, food etc, (2) the ‘must-see’ sights and sites (3) any other restrictions such as required vaccines etc.

    Keep up the good work & we are all following you literally & figuratively.

  • Reply Mark Plunkett January 2, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I love this, i do plan to travel the word one day soon and very soon.

  • Reply AaronW January 1, 2017 at 8:37 am

    You can add Israel, South Africa and Turkey(you get a visa online or at the airport on arrival) to that list also

  • Reply Sonika January 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I have a question. I am a permanent resident of The US and I hold a JA passport. Can I still travel to the other 77 countries visa free or because I’m a PR it would put a damper on my travels. What restricts me more??

    • Reply Sharlene Powell August 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      That’s exactly what I’m trying to figure out as well

      • Reply Shea Powell August 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

        Hi Sharlene,

        I just answered. Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

    • Reply Shea Powell August 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Hi Sonika, sorry for the late reply. You being a PR doesn’t affect your travels at all. Your PR status is between you and the US border entries… outside the US, other countries really don’t pay attention to that. Well, in exception to countries like Costa Rica, British Virgin Islands, Honduras etc. These countries require a visa but if you have a US visa or PR US status you will be granted entry just the same.

      When you are entering these visa-free countries these ask for your passport not your greencard, though they usually ask where you reside. Apart from that, you will treated as any regular Jamaica traveller. I hope this answer helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Reply Odracir Jeffrey Sehguh December 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    An interesting read! Thanks for unselfishly sharing!

  • Reply Angelic Kimmy December 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    omg im wowed loved travelling. this is an inspiration… cnt wait to try

  • Reply Lorrie December 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Love your article. As mentioned in a previous comment, do one regarding raising funds to go…I really want to travel but need some money direction. BTW it’s beautiful seeing the world through your eyes. It has now even more excited me to wanna see it for myself too.

  • Reply Kryssyp December 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Shea,

    I am a Jamaican currently living in the US and I am researching my options to live in a Spanish speaking country for a year or 2 to learn spanish fluently. Did you need a special visa/work permit to stay in Chile for such a long time or you made multiple trips in and out of the country while you were there to maintain a legal travel status? How did that work? I am concern about living in a country I don’t have a legal work status.

  • Reply Monique (@moniqwill2) December 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I appreciate your insightful look into the possibility of world travel. I’m from the Bahamas; can you do a part II to this article, including other nearby Caribbean nationalities and where we can travel Visa- free ?

    Continue to do well.

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  • Reply Ivorine November 16, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Nice article. ..I’ve traveled to many places but they are the ones that require visa…like Australia. ..spain…the us…canada and Europe. ..never explored my options of the visa free countries. Thank you much for this…after Christmas in Canada I will start my year of traveling. Really liking the thought of Chile and Argentina. ..

  • Reply Cynthia Pearson November 16, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Such a pity you’ve only passed through Panama. The warm welcome that I usually receive as a Jamaican never gets old. It’s a place you must stop at and savor.

  • Reply dandilyonz November 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for these posts. Read the one last week and was really inspired. Traveling is something I’ve always wanted to do but as you said my vision also was limited to the big three. Now I’m living in Japan and I’m so excited about hopping to the countries in this hemisphere that are visa free. And I’ll definitely be down for taking my vacation in the countries you mentioned, especially now that I’ve experienced traveling on my own. It really isn’t that bad.

  • Reply Maxwell Codner November 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    only Belize as a English speaking country?

  • Reply Significant Otter (@RoamingCai) November 15, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I’m glad you added Peru in the comments, because not only is it great, the locals LOVE Jamaicans too 🙂
    I’m a bit confused about Panama though- I saw something just a few weeks ago about Jamaicans needing a visa, though I never recalled getting one. What’s up with this confusion?

    • Reply Kryssyp December 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Jamaicans do not need visa to visit Panama. However, they need to have a return flight.

  • Reply raymond thomas November 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Great ARTICLE

  • Reply Anthony Jolly November 14, 2016 at 2:57 am

    This is great gonna try Dom Rep

  • Reply Errol November 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Your article is wonderful, keep on give us ideas as where to go especially in South America and Central America region.

  • Reply Jodian November 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Love this… ever since having my daughter I just have the urge to travel the world so she can experience different cultures….. plz plz plz visit Suriname… I love it there spend 2weeks vacation…. wanted stop go to Brazil but the paper work to drive over is hectic… anyways we spent a day in Curacao on a stop over love it……. my best friend told me about panama and my aim is to visit next year ….. girl I love you ….. thanks…. and visit Suriname…I’m promoting that country

  • Reply Melita Vincent November 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for this article. You have renewed my interest in Cuba, Panama and Dominican Replubic.

  • Reply Errol November 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Panama is like Miami to me.

  • Reply Shesh November 13, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for a peek at some of the countries I’ve been wanting to visit. I am hoping to visit Mexico next year; can you recommend the best area for food?

    • Reply Lisanya Tempestt January 2, 2017 at 2:36 am

      Shesh please visit downtown Mexico City if you want authentic Mexican food. Be careful though. They love black people and you may spend the day taking photos.

  • Reply Jehn November 13, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Hey Shea! I love this article. My concern is finance, I’m currently working and saving but I really want to start traveling and never return. However, I need a way to make money while travelling. I’m a writer but I can’t seem to find legit work online. Any suggestions?

  • Reply Vanessa November 13, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hey, really love your posts. So glad I stumbled across your blog! So I’ve probably touched soil on 4/6 of the continents (Asia if you count a layover and not including Antarctica haha) but I’ve never been to South America! Which is interesting because it has the most countries you don’t need a visa to visit….Have you been to Uruguay? What are your thoughts about there?

  • Reply Mark November 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Very good article on visa free travel. Love it very much. Caracas I have visited four to five times, very nice and you can connect to the other islands Aruba and Bonaire.

  • Reply Nicole Bailey November 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Nice blog post. You’re right, it does sound like music to the ear when Jamaicans can travel visa free to some countries. I noticed you mentioned Colombians require visas to visit Jamaica. Actually, they get up to 30 days visa free entry to Jamaica. Keep up the good work.

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Nicole, thank you so much for your message.

      As regards to the Colombians-visa-related issue, it must have been a recent change. The last time I checked they needed a visa to visit. They get 30 days to visit our Island. How amazing!

  • Reply Thompson Tomorrow's Promise November 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Always wanted to go somewhere other than the states and i was searching for visa free countries but your article narrowed it down for me . Thanks much .plz do a feature on accomodations, airfare and persons without a US visa travelling intransit

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      I am happy to be of help. I will do a feature of about that topic soon. 🙂

  • Reply Andrew Francis November 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I agree, we should visit ‘other’ places…too much focus on the hyped – up places.
    But please, what of Africa ? …can we show people that it’s not just “full of savages living in huts”, that there are great buildings and attractions there….that, for instance Ghana takes Jamaicans without visa ( or is it The Gambia ?…or both ? )…also South Africa …anyway, Africa is a place, too…..and it’s Ghana , Gambia & Nigeria are NOT further than Europe !…check the World Map, please !

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      I did mention in my previous post “Travelling The World On A Jamaican Passport” that I will be visiting Africa soon. I am really excited about that and cannot wait to share my experiences.

      Thank you for your input. 🙂

      • Reply Trudy June 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

        Hi shae wats the tips on visiting nigeria

        • Reply Shea Powell July 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

          HI Trudy, I have never been but currently looking towards visiting soon. Maybe I can get some insights from friends who have already visited. Do you have any specific questions?

    • Reply Z Dwyer April 23, 2017 at 4:36 am

      i actually do wish to visit Africa, but something is holding me back, maybe its the fact that South Africa is a place of war and human trafficking but then again so are many places in south america and even mexico, everywhere is dangerous … but it all depends on who is really willing to take that risk and i doubt i would be able to persuade my family and friends about that even though it would be a very interesting adventure. I am still very hesitant about visiting these places but i guess it all depends on whether or not you have your head on your body and your awareness to your surroundings.

  • Reply Salt in our Hair November 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    What a beautiful pictures! We like to visit Brazil really soon.

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      I love Brazil. It’s one of my favourite places so far. 🙂

      • Reply Dahlia Clayton November 14, 2016 at 6:56 am

        Panama is a stop over point from Jamaica to countries where there is no direct flight. No us visa needed.

      • Reply Trudian Palmer February 6, 2017 at 9:54 am

        HI Shea thank u for your post. It’s awesome. I use to think material stuff were all to life. Until I broke up with my ex. I started looking at life different. I have been travelling not as often as u. But I try to get our go new places, take in all there is to know. I just came back from Canada couple weeks ago. Then I did my cruise from Miami port to Bahamas and Cozumel Mexico. It was breathtaking. Real awesome. Great and I plan to continue

  • Reply Melecia Brown-Bromley November 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Shea! (pretty name:)) I’m looking forward to your article about how to amass the money to travel! My next stop is China and Lord knows when they’ll be enough to tackle the six on your list i haven’t been

  • Reply chantol November 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    This post comes very handy and me n ma gf r planning a trip as we speak bt we dnt know where to go!bt after reading dis post I sure av couple places in mind n researching to do! If u can state hotels n sites to visit when at these placea dat wud be nice! YOU ARE MY EYES TO THE WORLD! thenk u

  • Reply G November 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Where’s Singapore? Albeit not cheap, it trumps most places (no pun intended)
    Its like a very rich version of Jamaica

  • Reply jody4president November 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Very good blog, I am slowly making my way through all the post.. Pretty awesome.

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much Jody! 🙂

      • Reply Simone June 5, 2018 at 10:07 am

        Do I need a visa to visit Bahamas. I am in Jamaica

  • Reply Nikalee November 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Thanx very much. I never knew you didn’t need a visa for a lot of those places. I will definitely travel to one of them next year. Muchas gracias!

  • Reply Claudia Sterling November 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Great information, I wish I could visit all ten.

  • Reply Samantha November 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I share your passion for travel and other cultures.. but how did you not mention Peru.. oh the history!. Went for my honeymoon. I shall return

    • Reply Shea Powell November 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Samantha! After finishing the blog post I realized I didn’t include Preu. MY BAD! If anyone is reading this, please consider Peru as well. I love that country.. 🙂

      • Reply Angie Hall November 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

        Hi Shea…..
        Wondering what is the the cheapest country to live in for 6 months visa free and I think its great that Jamaicans can travel visa free but dont like that if their plane flies over the U.S.or Canada they cant go because theyre flying over visa mandatory countries .Now….I heard you can apply for a transit visa but that $16,500. JMD$ on top of the cost of your flight .If you dont apply for a transit visa you can only fly on COPA. Airline and pay $120,0000JMD for flight to Mexico because Copa doesnt fly or stop over the U.S.

  • Reply Aisha November 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Thank you so much for this article. I am so inspired to visit all of these places. Sometimes just being Jamaican feels like enough to discourage you from visiting other places because of all the horror stories put there about the visa process for most countries. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this article. Much love xxx

  • Reply Shereen November 12, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Inspired! Solo travelled to Cuba and Mexico and surprise lots of English speakers. Just do it

  • Reply Carole November 12, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Appreciate the tips

  • Reply Shameika Dolphy November 12, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Thanks so much for this article, opened my eyes to another side of the world. Ever since loosing my mom a year ago I’ve had a strong travel urge.. This really is helpful
    You’re a gem.

  • Reply Cami November 12, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Can you jus highlight reasonable or cheap accommodations for these places please? I’d like to start planning a trip

  • Reply marvel spence November 12, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I enjoy reading ur column, but for someone like me who never travel before what are the other requirements to go to these countries

  • Reply Karelle Elizabeth November 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I woke up one day this year bit by a travel bug! Intention? Realizing the world is bigger than the states and Europe. First on my list was curacao. Loved it! Second should have been a toss up between Cuba and Dom Rep for NYE but I think curacao is calling me again! Lol visa free btw! Girl you’re inspiring ! What are your thoughts on doing a solo travel? Where’s best recommended?

    Ps… love the Latin culture love the music love the dancing, know words to some of their songs…. dont speak a lick of the language! Lolol

    • Reply Shea Powell November 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Hi Karelle,

      If this list was more than 10, I would have added Curacao. I loved it there, even though I only visited for a day on a stopover to Colombia.

      My thoughts about Solo travelling: GO FOR IT!
      I am a solo traveller. All my trips are done solo—with a camera and backpack; sometimes a luggage. LOL. I will do some tips on this soon. Thanks for checking out the post. Happy travels! 🙂

  • Reply Jennel Christie November 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I am happy that you are sharing your experience so that others (myself incuded) will look outside of the places that we normally visit. I am a little concern though that majority of these locations are Spanish speaking countries. Do you have any recommdation or suggestions for person who may have a concern in this regard?

    And please keep sharing.

  • Reply Adriana November 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Once again Shea.. You are such an inspiration. I am now looking to visit one of these countries next year. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • Reply Melaine November 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I enjoyed the read. Keep them coming Shea

  • Reply Nicole Samuels November 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Loving this so much.. I am such a fan of your girl. New subscriber here.

  • Reply Tracy November 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Omg Shea. Thank you so much for this. I really want to visit Brazil and now its good to know that I do not need a visa to visit. Looking forward to your other posts.

    • Reply Shea Powell November 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Brazil is amazing. You will love it 🙂

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