Antigua

Top 9 Instagram Photos of 2016

Time for our Top 9 Instagram photos of 2016!  Your favorite Instagram photos based upon likes and comments include: #9  Film Prints by Richard Photo Lab We printed our favorite film shots from our trip to Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas.  Our film processing and printing was done by the wonderful and very talented people at Richard Photo Lab! More from…Read More

September is Film Month!

September is Film Month!

September is film month here at My Irie Time.  We’re featuring our favorite film images on our Instagram feed all month.  All images were shot with the Mamiya 6, the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, or the Canon EOS 1v, using Ektar 100, Fuji 400H, and Porta 160 or 400.  Follow our Instagram feed all month! All words and images ©2006-2017…Read More

Postcards from Jumby Bay, Antigua

Jumby Bay Antigua

January is here, and the temperatures are about to bottom out here in Wisconsin, so it’s nice to revisit our stay at Jumby Bay, Antigua.  This Rosewood resort delivers wonderful accommodations, food and drink, but most of all, phenomenal service.  Thanks to all at Jumby Bay for a great stay, and we’ll dreaming of you as the icicles form! Browse…Read More

Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2015

It’s been a great year here at My Irie Time. 2015 saw our Instagram account getting going, and here are our top 10 Instagram photos of the year!  Happy New Year to all! #10 Fins up!  A view of Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla. For more on our trips to Anguilla, read our reports here, including our most recent visit in November of 2014. #9…Read More

Underwater Camera Review: Comparison of Olympus Tough TG-3 and TG-4

Recently, Olympus rolled out the latest version of its Tough camera, the Olympus Tough TG-4. This camera stands out among its competitors for offering RAW capture in an underwater compact camera at a reasonable price. We shot both the predecessor, the Olympus Tough TG-3 (our previous review here), and the new camera, the TG-4, on our recent trip to Antigua…Read More

#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Barbuda & Antigua

Last November, on our first trip with film in eight years (#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Anguilla), we learned a lot of lessons. One of my missions on this trip was to correct at least some of the mistakes I made.  So on this #FilmRoadTrip: Road Test – Barbuda & Antigua, I tweaked a few things, shot more film, and was…Read More

The Spirit of Jumby Bay, Antigua

The folks at Jumby Bay tell us that the resort is named after the Antiguan “jumbee,” a “playful spirit.”  Some reading on the origins of the “jumbee” or “jumbie” tells us that in some of the islands, the jumbee is a vindictive, mischievous spirit, and that you should take precautions, such as placing piles of sands or knotted ropes outside your…Read More

Dining and Cocktails at Jumby Bay, Antigua

It seems too simple to call it “food and drink” at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay, Antigua.  It was like fine dining at every meal, and a wide variety of cocktails at each of the resort bars. Let’s start with breakfast.  Served daily at the Estate House restaurant, you have a variety of choices at the buffet, a menu of breakfast favorites,…Read More

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua!

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua! “Welcome” seems far too common a word to express the greeting you get at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay.  It’s not just a custom upon arrival of guests.  It even goes farther than an expression that they are happy to see you.  At Jumby Bay, it’s like a big hug from your favorite aunt or grandmother, who…Read More

The Natural Beauty of Barbuda

Best of the Caribbean

“Barbuda, the land where time stands still.”  My husband laughed as the airport agent made this comment while checking our passports and boarding passes in the Antigua airport.  In response, the agent replied, “No, I’m serious.  It’s really beautiful there.”  We had hoped that Barbuda would live up to those expectations.  I had read about the 17-mile-long beach, the bird…Read More

Just Back from Antigua and Barbuda!

We’re just back from Antigua and Barbuda!  Over the next few weeks, stay tuned for details of our trip, including stays at Barbuda’s Lighthouse Bay Resort, and Rosewood’s Jumby Bay, a private island resort just minutes from Antigua.  We have loads of photos to sort through so check back often!   All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any…Read More