Non-Swimmer Dives in Grand Cayman Island

What To Do in The Cayman?? My cousin asked for advice about visiting Cayman Islands and the responses she received were dismal (and wrong): First response: “It’s nice. I didn’t think it was a lot to do.” CM The Cayman Islands are 3 separate playgrounds with some of the clearest waters in the Caribbean.  Grand Cayman is known to be The Best Diving Site in the world. People come from all over the world to visit the North Wall which is over 6000 feet deep… yeap that’s deep, deep. Then there is Stingray City which you have the option of diving with stingrays or wading waste deep in water with… Read More

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Children fly free this summer…

Yes. Seriously! And yes, yes,  there are rules you this… British airways wants to compete with Europes low cost airlines so they are throwing us a bone.  And like Sheree Whitfield said on Real Houswives of Atlanta: I’m the bone carrier Time frame: Qualifying flights for June through the end of October, 2017 from London Heathrow airport to: Belfast, Northern Ireland Edinburgh, capitol of  Scottland Inverness, largest city in Scotland Leeds, an hours drive from Manchester, UK Newcastle, capitol of North East UK Billund, Denmark the home of Legoland This only applies to: children under 12 years old  the first 2 children Children with an accompanying adult ticket holder (1… Read More

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Don’t ahh front on Doha, Qatar

Some have described Doha as the most boring place to be stuck in. I disagree. Not only is Doha the capital of Janet Jackson’s ex-husband’s native land, Doha is a beautiful blend of diversity in a way that you won’t find in the US or most of the western hemisphere. Me being in love with skylines, Doha did not disappoint.  There is 1 building that shows up blurry in every day-time shot but at night lights up in an amazing way! Qatar has a mix of modern and traditional culture AND is the richest country on earth. That’s right- the small landmass of Qatar is sitting on a oil mine so… Read More

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Part 2- The Mothers in My Village

Yes,  I’ve collected many mothers since I did not grow up with mine. So I know you don’t have to give birth to a child to be a “mom”. I just want to thank everyone who put children above your own wants and desires. We call you Mom, aunty, momma, ma’am, step mom, foster mother, the one who raised me and many times Grandma.  My village of moms has become a group of friends that I love and depend on.  But let’s finish talking about my travels through the state’s and how it inspired me to travel abroad so often. I hope most will find this trip down memory lane… Read More

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Mother’s Day Reflection and Why I Travel

As a woman raised by a man, I have a deep appreciation for women and men and the roles they play.  In my eyes (traditionally), women bring nurture and comfort, while men bring discipline. Well nothing about the world we live in is traditional. And while relationships and family structures continue to evolve, both of these roles are critical in developing a person. As a single parent, my dad played both roles.  However, he didn’t do it alone.  He had a village of  men and women, his mother, sisters, cousin’s, neighbors, friends and girlfriend, to name a few. What does any of this have to do with travel?  Well, my village seems… Read More

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Loving the Fly Life

I’m on a mission… to visit 40 countries by 40. Yeap! And since announcing my lofty goal I’ve met 2 separate people who have both been to over 100 countries…yeah??! For a few moments I thought: Daaaaannng girl, step your game up. Then I realized that this is my life. My life goals. I’ve been to 28 countries so far, and I’m loving every bit of it. Here’s how conversations go in my world. Me.       Where are you going next? Friend. We found a flight to Athens for $210 round trip… Me.        👀 what?? Friend.  …non-stop… Me.        Ok,  I’m in… But… Read More

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Introductions

‏Executive Travel Assistant was started by Joanne Griffing who has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years.   Now she has partnered with TnT and we’re about to blow up… ha ha ha (slapping my knee). Ok not that funny, and we have no comedians on our team, so let’s stick to what we’re good at.   WE LOVE TO TRAVEL and we love to assist people on new journeys. While word of mouth and recommendations has worked well for years, we have decided to bring you a glimpse of the world we’ve helped so many see so far through our new site.  Give us a moment to get set… Read More

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First Trip Abroad…What you need to know

A month ago I booked a client to Jamaica. As she shared with me that this will be her first time leaving the country, I realized that there are others preparing to take their first trip abroad.  Well, this is for you! FIRST… Congrats for stepping out… Now, lets get you ready. You know people who’ve traveled before, and  you’ve seen pictures…. you’re hype. Now what exactly do you need to do and take?  Before you go overboard let me just give you some tips. Mentally preparing to pack: Unless you are a professional model, beauty professional, or a Real Housewife of insert City here… then you do not need… Read More

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