Hello family and friends! Here is my fourth interview in honor of women’s history month! Jamielee Brown is a travel vlogger and content creator. One fun fact about Jamielee is that she and I met in a travel Whatsapp group during the pandemic and I got the chance to meet her in Jamaica last December (which I will share about at a later time).
Can you tell us a little about yourself and what inspires you to travel?
I’m Jamielee and I’m 23 years young. Growing up, I’ve always watched movies of people traveling and from that moment, I knew I was destined to go see the world. Although I’ve only been to 16+ states in the US, my bucket list keeps growing as I scroll social media daily. Born and raised in Jamaica, I didn’t get summer or Christmas in other countries, I spend those at my grandparents house with my cousin, who I enjoyed spending time with. At 19 years old, I took my first flight to meet my long last sister in Florida. From that day, I knew I would be living out of a suitcase.
How has travel impacted your life and how has it changed you?
Travel has impacted my life in a positive way and it has allowed me to be the person I am today. I am more open to risk, meeting new people and being a social butterfly.
Where was your most recent travel experience and what did it teach you?
Before the pandemic, I went to Las Vegas with some friends for the weekend and it was amazing. I’ve always wanted to go to experience the life on strip and the overall vibe in Vegas. Well, I did and I’m gonna stick with what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
What has been your most favorite travel experience and why?
My favourite travel experience so far is when I visited Alaska. I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska and in summer 2019, I got a chance to live and work there for 4 months. It is completely different from the lower 48 and it has somehow became my favourite. It doesn’t have the loud city life like New York City but it’s more reserved and the people there are amazing. I can’t wait to go back.
Do you have any tips or advice for people who want to travel more?
My advice to anyone who wants to travel is “DO IT!” Life is short and there is so much in the world to see, eat, drink, experience and meet. All you need to believe is that there is a life outside of your hometown and you need to experience it.
What are the must have items in your packing list?
My must haves include: Chargers, camera, travel adapter, extra memory cards, mini first aid kit, as of late – masks, sanitizer, blanket, laptop and mini tripod.
Where can people follow your travel journeys?
Blog site: http://www.jamietheglobetrotter.con
Why do you think is it important for black women to travel?
Black women should travel because there is so much to see and do it the world. Things that we may never thought we would experience, it is there waiting for us. We get to know ourselves more, understand life and learnt all that wasn’t taught in a classroom.