Today’s guest post is by Kristen Kellogg: filmmaker, creative director, and brand storyteller behind Border Free Travels.
It’s hard to believe all of the traveling I’ve done in the past two years since the launch of my travel blog. One of my most memorable cultural experiences happened after being chosen for the Dominica Challenge where six teams of two creatives were flown in for a week to explore and capture our adventures to share with the world.
A Cinematic Look at Dominica’s Culture
Dominica is a small island that lies between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). Dominica is known as the Nature Island, but I can assure you it’s really just as much about the people.
Beyond exploring extraordinary hiking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and snorkeling champagne reefs, my first time on Dominica, my teammate Katie Kaizer and I photographed and filmed local artists, met a centenarian on his 106th birthday, and found ourselves spending a long afternoon getting to know the people of Layou, a local fishing village.
At the end of my first trip, I ended up becoming great friends with two local expats, Melissa and Andy, who own a beautiful off-the-beaten-path property where they rent out a villa and a few cottages. I was able to return to Dominica for a second time this spring for Carnival, some quiet time, and exploring more of the Eastern side had to offer.
Experience the Nature Island for yourself through the interactive film we created and see why this island has my heart. You can watch the film eight different ways. Make sure to let me know which was your favorite. Enjoy the journey!
Exploring rugged to refined, filmmaker, digital storyteller, and travel expert Kristen Kellogg has designed her life for living out of a suitcase. Visit her Wanderlust website Border Free Travels and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram.