Shea Powell is the adventurer and creator behind the travel blog, The World Up Closer. With a wandering heart and an inspired mind to travel, her thoughts have led to a world experience she is happy to share with like-minded globetrotters, travelers and dreamers. Born and bred in the Parish of Clarendon, Shea took her first solo trips in South America, which has widened her perspective and served as an appetizer to continue to experience, explore and inspire others with full-time adventures via one continent at a time.

So far, Shea’s journey across the globe has taken her to over 34 countries, while travelling on a Jamaican Passport. Her website features travel stories from all over the world, travel tips, and where to travel visa-free for Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals.

1. What is your connection to Jamaica?
Jamaica is home. Though the world has become a place I’ve made my playground, I grew up in a small rural town in Thompson Town, Clarendon. Whenever I am…

2. What is your favorite travel destination so far?
I just finished travelling around in Southern India-Kerala and it is high on my list. Currently, I am in Japan. As far as my favourites go: Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Colombia, and now adding India.

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