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BARBADOS

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Danny here…

I’m an idealist, serial entrepreneur, global humanitarian, and a free thinker who pushes beyond the norms, always searching for a better version of myself that will allow me to serve others at my most optimum level. And I just so happen to be the founder and creator of Black Girls Travel Too.

At the top of March 2020, I found myself sitting in my Dallas, Texas home looking at the same 4 walls day in and day out. Thinking… What’s next? Where do I go from here? What will the world be like a year from now?

I’m sure many of my thoughts took up residency within your mind as well.

I’d been keeping up with the destinations in which we offer experiences to and made a decision one week prior to my departure that the beautiful island of Barbados had proven itself to be where I could find solace and a moment to just breath, to free myself of the innate suffocating nuances of global injustice within the black community, to get my groove of creativity back, and to go on a new journey in search of a better quality of life.

If you’re thinking anything like I was keep scrolling.

I decided the time was now. No more toying with the idea of my desires but taking immediate action.  I stood on top of the shoulders of faith and made the decision I was leaving.  I’ve had enough and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt my journey was awaiting my arrival. I kept quiet and only shared with my immediate family of my departure to avoid the naysayers.

I’m sure we all know a handful of those who will talk us out of our greatness. But not this time. My journey was mine, and mine alone.

Days later I boarded a flight to Barbados and haven’t looked back since.  I’ve found my peace, that book I was working on is more than 75% complete, and I am no longer in search of a better quality of life, because I’ve found it. I’ve even picked up a new and refreshing habit, hiking. Who would have ever thought? Me facing my fears of heights unapologetically. Pushing and challenging myself daily. And most of all, discovering myself on a deeper and more intimate level.

So you may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with me?

My response, everything… Everything you’ve been asking for is on the other side of discomfort, unfamiliarity, but what if and more. If you are still reading this and have been on the sidelines of defeat, watching someone else live the life you so desire, it is your time to put your own self in the game.

Imagine joining the Black Girls Travel Too newest addition, the Journey To Expat Barbados Experience. A three to six-month expatriation program, right here on the beautiful island of Barbados. A 21-by-14 mile Caribbean paradise that embodies crystal blue waters, fine powdery sand, brilliant turquoise bays, and smashing nightlife, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean as the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is the epicenter, with its eclectic mix of rag-tag, shanty-style vendors hawking everything from homegrown vegetables, fruits, meat market, and more.

Further imagine, living on an island consisting of 11 parishes that exudes a variation of exploration, wellness, work-life balance, peace, and eternal bliss.

Basking underneath the Barbadian sun while taking a jog along Enterprise Beach before the start of your workday.  Catching weekend vibes while exploring the lush and provocative lands of the only parish named after a female, St. Lucy. Pushing yourself to new heights, while hiking some of Barbados most well-known hiking trails on the east coast. Enhancing your palette while exploring traditional Bajan dishes such as Pudding & Souse or Cou Cou & Flying Fish.

Are you tired of putting others first?

Are you ready to try something new?

Are you ready to rewrite the narrative for your life?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then it’s your time. Time for you to step out on faith and join us on an adventure of a lifetime. The Journey To Expat Barbados Experience.

 

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3 Month Program – January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022

6 Month Program – January 1, 2022 – June 25, 2022

(SPACES ARE LIMITED)

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Upon your arrival, the Barbadian culture permeates you! The island appeals to a vast array of travelers as you quickly learn, Barbados is one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean! From the amazing blue waters to the pristine white sand beaches, there’s no doubt in the beauty in which this island bestows.

Your Journey To Expat experience will begin in your new home away from home minutes away from serene beach lines, restaurants, organic juice & veggie stands, street vendors, a fresh seafood market, local grocery stores, and so much more.  As you can imagine, you’ll be immersed within the heartbeat of Barbados where soon you’ll become a local.

LOCAL ADVISED GUIDE BOOK… When you travel on a Journey To Expat experience, we offer a unique blend of both major highlights and off the beaten path experiences to ensure you a well-rounded journey.  You will be provided with a destination based guide book that

THE HIGH TOUCH TREATMENT… We have mastered the art of customer care, with 24/7 online team member access before, during, and after your travels with BGTT.  Our commitment to you doesn’t stop after your investment.   No questions are ever too small.  We got you covered and will ensure you have an epic experience from start to finish.

SMALL INTIMATE GROUPS…We pride ourselves on offering small intimate tours to ensure each traveler a richer experience. Unlike large tour groups, traveling with a small group allows us more flexibility and to be less conspicuous for exploring with the locals.

Inclusive Round Trip airport transfers from and to Grantley Adams International Airport are included when you travel with Journey To Expat. Hello stress free traveling!

YOU,
BARBADOS,
AND THE JOURNEY TO EXPAT EXPERIENCE

So, you’ve had your eye on a Barbados getaway for some time now...

So, you’ve had your eye on a Barbados getaway for some time now, you followed our experiences that have spanned all corners of the world, you witnessed thousands of travelers grace our Instagram and other social media platforms, you pinned your life away on Pinterest planning the trip you work hard for and deserve, the desire to immerse yourself in a modern and classic culture has you up in arms with excitement, but there’s a hesitation.

What is it like traveling with Black Girls Travel Too? This is new territory for me so how can I be sure I’ll enjoy myself, and my closet loved ones are skeptical, in turn, having me question should I invest in this experience?

With Black Girls Travel Too, your hesitations are our motivations. As a premier black owned and operated traveling service we’ve dealt with our share of skepticism and prejudices early on, now we accredit our passion of going above and beyond a traveler’s expectations to ensuring you the invaluable experience you deserve to be a part of. That hesitation you may be experiencing is familiar to us as well. A stigma placed on women of color is that we are uncultured even undeserving of a life filled with jet-setting and pages of passport stamps.  Nothing could be further from the truth, so we decided to change the rules.

By cultivating only the best partnerships across the globe, investing in premier quality customer care teams, immersing in education and vetting the world’s most prized possession, a black woman to take trips of a lifetime with, your life is forever changed for the better.

We silenced the noise and lived up to no one’s expectations of our lives but our OWN!

You deserve a seat at this table, and we are saving one for you. It’s your time, pack your bags and let us take care of everything else!

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Expatriation Specialist

Once you’ve completed the Journey to Expat Registration Form, you will hop on a live virtual call with a BGTT Expatriation specialist. During this call, all of your questions about Journey to Expat will be answered and you can make sure this program is the right journey for you.

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Orientation

Now that you have committed to the Journey to Expat Program with your initial deposit, your journey to expatriation has just begun.  During the Orientation phase you will be introduced to the Expatriation team as well as your expat leader for your selected program.

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Onboarding Specialist

The on-boarding phase is one of the most intricate parts of the program. During this phase you will receive all the necessary resources and assistance to prepare you for your amazing journey ahead.

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Private Room Accommodations

We understand the importance of having some form of familiarity in  your new home away from home. That’s why we provide private room accommodations for expats in a shared fully furnished apartment, condo, or townhouse.

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Daily Workspace Access

You’ll have daily access to one of our partner co-working spaces. Each space is no more than a 30 minute drive from your accomodations and is complete with reliable high-speed wifi, private call rooms, and more.

Expat Program Leaders

Our Expat Program Leader is with you throughout your entire program. They work closely with our team to provide you with the best customer service throughout your Journey to Expat experience.

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Social Events

We understand the importance of having some form of familiarity in  your new home away from home. That’s why we provide private room accommodations for expats in a shared fully furnished apartment, condo, or townhouse.

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Serving in Paradise

You’ll have daily access to one of our partner co-working spaces. Each space is no more than a 30 minute drive from your accomodations and is complete with reliable high-speed wifi, private call rooms, and more.

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Excursions

Our Expat Program Leader is with you throughout your entire program. They work closely with our team to provide you with the best customer service throughout your Journey to Expat experience.

W H A T ‘ S  I N C L U D E D  ?

QUARANTINE ACCOMMODATIONS

RT AIRPORT TRANSFERS

FULLY FURNISHED ACCOMODATIONS

LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

PRIVATE ROOM

DAILY CO-WORKING SPACE

WEEKLY GROCERY TRANSPORTATION

2 EXCURSIONS MONTHLY

WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES

BGTT TRAVEL TEAM

BGTT MEMBER DISCOUNTS

BARBADOS RESOURCE GUIDE

***Airfare Not Included***

***Please do not purchase airfare until you have received a confirmation email from Journey To Expat confirming your reservations.***

G O T   Q U E S T I O N S  ?

What is an expat? 

An expat is a person residing in a country other than their native country.

Journey To Expat Program

  • Can I join the program at any time?
    • Yes, you are welcome to join the Journey To Expat Barbados program at any time. However, our program dates run in sets of 3 to 6 month increments. Please refer to our program published dates above. 
  • If I can’t join the program at the start of the experience, can I arrive at a later time?
    • You are more than welcome to join the next program launch date(s). However, if you wish to join a current program after the start date, you will be required to pay for the program in full.
  • I am really interested in the Journey To Expat program.  However, I am only able to come for two months. Is this possible?
    • Yes, you are able to join the Journey To Expat program. However, you will be fully responsible for covering the cost for a 3 month program irrespective of your stay of 1 to 2 months or 4 to 5 months on a 6 month program.

How does the program cost & fees of the Journey To Expat Program work?

The Journey To Expat Barbados cost is divided amongst several equal monthly payments. 

  • Initial Payment
    • The first initial payment consists of the 1st monthly program cost and payment for up to five days of quarantine accommodations.  The initial payment is paid when you have made the commitment to sign up for Journey To Expat Barbados Experience in order to secure your spot. 
  • Monthly Fee
    • Is paid on the first of every month for the duration of the program you select. This fee covers fully furnished accommodations, daily co-working space, two monthly excursions, weekly housekeeping services, weekly grocery run, rt airport transportation, local voluntourism initiatives, private room, BGTT member discounts, Barbados resource guide, and expat program leader.. 

***The initial and monthly cost may vary depending on which expatriation plan ( 3 months or 6 months) you select as well as if the plan falls within the high or low season travel season of the destination.***

What’s Included within the Journey to Expat Barbados Experience?

  • Approved quarantine accommodations
    • During the Covid-19 pandemic all visitors are to reside within pre-approved hotels, villas, and condos upon entry into Barbados during their quarantine period.
  • Round trip airport transfers 
    • Upon your arrival you will be collected by a driver, and driven to your quarantine accommodations. Post your quarantine stay, you will then be taken to your home away from home for the next 3 to 6  months. Upon your departure, you will be taken to the Grantley Adams International Airport for your return flight home.
  • Fully furnished accomodations within a vibrant neighborhood
    • Our 3 to 6 month experience provides fully furnished accommodations in the style of a condo, town house, or apartment centrally located with ease of access to grocery shopping, local transportation, pharmacy, beach, and more. Our accommodations are generally shared with no more than 2 to 3 Expats, where each person is provided a private room. Bathrooms are subject to be shared with no more than 1 person. However, typically here in Barbados, the master bedroom often provides you with an ensuite.  A bedroom adjoining a private bathroom. For more information on securing an ensuite package, please email us at contact@blackgirlstraveltoo.com.
  • Private Room
    • As a participant of The Journey To Expat program, you will always be provided a private bedroom.
  • Access to a co-working space 7 days a week
    • Reliable high speed wifi is the heartbeat of a successful remote work experience.  Therefore we have partnered with local nearby coworking facilities to ensure you don’t miss a beat in fulfilling your work commitments.
  • Weekly housekeeping services
    • We understand the importance of living in a clean and tidy shared environment. Weekly housekeeping services will ensure an increased better quality of life,  relaxed home environment, less stress, and more productivity.
  • Weekly grocery transportation
    • Food is one of the most important highlights of a destination. Enjoy the convenience of round trip transportation to the grocery store, shop with ease of effort as you collect things that are familiar and items that are indigenous to Barbados.
  • Local voluntourism initiatives
    • Monthly, we will join our non-profit philanthropic arm, Serving In Paradise Foundation, in serving community driven projects that will allow us to work alongside locals of the community to stimulate education, build self-confidence, activate beautification projects and more. 
  • Journey to Expat Member Discount
    • The Journey To Expat Barbados member discount allows you the ability to receive up to 15% discount at local businesses throughout the island.
  • Barbados Resource Guide 
    • It’s nothing like arriving at a destination and being unfamiliar with your surroundings.  The Journey Too Expat Barbados Resource Guide will assist you in adapting to your new home and surroundings. As it’s a list of locally owned businesses from grocery stores, pharmacies, clothing stores, salons, movie theaters, nearby beaches, and more.

Journey To Expat Accommodations

  • Can I live alone?
    • It’s  customary for expats to reside within shared accommodations where each participant is provided a private room. Common areas within the dwellings such as bathroom, living room, and kitchen are shared alongside your fellow Journey to Expat Barbados participants. Although we can not assure you will have access to private accommodations (1 bedroom apartment), feel free to communicate your accommodation preferences during the completion of the Journey To Expat registration form.
  • Can my family and friends visit me while on the Journey To Expat experience?
    • Your family and friends are welcome to  join you as a participant of the Journey To Expat Barbados program. However, due to the intimate nature of Journey To Expat accommodations, it is recommended for visiting guests to secure their own accommodations.  If your guest would like to join our scheduled events, they will be subjected to associated fees.

Are overnight guests allowed during the Journey To Expat Experience?

    • Guests are allowed to visit you as a participant on the Journey To Expat Program.  However, at no time shall overnight guests be permitted within the accommodations of Journey To Expat program. At this time, temporary restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of all Journey To Expat participants. Guests are not permitted to enter the homes of any participants a part of the Journey To Expat Barbados program due to Covid-19.

Traveling to Barbados during Covid-19

  • How many days will I have to quarantine upon my arrival to Barbados?
    • Currently all visitors are required to quarantine for 5 days. On the 6th day, you will be required to take a second Covid-19 test to ensure you did not contract the virus during your travels to Barbados. For the most recent and updated information about Covid 19 arrival protocols for visitors, visit www.visitbarbados.org.

How much spending money will I need in Barbados? 

    • You will need on average $800 to $1000 USD per months if you enjoy eating out and partaking in social events throughout the island.  However, if you occassionally attend social outings and dining out, $600 to $800 per month will suffice.

What is the Barbadian conversion rate? 

    • The currency of Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar (BBD). The Barbadian Dollar is converted at a rate of $1.98 (BBD) to $1.00 (USD). The Barbadian Dollar is fixed to the U.S. Dollar and does not fluctuate like in most foreign countries. U.S. currency is accepted across the island and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards.

Do I need a passport to travel to Barbados? 

    • Yes!

Are flights included in the purchase of the BGTT package? 

    • Flights are not included. However, if you desire assistance in selecting the best flight for you, feel free to contact us at support@blackgirlstraveltoo.com.

When should I purchase my airfare? 

    • You should purchase your airfare as soon as you receive your Barbados confirmation email.

Should I purchase travel insurance? 

    • Travel insurance is a requirement in order to travel on any Black Girls Travel Too experience we offer.

What is the arrival airport? 

    • The arrival and departure airport is Grantley Adams International Airport, airport code (BGI).

I really want to travel with your group, but I feel like I may be too young or too old.

    • No worries at all! When it comes to travel age is nothing but a number. Our BGTT Experiencers range between the ages of 25-59. There has not been one time that a traveler felt awkward because of their age traveling with Black Girls Travel Too.

Are your trips designed to serve large groups? 

    • Totally the opposite. We understand the importance of intimate group experiences. Our trips are designed for more high touch and exclusive experience. You receive access that you probably wouldn’t get with a larger group. This unique experience allows you to create a community amongst your fellow travelers. Giving you insider access that a larger group can not.

W H A T  A R E

T H E   O P T I O N S  ?

3 Month Program
$2,700(Initial Payment $4,300, 2 Payments of $2,700)
6 Month Program
$2,500(Initial Payment $4,300, 2 Payments of $2,500)

By purchasing a trip from Black Girls Travel Too, you acknowledge and are aware that the trip details are subject to change.  The itinerary was curated in good faith and any mention of specific destinations does not guarantee that they will be visited nor does it forfeit the contract between the purchaser and the seller. Our itinerary has been put together with care and intention, however as we may deem it fit to make adjustments that stem from political affairs, weather changes, local concerns, and etc. Our number one goal is to ensure that we provide you with a memorable experience. To ensure that our goal is your goal as well, print a final copy of your itinerary for your review prior to your departure for your trip. You also acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks associated with any activities you may partake in. Therefore, you understand, agree, and assume full responsibility for such risk that you alone are responsible for based upon your decision to participate in such activities.  There are no refunds after confirmation of your reservation.  However, if your reservation is not confirmed due to availability you will be refunded in full.

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