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Larisa McBean is a Tourism Professional and Researcher specialising in community tourism development, and a Blogger who writes commentary on a variety of topics. An International Development graduate (MSc.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K., she majored in poverty and inequality reduction strategies and conducted research on sports tourism as a vehicle to socio-economic development. She also has a background in education and training, and public speaking, having taught in Jamaica, the United States, France and Japan.

  • Your Best Life

    You are here to learn To live a full life You’ll have joys unspeakable But there will be bad times . Do all that you can Take every chance Make this your best life You only get it once —… Read More ›

  • Grow Where You’re Planted?

    “Grow where you’re planted” That’s what many do Make the best of circumstances Winning, through and through . Digging deep into the ground Roots seeking food Stretching up to the sun Their flowers do bloom . But others stretch far… Read More ›

  • No

    Persistent That’s your way Forging against all odds Employing every wile To get what you want . No is not an answer No, not for you Successive no’s bring you closer To the answer you desire Yes . So for… Read More ›

  • Valentine

    What’s in a valentine? February fourteenth Chocolate sweets for my love The scent of roses, so sweet . Red love for my sweet White, for a love that’s true Pure hearts anticipating Not broken and bruised . Or is it… Read More ›

  • Mr. Fix-it

    He fixes things, or, at least, he tries Taking old things for repair A microwave, a toaster oven A broken-down armchair   Old TVs, radios, and a fridge Starting with one or two in his workshop Graduating to a horde… Read More ›

  • Destiny

    Try, as you might, to change it Destiny remains the same What is meant to be will be There’s no standing in its way   Try, as you might, to prevent it You very likely won’t succeed Just live life… Read More ›

  • Dark Brown

    Its shade—dark brown, like cocoa The tone even, just one Beholders in awe or horror Of the skin that I have on   Some beiges feel superior Yet tan to get this tone But for them it’s unattainable They can’t… Read More ›