Thursday, October 25, 2018

Are you a travel agent (or know someone who is)?

We want to work with you as an Ultimate Crop Over Partner!
Are you a travel agent (or know someone who is)?

Thanks for stopping by!  This will be a short note from us this week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

9 Makeup Products For A Picture Perfect Carnival!

Our very own Makeup Queen Merate shares her fave products for a picture perfect Carnival!
9 Makeup Products For A Picture Perfect Carnival!

Thanks for visiting our blog!  This week, we have a guest blog by Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Ambassador, Merate.  A true Carnivalista at heart, she’s sharing her 9 favorite makeup products, so you can look your best from selfie to professional photos.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We're going LIVE! Events by Ashé x Black Families Travel

Join Esha and Black Families Travel this weekend!

We're going LIVE!  Events by Ashé x Black Families Travel 
Hello there – thanks for stopping by our blog!   It’s your girl, Esha here and this week I’m sharing a very quick announcement.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A B C’s of Carnival

It's back to the basics of Carnival - we break it down for you!

A B C’s of Carnival
Hey, thanks for visiting our blog!  It's your girl, Esha, here and I came across a blog the other day that talked about the 5 C's of your wardrobe.  It got me to thinking, "What are the 5 C's of Carnival?"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Carnivalista gift giving guide





Need a gift for the Carnivalista in your life?  We've got you covered!
Carnivalista gift giving guide
Thanks for stopping by our blog.  It’s your girl Esha here and this post is all about the Carnivalistas!  If you have someone in your life who goes to every Carnival, no matter the location OR their very first Carnival is coming up, this gift giving list is the only list you need to get the perfect gift for her. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ultimate Crop Over 2019 is here!

Ultimate Crop Over 2019 is here!

If you've read the title of this blog and you're wondering, "What is Crop Over?", then you're in the right place.  Please allow us to explain it to you...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

My latest costume obsessions

YUMA's 2019 theme is Jukebox...hmmm, what're they playing that I'm loving?  ;)

My latest costume obsessions
Thanks for stopping by our blog!  It’s yuh girl Esha here and it’s time to reveal my latest costume obsessions.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ultimate Crop Over recap - part 2


Paint and party - Esha's Jabnival happy!

Ultimate Crop Over recap - part 2

Thanks for visiting our blog!  It’s your girl Esha here and I’m ready to share the rest of the Ultimate Crop Over Experience with you.  If you missed part 1 where I talked all about de fetes and accommodations, get caught up!  Click here for my Ultimate Crop Over recap - part 1.

Onward!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ultimate Crop Over recap – part 1



Ultimate Crop Over recap – part 1

And we’re back!  It’s your girl Esha here and Ultimate Crop Over 2018 is a wrap (sad face).  But luckily for you, I have the run down so here we go!  I have posted several videos below which were all filmed live while I was in Barbados.  Be sure to check them all out:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ultimate Crop Over packing list


Ultimate Crop Over packing list

We appreciate you stopping by our blog!  It's almost here - Crop Over that is.  AND we're so excited!  You on the other hand...ummm not so much because you're not sure where to start with your packing. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Did someone say private island?

An over-the-water bungalow in paradise...

Did someone say private island?

Thanks for visiting our blog!  

We have a really big announcement to make and it's so big that we think you're going to want to immediately drop everything you're doing to check out what we have to offer. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Our Crop Over costume obsessions (plus survey winner and results)!

Esha's latest costume obsession...
Our Crop Over costume obsessions (plus survey winner and results)!
Thanks for checking out our blog!  Esha here and I have to start by saying this blog will be a little long (you've been warned).   I'm not only sharing my latest costume obsessions (oui!) but I'm also telling you who won our $50 Amazon gift card raffle...and sharing some of the results of our Caribbean Experiences survey.  That's a lot - onward!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

We need your help! [win a gift card]

We need your help! [win a gift card]

Thanks for visiting our blog.  We're thinking ahead about planning our 2019 Caribbean Experiences and would like your feedback!  They're just 9 little questions - won't you help us out?

Friday, June 1, 2018

We fell in love with Barbados - part 2

Our breakfast at Bliss Cafe was sooooo good!
We fell in love with Barbados - part 2

Welcome to our blog!  We had so much to share with you about our recent trip to Barbados that we had to break it up into 2 parts.  Check out the video...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We fell in love with Barbados - part 1

Mimosas anyone?  Yes please!
We fell in love with Barbados - part 1

Thanks for checking out our blog!  This week we have some video for you.  Our recent trip to Barbados was so good and we have so much to share with you that we've broken it up into 2 videos!  Tune in to hear more...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Our interview with Caribbeana!

Our interview with Caribbeana!

Thanks for stopping by our blog.  This past weekend we had the pleasure of being interviewed by Von Martin of Caribbeana on WPFW radio!  Of course, we recorded it just for you.  We had a little technical difficulty at the beginning of the recording (please accept our apologies), but the rest of it turned out just fine.  There are a few surprises in the recording, so just press play to hear them :)

What's next?  We're heading to Barbados for a little business and pleasure!  During our trip to Barbados we'll be meeting with our vendors who will be working with us to make Ultimate Crop Over a success, chilling out at Oistins for their weekly fish fry (yummy), visiting the Aura mas camp to view the beautiful costumes (they just launched on Saturday) AND soaking up the sunny Barbados atmosphere.  And of course, we'll be telling you all about it along the way!  We can't wait!

Want to join us in Barbados?  Click here to learn about Ultimate Crop Over.

Til de next lime,













Esha and Tarik

P.S.: would you like to learn more about Caribbeana?  Visit their website here.


Call us at (919) 697-8772

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video ~ Sunny Side Up

Having a great time at Sunny Side Up
Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video ~ Sunny Side Up


Thanks for checking out our blog!  It’s time for the last video in our Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video series (sad face).  But, this video is our fave video of the 4.  It’s of Sunny Side Up, THE breakfast party and yep, we were in the Penthouse baby!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video - Carnival Tuesday



Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video - Carnival Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by!  Our Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video series is moving along and today we’re bringing you Carnival Tuesday.

If you don’t know what Carnival Tuesday is, allow us to explain:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video - J'ouvert


Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video - J'ouvert

We're continuing our UTC in video series!  Next up is J'ouvert (pronounced jou-vay) - Esha's favorite event and THE top rated event by our clients since UTC started back in 2011.

This event starts on Carnival Monday morning in the deepest, darkest night (3 am to be exact).  J'ouvert is the official kick off to the Trinidad Carnival Parade and is basically a huge street party with paint, oil, mud, powder, chocolate - whatever you want to put on your body!  The true essence of J'ouvert is freedom and this video captures it fully.  Enjoy!


Want to join us?  Well, you don't have much time.  There are only 2 rooms left in Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2019.  To learn more about our Experience and grab your spot, click here.

The next video in our series will be about the second day of the colorful and vibrant Trinidad Carnival Parade, better known as Carnival Tuesday.  Be sure to come back next week!

Til de next lime,













Esha and Tarik


Call us at (919) 697-8772


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video – Phuket


Smiles around - 2 of our UTC feters enjoying Phuket
Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video – Phuket
Hello, thanks for visiting our blog!  

We’re coming at you with a new series – Ultimate Trinidad Carnival in video.  So many of our clients have said that Trinidad Carnival can’t be explained; it has to be EXPERIENCED - so we thought, let’s show you!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2019 is here!

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2018 crew!

The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2019 Experience is here!

And we’re already 25% SOLD OUT…yeah, we’re surprised too.  We only launched yesterday and:
  • We sold 6 Trinidad Carnival packages in 20 minutes!
  • The packages continued going until last night...and here we are!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival) - part 3


Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival) - part 3
We’re on to the final installment in our top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over series!  In case you missed numbers 5 through 2, click the links below to get caught up:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival) - part 2

Just a couple more reasons why you should experience Barbados!
Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival)
We hope you enjoyed our Ultimate Trinidad Carnival recap last week!  In case you missed it, click here to read all about it.

This week we’re continuing our countdown of the top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over, also known as Barbados Carnival!  Let’s get started:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2018 recap

2018 Carnival bliss!  Esha in her costume at the Socadrome stage
Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2018 recap
Where do we begin?  Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2018 was one of the best years yet!  We had so much fun partying with our amazing clients and can’t wait to share with you how it all went down…a good place to start is with the music huh?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival)

Join us in August for Barbados Carnival!
Top 5 reasons to experience Crop Over (Barbados Carnival)
We’ve just returned from Trinidad Carnival and here’s the (very) short version of everything that happened:
  • Yes, it was AMAZING!  Our clients had a blast and our team loved bringing Trinidad Carnival to them.
  • Tobago Love was real!  And we didn’t want to leave (as usual).
  • Carnival tabanca has set in (if you don’t know what that is, reference this definition).

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday wear chronicles - part 3

The last installment in Esha's quest for 2018 Monday wear...
Monday wear chronicles - part 3
It’s finished!  And I’m so excited for the reveal.  Let me bring you up to speed…but first…

We’ve been getting a lot of interest in our Ultimate Crop Over trip that’s happening this August!  Want to join us?  Click here to learn more.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Monday wear chronicles 2018 - part 2

Esha's Monday wear journey continues...
Monday wear chronicles 2018 - part 2


Esha here (again)!  I’ve been working away on my Monday wear and have made a lot of progress.  Let me bring you up to speed…

Friday, January 19, 2018

A new Carnival Experience is born!

Where on the planet will we go next to experience Carnival?
A new Carnival Experience is born!


We’ve been busily working behind the scenes and are so excited to finally announce the fruits of our hard work!  Our newest Carnival Experience is…drum roll please…

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monday wear chronicles 2018 - part 1

Esha's on the hunt for Monday wear again...
Monday wear chronicles 2018 - part 1

Hello again!  Esha here and I need Monday wear…Trinidad Carnival is less than 1 month away – eek!  I really meant not to leave it until the last minute.  Truthfully, chances are if I don’t get it started before Thanksgiving, then it won’t get done until the New year.  AND on top of all of that, it’s a short Carnival season…I have to get cracking.  Let me bring you up to speed; heeere we go!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy new year!


Happy new year to you!  We'd like to wish you all a prosperous, bright and abundant 2018!

Well, here at Ultimate Trinidad Carnival we're only 36 days away from Trinidad Carnival and it's business as usual.  Costumes?  Check.  Fete tickets?  Check.  Transportation and accommodations?  Double check...but...