Journey: Yemanja

There was a time when travel meant discovery, adventure and the shock of the new. But the modern travel industry serves to keep people apart as much as it does to bring them together. People may travel more now than they ever have, but they’ve lost touch with the journey.

There comes a time when you’re vacationing with your best friend in the Caribbean, and you casually mention how you’ve always dreamed of opening a hotel, and she counters with her dream of opening a restaurant, and the answer smacks you in the face like a Panama breeze. That’s how it worked for Pascale and Lamar when their origins and dreams collided to create the island retreat of Yemanja.

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