This Woman Opened A Hotel In Jamaica With No Money

This woman is living out one of my many dreams!

We all love to travel. We love to explore the many relaxing and euphoric places this world has to offer. But, have you ever gone on a vacation and thought to yourself, “I could totally see myself living here forever!”?

Well, Kalisa Martin brought that exact thought to fruition.

Kalisa Martin left her job to found The Runaway Jamaica, a Kickstarter-funded bed-and-breakfast. (Courtesy of The Runaway)

Kalisa Martin left her job to found The Runaway Jamaica, a Kickstarter-funded bed-and-breakfast. (Courtesy of The Runaway)

According to Forbes.com

” It was during a lingering and nasty New York City winter in March 2014. Martin and her boyfriend Jeff Belizaire decided to escape the snow by taking a last-minute getaway to Jamaica. At the time, Martin had a dream job in the New York culinary world: brand director at Tasting Table, a digital destination for culinary enthusiasts. She also appeared on national television shows like Good Morning America.”

“That long weekend, the idea of the B&B concept came up and we thought, ‘Why not?’ It could happen, and it could happen right here in Jamaica,” said 30-year-old Martin. “That was the first time we seriously considered the idea.”

“Within four months Martin had quit her job and was on her way to Jamaica with Belizaire to create The Runaway, a bed-and-breakfast that has grown into a lifestyle travel brand.”

A stylish sitting area at The Runaway Jamaica. (Courtesy of Dwayne Watkins)

A stylish sitting area at The Runaway Jamaica. (Courtesy of Dwayne Watkins)

Yo! How dope is that?!!

Is your dream to open your very own B&B or boutique style hotel? Read more here for the full interview with Kalisa Martin.

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