I'm Jamel.  After 15 years of working in HR, I quit my day job to pursue my passion of traveling the world with my camera and exploring the spirituality, food and culture of people in exotic and not-so exotic places.

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Amazing places, faces and sacred spaces!

Learn about various diverse and exotic cultures and well as helpful tips to guide you as you plan your next spiritual, cultural or adventure trip abroad.

October 16, 2019

Visit the mystical tropical island paradise called Bali in Indonesia during an amazing 10-day spiritual excursion to this magical place April 5, 2020- April 14, 2020.  Get the best of what Bali has to offer in this specially crafted vacation package by yours truly, Spirit Beyond Borders founder, Jamel Cherry.   I've travelled to Bali before with groups and personally chosen the best places to give you the most memorable experi...

May 22, 2018

Come journey with us to the legendary, fabled land of Egypt, home of the world's last remaining Seven Wonders of the World, December 28, 2018 - January 4, 2019.  Egypt is a living legend.  Despite its antiquity, charm and mystery, it remains a magical place.  With a history which goes back at least 10,000 years, Egypt and it's artifacts remain an African cultural treasure which even the ancients themselves marveled at.   What...

May 2, 2018

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift to give your traveling friends, or want to add some items to your own travel bag, this list is for you.  They are handpicked items which are clever, cool and sure to enhance your trip in various ways.   Over the years of my travels, I have learned to appreciate those items which seem to make my trip that much more comfortable, convenient or just fun.  Check them out....

March 8, 2018

The thought of traveling to the exotic land of Bali, Indonesia is exciting. I can still vividly remember my first trip.   Here are a few things you should know if you are planning on visiting Bali for the first time.  

1. Passport Requirement.   As required for traveling anywhere out of the US, you will need a valid passport.  However for entry into Indonesia, you will also need to meet two additional requirement...

February 18, 2018

Perhaps one of the most discouraging tasks for the potential traveler is looking for flights. With rising airfares and as well as complaints, no one wants to pay too much for flights thereby, limiting their travel.  However, there are some definite ways to dramatically increase your chances of finding cheap flights.   Following are 8 tips to finding the cheapest airfare to anyplace in the world.


February 12, 2018

The Oshun Grove is an amazing sacred site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Southwestern region of Nigeria. It has both spiritual and cult

February 2, 2018

A highlight of my highly transformational trip to Bali, Indonesia was a visit to Tirta Empul, an ancient Balinese Hindu water temple built over a thousand years ago. The Balinese periodically go to the temple to cleanse themselves of various types of negativity.  Following is my experience and guide to help you if you are lucky enough to visit this magical place.    Click here for a map of th...

February 2, 2018

Many people have heard of Bali but many are not that familiar with what or where it is.  Even before I visited Bali, I didn't know anything other than it was an exotic place.  However, whenever I spoke to someone who had gone, they always seemed to be mesmerized by it. It's like Bali had a seductive spell over them.  Up until this point, I had not even watched the movie, Eat, Pray and Love which catapulted Bali into the consci...

December 27, 2017

Quick tour of a Moroccan architectural masterpiece in Casablanca.

December 7, 2017

Saut-'d'Eau is a sacred waterfall in the mountains North of Port-au-Prince where Haitians make an annual pilgrimage  to cleanse themselves of negativity and pray for blessings.  It happens once a year for three days in honor of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel who is also syncretized with the voudou spirit Erzulie.  As such it attracts many Haitians, both christian and voudou as well as those who practice both faiths....

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