Ever wondered what a work day for a music supervisor is like? What about a work trip? We asked Musicstyling’s Alix Rumsey to give us a glimpse into her life by documenting her (work related) journey into the Caribbean.
Day 1: Words of advice for travelers: when heading to a small island in the Caribbean (that can only be reached by boat or small prop planes) always, always let a travel agent book your travel. This is not the world of Expedia travel.
So it’s 9:30pm and I’ve just set off on an epic cross country journey that, if all my flights are on time, will take about 15 hours. I’m heading to St. Barts in the Caribbean followed by a hop, skip and a jump to Antigua. Spending two nights at each property.
The first two flights as you may imagine are economy hell. LA to Miami is a red eye then Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico in the early hours. Exhausted, I check in for my flight to St. Barts. I already know its going to be a small plane but it’s not until i actually see it does the image of my impending death flash before my eyes. As I climb onto the plane my dramatic scenario takes on a new level and I have a flash of living the rest of my days on a deserted island like some mash up of Tom Hanks in Castaway and Amelia Earhart. To be honest, it was just generally exciting and as soon as we had taken off it was a lovely flight, not as terrifying as I had originally thought. It’s how you imagine flying to be. When you are on the huge jets we all know you are so high up that there is nothing to see but here you get great views of the Caribbean as you fly the 45 minutes. Now, was I wedged between a cooler of soft drinks and a basket of chips? Yes, but it was by far the most fun I’ve had flying.
After we arrived at the airport, which is only slightly smaller than a US McDonald’s, the 8 of us from the flight made it swiftly through immigration, grabbed our luggage and were off. I was met by a driver from the Resort and off on the 15 minute journey to Le Barthélemy Resort.
The perks to this job: Hotel Room. Downside to this job: staying in your hotel room most of the day.
Stay tuned for day 2 of Alix’s trip into the Caribbean!