Carnival Chaser Highlight: @_Surraya_Starr x Global Carnivalist

We continue the Carnival Chaser Highlight series as more carnival chasers explore carnivals worldwide.  Be sure to check out other highlights previous to this one.

Carnival Chaser (n): An individual that goes on mostly carnival-based vacations, and plans trip after trip based on when the next carnival is.

Carnival is addictive. Meet Carnival Chaser: @_Surraya_Starr

Crop Over Krave The Band photo cred @Fairbrian
Photography By: @Fairbrian

What is it about carnival that keeps you chasing ? 

Carnival is my time to show off and show out! It’s a judgement free zone, where I can let my guard down and just celebrate life. Carnival also gives me the opportunity to travel with friends and be a tourist to many beautiful places.

Which carnival is a must attend for you? 

Nothing feels like Trinidad Carnival. It sets the pace for my Carnival Year.
Sun Rise Breakfast Party photo cred @Fairbrian
Photography By: @Fairbrian

What do you look for when choosing a band? 

Costume options that are sexy, have unique color combinations  and are reasonably priced. I want to look and feel amazing on Carnival Day. I also play with bands that have great reviews as far as customer service – I want to support brands that treat you like more than a number. Vibes is also important. I like to have fun on the road, and need everyone around me to match my energy!

Trinidad Carnival - Tribe photo cred @JoeGeoFotos
Photography By: @JoeGeoFotos

Do you have any tips for people looking to attend carnivals?

Plan Plan Plan! With so many fete options, you can get burned out very quickly – including your pockets. Planning ahead can give you a good sense of how to budget, and when you can sneak in those much needed naps.

If you have not checked out the full Carnival Chaser Series, please do. Each chaser inspires me to continue doing what I love.

 

Yours in Mas, 

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