Caribbean Travel Articles

Snorkel the reef
Jenny Johnston
A dolphin jumps out of the water
The Pitons of St. Lucia
Adventure Life
A snorkeler walking along a white sandy beach.
Tobago
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Caribbean Island Guide
A hop, skip and jump away from the United States, the Caribbean is just the place you want to go for a getaway in the midst of calm seas and some fantastic adventure in a cultural hotspot. A …
Windward Islands Weather
Part of the popularity of this region with holiday makers is the high year round temperatures and tropical climate. Summers and hot and humid and winters cool with minimal rainfall. The south …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados Weather
The best time to visit on a Caribbean cruise is during the first half of the year. Both nations enjoy a tropical climate, largely free of major hurricanes, divided into two seasons. The dry season …
Leeward Islands Cuisine
With such an ethnic melting-pot to draw on, it is not surprising that the cuisine of the Leeward Islands is rich and varied. It is influenced by native Caribbean heritage as well as African, French, …
Windward Islands Cuisine
Caribbean food is similar across most of the islands. Chicken in spicy (Jerk spice for example) or fruit sauces served with vegetable sand rice. Goat, lamb and beef are also common in meals. Fish is …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados Cuisine
Tourists in Barbados can enjoy national delicacies like cou cou (a blend of cornmeal and okra with the local spicy bajan seasoning) and steamed or fried flying fish. Other fish, such as mahi mahi and …
British Virgin Islands Cuisine
Food in the British Virgin Islands offers a number of varied influences. Though some of the local flavor was first brought to the table by early immigrants, or even by indentured servants, from …
Caribbean Recent History
The Caribbean islands were part of the colonial efforts of the European countries, namely Britain and France. In the 17th Century the British and the French made efforts to colonize the islands and …
Caribbean Cruises
Work and a busy schedule can leave you craving some fun and relaxation. A rejuvenating quick Caribbean cruise break not only gets you away from it all but returns you to your life inspired, refreshed …
Leeward Islands Politics
Montserrat and Anguilla are separate British overseas territories. In Anguilla there were rebellions and a short-lived unilateral declaration of independence in the late 1960s, when the citizens …
Windward Islands Politics
Inhabitants of Martinique are French citizens and represent themselves in the French national Assembly and the French Senate. Dominica is a parliamentary democracy presides over by a head of state …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados Politics
After achieving independence from Britain in 1966 Barbados became a parliamentary democracy using the British Westminster system as a model. The reigning British monarch remains as its head of state, …
British Virgin Islands Politics
The political system of the BVI is a multi-party system, with dependency status as an overseas territory of the UK. This status ranks the highest office holders in order of the Queen, the Governor, …
Virgin Islands Politics
As part of the United States, the US Virgin Islands are an organized, but unincorporated territory of the US. The islanders are considered US citizens, but they cannot vote in the US Presidential …
Leeward Islands Weather
The Leeward Islands enjoy a tropical climate, tempered by the northeasterly trade winds. There is little seasonal variation, although the second half of the year, the wet season, is rainier and …
British Virgin Islands Weather
The semi-tropic climate of the area creates a variety of weather conditions. Daytime temperatures are generally balmy, ranging only between about 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Trade winds work to …
Cuisine of the Virgin Islands
The restaurants in the islands are a combination of American and traditional Caribbean forms of serving food. For example, you might see a Subway or McDonalds next door to more local restaurants …
Windward Islands Wildlife
The 750 sq km Dominica has been called the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” home to rainforest as well as xeric areas on the coast, the world’s second largest boiling lake which …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados Wildlife
Species that make these Caribbean islands their home include the mongoose, the red-footed tortoise, the leatherback and hawksbill turtles, the whistling frog and various types of bat, lizard and …
British Virgin Islands Wildlife
Wildlife in this locale consists primarily of reptiles, birds, and other small animals. The population includes various lizards, such as iguanas and geckos, as well as tortoise and a variety of tree …
Wildside of the Virgin Islands
The island of St. John is a place to find beautiful and exotic animals, coral, and plants. Frogs, gecko, anole and iguana lizards are among some of the animals on the various islands. There are over …
Virgin Islands Environment
The environment of the Virgin Islands is laid back yet very diverse. There are the amazing coral reefs to explore, mountains to hike, and villages to discover. The islanders understand the importance …
Leeward Islands Geography
The Leeward Islands are a part of the northern section of the Lesser Antilles islands of the Caribbean. Anguilla (18 15N, 63 10 W) is the most northerly of the cluster, and Montserrat (16 45 N, 62 12 …
Windward Islands Geography
The Caribbean island chain is over two thousand miles long. To the east of the islands is the Atlantic Ocean, to the south is the Caribbean Sea and the north of South America, to the right in the …

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