Lesser Antilles Travel Articles

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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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
Trinidad and Barbados Geography
Barbados measures 21 miles (34 km) long and up to 14 miles (23 km) wide in the south, with an area of 166 square miles (430 square km). Trinidad is much larger, and Trinidad & Tobago together …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados Culture
Tourism, and offshore finance attracted by the low tax regime, have replaced sugar cane as the main players in the economy of Barbados, but the importance of sugar cane is still emphasized in the …
Modern History of Barbados & Trinidad
Barbados was visited by both the Spanish and Portuguese, but claimed as a colony by Britain in 1625. Trinidad, as well as Tobago and other smaller islands, became part of the Spanish empire. Large …
Island Ancient History
The lesser islands of the nation of Trinidad & Tobago, were created by forceful contact between the South American and Caribbean geological plates assisted by a volcanic eruption. Coral deposits …
Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados
Although often grouped together in the minds of outsiders, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad, Tobago and Barbados form two nations: Barbados is politically separate from the other two. The islands …

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