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6 Tobago Heritage Festival Events You Must Experience

The soulful booming of drums. The intricate steps of the ‘brush back’. Folktales of Anansi. Superstitions galore. Pomp. Circumstance. And even a little romance. You’ll get all that and more, if you venture to Tobago for the Tobago Heritage Festival. During the last two weeks in July, the destination hosts the annual Heritage Festival, and …

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Caribbean Travel: Get More Bang for Your Buck

Traveling isn’t cheap. No secret there. Even in the Caribbean, a region that is comparatively more affordable than others, expenses add up. Factor in a round trip flight, accommodation, food, transportation and that list of must-do activities you’re constantly updating, and we’ve got an overall cost that can put an impressive dent in your bank account. …

#PureGrenada: A #Travel Guide to Petite Martinique, #Grenada
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Island Girl’s Travel Guide to Petite Martinique

Disclaimer: Petite Martinique isn’t for everyone. But it just might be for you…That is, if you’re the kind of traveler who appreciates a waaaay off-the-grid experience. One defined by a raw, unassuming landscape and authentic small-island living, which facilitates an almost complete disconnect from the rest of the world. On PM, as the locals fondly refer to …

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First Impressions: Petite Martinique

Less than a day in Petite Martinique and already I’m blogging about it. Unusual for me, but there’s absolutely nothing ‘usual’ about Petite Martinique (by my medium-sized-island-girl standards). Plus, the fact is there’s little else to do at 9:05 on a Thursday night. Already, all doors are closed, lights are off and there is nary a …

Sandy Island (Carriacou, Grenada)
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Grenada: The Great Escape to Sandy Island, Carriacou

Sandals off. Locks loose. Body stretched out on a surprisingly comfortable bed of fallen coconut tree branches…that was my conduct for most of the afternoon I spent on Sandy Island. To say I painted a cliched picture of #islandlife would be an understatement, but I make no apologies for it. Because for all the times I used …

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Grenada: Hog Island, Uninterrupted

Visiting Hog Island during the week is like purchasing a private island at the bargain price of $20 EC per head. For the cost of roundtrip boat passage from the fishing village of Woburn to the island, you could find yourself blissfully undisturbed on this tiny L-shaped strip of beach. That’s a pretty sweet deal in my book. I …