2020 Notting Hill Carnival Born of Fire & Pride Rises Again
For over 50 years Notting Hill Carnival has grown and morphed with the times. Born of fire and pride, it's an institution unlike anything else in the UK.
Fort Shirley Officers’ Quarters: Where Mutiny Begat Emancipation
An 1802 revolt that started at the Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters in Dominica directly led to the emancipation of a most unlikely group of slaves.
The Legend of Cudjoe Head and the Best Time to Visit Montserrat
The best time of year to visit Montserrat is mid-summer if you love history, are culturally curious, and like to party. The occasion: Cudjoe Head Festival.
Vive la Grenade and Independence from Britain
There's a French undercurrent to everything in formerly British Grenada. Le Tricolour held sway over the island they called La Grenade for 114 years.
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Garita del Diablo (Devil’s Sentry Box), Puerto Rico
Garita del Diablo (Devil's Sentry Box) at Castillo San Cristóbal in Old San Juan has been off limits for hundreds of years. There's a haunted reason why...
Devil’s Island, French Guiana – Hell on Earth for 100 Years
Devil's Island may look like an idyllic Caribbean paradise, but this French Guiana outpost actually better espouses its infamous name than its appearance.
Fort Christian, St. Thomas – Cornerstone of U. S. Virgin Islands History
You simply cannot tell the history of the Virgin Islands without Fort Christian. Its doors opened 339 years ago, making it the oldest structure in the USVI.
Barbuda’s Martello Tower: Uncommon Attraction
Martello Tower Barbuda dates back to the early 1800s. It's said to be the oldest such tower in the Caribbean. It's also the island's strongest structure.
The Surprising Slave History and Mystical Legend of Statia Blue Beads
Of all the many varied, unique, and amazing types and styles of jewelry found all throughout the Caribbean, none are more uncommon than Statia blue beads.