🇬🇧UK

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.
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🇩🇲Dominica

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.
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🇲🇸Montserrat

The Best Time to Visit Montserrat and The Legend of Cudjoe Head

The best time to visit Montserrat is mid-summer if you love history, are culturally curious, and like to party. The occasion: Cudjoe Head Festival.
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🇬🇩Grenada

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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🇵🇷 Old San Juan

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...
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🇫🇷French Guiana

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.
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🇻🇮St. Thomas

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.
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🇦🇬Barbuda

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.
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St. Eustatius

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.
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