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.
Take A Dip Into History At Monks Bath, St. Croix
The oldest swimming pool on the island bearing the imprint of man, Monks Bath, St. Croix was carved from the rocky shoreline near Hams Bay 360+ years ago!
The Maroons of Dominica and the Caribbean’s Forgotten War
The more dense the rainforest, the better for the Maroons of Dominica. The wilds of Dominica was their shield; a natural bulwark against a life of bondage.
Giddy House, Jamaica: Uncommon Attraction
Giddy House at Fort Charles, Jamaica is, the Caribbean's answer to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's also, sadly, somewhat easily missed.
Isla de Cubagua, Venezuela: Uncommon Attraction
You won't find much on Cubagua, the smallest and least populated of the islands that comprise the state of Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.
Meet The Buffalypso, A Beast of Burden That’s Truly Trini to de Bone
The name Buffalypso is a mashup of "buffalo" and "calypso," the latter denoting the fact that these beautiful creatures could only hail from Trinidad.