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Notting Hill Carnival
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUK

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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Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica

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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Mary's Takeout at Cudjoe Head for Breakfast on Montserrat
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat

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, aka: La Grenade
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada

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
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Old San Juan

Garita del Diablo (Devil’s Sentry Box), Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo (Devil's Sentry Box) at Castillo San Cristรณbal in Old San Juan has been off limits for hundreds of years. There's a haunted reason why...
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Devil's Island through the palms
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrench Guiana

Devil’s Island, French Guiana โ€“ 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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Fort Christian
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎSt. Thomas

Fort Christian, St. Thomas โ€“ 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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Martello Tower, Barbuda
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌBarbuda

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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Statia Blue Beads
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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