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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.
Monks Bath, St. Croix – Take A Dip Into Caribbean History
Monks Bath, St. Croix was carved from the rocky shoreline near Hams Bay 360+ years ago making it the oldest swimming pool on the island.
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 creatures could only hail from Trinidad.
Peace Hill Sugar Mill, St. John: Uncommon Attraction
Few places in St. John, or anywhere else in the Virgin Islands for that matter, offer such awe-inspiring views as those on offer atop Peace Hill.
Twoubadou Folk Music, The True Sound and Soul of Haiti
Twoubadou folk music traces its origins to the early 1900s, when seasonal migrant laborers from Haiti traveled to Cuba to work the cane fields.