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A team of of writers discovering Trinidad & Tobago for 26 years and counting!

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at vaughnettebigford.com. Photo by Camille Lowhar

Trinidad arts & entertainment 2018

Serious liming & partying If it’s one thing Trinis take seriously, it’s partying. Our reputation as the party animals of the Caribbean has been hard-earned and we do our best to maintain it. In addition to the numerous rum shops, holes in the wall and casinos (aka private members’ clubs) popping up across the island,

A Winston Nanan Caroni Swamp boat tour in central Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Easy Trinidad day trips

In addition to the great eco escapes, adventures, and heritage explorations, there are lots more easy day trips and family-friendly activities you can enjoy on the island

Waterfall. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad hiking and outdoor adventures

Your 2018 Trinidad hiking & eco adventure guide Like bats out of hell: Tamana Caves The Tamana Bat Caves in the Central Range are home to an estimated 1.5 million bats. Yes. One for every Trini, with extras. Mt Tamana itself (313m/1,009ft) was revered as a sacred mountain to a tribe called Guarahoons from South

Bunji Garlin revs up the crowd. Photo by Aaron Richards

A Trinidad festival guide for 2018: Carnival & so much more!

Carnival Here’s the 411 on our signature annual festival, which has spawned similar Trini-style Carnivals the world over, from New York to London and further afield! What’s all the fuss about? What it is: the annual street festival on the two days before Ash Wednesday that takes over the capital, and all major towns. Indeed

Stollmeyer's Castle was built in 1904. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. You will find mansions and public buildings in the early 19th century neo-classical style popular under British colonial rule (eg St James Police Barracks, Port of Spain General Hospital). Governor Ralph Woodford also sponsored the construction of the

3canal performs at the Tobago Jazz Experience. Photo courtesy the THA

A Tobago festivals calendar for 2018

In alphabetical order, here are some of Tobago’s most treasured festivals, from Harvests and Heritage Festival to Jazz Experience and Great Fete

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at Adventure Eco Villas, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

Our 2018 edition is now out!

Twenty-seven years of discovering T&T We’ve completed distribution of our latest issue, which we can’t wait to share with you. This year, we at Discover T&T mark 27 years (and 29 editions) of writing about the islands we love. As you discover these islands, we’re sure you’ll understand why — and there is always more

Goat racing is popular at Great Fete as well as during the Easter long weekend. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Easter Goat and Crab Racing

Buccoo Goat & Crab Racing Festival, and Mt. Pleasant Goat Race Perhaps the most unique of all Tobagonian traditions is the Goat and Crab Races. At Easter time, only Friday and Monday are official holidays, but Easter Tuesday is not really a day for work in Tobago: people head to Buccoo in droves for the