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All posts by Caroline Taylor

Stollmeyer's Castle. 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. For the history buff, there are a great many archaeological and historical sites in Trinidad and Tobago. Many are in the process of being protected and preserved by the National Trust, several recently restored, and with much work

Trinidad Carnival 2020: what you need to know

From traditions with deep sacred, cultural roots in the island’s history, to parties pumping so hard you might seriously forget your name, and a street party like no other anywhere in the world, here we’ll introduce you to how the Trinidad Carnival season unfolds. Once you get a sense of what’s on offer, you’ll know what you want to indulge in, and — as we say here — “play yuhself”!

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at the Adventure Eco Villas in Tobago. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Tobago sightseeing — and boons for birders! Updated for 2020

Our favourite sightseeing spots, day trips, and birdwatching sites for 2020!

Ambard's House or Roomor. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Touring Trinidad’s natural & built heritage

Trinidad offers a wealth of natural (forests, savannahs, reefs, and wetlands) and built heritage (colonial mansions and estate homes, churches and cathedrals, mosques, mandirs, forts, and museums) to explore

Photo by Sherridan Kirk, courtesy Aisha Sylvester

Aisha Sylvester — off the beaten path in Tobago | Q&A

Aisha Sylvester is a Tobago-based travel blogger and digital marketer. We talked to her about her favourite sites and experiences on the island — from sightseeing and hiking to food and beaches

Elon Trotman at JAOTG. Photo courtesy Jazz Artists on the Green (JAOTG)

Nigel Campbell on Trinidad’s music, nightlife, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist and music businessman Nigel Campbell shares his insights into Trinidad’s rich and varied music scene, providing a comprehensive overview of the island’s distinct musical landscape

Photo courtesy Lisa Faye

Laura Dowrich-Phillips on Trinidad’s arts, culture, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist Laura Dowrich-Phillips chatted with Discover T&T about all things culture and lifestyle — from her favourite Trinidad festivals, fetes, and hangouts, to authors, artists, designers, and culinary treats

A young member of the Laventille rhythm section plays during the Laventille steelband Festival. Photo by Maria Nunes

Maria Nunes on Trinidad’s festivals | Q&A

Celebrated photographer and cultural activist Maria Nunes chats with Discover T&T about Trinidad’s unique festivals and cultural heritage

Penelope Spencer on Trinidad’s arts, entertainment, and festivals

Renowned actress, writer, producer, and educator Penelope Spencer chatted with Discover T&T about her favourite aspects of Trinidad’s arts, culture, and entertainment

Photo courtesy Buzo Osteria Italiano

Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo on Trinidad’s food, culture, and entertainment | Q&A

Journalists Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo chatted with Discover T&T about Trinidad’s distinctive arts, culture, entertainment, and culinary scenes

Curry with “buss-up-shut” are a Trini staple. Photo courtesy Foodie Nation TT

Foodie Nation on Trinidad’s culinary scene | Q&A

Shaun Alexander of Foodie Nation chatted with Discover T&T to share their team’s insights into what makes Trinidad’s culinary scene so distinctive, and so ripe for food tourism