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All posts by Caroline Taylor

writer & editor • actor, singer, producer & director • egalitarian • animal & nature lover • island girl • water baby • perennial discoverer

Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

Meet Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

We caught up with Sian Cuffy-Young, founder and CEO of Siel Environmental — a social enterprise working to transform the way you think about waste. We talked to her about how and why she got started, the Carnicycle initiative, what you can do to safeguard Trinidad & Tobago’s natural environment — and how you can help combat climate change

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”!

Trinidad & Tobago celebrations & festivals in 2020

Few things speak more eloquently to Trinidad and Tobago’s reputation as a place where people like to party, and as a multi-cultural melange, than the quantity and variety of festivals on the national calendar.

Sunrise at the ever-popular Maracas beach. Photo by Chris Anderson

Trinidad’s best beaches

Trinidad is unlikely to come up among “top 10 Caribbean beaches” listings – though magnificent Grande Rivière was recently tipped by British Airway’s High Life magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful in the world – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t countless beaches and activities to fill a day or weekend on a Trini beach. The four coasts are distinct, owing to the three different bodies of water which meet the coastlines. Here are some of the best and most popular choices for beach excursions in Trinidad

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!

Pink poui around Stollmeyer's Castle, Trinidad. Photo: Martin Farinha

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