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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

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

Bunji Garlin revs up the crowd. Photo by Aaron Richards

The best fetes for Trinidad Carnival & year round | Roundtable

Looking for the inside scoop on the best fetes during Trinidad Carnival, and all year ’round? Look no further. Our roundtable discussion with Nigel Cambpell, Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, and Ardene Sirjoo has you covered!

Kaisokah moko jumbies. Photo by Jason Audain

Trinidad Carnival — the perfect itinerary | Roundtable

The depth and breadth of Trinidad’s Carnival activities can overwhelm anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the culture and the festivities. Our roundtable discussion with Maria Nunes, Nigel Campbell, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, and Ardene Sirjoo will help you develop your perfect itinerary

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

Stalwarts of Trinidad’s arts & culture | Roundtable

Discover T&T chatted with our roundtable — Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Maria Nunes, Franka Philip, Ardene Sirjoo, and Penelope Spencer — about their favourite Trinidadian artists, designers, musicians, writers, and more — plus where you can find their work

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Trinidad’s best nightlife & live entertainment | Roundtable

When in Rome… Or, in this case, Trinidad! Discover T&T talked to our roundtable — Penelope Spencer, Laura Dowrich-Phillips, and Nigel Campbell — to get their take on their favourite ways to kick back and enjoy a night out on the town

Obatala Festival. Photo by Maria Nunes

Trinidad’s most cherished festivals | Roundtable

In addition to helping our readers find the perfect Carnival itinerary, we talked to our roundtable — Nigel Campbell, Maria Nunes, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, Ardene Sirjoo, and Laura Dowrich-Phillips — to learn which of Trinidad’s festivals they recommend everyone experience NIGEL: Islamophobia is a new wave in Western countries, but in Trinidad, the Muslim

The Nariva river meets the Atlantic Ocean near Manzanilla. Photo by Jason Audain

Courtenay Rooks on Trinidad’s eco adventures | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations

Photo courtesy Duane Kenny

Duane Kenny — Tobago’s ocean adventurer | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Duane Kenny — tour operator and life-long lover of the ocean, surfing, diving, guitar, adventure and most of all living in Tobago — about his favourite outdoor adventures in Tobago, by land and by sea

Photo courtesy Candy Coated Events

Tobago’s best dining & liming spots | Roundtable

Discover T&T talked to our roundtable — Aisha Sylvester, Duane Kenny, Jared Prima, Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Ardene Sirjoo, and Franka Philip — about their favourite spots to lime and dine in Tobago