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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

The Heritage Festival's Ole Time Wedding procession in Moriah. Photo courtesy THA

Jared Prima on Tobago’s culture & festivals | Q&A

Jared Prima is a Tobagonian actor, director, writer, and singer. We talked to him about Tobago’s culture, food, festivals, and entertainment.

Winston Duke. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Meet Tobago’s Winston Duke

Tobago-born actor Winston Duke, appearing in Marvel’s eagerly anticipated Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War movies, on his love of stories and magical realism, how his village childhood shaped his ethos, and his love of soca music

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

The Gasparee Caves, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Broadbridge

Family-friendly fun in Trinidad

Perfect for children & families: our kid-friendly activities in Trinidad Chaguaramas (northwest peninsula) The Chaguaramas National Heritage Park in Trinidad’s northwestern peninsula is just 20 minutes from Port of Spain (with no traffic, of which there is a lot on weekends and public holidays). Home to the wondrous Tucker Valley, families share space with hikers,

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Going turtle-watching — both witnessing the nesting ritual, and seeing clutches emerging from the sand — is an unforgettable experience

Leatherback Turtle returning to sea. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Turtle-watching in Tobago: ancient mariners

Your guide to watching turtles in Tobago Tobago gets a lot fewer turtles than Trinidad, but you will still see enough to make turtle-watching in Tobago an awesome experience. Plus, it’s easier to get to them in Tobago as the beaches are more accessible. Giant leatherbacks and hawksbills nest on four main beaches — Turtle

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

A still from Moko Jumbie

The T&T Film Festival brings Trinidad and Tobago into focus

The 2017 edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival gets underway this week, running from Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 September across venues in both Trinidad and Tobago. Four T&T features and over 34 local shorts will premiere at ttff/17

From left to right: Nigel Williams, Manager, Trinidad All Stars; Martin Cain, Assistant Manager, Deperadoes; Michael Marcano, Manager, Renegades; Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Leader, Phase 11; and Ainsworth Mohammed, Manager, Exodus at the launch of the International Steelband Foundation at Hyatt Regency Trinidad recently

The ‘big 5’ for Savannah steelband concert on 22 July

Five of the nation’s top steelbands will launch the International Steelband Foundation at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, with an event titled Big 5 – The Pan Concert on 22 July. Massy Trinidad All Stars, Desperadoes, bp Renegades, Republic Bank Exodus, and Phase II Pan Groove in collaboration with HADCO have come together to

Q&A with the producers of The Cutlass

As the T&T feature film The Cutlass prepares for its international release, Caroline Taylor talks to the filmmakers — Teneille Newallo, Darisha Beresford, and Drew Umland — about the challenges of local and regional cinema

Our 2017 issue is all new, in print and online

Twenty-six years of discovering T&T This year, we at Discover mark 26 years (and 28 editions) of writing about the islands we love. As you discover these islands, we’re sure you’ll understand why. For the second issue in a row, we have two vibrant covers — flip it one way, you’re in Trinidad! Flip again,