The first thing that probably comes to mind when you imagine a vacation in the Caribbean is a white sand beach with warm turquoise water and swaying palm trees. The second thing is probably an all-inclusive resort with expensive yachts and retired expats. For independent travelers, the latter is mostly a deterrent for a beach vacation on a Caribbean island. With some small considerations and thoughtful planning, you can turn what you might think to be a standard Caribbean vacation into an adventurous taste of island life.
The Basics Country: Trinidad and Tobago Where is it?: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela Why do people go here?: Give into your multiple personalities in Trinidad and Tobago. For a slower pace, head to the smaller Tobago. For the nightlife, and the most rockin’ Carnival around, [...]