Adventure Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

I wish I'd had this book the first time I visited Trinidad and Tobago. The book fully describes the culture of these island people and this knowledge would make a trip to these wonderful islands even more enjoyable.

Adventure Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

Although definitely a part of the Caribbean, these two islands are unique, refusing to conform with the stock Caribbean image created by glossy brochures and travel agencies. They are both generous and Caribbean-spirited, but quite capable of going their own way. This Adventure Guide takes you across the nation from mountains and hills to grasslands, savannahs and palm-lined beaches, offering the intrepid traveler a ticket to explore. Birdwatchers are drawn by the chance to see the beautiful scarlet ibis. Night-time excursions allow visitors to watch the miraculous egg-laying practices of the leatherback turtle. And caiman smaller versions of the South's alligators are a common sight. And then there's Carnival, which offers wild dances, fantastical costumes and frenzied revellers. Whatever your reason to visit T&T, you have the right guide in hand. Accommodations, restaurants, travel tips, sights, museums, excursions it's all here. A special section is dedicated to the nation's booming yachting industry, with details on marinas, facilities and services. I wish I'd had this book the first time I visited Trinidad and Tobago. The book fully describes the culture of these island people and this knowledge would make a trip to these wonderful islands even more enjoyable. I also believe it's a good choice for readers who can't make the trip but still want to taste the culture. -- Amazon customerI've been to TNT once for two weeks and am returning again in a few months. I bought the book to refresh my memory and, more importantly, get me excited about my return trip. It's a great read, and as the back cover suggests, it really is written for the traveler who wants to experience more than just sunbathing. However, once you've been to Trindad and Tobago, you discover that they are not your generic Caribbean islands. Visiting Trindad and Tobago is more of a cultural vacation than an island getaway. Once you step foot off the plane at Piarco airport, you'll never want to leave, or you'll want to go back once every year. The two islands are full of charisma, and O'Donnell and Pefkaros do a good job of capturing this spirit in the book. You really cannot be intimidated by the cultures of TNT. From the street vendor corn soup, to crab and dumplings, down de islands, Maracas, Pigeon Point, Speyside, fried flying fish, Caribs, lorries, maxis, wining, Trinidad's great bar/club scene, the Northern Range, etc. - this book virtually covers all Trinidad and Tobago vacation opportunities and experiences. -- Amazon customerAn excellent take-long tote, as is the more adventurous Trinidad & Tobago, 2nd Edition by Kathleen O'Donnell and Stassi Pefkaros, which updates information on adventure travel with special focus on the wildlife and culture of the islands. -- Midwest Book Review

Tobago Adventure Guide

This is the most in-depth guide to the island, with extensive information about what to see and do, where to stay and eat, the history and culture. And with color photos throughout.

Tobago Adventure Guide

Tobago offers an exquisite environment, but it has other major advantages. Until recently, Tobago's tourism industry was undeveloped. There were only a few resort-style hotels on the island, and none were more than three stories high. Numerous small hotels and guest houses dotted the towns, and there was a very low-key feel to the island. Tobago has now found itself on the tourist map, and hotels and holiday villa construction projects are in the works around the island. Tobago is still a very friendly and safe island. There are beautiful beaches, of course, but Tobago offers much more. It is a bird watcher's paradise. It also has the oldest national park in this hemisphere and some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean for experienced divers. Tobago offers visitors a true Caribbean getaway. It is very relaxed, with sunning and swimming its major attractions. Golf, tennis, and numerous water sports are available, including snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, sailing, and deep-sea fishing. The natural environment is perfect for hiking along nature trails in the rain forest, and people in Tobago are open and friendly. Like us and so many others, you'll find yourself wishing a part of Tobago could be yours forever. There is an unwritten law in Tobago that buildings may not be taller than a palm tree. That unofficial rule is now becoming a part of development policy, and hotels may not be more than three stories high anywhere on the island. Attention is also being given to the delicate ecosystem and fragile nature of the land. While the number of hotel rooms will soon more than double, sites are being carefully selected to avoid damaging the very thing that makes the island special: its beautiful environment and clean waters. When visiting Trinidad and Tobago, remember that Tobago, especially, is still an island of villages and small-town friendliness. We got a lift from a farmer one day and as we rode along he talked about the strong village ties in Tobago. Village elders still try to keep everyone on the straight and narrow so there are fewer social problems in Tobago than in nearby, more urban Trinidad. Tobagoins are accepting of visitors and seem to have unending patience with the interruptions in their daily lives caused by tourists. While open-minded, the islanders are not sophisticated. Trinidad and Tobago both provide extraordinary opportunities to explore nature in all its forms. There are over 400 species of birds, over 600 varieties of butterflies, monkeys, armadillos, caiman, lizards, over a hundred species of snakes, and a huge variety of fish and other marine life. All of these find homes in an astonishing variety of natural environments - saltwater and freshwater mangrove swamps, mountain and coastal rain forests, savannahs, coral reefs, deepwater caves, freshwater rivers, and city parks. There are over 2,300 varieties of flowering plants and it seems there are almost as many micro-climates to support them. Tobago is a bird watcher's heaven. You will hear bird songs all over the island, and will see a variety of birds, large and small. On any window ledge you can create a bird feeder with a little sugar or a banana. We made a birdbath for the tinier birds with a bowl of water, and it was endless joy to see hummingbirds, canaries, and parakeets dine and bathe. This is the most in-depth guide to the island, with extensive information about what to see and do, where to stay and eat, the history and culture. And with color photos throughout.

Jamaica Alive

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Jamaica Alive

This exciting new addition to the Alive! series takes you to the Jamaica, a land of rushing waterfalls, sandy beaches, massive rivers and strong cultural roots. 'Dawn to Dusk' sections focus on the best daytime delights, such as terrific watersports, sightseeing, white sand beaches and fascinating museums. 'After Dark' sections take you to the best nightclubs, piano bars, cocktail lounges and beach cookouts. Hundreds of places to stay and eat are profiled in detail, based on repeat visits by the authors.

Dominica and St Lucia Alive

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Dominica and St  Lucia Alive

Delve into Dominica's rain forest and Carib Indian culture. Relax on romantic St. Lucia. Whatever you're looking for, this guidebook tells you what you need to know. A top-notch resort high on a mountain slope? Got it. Want to treat that special person in your life to a five-star restaurant? Got it. Or perhaps you want to relax on the best beach sipping a cocktail. Got it! This exciting Alive guide is absolutely packed with detail, offering hundreds of hotel review and restaurant recommendations. Plus, you'll find out all sorts of tidbits about the islands' history and culture. Alive Guides cover every aspect of travel in each exciting destination - places rarely covered by other guidebooks! Alive Guides focus on hotels and restaurants, with descriptions based on repeat visits by well-traveled authors. Establishments are rated with the unique Alive rating system, so you can find one to suit your taste and pocketbook. Particular attention is given to shopping in the exotic regions, with details on local artists, cut-price designer clothing and the best values on duty-free goods. Tips on what to do from sunup to sundown include tours, sightseeing, sunning, watersports and the best beaches. Piano bars, jazz clubs, places to meet people and even gay clubs are listed for nightlife. Transportation to, from, and around the area is also covered.

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Jamaica Adventure Guide

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Jamaica Adventure Guide

This travel guide walks with the adventurous traveler to the heart of Jamaica, to the miles of sand beaches, to the rugged Blue Mountains, to the country villages that provide a peek at the real Jamaica. The authors focus on the adventures this popular Caribbean island has to offer: scuba diving along coral reefs, biking mountain trails, deep sea fishing, parasailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, and other adventures that range from mild to wild. Special sections include a look at Jamaica's Meet the People program, home visits, local nightspots, festivals, and more. Maps and photos enliven the down-to-earth text. [The authors] are known for their attention to details. Chicago Daily Herald. Print edition is 360 pages.

Adventure Guide Virgin Islands

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Adventure Guide Virgin Islands

This edition provides comprehensive coverage of both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and more. Intriguing historical, ecological, and cultural facts bring the islands and their residents to life, while practical information smoothes the way for a stress-free vacation.

Adventure Guide to St Martin St Barts

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Adventure Guide to St  Martin   St  Barts

A guide to discovering and enjoying the islands of St Martin and St Barts. Half-French, half-Dutch, St Martin offers Orient Bay, the St. Tropez of the Caribbean; duty-free shopping in Philipsburg; Marigot, with chic French boutiques and superb food; and Restaurant Row in Grand Case, with great eateries in charming Creole houses. St Barts has few buildings higher than one story, no large hotels, memorable food and 22 beautiful beaches along turquoise seas.

Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic

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Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic

The authors - one of whom is a Dominican Republic native - share intimate knowledge of this island nation. Virgin beaches, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's highest mountain, exotic wildlife and vast forest reserves will lure you here. And this book will show you around. Immense detail on the culture, the history, the beliefs of the people (how they relate to one another and to you) plus the economy and politics - so you will be far more than a casual tourist. Diving, hiking, wildlife, parks, tours, getting around, carnivals and celebrations, services, shopping - all are covered in detail. Accommodations run the gamut from luxury resorts to bare-bones camping facilities. The authors recommend places to eat, too - including roadside shacks selling local delicacies. Descriptions of the best nightlife in every town, from Sosua to Santo Domingo and the tiny towns in between. Over 20 town and regional maps plus color throughout. 360 pages. "Bencosme, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, pairs with Norton to take readers through some of the most beautiful land on earth, offering hundreds of insider tips that only a native would know." (Advance Magazine). "As portable as they are helpful, and heavily illustrated as well, the volumes in this series remain very reliable in making certain that adventure is a major ingredient of your trip." (Booklist)

Adventure Guide to Grenada St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Adventure Guide to Grenada  St  Vincent and the Grenadines

My wife and I took this book with us on a recent Yankee Clipper" cruise from Windjammer. The book was quite useful with good descriptions (usually a paragraph or two) of the accomodations and restaurants on the islands we visited (Grenada, Mayreau, Bequia, Carricou, Tobago Cays). The authors were very up front about the experiences they DIDN'T like which helped us to avoid frustration. The book also had a nicely organized table of contents which helped navigate the book quickly... This is an excellent guidebook for the area and is highly recommended." -- Matthew Clark (Amazon reviewer). A guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines. It covers Mustique, Bequia, Palm Island, Tobago Cays, Carriacou, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, St Vincent and Grenada, at the southern end of the Caribbean arc, just below St Lucia. St Vincent has the oldest botanical gardens in the Americas; on Bequia, some islanders still harpoon whales as their ancestors did; Grenada has pristine reefs and abundant natural beauty; and tiny Mustique, home to countless celebrities, has verdant mountains. The series of "Adventure Guides" are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. "This guide is immediate and thorough; it give a host of places and activities that could fulfill even the most bored tourist's desires. The book is salted with the kind of personal experience that makes visiting these islands so special. They take us away from palm beaches, island vistas and rugged emerald mountains and put us in touch with the people who inhabit these beautiful places. From fishermen in Barrouallie to Rastas in the Port Elizabeth market and a botanist in St. George's, we get a sense of the lives that entwine to make up the fabric of these islands. Also, each section begins with a history of the place at hand, so important to understanding the southern Windwards. The authors have produced a journeyman labor, a product of discernment and enterprise tempered with warmth and humor. Those of us who have seen the southern Windwards as a special place for so long have reason to be thankful and relieved."Paul Tyler, Caribbean Compass

The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide eBook

Polly Thomas, Rough Guides ... about 200m down Well signposted and sitting alone on a concrete platform on the inland side of Shelburne Street, the so-called mystery tombstone is an enigmatic reminder of Tobago's history of slavery.

The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago  Travel Guide eBook

Discover these fascinating twin islands with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to join a mas band at Port of Spain's Carnival, dive Tobago's coral reefs or enjoy the pristine beaches, The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore the colonial-era streets of downtown Port of Spain or navigate the bars, restaurants and guesthouses of Tobago's Crown Point without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of thebest sights and experiences in Trinidad & Tobago. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: In Trinidad: Port of Spain, Chaguaramas and the Bocas islands, North coast beaches and villages, Brasso Seco, Toco,Grande Riviere, Manzanilla/Mayaro, San Fernando, Icacos. In Tobago: Crown Point, Mount Irvine, Scarborough, Castara, Windward Coast, Speyside, Charlotteville. Attractions include: In Trinidad: Carapichaima; the North Coast Road; the Northern Range; Asa Wright Nature Centre; Yerette and Mount St Benedict; Nariva Swamp; Pitch Lake; Tobago: Store Bay beach; Pigeon Point; Bon Accord lagoon; The windward and leewards coasts; Forest Reserve; Little Tobago Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and public holidays, outdoor activities, sports, culture and etiquette, crime and personal safety, shopping and more. Background information- a Contexts chapter devoted to history, Carnival, music, ecology and wildlife and recommended books, plus a section on Creole English. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago About Rough Guides : Escape the every day with Rough Guides. We are aleading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

Trinidad and Tobago Footprint Focus Guide

Prices range from US$40 per person for a 2to 3-hr ride for beginner/intermediate riders to US$50 for a 3- to 4-hr ride for experienced bikers, with all equipment, snack and a guide. Tobago Mountain Bike Tours, T3325872, ...

Trinidad and Tobago Footprint Focus Guide

Trinidad & Tobago offer a fantastically cosmopolitan mix of cultures. From dancing the calypso at the Trinidad carnival to relaxing in one of Tobago’s glorious bays, they make a fascinating travel destination. FootprintFocus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of these diverse islands. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Trinidad and Tobago. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from spotting wildlife in the wetlands to snorkeling in clear, coral-filled waters. • Detailed maps for Trinidad and Tobago. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, FootprintFocus Trinidad and Tobago provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of the Caribbean’s most varied regions.

The Rough Guide to Trinidad Tobago

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The Rough Guide to Trinidad   Tobago

The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago is the definitive guide to these lively twin islands. Beautiful white-sand beaches, swaying palms and reef-studded waters are all on offer, but there's more to Trinidad and Tobago than sun and beach life: Tobago is home to one of the densest populations of bird species in the world, and the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. Up-to-date listings and tips give you the lowdown on the islands' brilliant dining and nightlife scenes. And from boutique hotels on the sand to budget dorms, local guesthouses to lavish villas, our accommodation reviews will help you find a room that suits your needs. The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago also gives you insider information on everything from watching leatherback turtles lay eggs on the beaches, to navigating the multitude of carnival fetes and Calypso tents. So whether you feel like striking out on rainforest hikes, cooling off in hidden waterfalls, or exploring Hindu temples and Indo-Trinidadian food, The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago will ensure you get the very best out of your stay. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago.

Cuba Adventure Guide

So far, the participating countries are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Trinidad, the USA, Tobago, Spain, South Africa, England, France, Germany and Japan. Featured stars are people like Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, Steve Turre and Harry ...

Cuba Adventure Guide

This is equivalent to the print edition, which is 640 pages. The focus is on areas likely to be most rewarding for tourists (all of China could not be seen in several lifetimes): Beijing & surroundings, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Terracotta Warriors near Xi'an, the Yangzi River's Three Gorges, the majestic rural scenery around Guilin, the Pearl River Delta, and the island of Macau Designed to enable you to gain the most from China during your trip. All the big sights in the destinations covered are described, but so are little dumpling houses, lively markets, walks through narrow old streets, places to study tai chi and the 2008 Olympics. The focus is on adventure in every sense of the word--from kayaking and balloon trips to learning the ancient art of calligraphy or fengshui. There are new experiences waiting at every turn, all of which help you get closer to understanding what China is today and how it got here. For each region, activities range from Dragon Boat racing, Chinese cooking and language lessons, as well as the more usual golfing, hiking, boat and bike rides. All the accommodation and eating choices are detailed as well, followed by nightlife. Names for all places, attractions, hotels, and restaurants are shown in Chinese characters as well as in English. That way users can communicate well with taxi drivers and ask directions by showing the book page, which will have a picture of the attraction as well. We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners never before turned, helping you learn about the world in a new way – Adventure Guides make that possible. "Having traveled extensively through China over many years, I can see the book's intimacy, not only with the locations, but also with the locals in each place. The author reveals the secrets that he's learned from his long association with China. (Jason Williams, Managing Director, Grasshopper Adventures) A thorough guide not only to traveling in China but also to the country's history and culture, this should satisfy the novice and seasoned traveler alike. Each city and region is covered from all angles, including activities for those traveling with children. An informative read for those unfamiliar with the country and an excellent way to brush up for the more experienced traveler, this is an excellent guide for planning a China vacation." (Publishers Weekly)

Adventure Guide Costa Rica

... are in the same region , perennially fighting to qualify for the three limited spots against powerful Mexico , Honduras , Guatemala and several Caribbean islands , such as Jamaica and Trinidad - Tobago , who also field good teams .

Adventure Guide Costa Rica

...comprehensive...a must-read. Written by the authors of award-winning Yucatan Adventure Guide, this book has full coverage of the country and its people. Visit national parks and preserves; hike in rainforests; explore vibrant history, culture and wildlife. Tips for travel in mountains, jungles, beach and city environments. Plant and animal life, archaeology, history, attractions. Over 40 maps.

Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

... are in the same region , perennially fighting to qualify for the three limited spots against powerful Mexico , Honduras , Guatemala and several Caribbean islands , such as Jamaica and Trinidad - Tobago , who also field good teams .

Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

Annotation Adventure Guides are the perfect travel companion for the modern explorer. Whether you're looking to backpack around your home state or boost the number of stamps in your passport by traveling overseas, these books will heighten your travel experience. Our team of knowledgeable authors offers comprehensive introductions that cover history, geography, climate, when to go, transportation, planning and culture. Region-by-region, the books then delve into the heart of the area, with driving tours and side trips to the best museums, historic sites and shops. But the focus is on activities, and you'll learn about the best spots for diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing and more. Extensive listings of recommended tour operators, too. Select places to stay and eat, as well as regional festivals and celebrations. The definitive handbook. Looks at everything, from the various cuisines and unusual history to the enduring culture and superb beaches. Dance in the Fiesta de los Negritos, sample tapa dulce, stay in a rain forest lodge. Incredible detail on plant and animal life.

Trinidad and Tobago

Beautifully illustrated orchid guide with special emphasis on Trinidad's orchids , written by a University of the West Indies professor . ... Kathleen O'Donnell and Harry Pefkaros Adventure Guide to Trinidad and Tobago ( Hunter , US ) .

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St Martin St Barts Alive

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St  Martin   St  Barts Alive

Less than a day's drive from Boston, New York and Philly, the Catskill Mountains have long been a popular weekend retreat for city folk. The attractions are many - quiet lakes, scenic hikes, top-notch resorts, crafts and some of the country's best fly-fishing spots.