With the abundance of parades all over the world, Carnival-seeking travelers may be overwhelmed with options. Luckily, there is a Carnival for everyone: whether you love music, history, food, parades or the beach, one of the world's most marvelous celebrations will suit your tastes.
To experience the real Dominica is to rub sweat from your brow, to have your favorite pair of hiking boots caked in mud, and to thoroughly understand how a cool breeze and few drops of rain can make an impossible hike suddenly bearable.
Nearly eight months after hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria hit, the rebuilding process continues for many northern Caribbean countries. Some, like Turks and Caicos, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have been able to quickly pick up the pieces, while other countries, like Barbuda, have struggled to gain traction.
by Oda O’Carroll and Polly Thomas, Lonely Planet Writer