By Philip Sander ● Issue 160 (November/December 2019)
Curaçao diary | Destination
An unexpected flock of flamingos, traditional architecture, a hike with incredible views, and beach after glorious beach — Philip Sander samples the delights of Caribbean Airlines’ newest destination
Embark, Culture, Festivals and Events
By Philip Sander, Kellie Magnus and Shelly-Ann Inniss ● Issue 156 (March/April 2019)
Need to know | Events calendar (Mar/Apr 2019)
Essential info to help you make the most of March and April across the Caribbean — from music festivals to Holi poems to Jamaica’s Champs athletics extravaganza
Immerse, Music, Trinidad and Tobago
By Caribbean Beat, Philip Sander and Attillah Springer ● Issue 149 (January/February 2018)
Every Trinidad Road March ever — and our top 10
Of the 80+ songs that have won the official Road March title at Trinidad Carnival, some are little remembered, some have become “back-in-times” favourites, and a few are considered landmarks — whether for their musical qualities or for trends they ushered in. Here are all the recorded Trinidad Carnival Road March winners from 1930 up to the present — and our picks for an all-time Road March top 10
Embark, Arts and Architecture, Music, Festivals and Events, Haiti, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
By Philip Sander, Laura Dowrich-Phillips and Nixon Nelson ● Issue 148 (November/December 2017)
Word of mouth (Nov/Dec 2017)
Why Jean-Michael Basquiat is a posthumous art star, how the Sunset Festival in Trinidad is changing Caribbean dance music, and where to end 2017 with a truly big bang: Paramaribo
Arrive, Culture, Leisure, Travel, Lifestyle
By Philip Sander ● Issue 147 (September/October 2017)
An Aegean Sea archipelago diary | Travellers’ Tales
Monday Homer described it as “wine-dark,” an epithet classical scholars still puzzle over. But from the open deck of the ferry, the...
Embark, Literature, Theatre and Dance, Festivals and Events, Food and Cuisine
By Philip Sander, Nazma Muller and Nixon Nelson ● Issue 141 (September/October 2016)
Word of mouth (September/October 2016)
Lit city September brings New York City’s biggest free literary festival — with Caribbean writers always in the mix. Nixon Nelson gives...
Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, St. Lucia
By Philip Sander ● Issue 141 (September/October 2016)
Between the Pitons in St Lucia
In an archipelago of achingly beautiful islands, these twin peaks — perfect sheer-sided cones, rising abruptly from the sea — may be...
Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, Suriname
By Philip Sander ● Issue 140 (July/August 2016)
Suriname: one country, four continents
It’s the kind of clichéd joke travel writers sometimes make, when they want to emphasise the obscurity of a place. Country X was so...