Welcome to Tobago, where the party is always in full swing

Almost every weekend throughout the year, a different community holds a party to celebrate harvest. Family, neighbours, travellers — everybody is welcome. Just come prepared to dance ‘til dawn.

Haiti: A kind of magic

Haiti has a sparkle that sets it apart from the rest of the Caribbean. And despite its turbulent history, the islanders have endured the test of time with a traditional way of life, Vodou rituals and a sanguine spirit.

City life: Rio de Janeiro

Flamboyant and fearless, Rio is the life and soul of the party — and on the cusp of the 2016 Olympics, there's never been a better time to embrace the energy of the hedonistic host city

Notes from an author: John Gimlette

The award-winning author takes a short, strange snapshot of this little-visited capital.

Tenerife: Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Wandering along the quiet lanes of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's La Noria district, close to the waterfront, it's hard to believe that the locals are busy gearing up for Carnaval, one of Europe's biggest street festivals

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