Author Archives: Joanna E

Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae River

Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae River

Jamaica is the land of wood and water, reggae music, rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and unique experiences. A popular attraction is rafting on the Martha Brae River, a winding waterway that invites travelers to explore its beauty through an ancient and eco-friendly mode of transportation – bamboo rafting. I always find myself in the water […]

No Place Like Home: Tobago Carnival 2023 Recap

Tobago Carnival 2023 recap + Tobago Carnival 2023 review

Tobago Carnival 2023 hosted a week of main events for its second annual Carnival, independent of the Trinidad & Tobago National Carnival in Port of Spain, San Fernando, and other cities in the country, traditionally celebrated on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. New events for Tobago Carnival 2023 included the Junior and Senior […]

Miami Carnival 2023 Review: The Anasa Mas Experience

Miami Carnival 2023 Recap + Miami Carnival with Pleasures Mas + Miami Carnival Anasa Mas Experience Lava Section

After playing mas for Trinidad Carnival earlier this year, I had my mind set to only play mas for Tobago Carnival. Still, between April and July, I chose to attend Miami Carnival 2023, playing in DJ Jel’s section for Pleasures Mas – The Anasa Mas Experience. Suppose Miami Carnival is on your list and you’re […]

A First-Timer’s Guide to Planning Trinidad Carnival 2024

A First-Timer's Guide to Planning Trinidad Carnival 2024

It is finally band launch season and if you haven’t started planning for Trinidad Carnival 2024, the time is RIGHT NOW. Trinidad Carnival, known as the Greatest Show on Earth is home to the largest carnival in the Caribbean region. It attracts all levels of Carnivalists from around the world, from first timers to veterans […]