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Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

The rhythmic plink-plink of steel drums echo across this spunky Caribbean island, fitting background music for a nation whose credits include first hammering out the ends of a discarded oil drum (thereby giving birth to the steel drum sound) and hosting the wildest Carnival celebration in the region. For those who miss the annual spring fling, feathered headdresses and glittery garments that once marched down the teeming streets of Port-of-Spain are on permanent display in the National Museum and Art Gallery. A drive into the countryside reveals quiet beaches at Maracas and Las Cuevas Bays and 700 graceful orchid varieties.