|San Juan's historic district has plenty of picturesque streets to explore.|
Thursday, January 17, 2008 | San Juan, Puerto Rico (map)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 | Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (map)
|Sea turtles grazed on underwater grasses throughout the Tobago Cays.|
Formerly a British colony famous for its sugar production, whaling fleets, and shipbuilding prowess, SV&G is today an independent nation whose residents are more distinguished for their copious consumption of dancehall reggae and rum.
Bequia hasn't produced one of its traditional hand-hewn sailboats in decades, and the island's whaling trade is capped at four catches per year (though this makes its residents, who claim indigenous rights, one of the last people on earth permitted by international law to hunt whales).