By Sandy Cares

If you’ve joined me on board for my lectures, you know how much I love all things Caribbean – the history, the culture, the art, the landscapes – and of course, the weather. Last month, I shared some of my top tropical trivia questions. Get inspired to plan your next voyage to the sunny Caribbean with this second round of island trivia questions. I hope to see you on board this fall! Scroll below the photo slideshow for the answers.

  1. Which Caribbean island is the birthplace of the man on the U.S. $10 bill?
  2. Which Caribbean island is the birthplace of an Empress?
  3. Which Caribbean nation has a staircase fit for a queen?
  4. Which Caribbean island is famous for “fence surfing?”
  5. Which Caribbean island served as “Area Hotel” for two U.S. astronauts?

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Answers

  1. Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of Treasury, was born in Nevis in 1757.
  2. Josephine Bonaparte was born in Martinique in 1763.
  3. The Queen’s Staircase in Nassau, Bahamas honors Queen Victoria’s reign.
  4. This dubious “sport” is a highlight of Maarten beachgoers who cling onto a chain-link fence as jumbo jets land close enough to blast them right off their feet!
  5. Grand Turk played host to John Glenn when the Mercury “Friendship 7” space capsule splashed down in February of 1962. Scott Carpenter splashed down later that year.

For more fun trivia and insight on the islands, join me in the sunny Caribbean soon:

Regatta | November 17, 2016
Miami to Miami, 12 Days

Regatta | November 29, 2016
Miami to Miami, 23 Days

Regatta | December 22, 2016
Miami to Miami, 16 Days

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