Lisa J Yarde has family in Barbados, and makes frequent trips there. The author shares her extensive knowledge of this island nation, with tips and advice not found in other guidebooks. Barbados has a unique culture featuring its own music and cuisine, and a proud people. Yard tells about them all - where to find the best Bajan music, which festivals are worth a trip, sights off the beaten tourist path, local cooking and art classes, secluded hiking trails, the best water sports...the list goes on and has something for every traveller. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings, and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what his or her age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - its all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to taking dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture.