Lush with palm trees and surrounded by turquoise oceans, the Caribbean Islands are real picture postcards. Join Globe Trekker Zoe Palmer as she looks beyond the images to discover a hybrid of English, African and French culture and the magical landscapes found away from the golden beaches. Go in search of the many volcanoes that dot the islands. Be enchanted and surprised at the power of volcanoes to simultaneously destroy and create amazing landscapes and abundant vegetation. Climb the Mont Pelee volcano in Martinique and hear the story of the devastating 1902 eruption. Next, take a helicopter ride over Montserrat's still active volcano and trek the area on horseback. These islands are steeped in history - learn the story of local slavery on Pigeon Island and explore the La Pagerie sugar cane plantation. Although slavery has long since been abolished, sugar cane is still harvested here for the purpose of making rum. Visit the only working sugar mill on the island as well as the Bielle Rum Distillery. Chilled by vibrant reggae music and warmed by the sun, the smiles, and the laughter of the local people- you will discover a wondrous region of the world and will definitely be back for more!