Travelers to (and writers who
write about) Tobago are faced with a dilemma -- almost a riddle,
The long, skinny island, when placed on an axis of compass
points, describes a nearly perfect 45-degree angle, as you can see
on the map. Thus, locating sites on the island becomes tricky: Do
you regard the island as positioned south to north (from left to
right) or west to east?
We've noticed in Travel Weekly and others' coverage that
consistency in this area is hard to maintain. Charlotteville, in
one article some time ago, was described as being in the northeast,
and Scarborough was located in the southwest. This can't be.
Charlotteville, for example, is on either the north or the west
coast, depending on whether you favor the north-south or the
See the problem? We are in search of some answers and would be
glad to entertain suggestions -- either commonsense, "definitive"
or otherwise -- from readers. Let Insider know how you would locate
the four sites in the map and, if you're so inclined, why.
Suggestions and comments can be sent to Insider, Travel Weekly,
500 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, N.J. 07094-3626.
E-mail:[email protected] or talk about it in the Bulletin Boards.