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The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival, also called Caribana, is one of the livest and largest celebrations of Caribbean heritage in North America. This year, I finally made the trip happen and became one of the girls in the parade living their best life whining in a costume.
Four friends, 1,708 miles driven, lots of snacks, and great stories. My girls road trip from Durham, North Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana was EVERYTHING! At first a 12.5 hour drive seems overwhelming (especially if you are like me and hate to drive), but spilt among 4 drivers who are good co-pilots, the drive was totally doable.
I brought in the new year in Charleston and spent some time on New Years day strolling through town in comfortable shoeswhile coming across historical monuments, centuries-old mansions, cobblestone streets, and Spanish moss oak trees. Here's a photo montage of my experience: