I’m the author of two Bradt Travel Guides: Dominica and Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. Both books are packed with detail and a fair helping of insider knowledge. I’ve done lots of independent travelling around the world and so I think they are useful companions. You can buy them online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles, Stanfords and others.
If I notice or hear of any significant changes in either Dominica, Grenada, Carriacou or Petite Martinique I’ll do my best to post them here on this website (see the Travel Guide Updates page). When I go hiking, I’ll try to write about the trails and post some photos on the ‘Walkabout‘ page. I’ve also created a new website called Roseau City Guide (www.roseaucityguide.com) that has information about Dominica’s capital.
The category ‘Volcano Gardening For Beginners‘ is named after a book I am writing about leaving England and coming to live here on Dominica. The posts aren’t necessarily book content – they may be just thoughts, observations, anecdotes or photographs – though some are likely to end up becoming content in some shape or form. The category ‘Dreams of a Wistful Nomad‘ is also named after a book I am writing. This is pure fiction; a little experimental and surreal. It is influenced by some of my favourite writers who include Orwell, Vonnegut, Murukami, Brecht and Kafka. The posts are all rough drafts, sometimes sequential, other times with gaps and bits missing. I’d be interested to know what you think so feel free to comment or get in touch via Twitter (@wistfulnomad) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please don’t email me asking me to take you hiking, for trip itineraries, hotel recommendations and so on. I hope my guide books give you all the leads and information you need to take your travels as far as you want without feeling the need to ask me; outside of writing and updating them, I don’t work in the travel industry. But if you have feedback, suggestions or comments about my guidebooks, of course I’d be happy to hear from you. I’m not sure yet when I’ll start on the third editions; so watch this space.
Thanks for your interest, for buying my books and for stopping by.
Caribbean freelance writer,editor & photographer. Dominica travel guide,Grenada travel guide
“You won’t find any recent comprehensive guide to Dominica by Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Moon or any of the big names. What you need is Paul Crask’s Bradt Guide to Dominica, 2nd edition (2011).” Tampa Bay Times
“An island like Dominica is not a place that is well documented. You have to do your research in advance to make the most out of a holiday there. And this is where Paul Crask’s excellent guide comes in. In fact it’s far more than a guide – it’s very much like having Paul himself on hand to make your holiday perfect. Sight seeing, eating, sleeping – Paul has all the top tips. There are some very clear maps, and we would never have been able to hike so well without Paul’s description of some of the more imaginative off beat trails that we explored. He’s so honest and amusing with it. Paul is well known on the island. We actually met the man who is responsible for all the restoration work on the fort in Portsmouth, and he was pleased to see us carrying Paul’s guide instead of the local handout at the entrance which is designed to get you lost! Thank you Paul for making our holiday – and thanks for being on hand all day every day. If you are going to Dominica, you need this with your passport, camera and money. Little else matters.” Nick Kennerly
“Yesterday I received my copy of Dominica “part deux” straight from the UK, there was no way I was waiting for it to hit the shelves in Canada. To mark the occasion I slept in my back yard in a hennessy hammock that I purchased for the Wai’tukubuli trail and read my new favorite book by flash light.” Larry Bartlett
“The best guidebook to Dominica – and one of the best guidebooks to any single country in the Caribbean. Author Paul Crask seems to know every crevice of the island and liberally shares his insider’s knowledge in this fun, snappy guide.” spotcoolstuff.com
“To write a book as detailed and informative as Dominica – the Bradt Travel Guide you have to know the island of Dominica like the back of your hand… and the author Paul Crask certainly does.” Active Caribbean
“I had read many reviews of several travel guide books on Dominica and Crask’s book here was the best of them all. We used it before the trip and during. Great info, accurate and pretty much up to date. Not a complete listing but the best overall guide for the island you will find to date. Even the owners of the guest house we stayed at in Dominica said it was the best guide book out there. Buy it! You won’t be disappointed.” Don Pickert
“Just like Paul Crask’s guide to Dominica, this (Grenada) is an excellent and comprehensive guide to the island. It helped us immensely and I would not be without it. Highly recommended.” A. Mirza “Aisha”
“Grenada – the Bradt Travel Guide is a “must have” travel guidebook when you are planning your holiday, especially for those adventurers amongst us who want to delve deeper than the beaches and discover Grenada behind the scenes. ” Active Caribbean
“I just wanted to tell you how useful and helpful your travel guide was! We loved all of the details (especially for the hikes) and could not have had the amazing trip that we did without it!” Sarah Squires
“This book is a fantastic guide for travel on the island of Dominica! It encompasses everything any traveler would ever want to do! I was interested in hiking opportunities and there was information on more hikes than I could have ever finished during my time there! In particular there is very detailed descriptions of the 14 segments of the Waitukubuli Trail. I would recommend this book to ANYONE travelling to Dominica.” Ruben
“I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the information in the 2nd edition Dominica guide book. It was very easy to follow and amazingly thorough and accurate. We will be sure to check out Bradt guides for our future trips.” Kenny Oberholtzer
“Thank you for your excellent, informative, and entertaining book! We would not be making this trip without this level of guidance.” Lori Shridhare
“A few words to let you know we had a fantastic trip to the island for two weeks…. Your guide is simply the best!” Roberto Londei
“We had a great time in Grenada aided by your guide book. You would have been amused at the daily “Is Paul Crask in the car?”, “Where is Paul Crask?”, “Have you seen Paul Crask?”, “What does Paul Crask say about that?” Your second guide really is as good as your first – congrats!” Mike Short