5. Bacchanal Caribbean Style
Where: Trinidad & Tobago
When: Mar 3-4
Why it’s a win: At this pre-Lenten celebration, unabashed revelers party like it’s Earth’s last day just before 40 days of restraint for Lent. The masquerade costumes are notoriously skimpy. The girls are exotic. And it’s the one time of year when just about anything goes. Anything.
Pro tip: Learn to wine (gyrate your hips in a circular motion). It’s the fervid dance you’ll see masqueraders doing anywhere where local soca music plays, and you’ll want to get you some of that.