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Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 1, Pacific Islands - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.09.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is the first in a series on sunsets - no commentary, just pictures, by no means exhaustive, just snapped and now chosen at random - not only of t...

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you will take in your life -- and it is the perfect excuse to splash out and go somewhere really...

Deep in the South Pacific Paradise Prevails

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Hidden deep in the South Pacific there lies an island called Aitutaki that is as close to paradise as you can get. Such a stunningly beautiful and rel...

No Need for Scuba to See These Creatures of the Sea - Section III, All Aboard for Fish in Water: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 15

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.03.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

You can indeed be a fish out of water to see fish - no need to scuba or snorkel as your boat glides effortlessly over the glassy surface of the most t...

Where You Should Spend New Year's Eve This Year

Trippy | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel

Another New Year's Eve is right around the corner and it's time to decide where to ring in 2016! So, we asked the members of travel website, where they would spend December 31st if they could spend it anywhere on the planet.

Circle the Planet -- at the San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Looking for a special resort in Fiji, or perhaps you're planning a safari in East or South Africa. Has the cold U.S. winter put Mexico or the Caribbean on the brain? Planning a magical vacation to India or perhaps a California road trip.

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

The Future of Ocean Conservation: New Aspen Report from the Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable

David Monsma | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
David Monsma

By elevating conservation to nationally-prioritized agendas -- like economic development and food security -- conservation groups are engaging new stakeholders in demonstrating the positive long-term impact of environmental protection.

7 Years: Love, Celebrate, Growth

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Soon we will be celebrating the day we met nearly seven years ago. It has been an incredible amazing fantastic voyage and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2014!

Developing a Lexicon for Ocean Preservation

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

We are talking about a far more serious question: How will we feed the world 20 years from now? Indeed, if we do not stop the systematic destruction of our ocean resources, we could have a serious seafood shortfall; this is on a collision course with simultaneous population growth.

Only In The Cook Islands

Pam Grout | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

I'll start with the Cook Islands, a little-known (at least to most Americans) island chain with 15 don't-blink-or-you'll-miss them blips of land spread out over 756,000-square-miles of the South Pacific, most of which is protected as a marine park.

Surviving Cook Island Is Pretty Easy

Pam Grout | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

My favorite Aitutaki motu was probably Tapuaetai, the world's only "deserted island" with its own post office.

The Cook Islands Are Pacific Fun

Pam Grout | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

The many lagoons surrounding the islands contain every single shade of blue in a hardware store paint palette.

PHOTOS: The World's Greatest Beaches

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These photos will make you want to plan a trip immediately.

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 11.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 09.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

Charting a Path to Ocean Prosperity

Peter Seligmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The Pacific Island Forum nations and their peoples have courageously stood up to the developed world and asked those countries to stop the overexploitation and thoughtless destruction of the ocean. Now it is time for the developed world to answer.

Diving With the Dream Team

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I am scuba diving in the South Pacific, about six hours due south of Hawaii by air. As exotic and remote a locale as this is, the real story is not where I am but whom I have the honor to dive with.

PHOTOS: World's Most Remote Islands

BootsnAll | Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

There are few places left in the world that are truly undiscovered, but if you're willing to venture far, far off the beaten path, you can find a few that still seem remote.

15,000 Mile Voyage on a Canoe to SF With a Powerful Message

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

The Cook Islands' vaka (canoe) set sail from New Zealand in April alongside several other vakas representing other Polynesian nations. The journey was...

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

The Danger of a Single Story

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

The outcome of a single story can be that it flattens our understanding of art and of each other in a now globalized world.

Cook Islands Stakes Claim With UN To More Undersea Resources

Commonwealth Secretariat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Cook Islands has lodged a submission with the United Nations to secure access to additional areas of seabed for the benefit of present and future ...