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Why Is It Called Easter Island? Interesting Facts About a Mysterious Island

Veronica Morrison | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Veronica Morrison

Source : Iain Morrison Discovered on Easter Day 1722, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and one of th...

Was Easter Island A Foreshadowing Of Earth's Collapse, Or A Model For Sustainability?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Dr. Mara Mulrooney wants to debunk Jared Diamond’s famous assertion that the people of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, committed “environmental suicid...

The 'Holy Sh*t' Island

Joanna Zelman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

Over two thousand miles both west of Chile's mainland and east of Tahiti sits one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. This, is Easter Island -- "Isla de Pascua" in Spanish and by indigenous title, "Rapa Nui."

PHOTOS: 10 Things To Do On Easter Island That Don't Involve Stone Heads

Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

Everyone knows about the enduring appeal of Easter Island's stone heads, enormous statues that are actually full-body representations of long-lost anc...

PHOTOS: 'Vintage' Easter Island

Paul Brady | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

On a recent visit to Easter Island, the most notable photographic news wasn't that thousands of photos were being taken by tourists at every turn. It was that so many of those visitors were capturing their vacation memories with iPads and mobile phones instead of big-ticket SLRs.

Paul Brady

Is This The World's Loneliest Post Office? | Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

In the middle of the South Pacific, one of the world's most remote post offices continues to do brisk business in stamps, as tourists from around the ...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Remote Luxury Hotel

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

The most remote luxury hotel in the world has more in common with a youth hostel than it'd like to admit. There are cool parts of the common spaces; t...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Easter Island's Crown Quarry | Paul Brady | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel

Every destination has its blockbuster attractions, whether it's the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York or the Sydney Opera H...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: A Day At The Races | Paul Brady | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel

There are no elaborate hats to mark the once-a-year running of the 'A'ati Hoi, or Horse Races, during Easter Island's annual Tapati Festival. There's ...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: How To Get As Far Away As Possible | Paul Brady | Posted 02.07.2013 | Travel

If you want to get really, really off the grid, fly 5,991 miles from your home airport to Easter Island. You'll have to stop once, in Lima, but this w...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Carving An Easter Island Moai | Paul Brady | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

About 15 minutes into the statue carving competition in Hanga Roa, the only town on Easter Island, it became clear which of the craftsmen was going to...

PHOTOS: The Inscrutable Faces Of Easter Island's Past

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

At Tongariki stands a line of giant Moai, one crowned with a massive stone headdress. The achievement of donning this fellow's hat might be compared with putting a man on Mars today.