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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...

You Can Chase Away Post-Holiday Blues Traveling to Unique Places On a Budget

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.23.2015 | Travel
Janis Couvreux

The days after Christmas can be bluesy, a let down after the build-up of all that good cheer. Looking forward to a good post-holiday trip can keep spirits bright, and spirits will be even brighter if the far away place that beckons is inexpensive.

Where Would You Go On a Bucket List Trip? Celebrities Share Their Dream Destinations

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

When Edward Norton thinks about a trip of a lifetime, visiting Campi ya Kanzi, the Maasai community-owned eco-lodge in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya holds a top spot on his bucket list.

Chile -- A Buffet of Natural Wonders

Chris Lopinto | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Whether it's skiing in the Andes Mountains, hiking and exploring in Patagonia and Easter Island, or dining in the beautiful, multicultural city of Santiago, Chile offers an unmatched variety of landscapes, activities and attractions for just about anyone.

Chile Adds Pair Of Giant Ocean Sanctuaries To Growing Global List

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

The United Nations’ goal of protecting 10 percent of the world's oceans by 2020 is getting some serious commitments. Last week, New Zealand was pra...

On History, Sustainability, and Community

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part I of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group Even if you don't believe in ...

Nine Reasons to Travel to Easter Island

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Rapa Nui's enigmatic stone statues have long drawn travellers to this isolated Pacific island, but with its wealth of outdoor pursuits and culture there's so much more to discover.

What Really Happened To The People Of Easter Island?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.10.2015 | Science

What really happened to the native Polynesians who once lived on Easter Island? Some researchers have argued that the Rapa Nui, as the islanders we...

It's a Small World After All - and We're All Connected

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Walt Disney sped up the tempo from the original version and made it more cheery, but it is arguably a simple message that we continue to strive for decades later.

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

Top 10 Remote Hotels Worldwide | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel

Enjoy Greenland's arctic landscapes, Namibia's sand dunes, or Chile's mysterious Easter Island. So rack up the frequent flyer miles and check into one of the Top 10 Remote Hotels Worldwide.

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...

Welcome to Remote U.S.-U.K. Spy Island

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Just what kind of intelligence are the British and Americans trying to intercept through their base on Ascension? In light of recent revelations, it seems highly likely that both are interested in oil espionage in the South Atlantic.

7 Most Mysterious Places In The World

Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel

There is so much we can learn about the ancient world. With every discovery, archaeologists uncover more about civilizations that came before us. What...

Old Teeth Reveal Islanders' Icky Diet

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 09.28.2013 | Science

The inhabitants of Easter Island consumed a diet that was lacking in seafood and was, literally, quite ratty.The island, also called Rapa Nui, first s...

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."

Latin America Adventure Land

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel

For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty riv...

Fresh Debate Flares Over Erection Of Huge Ancient Statues

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been "walked" into place has run into controversy. In October 2012, res...


Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Frank A. Weil

The covered wagons of the early and mid 19th century that carried most of the Americans who opened the West became a ubiquitous symbol of grit, fortit...

Easter Island Statue Erected In Japanese Town As Symbol For Tsunami Recovery

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

A giant statue from Chile's Easter Island on Saturday found a new home in a small tsunami-devastated Japanese town where it will become a symbol for i...

PHOTOS: The World's Best Islands

Posted 03.28.2013 | Travel

If these magnificent spots aren't on your radar, they should be.

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...