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Easter Island

On History, Sustainability, and Community

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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 i...

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, re...


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...

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...

Easter Island's Super Bowl

Paul Brady | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel

As most of the United States geared up for the Super Bowl, the people of Easter Island were preparing for their own machismo-fueled competition, a uni...