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Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 1 - Pacific Islands: Mountain-Combing on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Mike Arkus

This is the first in a series on mountains and volcanoes I've met around the world, not necessarily the most famous or tallest like Everest or Kangche...

7 Overlooked Tropical Islands to Visit in 2017

Drew Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Drew Goldberg

With winter approaching and the new year only a few weeks away, right now is a great time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway that inv...

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

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.09.2016 | Home
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...

9 Hotels Around the World You Need to Know About Right Now

Oyster | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Oyster

The hotel industry is constantly expanding. And therefore, our hotel coverage on Oyster.com is always growing to include new hotels that have just ope...

Pacific islanders Have The Best Reactions To Fiji's History-Making Gold Medal

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

Fiji just made a bit of history at the Olympics. They won their very first medal and it is gold in the rugby sevens against Great Britain with a final...

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
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...

The World's Best (?) Beaches: Beach-Bumming on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Mike Arkus

Which is the world's best or most beautiful beach? Or the Top Ten best or most beautiful beaches? Or the Top 25? Or the Top 50? The fact that there a...

World Health Day: Anaesthesiologists play vital role in Tropical Cyclone Winston response in Fiji

WFSA | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
WFSA

On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage ...

Finding Inspiration After Cyclone Winston

UN Women | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
UN Women

The first thing that hits you about a country that has felt the full force of a category five cyclone is the trees. It's like they have been ravaged by a forest fire, one that strips them of their foliage but otherwise leaves no visible scorch marks.

Do not send clothes, help Fiji in other ways

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

If you follow the news then you already know that Fiji was hit hard by one of the strongest cyclones to hit the southern hemisphere in a very long tim...

The World's Most Remote Places (And Why They're Worth The Distance)

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Orbitz.com

By Sheryl Nance-Nash for the Orbitz Travel Blog How far is too far? For some, it's the ends of the earth--as long as the journey leads to the paradis...

'Green News Report' - February 23, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oklahoma finally acts to reduce man-made fracking earthquakes; Bernie San...

Huge Cyclone Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Fiji

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji began a massive cleanup on Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the P...

Tips for Fijian Island Hopping on a Budget

Jenn Brown | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
Jenn Brown

So you want to visit Fiji? Want to see as much as possible? Want to spend as little as possible doing that? There is a great way to see this beautifu...

Fish Kills Reported in Fiji and Vanuatu

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

All across the Pacific, high temperatures have been recorded and residents reported the hottest months they have ever experienced. For some islands however, the impacts have gone beyond a daily nuisance to a serious marine threat.

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Fiji--A Jewel of the South Pacific

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Patti R. Rose

I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs. some other countries. I began to tell her about this wonderful place called Fiji, where the women dancers, as an example, for the most part, are large, in terms of weight, in comparison to what the U.S. considers the standard of beauty, in terms of size.

The Best Resorts Where No Kids Are Allowed

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home
SmarterTravel

If you just put up with uninterrupted "quality time" with the kids during their seemingly endless school vacation, you might feel like you've earned a...

Fiji Prime Minister Tells Gay Couples To Move To Iceland

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, has made his feelings about marriage equality unmistakably clear. "Fiji does not need that rubbish," Ba...

Making Fijian Farmers Healthier and Wealthier

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Claire Fordham

Free land for struggling farmers. This might seem like a crazy dream, but it's a wonderful reality for some Fijians. The Naqaqa Giving Foundation (NGF) has donated over 170 acres of fertile land to local people on Fiji's second-largest island, Vanua Levu.

6 Incredible Places To Spend New Year's Eve

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Joy Pecknold

Not another house party or club night for New Year's Eve, please. For those seeking something more spectacular, herein my top six picks for out-of-the-ordinary celebrations to welcome 2016 -- from the longest day in Argentina to the one of the shortest in Iceland.

Asia-Pacific Sex Workers Speak Out About Violence

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Katherine Koster

On December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers [APNSW] released a video series h...

LGBTQ/GNC Climate Activists in Paris

Laurie Kaufman | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Laurie Kaufman

Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.

Fiji:Just Another Island Boy Living in America

Brad Puet | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Brad Puet

Recently I had the opportunity to interview one of island reggae's legendary artists, Fiji (George Brooks Veikoso). He's one of the pioneers of the is...

You'll Cry When You Leave: Five Hotels Where You're Not Just a Room Number

Natalie Compagno | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
Natalie Compagno

(photos courtesy of turtlefiji.com) An old but sturdy seaplane awaits to bounce me over the Pacific Ocean and then ease up into flight over seemingly...

Frat Guide Includes Freshman Hotness Scale To 'Get You Guys Laid'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.01.2015 | Home

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at James Madison University is under fire after a member passed out a recruitment guide that encouraged would-be pledge...