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

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
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 01.15.2016 | Travel
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 | Queer Voices

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

Making Fijian Farmers Healthier and Wealthier

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
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 12.17.2015 | Travel
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 12.30.2015 | Impact
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 12.13.2015 | Impact
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 12.09.2015 | Arts
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 10.15.2015 | Travel
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 seemingl...

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

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.01.2015 | College

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...

Where to Watch Mind-Blowing Surfing

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by William Finnegan, Condé Nast Traveler Alamy In his new memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, award-winning journalist William Finnegan explai...

Wedding List Priorities: Location, Dress and Shingles Vaccine

Claire Fordham | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weddings
Claire Fordham

There's a good reason to have children before you get married: your daughter can be your flower girl and significantly magnify the guest gasp factor.

High Hopes for the High Seas!

Dame Meg Taylor | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Dame Meg Taylor

Unfortunately, marine debris dumped by faraway lands, as well as some dumped by islands with dwindling amounts of usable land, threatens our livelihoods, our culture and our economies.

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
GOBankingRates

Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.

Fabulous Fiji

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

There's so much to do here, if catching a tan is not your cup of tea; sailing, fishing, scuba diving the colorful coral reefs, yoga in the morning on the beach and of course... the spa.

Exclusive Interview With Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker Nora De Angelli

Anca Dumitru | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Anca Dumitru

Nora de Angelli is a London-based freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. Until 2011, when she graduated from London College of Communication's University of Arts, with an M.A. in Documentary Film under her belt, De Angelli was an accomplished research scientist.

6 Things You Can Learn From The Reigning Happiest Place On Earth

Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like after the pursuit, you might wa...

Watch Some NYU Frat Bros Play Beer Pong In The Street During The Blizzard

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.27.2015 | College

On Monday night, as most of New York City huddled inside their apartments hiding from "Winter Storm Juno," a group of New York University fraternity b...

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
UN Women

The program seeks to help first responders better recognize and address gender-based violence and ensure that safety concerns for women are incorporated into disaster-risk-reduction planning and needs assessments.

Fiji's Post-Election Democracy: How Robust?

East-West Center | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
East-West Center

By Gerard A. Finin It would be easy to look skeptically at Fiji's recent national election - the Pacific island nation's first since a military coup ...

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?" It's sitting right there, just waiting for you in t...

Peek Inside the Lives of Travel Writers With the New Novel, The Junketeers

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Jeryl Brunner

Marin is not alone on these dreamy trips. She travels with fellow journalists who are also on assignment. And the crew is motley one -- a mishmash of snobs, complainers, wackos, and know-it-alls.

These Photos Of Fiji Capture Life In A Place Ready For Change

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.