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French Polynesia

A Street Art Festival Blooms In 'A Lost Paradise'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A new postal stamp in French Polynesia highlights a mural at the "ONO'U" festival in Tahiti, a first for the multi-island country as well as the Frenc...

A Haute Polynesian Fire Dance

Erin Lentz | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Erin Lentz

I finally got the green flash. I'm near Bora Bora, on a private "motu" -- an untrammeled island that gracefully peppers the Pacific -- staring at the ...

Photo diary: Brilliant blues of Bora Bora, a birds eye view!

Priya Vin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Priya Vin

Bora Bora is like walking into a blue rainbow with millions of shades of blue as far as the eye can see, it is a Postcard perfect destination and is e...

A Marine Reserve Will Protect Our Island, Our Culture, and Our Livelihoods

Tuanainai Narii | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Tuanainai Narii

The people of Rapa cannot live without the sea. To come to our island, one must travel across the ocean because we have no airstrip. On a daily basis, the ocean is what gives us the resources we need to live on Rapa, our small island, a part of French Polynesia's Austral Islands.

Tiny Island Chain Wants To Create The World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green

In an effort to protect fisheries and preserve one of the planet's healthiest marine ecosystems, communities in a remote archipelago south of Tahiti a...

Scientists Confirm Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, (Reuters) - French scientists say they have proved a link between the Zika virus and a nerve...

The World's Most Beautiful Island You Never Knew Existed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel

Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard o...

Sunburn Cure: Tamanu Oil Beats Aloe

Valerie Frankel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

It seems every time I travel, my skin goes crazy. In Mexico, my hands turned into lobster claws. In Tanzania, an allergic reaction to malaria meds blew up my lips to Big Ang proportions. I came home from Fiji with MRSA.

WATCH: Freediver Rides An Ocean Current To An Alien Landscape

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

We've always suspected the deep, dark ocean is more like outer space than the Earth we're used to, but this new video finally proves it. By taking...

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

Indigenous Knowledge Leads a Worldwide Voyage

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Reconnecting ourselves to our mother tongue, our chants and song, a conscientiousness of our socioeconomic and political standings have provided a cumulative movement of the strengthening of our indigeneity.

Make Like Brando And Head To French Polynesia

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

Pretty soon you can make like Brando and escape reality by heading off into the French Polynesian sunset. In July, around the time of the 10th anni...

Overwater Bungalows That Will Blow Your Mind

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From Bora Bora to the Maldives, these overwater bungalows are some of the most beautiful hotel rooms you'll find anywhere.

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

minube | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
minube

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

Fantasy Islands - Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia: Going Spiritual on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you brave the distance and airline schedules, you'll be amazed by the fanciful stone churches that now grace the bays and hills of an island whose warrior inhabitants are credited with woolfing down the whole population of the nearby islet of Alofi in one cannibal sitting in the 19th century.

Front Row at the Polynesian Super Bowl

Fathom | Posted 12.23.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Soccer. Tennis. Swimming. Forget it: The biggest sporting event in all of Polynesia is an outrigger canoe race. Luckily, I was staying on the island of Taha'a just in time to catch the second leg of the race.

Saving Sea Turtles: Check Out My Adventures in French Polynesia

Carin Bondar | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Carin Bondar

This past spring I was lucky enough to partner up with Tahiti Tourisme to create a series about biology on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. I'm so proud to present episode one of my new series 'Adventures in Biology.'

Bora Bora Sure Looks Nice

Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

As if Bora Bora wasn't pretty enough, Getty had to go ahead and add pretty filters to their photos of the French Polynesian island. Known as a hone...

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

Channelling Mr. Bean, Bozo the Clown and Jerry Lewis around the World: Dispatches From the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

At age 77 is it time at last to retire my sneakers and wind up my travels? No way! The sneakers perhaps, but I'll just get a new pair. I'm having much too much fun, thank you very much.

South East Asia on a Budget

Lina Eroh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Lina Eroh

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.

De-Man Cave or Un-Man Cave? That is the Question.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 08.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Susan McCorkindale

Not only did I not de-man cave my honey's house, I embraced it. I didn't just incorporate the skulls and the antlers and the rifles and yes, even the shockingly long walrus penis bone my almost-husband has displayed in the master bath into my decorating endeavors, I highlighted them.

Where Are the Predators of the Gambier Islands? (PHOTOS)

Michele Westmorland | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Michele Westmorland

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