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My Journey To Becoming A Travel Blogger

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

No amount of money that I donated to a non-profit was going to do anything more than- possibly - provide a bowl of rice somewhere, which is a lot like sticking a Band-Aid on an amputation. What people needed more than anything were opportunities.

Egg Heads Unlikely Malaysia 370 Heroes in the Bamboozle Era

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In the past I've referred to them as the kids who couldn't get a date for the prom. Now, I bet the engineers at the British satellite communication company inmarsat will be the coolest kids of summer.

What Are Chinese Submarines Doing in the Indian Ocean?

Brahma Chellaney | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Brahma Chellaney

NEW DELHI - China's interest in the Indian Ocean has grown steadily since 2008, when it embarked on a naval mission as part of a multilateral effort to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa. It was the first time the Chinese navy had deployed that far in 600 years.

The Impact of Energy on China/Myanmar Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The acquisition of energy has become a dominant influence in China's foreign policy orientation generally, and has been a driving force in its relationship with Myanmar in recent years.

India's Political Influence in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.

14 Reasons You Should Book It To Bali

Findery | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Bali is an island for romantic getaways, ladies-only trips, family vacations, or independent travels. Bali offers the perfect mix of exotic culture, tropical weather and luxury for everyone. Here are 14 tips for eating, praying and loving in Bali.

Around-the-World Boat Runs Aground

Tim Wendel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Everyone made it off safely and the crew then spent two days on remote Ile du Sud, with Mauritius coast guard air-dropping food, drink -- even chocolates. Nicholson described it as the worst night of his life followed by a night on tropical paradise.

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.

Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Resumes In Indian Ocean

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet...

Girl Reunited With Family 10 Years After Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

Until Wednesday, Raudhatul Jannah's parents hadn't seen their daughter for 10 years. Jannah was just 4 years old when she and her brother were swep...

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Missing Plane Search Halted Again Over Technical Problems

Reuters | Matt Siegel | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

SYDNEY, May 15 (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hit a fresh snag on Thursday after it was found the underwater dron...

Search For Missing Plane Highlights Big Environmental Problem

The Washington Post | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

Officials leading the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are now focused on deep-sea signals that could be coming from the passenger jet's...

What Malaysia Flight 370 Reminded Us About The World

Isaac Saul | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Isaac Saul

Whenever I'm left following an unfathomable tragedy like this, I always feel inclined to look for the lesson. Here, I think, are a few.

White House: New Search Area May Be Opened In Indian Ocean For Missing Plane

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - A new search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean as authorities try to determine what happened to a missing Malays...

Reunion Island: Tranquility Among the Sharks

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Karin Luisa

To explore the sea-floor is a reason in itself to come to La Réunion. The sea-bottom is rough with something called orsans: prickly sponges with stiff needles that stick in your feet. One does not walk in the ocean barefoot, but with plastic shoes.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass on "Captain Phillips"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has made a career out of playing ordinary men thrown in to extraordinary circumstances whether it's a FedEx emp...

China's Indian Ocean Strategy Not a Danger--Yet

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--When the Chinese admiral Zheng He set out on the first of seven historic voyages of exploration 608 years ago, the sails of his 317 ships blot...

Popcorn Preview: A Hijacking

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: A Hijacking (2012) Cast includes: Pilou Asbaek (R), Søren Malling (A Royal Affair) Writer/Director: Tobias Lindholm (R, The Hunt) Genre: Drama...

Where Have All the Tuna Gone?

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Despite the vastness of the earth's oceans, we have become masters at emptying them of fish in the past 60 years, pushing species such as the Pacific ...

Researchers Find Evidence Of Long-Lost Continent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

A a group of international scientists have found evidence that an ancient, lost continent may be buried beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Nature repo...

How Tourist Snapshots Help Scientists

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

A new study conducted at Imperial College London used a collection of tourist snapshots to identify migratory sharks in the Maldives using the fingerp...

Where Is The (Most) Remote?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel

In the age of regional hubs and connecting flights, getting away from it all isn't so easy. In order to make a break from the run of the mill, the hub...

8 Ways To Experience Mauritius

Shivya Nath | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Shivya Nath

As a hotspot for honeymooners, the adventurous, cultural and culinary streaks of Mauritius often get lost behind postcards with five-star resorts and ...