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Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
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...

Ex-President Of Maldives Reportedly Granted Political Asylum In UK

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

COLOMBO, May 23 (Reuters) - Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a...

Where's the Brown Voice

Parth Taparia | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Parth Taparia

Aziz Ansari's show Master of None really brought something to the forefront, the state of South Asians in the United States. During the episode "India...

9 Hidden Islands You've Never Heard Of

Oyster | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
Oyster

Fear not, there are still remote hidden island gems that are well-kept secrets (until now). The story might be different in a decade, but for now, here are nine island getaways you've never heard of.

Honeymoon Suggestions for Six Celebrity Couples

Jane Anderson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Weddings
Jane Anderson

When money's no object and the world's your oyster, how do you choose the perfect romantic break? Even celebrities need a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, so here's some inspiration for six newly-engaged high-profile couples.

9 Far out Hotels for Getting Away from It All

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I'm talking remote. Not TV remote (some of these hotels don't even have 'em), but way out there remote, because there's nothing quite like doing a 360...

Most Gay People Won't Travel to a Country It's Illegal to Be Gay

Darren Burn | Posted 03.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Darren Burn

It really upsets me that in this day and age the LGBT community still feel unable to travel to any destination on earth. Clearly there is still some way to go in order to break down the barriers that exist and to ensure that the law is made equal everywhere.

Endangered Destinations To Visit Before They Vanish

Travelzoo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Credit: Shutterstock After a recent trip to Stonehenge, I shared photos with my parents and they paid special attention to the arching pedestrian w...

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

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel
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...

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

The Island President Released From Prison to the UK

Brett Garling | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Brett Garling

(Photo Courtesy of NBC News) If you're planning on booking that next dive trip to the Maldives, you may want to think twice. Human rights abuses ther...

Vacationing in a Screen Saver

John Nicholson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
John Nicholson

I've had many friends visit the Maldives over the years, and they all rave about it nonstop when they get back. This tiny archipelago in the Indian Oc...

Colombo: When South Asians transcended all borders and stereotypes

Hassan Raza | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Hassan Raza

The first thing that comes in our mind when we hear the word "SAARC" must be "conflict." Unlike the European Union, that has abolished all barriers th...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

You Can Actually Get Married On This Slice Of Heaven In The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something very, very blue. Starting this month, couples can say their "I dos" on an overwater pavili...

COP and Sendai: Towards an Integrated Approach

Sohara Mehroze | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Sohara Mehroze

2015 has been a formative year for climate change and disaster management efforts. The Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted this year, and it culminates with COP 21 -- which aims to attain a global climate agreement.

You Won't Want to Bring Your Kids to These 12 Destinations

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.

Maldives Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

MALE, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The Maldives declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, as the Indian Ocean island nation's political upheaval intensified fo...

Maldives Backslides Into Repression as the World Calls for President Nasheed's Release

Amal Clooney | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The government wants the world to believe that the Maldives is a nascent democracy and a tourist paradise. But despite its expensive PR strategies, the world is not fooled.

"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone": Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

Spot | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Spot

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays.

Malaysia To Investigate Debris Found In Maldives For MH370 Link

Associated Press | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Monday that debris has been found in the Maldives and that it will send a team to the India...

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.

10 Crazy Expensive Hotels With Rates That Will Blow Your Mind

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2016 | Travel
Oyster

Last week, we gave you the low down on just how low hotel rates can go. And we pleasantly discovered they can get quite low; all 10 properties that made our "cheapest hotels" list cost $22/night or less!

Meet Rajeesh, The Man Who Has To Live With Our Plastic Pollution

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

Imagine if you were confronted with overwhelming plastic pollution every single day. That's life for Rajeesh, the supervisor and resident of Thila...