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The World's Best (?) Beaches: Beach-Bumming on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Continuing the quixotic crusade against prioritising beaches as the world's best or most beautiful, on the Top Ten list, or Top 25, or Top 50, let's t...

From 'Pass the Bacon' to 'Airport Mary': Wackos on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Many decades ago, in the former Yugoslavia, I came across a young British tour guide who was beside herself, almost literally tearing her hair out. On...

Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Incredible New Species Discovered

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) -- A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are amon...