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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.

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Two hundred and fifty billion dollars: that's the gap between the estimated need to support global conservation efforts and what's currently devoted...

8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

Ditch The Flip Flops

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel

Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too. As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few sp...

Félicité Island Is The Perfect Remote Escape

Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel

Small, densely forested and surrounded by idyllic blue waters, Félicité Island is the perfect place to get away from it all. The island sits fou...

The 12 Most Scenic Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Islands are generally pretty gorgeous -- they are islands, after all. But the 12 that made it to the top of our reader ratings.

La Digue Island Is Pretty Much Heaven On Earth

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta & Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

Say hi to La Digue. It's an island in the Seychelles, a world away from where you currently are. Clocking in at about three miles long, the islan...

10 Places Where Winter Never Happens

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

This winter -- filled with flight-cancelling snowstorms and polar vortexes -- is seemingly never-ending. It's got us thinking about packing up and moving to one of these perpetually warm and snow-free destinations.

9 Romantic Resorts Fit for Celeb Couples

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

From Gwyneth Paltrow's secret wedding spot to a private island resort perfect for Brad and Angelina, herein are nine fairy-tale destinations made for lovin'.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

The World's Sexiest Beaches You Need To Visit

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

Going to the beach is always a fun event, but not all beaches are created equal. Our friends at Just Luxe compiled a list of the world's sexiest b...

Finding The Perfect Honeymoon

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Wedding season is upon us and where there are nuptials, there are newlywed holidays to follow.

Carrying the Sun From the Seychelles to the North Pole

Renny Bijoux | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Renny Bijoux

It's not every day that someone gets an opportunity like going to the North Pole, especially from where I am from: a small island state in the Seychelles. You may ask, why is this guy even going there? The answer is simple: to protect the Earth.

5 Private Islands Owned By Billionaires

CNBC | Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

Owning a private island is something very few people can even dream of. But some of the super-rich not only own a slice of paradise, they’ve also ma...

Tropical Island Problem: Too Many Parrots

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green

LE JARDIN DU ROI, Seychelles (AP) — The green parrots that live on the tropical paradise of Seychelles fly into the bamboo stalks next to Micheleine...

Allegra Passengers Being Brought Food, Flashlights

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel

VICTORIA, Seychelles — A disabled cruise ship will have spent an extra 10 to 12 hours at sea without electricity, air conditioning or toilet fac...

Costa Cruise Ship On Fire Off Seychelles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel

NAIROBI, Kenya — An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean on Monday ...

"Royal Response"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I sent the letter to William and Kate, hoping but not really expecting to hear back. Imagine my surprise and delight when the following letter arrived in the mail recently.

Officials: U.S. Building Secret Drone Bases In Africa, Arabian Peninsula

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Pen...

Shark Death In South Africa Latest In World-Wide Series Of Attacks

Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

The death of a surfer in South Africa is the latest in a world-wide spate of shark attacks in areas previously thought to be relatively safe. Tim ...

Shark Kills Man On His Honeymoon As His New Wife Watches, Reports Say

Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

Ian Redmond, 30, was attacked and killed by a shark in the Seychelles early this week, according to media reports. He was on his honeymoon. CBS/AP ...

Honeymooner Eaten By Shark In The Seychelles

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

A British honeymooner was eaten by shark on Tuesday while swimming close to the shore in the Seychelles. 30-year-old Ian Redmond was swimming off A...

"The Weddings of the Century"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge St. James's Palace Chapel Royal, Cleveland Row London, England SW1A 1DH Dear William and Kate: I a...