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In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
UN Women

The program seeks to help first responders better recognize and address gender-based violence and ensure that safety concerns for women are incorporated into disaster-risk-reduction planning and needs assessments.

Fiji's Post-Election Democracy: How Robust?

East-West Center | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
East-West Center

By Gerard A. Finin It would be easy to look skeptically at Fiji's recent national election - the Pacific island nation's first since a military coup ...

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Posted 10.03.2014 | Travel

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?" It's sitting right there, just waiting for you in t...

Peek Inside the Lives of Travel Writers With the New Novel, The Junketeers

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Jeryl Brunner

Marin is not alone on these dreamy trips. She travels with fellow journalists who are also on assignment. And the crew is motley one -- a mishmash of snobs, complainers, wackos, and know-it-alls.

These Photos Of Fiji Capture Life In A Place Ready For Change

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Taking Care of Business

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.19.2014 | New York
Rich Siegel

This chair had a gimp wheel. And one of the rear railings sported a small knotty oak protuberance. That protuberance was small at 7:30 in the morning. But by three o'clock it felt like Excalibur was impaled in my kidney.

Travel Photography How-Tos: Directing Subjects

Megan Snedden | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Megan Snedden

I was on assignment in Fiji when I met a reputable photographer who had no compunction about demanding his subjects remove their shirts. I was shoc...

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 09.22.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

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.

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...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bar, Or How I Crashed That Wedding in Fiji

Fathom | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Fathom

"I'm so sorry to crash your wedding, but our bure mom forced it. I just got here and had no idea what was going on," I explain through my plastic smile. The bride and groom both reassure me that everyone staying on Turtle Island during a grand wedding is invited to be a part of the party.

Journey to the Other Side

Sari Gabbay | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Sari Gabbay

Often, I imagined what heaven would be like and little did I know, its location was just on the other side of the earth, in a place far, far away known to the world as Fiji.

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

Yup, Fiji CAN Be Free!

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — With its white sand beaches, tropical climate and relaxed pace, Fiji has rightfully earned a reputation as a South Pacific paradis...

Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Falling for Maine

Greig Lamont | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Greig Lamont

When it comes to tourist-grabbing slogans, U.S. states are no different to their macroterritorial relatives. These regional units offer a veritable smorgasbord of catchphrases ranging through the good, the bad and the ugly, all the way to the downright crap.

Turtle Island Offers Guests Private Beaches and A Luxuriously Rustic Fijian Experience

JustLuxe | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

By Courtney Driver Fiji's Turtle Island is a place where rustic island living and luxury travel collide; this is an isolated little pocket of the w...

Around the World in 12 Objects

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Here is my virtual road map, through objects I have collected from traveling to the ends of the earth and back. What inspires you to travel? What have you collected to save the memories?

Authorities Declare Frathouse Fire Arson (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.10.2013 | College

Authorities say a fire that ravaged a Miami University fraternity house in Oxford, Ohio, was likely arson, and they're offering a reward for anyone wi...

Fiji's National Airline Gets A Facelift

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel

Fiji's new-and-improved national airline was unveiled Thursday -- and all facets of the airline once known as Air Pacific have been given a makeover. ...

You Could Sleep Where?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year. From the...