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8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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...

"Charity Begins at Home," Says the Resnicks!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Lynda Resnick at Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Lynda and Stewart Resnick are world-class philanthropists. In the past they have invested their ...

Top 5 Island Destinations This Summer

Steve Harmon | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Steve Harmon

With Taleee's Consensus Engine technology we've scoured the Web and social media and tallied up traveler opinion to bring these five gems that you may want to consider for that great summer vacation,

Fiji High Commissioner: China Stepped in When US and UK Withdrew

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Eddie Walsh

In a speech last Tuesday, the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom maintained that "the (U.S.) and China to Pacific Islanders represent two sides of the same coin." Yet, his remarks expressed far more criticism of western engagement in the region than that of China.

Where Celebrities Go On Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

You've clocked two months of solid work since Christmas break and it's time for another escape.

PHOTOS: An Earthly Paradise At The End Of The World

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
The Saturday Evening Post

How to spend a day in Fiji: fresh fruit, picked from trees a few feet away from the table, for breakfast; then walk into the water and wait for something beautiful to happen. You won't be waiting long.

The Dictator's Dead Pool for 2013: Will China's Investments Pay Off in Political Clout?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Philip N. Howard

There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.

Arriving In Tuvalu

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Brook Meakins

After a particularly non-formal process of getting my passport stamped, I walked the approximately 100 feet to my hotel, ready to explore this little slice of geological, geographical wonder that is known as Tuvalu.

Live Longer, Wear Mismatched Socks

Patrick Wensink | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
Patrick Wensink

Let's say you spend five minutes, once a week, to match your socks. No big loss, right? Meanwhile, I dump my socks into a drawer without another moment's thought.

Ever Heard of a Place Called Tuvalu?

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

A country made up of coral islands barely popping out of the waters of the Pacific ocean, rising seas threaten its very existence, earning it some recent attention.

6 Extraordinary Island Hopping Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Time spent exploring these often overlooked isles is guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust, no matter how bad the itch.