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Kauai, Hawaii -- The Garden Island

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Barton Sloane

"We can never have enough of nature" -- Henry David Thoreau Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to? You might say I've done H...

Samoa: Small Nation, Big Story

Robert Oliver | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Robert Oliver

As the organic farms grow, you'll likely find an emerging Samoan cuisine that is healthy, likely organic and definitely Samoan.

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

'Billy Jack' Filmmaker Dies At 82

AP | BY HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Tom Laughlin, whose production and marketing of "Billy Jack" set a standard for breaking the rules on and off ...

First Nighter: London's 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,' 'Mojo,' 'From Here to Eternity'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

As popular as P. G. Wodehouse and his creations, suave manservant Jeeves and first-prize twit Bertie Wooster, have been for almost 100 years, they've apparently never toddled onto a West End stage until -- wait for it! -- now.

The Best Fall Travel Deals

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Scotland's capital of culture is a deal for two reasons this season: Both airfares and hotel rates will be very competitive, particularly when stacked up against other, pricey European destinations.

Memories of Wartime

George Heymont | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For many baby boomers, the first images of war they remember did not come from the news. Instead, they were from an extremely popular documentary television series that aired on NBC in 1952 and 1953 and was subsequently made into a feature film.

Boat With 7 Aboard Disappears In South Pacific

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand meteorologist took the last known calls from the seven people aboard an American schooner: "The weather'...

Only In The Cook Islands

Pam Grout | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

I'll start with the Cook Islands, a little-known (at least to most Americans) island chain with 15 don't-blink-or-you'll-miss them blips of land spread out over 756,000-square-miles of the South Pacific, most of which is protected as a marine park.

Surviving Cook Island Is Pretty Easy

Pam Grout | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

My favorite Aitutaki motu was probably Tapuaetai, the world's only "deserted island" with its own post office.

Paul Brady

Is This The World's Loneliest Post Office?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

In the middle of the South Pacific, one of the world's most remote post offices continues to do brisk business in stamps, as tourists from around the ...

Turkey Season Travel Deals Are All Stuffing And No Meat

Stewart Chiron | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

Research online but don't book online. Better ships and cabin categories may be available.

The Singer: A Conversation With Art Garfunkel

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If you were to ask me, "How does that work?" I would say "It's all musical affinity," and it's very hard to explain why you're on somebody else's wavelength.

Diving With the Dream Team

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I am scuba diving in the South Pacific, about six hours due south of Hawaii by air. As exotic and remote a locale as this is, the real story is not where I am but whom I have the honor to dive with.

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.

Accentuate the Positive

George Heymont | Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

A collection of shorts from this year's San Francisco International Film Festival demonstrates what can happen when people steer their thoughts in a positive, rather than negative direction.

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.

State Department Must Send Right Signals at Pacific Islands Forum

Eddie Walsh | Posted 09.21.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

The U.S. Government must recognize that the size of its diplomatic contingents provide little more than talking points at Beltway think tanks. The region is really looking for the U.S. to back its diplomatic posturing with serious on-the-ground investments.

So This Is What Celebs Looked Like Before Photoshop?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

France Nuyen, who is of Vietnamese and French descent, played Liat in the 1958 movie "South Pacific." The photo below, which was taken on the film's s...

New Discovery Sheds Light On Amelia Earhart Mystery

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women

A jar of anti-freckle cream found in the South Pacific may provide another clue in the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart 75 years ago, Discov...

WATCH: Saving Wildlife On A Headhunter's Pacific Island

James Morgan | Posted 05.19.2012 | Travel
James Morgan

A little up the beach some hunters are roasting wild boar. The coastline spills out into waves and I can't decide if it looks more like Avatar or Jurassic Park.

How New Zealand's Petty Politics Undermines Stability and Security in the Pacific

Cleo Paskal | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

It seems like a small story -- local politics in an island nation at the edge of the map. But it is typical of the sort of dynamics that are seriously undermining western security in a critical period.

Fiji's Competing Narratives and Uncertain Future

Eddie Walsh | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

Led by a military leader who views himself as a savior but who is condemned by Australia as a despot, Fiji remains a country with an uncertain future. Barring some major policy shift, democracy will not return to Fiji without Commodore Frank Bainimarama's acquiescence.

PHOTOS: Turtles Nesting In The South Pacific

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. It is also the most significant loggerhead ...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Papua New Guinea

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. There are no immediate reports of damage or inj...