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Strange Beaches: Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives

Sometimes, the sea literally glows on the shoreline of Vaadhoo, Raa Atoll in the Maldives. But this is not an alien invasion or even dangerous. This …

The Most Powerful Passport in the World

New rankings by a London-based firm reveal a European country has the best global access.<p>Despite looming elections and recent tensions over immigration, Germany, in recent months, has banked some good press: The country had not one—but three—cities appear on the "10 Best Cities for Expats" list, …

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Best Beaches In The World: The Togean Islands, Indonesia

Among the thousands of Indonesian islands sprawled across the Indian Ocean, perhaps some of the finest are the Togean islands. Situated some 40km …

The Top 5 Beaches On St Martin In The Caribbean

Top 5 Beaches On St Martin<p>In "News"<p>Pinel Island beach was so good that we went back on more than one occasion. Located on an uninhabited island just …

20 Incredible Facts About The Philippines

1. The entire landmass of the Philippines is made up islands, making it the second-largest archipelago in the world.<p>In fact, the Philippines has approximately 7,500 islands with only 2,000 of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still unnamed on global maps. (Source)<p>2. There are about 175 languages …

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30 things travelers do in their 30s

Photo: Jacob T. Meltzer<p>When Jeff and I arrived via train to Chiang Mai, we had someone from our guesthouse waiting for us with a very large, very …

The 17 Things You Must Do In St. Bart's

Where the locals shop, eat and sun on the famously posh — yet entirely unpretentious — French Caribbean island.<p>The Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy — St. Bart's, as it's known — is beautiful, sexy, chic and fun. The food is some of the best island fare in the world, and the French influence is …

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Meet the Mayans: a tour of the real Yucatán, Mexico

Escape the fleshpots of the Yucatán coast and head inland – you’ll find people eager to share their jungle home with visitors, and a world of hidden temples and natural pools<p>After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all the clamour of the jungle night. We talk about the big hotels …

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21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Beaches

Casco Viejo: Top 10 experiences in Panama City’s historic old quarter

Panama City’s hippest neighborhood is also its smallest. Just four avenues wide, Casco Viejo (literally meaning 'old quarter') is a UNESCO protected district and a <i>barrio</i> on the up. It wasn’t long ago that gangs patrolled these narrow brick streets and visitors kept far away, but these days the …

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Going to Great Depths to Illuminate Hidden Underwater Worlds

Photographer David Doubilet seeks to understand the effects of climate change and human intervention on sea life.<p>For photographer David Doubilet, underwater photography is a way of life. Doubilet has been diving since he was eight years old and taking photos underwater since he was twelve. Most …

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50 trips everyone should take in Asia

Asia is a diverse continent that boasts beautiful temples, flavorful food, lush rice fields, towering skyscrapers, and more.<p>As the world's largest continent, tourist options can seem endless and overwhelming, which is why we put together the following list of 50 can't-miss attractions, foods, and …

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Tangy Cilantro-Coconut Dressing

Ingredients:<p>1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves<br>• 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest, plus 1/4 cup lime juice<br>• 1/4 cup well-stirred canned …

WATCH: Here’s An Amazing Aerial Video of the Philippines to Pick Up Your Mood

Is the day not treating you well?<p>Itching to wander and have a dose of vitamin sea?<p>While you’re stuck in the office and can’t do this now, here’s an …

Exploring Vietnam's remote Con Dao Islands

Way south of the mainland, Vietnam’s idyllic Con Dao Islands (population 6000-ish) are the perfect oceanic antidote to the feverish energy and punishing pollution that can afflict the nation’s booming mega-cities.<p>For decades the main settlement of Con Son was used by the French and Americans as an …

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Beach hopping in Goa, India’s colourful smallest state (just mind the coconuts) | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Not much happens in the laid-back beach settlement of Palolem, so when a Scandinavian woman is hit by a falling coconut, word gets around fast. Later …

Exploring Southeast Asia: The Wonders of Indonesia and Malaysia Experienced in Six Different Venues By Daniel R. Schwarz

<b>Introduction</b><p>If you would enjoy beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, diverse cultures, magnificent temples over a thousand years old, orangutans and pygmy elephants in the wild, as well as a visit to a cosmopolitan city, you might consider a trip to Indonesia and Malaysia. …

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Why it's never been a better time to visit Vanuatu​

At the western edge of the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ Vanuatu is a land of rumbling active volcanoes, 80-plus lush islands, fringed with deserted beaches, and a fascinating ancient culture where the majority of the population still lives a village lifestyle. There is much to experience and explore here …

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Travel agents see a boom in newlyweds wanting to say 'I do' on the beach

Modern brides and grooms believe that life’s a beach when you get married, according to research that shows that 73% of travel agents in the UK are seeing an increased demand for beach wedding locations. With the inclement weather that Britain suffers from, it is probably no surprise that the top …

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The Most Secluded Islands in French Polynesia

Indulge your fantasy of playing castaway on a secluded tropical paradise in French Polynesia. From the ultra-remote Gambier Archipelago to private …

Vietnam's prison-island paradise

Despite being a quick 45-minute turboprop flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Son is a world away from Vietnam’s well-beaten tourist trail, with inexplicably few Western travellers.<p>At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had …

Vietnam

A famous island nobody knows

“These islands touched my life without my knowing: the perfumes that waft by at parties, the vanilla that flavours my ice cream and the cloves that spice up my Christmas cookies.”<p>From the sea – when all we could see of Anjouan were its green peaks and the indistinct structures of the city of …

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The Best Places In The World To Escape The U.S. Political Season

By International Living<p>In the hours after one presidential debate recently, Google searches for "how can I move to Canada" reportedly spiked 1,150 percent.<p>Best Places in the World to Escape the 2016 Political Season<p>We have nothing against Canada. But it should be said: There are warmer, …

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Six Reasons why Moorea Should be Your Next Island Getaway

French Polynesia is renowned for its crystal clear waters, coral reefs and luxurious resorts. Understandably many flock to the islands of Tahiti and …

French Polynesia

Krabi beach holidays

Krabi beach holidays<p>There is just something about Thailand that seems to put it near the top of everyone’s bucket list. Maybe it’s the idyllic …

Finding the flora and fauna of Panama

While people often think of Panama in terms of its namesake canal, hat, and city, this little country is more than industry and urban glamour: it has a wild side. From resplendent quetzals (one of almost 1000 bird species recorded here) and neon frogs to a profusion of orchids and more than 1500 …

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