French Polynesia

Beautiful Hotels Around the World You Won’t Want to Leave

You know a vacation is one for the books when you start contemplating permanent residence. Hotels that make exceptional use of their natural …

Hotels

Soaking Up Tahiti’s Casual Vibe

Tahiti’s west coast feels different from the rest of the island.<p>Papeete, the largest community in French Polynesia, almost feels like a suburb of …

Hotels

To prevent the next global crisis, don't forget today's small disasters

In an era of seemingly ceaseless tragedies, it can be hard to stay on top of the news. This week, six wildfires have burned up over 141,000 acres in …

Geography

End of nuclear weapons or end of us; choice is ours: Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN

A Nobel Peace Prize winning anti-nuclear weapons group warns that the world is one "tantrum" away from nuclear war.

North Korea

Advent Competition – Yogi Oils

Complete your details below for your chance to win one yogi oil lava stone essential oil diffuser necklace, and a mist of your choice from Yogi …

Virgin Islands

Visit Fakarava French Polynesia on an independent cruise excursion

Fakarava French Polynesia, an off-the-beaten-path tropical cruise destination.<p>If you’re dreaming of an <b>off-the-beaten-path travel</b> paradise, meet …

Beaches

The Most Beautiful Winter Escapes in the World

As the cold weather swings around, we often find ourselves wishing for winter wonderlands and tropical beaches in equal measure. With this in mind, we've rounded up 30 of the best places to escape to this winter—from Hawaii's natural beauty and a slice of France in the Caribbean, to Christmas …

Peter Dinklage

Five reasons to cruise the French Polynesia

Christmas, New Year, <i>summer</i> – it’s all happening in the next few months, so why not treat yourself to a little cruise getaway?<p>With several tropical …

The first IHG Accelerate promotion for 2018 is out!

IHG Rewards Club has released the details of their first Accelerate promotion for the year 2018. This promotion is valid for stays between January 1 …

Hotels

7 Places Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Might Honeymoon

If you were the world’s most talked about couple, where would you go to escape it all? When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their royal engagement last week, brides-to-be everywhere melted with fairytale overload. And though details of their May 2018 nuptials have quickly unfolded …

Weddings

An Epic Solo Trip to French Polynesia

Another picture-perfect sunset in French Polynesia, this one from the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, looking out toward the island of Moorea. …

Travel

The Vanilla Bean

When it comes to ingredients we take for granted, number one would have to be vanilla. This flavour that is at once exotic and yet so familiar is …

Lifestyle (Canada)

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Wind is the movement of air caused by the uneven heating of the Earth by the sun. It does not have much substance—you cannot see it or hold it—but …

Weather

If You Only Take One Über-Luxurious Trip in Your Lifetime, This Should Be It

As our tiny airplane readied to land at Bora Bora airport, every single passenger crammed toward the windows for a glimpse at the view. It's unlike …

Beaches

Tahiti, An Indo-Pacific Fishing Paradise

A part of French Polynesia, Anaa Atoll sits in the south Pacific Ocean between Mexico and New Zealand.<p>Sure, “Tahiti” may conjure visions of an island …

Fishing

Le Club AccorHotels' 31 Days of Surprises

Le Club AccorHotels is getting into the spirit of the season with their “31 Thank You’s” sweepstakes.<p>Yesterday I received an email thanking me for my …

Hotels

15 Best Vacation Destinations For Black Couples

Traveling with a romantic partner is important for any relationship. Through travel, you’ll learn more about how your partner navigates the world, …

Black Culture

The Best Places to Go This Winter

Whether you're looking to escape or embrace the cold, here are six best destinations to visit this winter.

Skiing

Seasteading: Floating city aiming to cast off in 2020

An ambitious start-up is targeting 2020 for the launch of a floating city off French Polynesia, where it hopes to use a “start-up” ethos to …

Peter Thiel

Worldwide Dive and Sail

Worldwide Dive and Sail consist of the luxury Siren Fleet vessels, Master Liveaboards and The Junk liveaboard.<p>Siren Fleet operates year round on the …

Scuba Diving

Attack of the ICOs: What you need to know about Blockchain, Crypto and Initial Coin Offerings

I recently attended a fascinating event put on by StartEngine, a tech platform that helps startups raise funding through ICOs and the blockchain. The …

Bitcoin

Travel Style: Hackerette Kamelia Britton

Kamelia Britton<p>Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their …

Airlines

A declining threat? On the trail of the Zika virus a year after hundreds of cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE: In a quiet neighbourhood in eastern Singapore, a 47-year-old woman was developing a rash, fever and conjunctivitis. Had the symptoms …

Viruses

Watching Out for American Jobs

Uh oh, American jobs are at stake. Again.<p>Or so the major domestic airlines—and the elected officials closest to them—would have you believe.<p>The …

Airlines

Former head of Tahiti football detained in corruption probe

The former head of Tahiti Football, Reynald Temarii, has been detained in Papeete in a probe into the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 Football World …

FIFA

Beautiful islands you've never heard of (but can visit on a cruise)

Sara Macefield suggests a sailing to the remote Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, while our writers recommend other exotic far-flung options for cruisers.<p>Where in the world?<p>Coastal cruises through the isolated Mergui Archipelago, a group of 800 islands in the Andaman Sea off Burma’s southern coast, …

Beaches

The Migration of Political Internet Shutdowns

Sr. Director, Internet Research & Analysis<p>In January 2011, what was arguably the first significant disconnection of an entire country from the …

Internet

The future of floating cities – and the realities

A collection of technology billionaires, architects and dreamers hope to build neighbourhoods and even city states on the ocean, but they could face some serious barriers. Ellie Cosgrave of the new BBC podcast Tomorrow's World explains.<p>Every week, a whopping three million new people are moving to …

Cities

US Wants to Tax Foreign Airlines

There have been plenty of arguments regarding the United States Senate tax bill being proposed, but one provision making headlines focuses on …

Airlines

A Seafood Lover’s Guide to French Polynesia

Picture wading into crystalline water that looks littered with loose aquamarines, wearing a snorkel, mask and water shoes, lying prone just below the surface and feeling a current start to sweep you through a supernatural passageway known as Taha’a Coral Garden. You float ethereally, silently, …