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Sail into Spring with an Easter Cruise

Sail into Spring with an Easter Cruise

Sometimes hiding Easter eggs in the backyard just doesn’t cut it. So how about giving your kids a treat this year with a hunt aboard, say, a cruise ship?

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The Galapagos is a “Top Ten Must-Do Destination”

The Galapagos is a “Top Ten Must-Do Destination”

Almost every week I see another nature program on TV about the Galapagos Islands. I loved my short trip there a decade ago when I swam with the sea lion pups, penguins, and sharks and ad mired the famous blue-footed boobie, land iguanas and tortoise.  With every nature program I see, I learn something new […]

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Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Pick the perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one with a little help from The Gutsy Traveler and our good friends at Marriott International!

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Bagettes and Biodiversity in the Coral Sea, New Caledonia

Bagettes and Biodiversity in the Coral Sea, New Caledonia

A tiny island, a dot on the map between Fiji, Tahiti, Australia and New Guinea, is attracting attention from avid divers and botanists.  Flying into the French Territory of New Caledonia, within the Melanesian sub-region of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll cross the barrier reef and enter the world’s largest lagoon, ranked as a UNESCO World […]

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Best Tropical Islands

Best Tropical Islands

Go off the the grid, feast on fresh-caught seafood and sink your toes into soft sand at my picks of the best island escapes, including  the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali, Easter Island, and Fiji. Bali  Bali is my idea of heaven. On my fourth trip to Bali I was introduced to the Amanresorts’ award-winning, secluded properties. […]

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Fiji Islands as the most romantic holiday.

Fiji Islands as the most romantic holiday.

“There are fewer and fewer places left on our planet as beautiful as Fiji” – Jean-Michel Cousteau   Reveling in Barefoot Luxury: GRAB YOUR MASK, FINS AND SUNBLOCK AND PLACE YOUR BETS ON WHO SEES THE FIRST MANTA RAY. Over the years, the world’s best reefs have beckoned to me like a siren’s song. When […]

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In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

With over 300 islands set in crystal-clear waters,  palm-fringed white sand beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, relaxation is big in Fiji–although there are loads of activities when you’re in the mood: amazing snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, white water rafting, swimming with manta rays or visiting local villages. I traveled to Fiji with my 16-year-old daughter […]

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Big Island Big Adventure

Big Island Big Adventure

As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawai’i, we’re mesmerized by the tropical tableau below – translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my husband and I step off the plane the floral fragrances […]

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Video: Rapa Nui Traditional Dancers

Video: Rapa Nui Traditional Dancers

Matato’a Dance group as seen worldwide. “Matato’a (the watchful eye of the warrior) is a musical and dance group from Rapa Nui. It is one of the most famous bands from the island. Matato’a was founded in 1996 by Kevamatato’a Atan. It was in 1998 that they adopted the name of Matato’a, which means ‘warrior’ […]

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Hawai’i Island-Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption, spews lava

Hawai’i Island-Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption, spews lava

Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption site, which suddenly cracked open on Sat., Mar., 5, continues to spew lava through fissures on its east rift zone, following the dramatic collapse of Pu’u ō’ō crater’s floor. Fiery curtains of orange lava – some as high as 80 feet – have been captured on video and in photographs the […]

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