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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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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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Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Lots of trips to Machu Picchu and the other South American destinations stop in Lima for 8-18 hours.  When my husband and trekked in Peru many years ago — Machu Picchu, the Cordillera Blanca — we too had a long lay-over in Lima.  Recently I returned to Lima en route to Easter Island and discovered […]

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National Geographic Radio: Hear the inside story about Rapa Nui – Easter Island

National Geographic Radio: Hear the inside story about Rapa Nui – Easter Island

My interview with Boyd Matson, National Geographic Radio, XM Radio, NPR  is streamed on the National Geographic Website and is available on itunes. The question I’m asked the most is: Where is Easter Island? In the middle of nowhere, no really, it’s roughly equal distance from Tahiti and Peru and Chile, at 29′ South latitude. […]

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Questions about Easter Island – Why and How?

Questions about Easter Island – Why and How?

Despite its isolation in the middle of the South Pacific (roughly equal distance from Tahiti and South America), Easter Island is at the center of a lot of questions. WHERE DID THE HEADS COME FROM?           HOW WERE THEY TRANSPORTED? The giant heads were carved our of a dead volcano, which contains over 400 Moai; one […]

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Night Life at Easter Island – Dance ’til You Drop

Night Life at Easter Island – Dance ’til You Drop

Recently I went to Easter Island, the most remote and least visited World Heritage Site, home of the giant stone heads and dazzlingly attractive men and curvaceous women. Watch the video of the mostly nude men dancing an elegant South Seas swaying and a sexually charged version of the Maori war dance. This is the […]

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Energy Grids, Vortexes, Geometric Points on Easter Island

Energy Grids, Vortexes, Geometric Points on Easter Island

The magnetic rock attracts people worldwide who are searching for spiritual healing and enlightenment. They camp out by it, under the full moon, and receive magnetic vibrations just by holding their hands above the rock.   Why are ancient Megaliths like the moai (stone heads) placed at specific equidistant points? Why are Positive Energy Vortexes, […]

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Best Ceviche in the Pacific at 27′ South Latitude

Best Ceviche in the Pacific at 27′ South Latitude

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Shorter Flights from Peru to Easter Island

Shorter Flights from Peru to Easter Island

How remote is it? Close enough for a several day “add-on” to a trip to Peru Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui (pronounced Rapa New-ee) is known as one of the most remote inhabited island in the world, and a five-star world heritage site. New direct LAN flights from Peru just made the trip easier […]

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Where in the World is Easter Island? A Speck in the Pacific Ocean

Where in the World is Easter Island? A Speck in the Pacific Ocean

The coast of Chile and Peru is 2,400 miles and a 5-6 hour flight away and just about as far from Tahiti in the other direction. The nearest inhabited island is Pitcairn, 1,200 miles to the west(of HMS Bounty and Mutiny fame). Native Eastern Islanders, or Rapa Nuians, called their home the Navel of the […]

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