The proverbial cat lady can apply. There are plenty of cats to go around on at least 10 Japanese islands, sweetly known as the “Cat Islands” or “Nekojimas,” according to the Christian Science Monitor. The tiny, remote Japanese islands of Aoshima and Tashirojima are two of the cat lovers’ paradises. Show More Summary
Just another day in Paradise. Commercial budget airline Wings Air, owned by Lion Air, today flew Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Bali to Indonesia's death island where within days, they and 8 other convicted drug offenders... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
TED2014 Fellow Jorge Mañes Rubio is an artist and perpetual tourist who investigates invisible, forgotten places — Chinese cities submerged by the Three Gorges Dam Project, a little-known Pacific island paradise destroyed by mining. He creates art that reimagines and revives these sites as attention-worthy destinations. Here, Rubio describes to the TED Blog his latest [ … ]
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A 4-foot lemon shark flashed by my bare legs as we waded in shallow lagoon waters. I grimaced and hoped it wasn't hungry.
Deserted islands have long captured our imaginations, from Robinson Crusoe to Gilligan's Island. Tonight's episode of the PBS series EARTH A New Wild opens at one such real-world paradise, Palmyra Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My organization, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), bought Palmyra to stop plans for turning it into a casino. Show More Summary
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A landscape sliced by streets where horse-drawn carriages roll by and locals go about their daily errands on foot or bicycle may call to mind a bygone era. But, in fact, a journey to a simpler time is exactly what many car-free islands in Europe offer amid the clamor of modern life.
As the stars turned out for the Grammys on Sunday, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were having their own celebratory occasion in paradise.
First came the teaser trailer, then the unsettling first look at the characters. Now, here's your chance to journey into the uncanny valley (ok, Tracy Island) from whence the new Thunderbirds Are Go! characters will emerge when the reboot debuts later this year on ITV. Read more...
Kalypso has released footage of the PlayStation 4 version of island paradise city-builder Tropico 5. The PS4 version is due out later this year, producer Timo Thomas said in a post on the PlayStation blog. Tropico 5 is the first game...Show More Summary
Wall lizards in Greece find cannibalism the best way to remove young rivals
What's it like to practice law in the Cayman Islands? Tranquil.
This amazing place is Monemvasia, a fortified town that resisted a siege of more than three years located on a tiny island in the Peloponnese sea connected to continental Greece through a bridge. I want to be in one of those terraces, eating black olives and seafood. More »
(Video Link) Simon Turner of Christchurch, New Zealand visited the Marcum Crater on the island of Ambrym, which is part of the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu. To relax in this tropical paradise, he toasted marshmallows and drank beer over an active lava lake. -via That's Nerdalicious!
Like big butts? Just a 45-minute boat ride from Cartagena is an idyllic island paradise that each weekend and holiday turns into the city's best party scene. Read more...
Death In Paradise returns to BBC One on Friday at 21:00 hours... er... 9pm. If you want escapism that doesn't insult the intelligence, the fictitious Caribbean island of Saint-Marie is the place to be. Silver sand, lush jungle vegetation and French-Portuguese actress Sara Martins as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey. Show More Summary
Many think of the Hawaiian Islands as a series of lush tropical paradises, but the island of Kaho'olawe is mostly dry and barren, and for almost 50 years was a target for Navy munitions. However today volunteers are helping to restore the island by cleaning up unexploded ordinance and replanting vegetation. Show More Summary
Rihanna boards a private airplane after leaving her vacation paradise on Sunday (January 4) in St. Barts. The 26-year-old entertainer has been on a New Year’s vacation on the tropical island – she showed off her fabulous bikini body earlier in the week while grabbing some food. Over the weekend, Ri posted a close up [...]