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Le Méridien Bora Bora Gives New Meaning to Being Green

BY : Ariston Anderson | 2011

In a short amount of time, the words “eco-friendly” and “green” have quickly become halfhearted buzzwords. I’ve stayed at plenty of “eco-luxe” hotels, for example, that while providing freshly-laundered bamboo sheets throw out enough...

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New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge Re-Opens After a Makeover

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2011

Otahuna Lodge, an elegant, historic country estate-turned-luxury hotel in the heart of New Zealand's Canterbury region, has reopened following a 10-month renovation project. This marks the latest effort in a six-year scheme to restore the...

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Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa: A French Polynesian Hideaway

BY : Jule Guaglardi | 2011

I don't think I will ever forget the look on my husband's face as the scene came into focus. The brilliant turquoise clarity of the water, and the topography of the land and surrounding islands were like nothing we had ever seen; sea life teeming...

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Tahitian Pearls: An Insider's Guide to These French Polynesian Treasures

BY : Ariston Anderson | 2011

Tourists the world over flock to Tahiti, not just for the beloved sun, but also to stock up on the island's gems: Tahitian pearls. Rare in their uniqueness and vivid color, each pearl is singular to the island, reflecting the glittering lagoons of...

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Travel to Guam: The South Pacific's Secret Vacation Destination

BY : Cynthia Dial | 2011

I'm embarrassed to admit that before traveling to Guam I knew very little of the destination. My limited knowledge: Guam is a U.S. Territory, a tropical island in the Pacific and closer to Asia than North America. But wooed by my taste buds and...

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Sydney

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Sunny, seductive Sydney is a high contender for the title of the world's most ideal city. It is slick and smart, the streets are clean, the neighbourhoods and busy pedestrian precincts pristine, the parks sublime, the water in the huge harbour blue,...

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Melbourne

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, capital of Victoria, is the most European in style with trams rattling through streets past Victorian buildings, parks and outdoor cafes. The city centre is laid out in a simple grid pattern, the long,...

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Christchurch

BY : Word Travels | 2010

The largest city on South Island, Christchurch is the most English of New Zealand's cities, named after an Oxford college. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an English university town, with school boys in striped blazers and punting on the River...

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Brisbane

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Australia's third largest city has a relaxed, easy-going ambience that is well suited to its moniker 'The City of Sundays'. As the capital of the state of Queensland, however, it has a serious side too and despite it's laid-back aura it is filled...

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Auckland

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Auckland is situated on a narrow strip of land, flanked by two magnificent harbours to the east and west. The shallow Manukau Harbour opens out to the Tasman Sea to the west, while the Waitemata Harbour lies at the heart of the city centre and...

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Barefoot Luxury Abounds in Australia

BY : Christy Stewart | 2010

Luxury Vacations: With an incredible landscape, adventure lurking around every corner, and an exciting and eclectic culture, Australia has topped the list as one of the most sought after destinations among Americans for more than a decade. From its...

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Greens say they bugged Japan whaling ship

BY : | 2008

Environmentalists say they planted bugs aboard a Japanese whaling ship that has allowed them to dog the entire Antarctic fleet.The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said Monday its shipload of activists was able to keep pace with the seven-ship...

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