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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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'Wolverine' starts shooting in Australia

BY : | 2008

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has started filming his star-studded superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Sydney Monday.The new prequel to the three X-Men blockbusters, in which Jackman previously played Wolverine, boasts a cast that includes...

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Gates says Taliban shifting tactics

BY : | 2008

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Sunday the Taliban might carry out terror killings to make up for a lack of success against U.S and NATO forces.The American Forces Press Service reported that Gates said the nature of conflict in...

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Report: Stewart and wife not expecting

BY : | 2008

British rocker Rod Stewart and his wife Penny are not expecting a child despite rumors to the contrary, it was reported Saturday.While there has been speculation Stewart's 36-year-old wife may be expecting another child, a spokesman for the...

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