If you come across the Tahina spectabilis on Madagascar, snap a photo while you have a chance. This unique species of palm, which was discovered last year when a scientist stumbled upon photos posted on an Internet message board, grows to an astonishing 60-foot-high tower and then, after about 50 years, it self-destructs in a bizarre display of botanical suicide. Talk about deeply rooted issues. kew.org
No matter how many times photographer Jon Whittle shoots the Big Island, he comes away amazed. These are the 10 most unforgettable scenes from his most recent trip.
Fans of Roatán are about to get a new resort option for their favorite Caribbean island. Las Verandas Hotel & Villas is planning to lift its curtain on March 1. The resort includes a championship golf course, the Palapa Bar & Restaurant, two infinity edge pools, 1,000 feet of private beach and six villas with Caribbean views.
Maui is more than just beaches and beautiful water. And while it’s hard to miss with any activity you choose on the island, here are 10 of our must-do’s to help you get started.