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- The ISLANDS.com editors pick their favorite photos each day.
- A Private in the Falkland Islands Defense Force, Samantha Brownlee challenges the role of women in the military while setting her sights further afield. As a keen runner, the Falklands offer her a backdrop of stunning natural beauty and an opportunity for reflection about future aspirations and careers. By leaving the islands to train and study, Sam hopes to one day return as a more valuable asset to her community and the islands as a whole. After all, home is where the heart is. *This episode was filmed one day before the 30th anniversary of the 1982 invasion of the Islands at a time of increased tension and security. We were the only crew granted inside access to the Falkland Islands Defense Force to help further tell Sam's unique story. See '51º South: A Prologue' here: vimeo.com/43976860 or at: 51degreessouth.com
- Hawaii truly sparkles as a top spot for romantic rendezvous. 45% of all travelers planning Hawaii vacations travel in groups of two, and the short romantic getaway is a surprisingly popular option for islands that are a few thousand miles from… everything.
- Google has just launched underwater Street View in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. You can now use Google Maps to swim with sea turtles, chase a manta ray or watch the sun set over a reef. You can drift dive Maui's Molokini Crater, or snorkel Oahu's famous Hanauma Bay. All of this without ever getting wet or leaving your desk.
- Richard Hines is the Rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley. Richard’s pastoral charge not only encompasses the Falkland Islands but also that of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands, and the British Antarctic Territory. Someone has calculated that it is the largest Anglican parish in the world… with a congregation, however, that fluctuates between 10 – 50 people. With a shared history in both Argentina and the United Kingdom, Richard’s admiration for the Falkland Islanders has taken him full circle as he now offers himself as a valuable and diverse resource to the Island’s community. Watch the rest of the series at 51º South.
- I think maybe I'm traveling in the world's only mobile shoe store.
- The focal point of any Caribbean resort is their beach. In the spring of 2008, developers in Coral Springs, Jamaica woke to find the beach at their $100 million resort missing. Overnight, the beach – over 400 meters of sand, enough to fill 500 dumptrucks – was gone.
- Cruises – Travelers seem to love or loathe them. Some people think of being on a boat as a vacation in itself; others see these vessels as merely a means of accessing remote islands they dream of.
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