Tag: Best of the Web
- For certain tribes in Papua New Guinea, ritualistic scarring is a right of passage for men and women.
- A rough-and-ready photographer and a pampered writer ferry to the Bahamas. Will it be smooth sailing or rough seas?
- The dream of so many island travelers is to not just visit the most beautiful places in the world, but to one day live there.
- There is something strange about this year's women's volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics. The competitors find themselves sprawled across the sand multiple times a match, yet if you look closely, there's no sand on the players.
- We go to the islands for the beach. Sure, hikes are nice. The food’s memorable. And the beer is good. But what’s all that without a pristine stretch of sand to sink the toes into? Punctuated by a purse snatching ... or grunting wild boars ... or machete- wielding villagers ... or venomous sea snakes. It has all happened to our intrepid contributors. But they’ll allow nothing to come between them and their sacred day at the beach.
- Tokelau, a small island nation, is officially becoming the first habited place on Earth to completely rely upon solar for its energy needs. Tokelau is a tiny group of coral islands that have up to now used diesel fuel for the daily needs of its roughly 1,400 residents. Within the next few weeks, the nation will make the historic switch to solar.
- This is not an island, but we're sharing it with you anyway. At low tide a bulldozer emboses the sand with patterns made from old truck tires. It's called "A Sign in Space", and it is part of an international art project taking place from July 21st to September 23rd.
- At Islands we love exploring the worlds beaches. We've fallen in love with these ten from around the world.
- France's richest woman has just sold her island paradise in the Seychelles for three times more than she paid for it. Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal heiress, is the center of a corruption investigation involving former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
- This year's Olympic Games are being tweeted, blogged and recorded by thousands of mobile phones. Here's a look back at the London 2012 opening ceremonies through the eyes of social media.
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