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Island Nation of Mauritius – Diverse Delights

Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southeast of the Seychelles. This archipelago was formed in a series of undersea volcanic eruptions 8-10 million years ago. The nation is very multicultural, as its population is made of several ethnicities, including those …

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Seychelles Endless White Sand Beaches

The Seychelles, a country comprised of 115 islands, is located northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean east of Africa. The country offers endless white sand beaches, clear warm blue seas and charming locals. The marine life around the islands, especially the more remote coral islands, can be spectacular. The …

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Bliss in the Maldives

A geological eccentricity nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives islands are a series of ancient coral reefs that grew up around the sides of towering prehistoric volcanoes. These immense structures have long since sunk into the ocean, leaving behind coral islands of incredible natural beauty. Its …

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Marine Fountains of Alofaaga Blowholes

The Alofaaga Blowholes, also known as the Taga Blowholes, are a natural feature located in the district of Palauli, south west of Salelologa wharf on the island of Savai’i in Samoa. The entrance to the blowholes is in the village of Taga. In this area, lava flows have created a …

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The Bungalows of Moorea Island

Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km northwest of Tahiti.  Moorea means “Yellow Lizard” in Tahitian.  An older name for the island is Aimeho, sometimes spelled Aimeo or Eimeo. Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moorea as York Island. Because …

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Night and Day Fun in Tenerife

Tenerife belongs to the group of islands called the Canary Islands; it is the largest of the islands in the group. The other islands are smaller in size such as La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. It has lushness all around with the highest peak being the El Teide …

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Deception Island, Antarctica

Deception Island is an active volcano in the South Shetland off the coast of Antarctica. Its unique landscape comprises barren volcanic slopes, steaming beaches and ash-layered glaciers. It has a distinctive horse-shoe shape with a large flooded caldera. This opens to the sea through a narrow channel at Neptunes Bellows, …