Seeking solitude on a changing Lana’i, Hawaii’s remote central island

On a clear day in Lanaʻi, you can see five of Hawaii’s other islands, but turn inland and you might forget you’re in Hawaii at all. Otherworldly Norfolk pines evoke the mood of the remote South Pacific islands from which they were imported. The vast, rolling red landscape is rippled with miniature buttes and plateaus […]

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The perfect way to say “I lava you” – amazing lava heart captured in Hawaii

Photographers Don Hurzeler, 71, and C.J. Kale, 42, share their island home in Kailua-Kona with several active volcanoes. The stunning shot of the lava appears to be held in a hand that is yet to solidify into rock. And it’s the perfect way to say “I lava you,” this Valentine’s Day. Don said: “We spend […]

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The Most Stunning Portugal Islands You Should Visit

Exploring mainland Portugal is something bucket lists are made of. The Iberian Peninsula is undoubtably one of the most fascinating places on Earth. That being said, Portugal also has twenty tree inhabited islands scattered across the Atlantic Ocean. All of them are open to tourists, and each one has its own distinct culture and character […]

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Visiting Hawaii’s least-traveled, ‘forbidden’ island

WHEN PEOPLE TELL you they’re going on vacation to Hawaii, they’re usually talking about one of its major islands with sophisticated tourism infrastructure. Chances are their destination is Oahu, Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island. It’s probably not the archipelago’s westernmost isle: Niihau, Hawaii’s “forbidden island.” Just 70 square miles and home to around 70 […]

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