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Go Where Captain Jack Sparrow Has Gone Before

Go Where Captain Jack Sparrow Has Gone Before

One fine Sunday on November of 1493 … Christopher Columbus discovered Dominica, an island nation (among many of its kind) in the Caribbean region. The name Dominica is quite fitting since it literally translates as “Sunday” in Latin. But Dominica has a better nickname after all. It earned the moniker “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” because of its outwardly intact natural grandeur.
Being a young island (it is still in the state of forming even up to now) … there is a rich activity of geothermal proportions all throughout the land mass. The world’s second-biggest boiling lake can be found here [...]

Cruise Corporations Waive Fuel Taxes

Cruise Corporations Waive Fuel Taxes

Good news for all those who’ve booked cruises for 2009 and 2010, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Carnival Corporation have already waived the fuel surcharges they’ve set for future cruises. The two major cruise fleets announced the change of their policies because of the continued fall of fuel prices in the world market.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd operates Royal Caribbean, Azamara and Celeberity Cruise Lines. So if you are one of the many who’ve just booked a cruise for 2010, refunds will be available. But these will be given as credits that you can use on board the ship. These credits [...]

The Best Beaches This Side of France

The Best Beaches This Side of France

Corsica, one of the 26 regions of France, is predominantly Corsican and French speaking. It is also the birthplace of Frances famous son, Napoleon Bonaparte. Corsica is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of France. Travelers looking for a perfect place to enjoy fantastic beaches, magnificent mountain views, unspoiled scenery, and a culture and heritage rich vacation should come and visit Corsica.
Travelers can start their journey into Corsica by enjoying the sun-bathed beaches in the area. The island is filled with beach-lined strips, literally hundreds by the number and the best in France, where the tourists can [...]

The Queen Elizabeth 2’s Last American Voyage

The Queen Elizabeth 2’s Last American Voyage

the Statue of Liberty with its sister ship the Queen Mary 2. Both renowned liners will meet and dock in this royal manner, and then continue on a tandem voyage to Southampton, England. It will be the Queen Elizabeth 2’s final Transatlantic Crossing, as well.
It is a bittersweet farewell as the Queen Elizabeth 2 has been widely-recognized as the world’s most famous ship for close to thirty-five years now. As it was the Cunard company’s flagship liner, it was only appropriate that it shares a name with a real royalty: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who christened it herself [...]

Swains Island a Small Wonder In the Pacific

Swains Island a Small Wonder In the Pacific

Swains Island, part of the American Samoa, is part of the Tokelau island chain and is part of the United States of America. The island is approximately some 372 acres in size. The whole area has a unique structure as it has a freshwater lagoon that is enclosed within the island. This is the islands source of water as well. It is also surrounded by a ring of sand and corals, and a lot of coconut palm tree vegetation. Swains only has a population of 37 people.
The small isle was first discovered by a Portuguese navigator under the Spanish flag [...]

Tropical Paradise: San Blas Islands

Tropical Paradise: San Blas Islands

There are hundreds of destinations tourists can pick from to spend their dream holidays in. Quite a number of these destinations have high-class hotels, high-end restaurants, classy yachts and boats that can be chartered from one island to the other. Although there are a significant number of tourists that want to experience a sense of privacy in their dream vacation. There are those who want to have the feel that Robinson Crusoe had on that island he was in. There is such a place called the San Blas Islands.
The group of islands is located in the Caribbean, of the coast [...]