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and why it should really be called Crab Island.The tiny island, which is barely a speck on the world map, sits roughly 250 miles south off the coast of Central Java, and a whopping 1,650 miles from Perth, the nearest western Australian city. Technically, it’s a territory of Australia, but you’d never know from its location.
Picture this: The scent of lavender wafts by as you relax on the veranda of Fragrant Isle's Le Petit Bistro.
As you savor a delectable vegan sandwich and sip fresh lavender lemonade, you can watch the wind dance through the purple sea of the nearby lavender fields. They are so close you can reach out and touch them. This is only one of many unforgettable stops you can enjoy on Wisconsin's Washington Island, one of the. And we mean small: The current year-round population is .
Located in Door County in northeastern Wisconsin, this 35-square-mile island packs a lot of beauty into one small community. The island is only five miles wide and six miles long, so you're never far from the chance to have a fabulous time. Since most people haven't heard of it, this charming, undiscovered treasure makes for an affordable haven for families to visit any time of year.
Tour leader killed in New Zealand volcano horror as questions are raised over whether tourists should have been allowed onto island - and fears grow for second guide
The victim's brother, Mark Inman, confirmed his death and said Mr Marshall-Inman had 'passed away doing the one thing he loved' after the New Zealand eruption.A tour leader was today named among five people killed in a New Zealand volcano disaster, with eight others missing including a second guide, as questions were raised about why tourists were allowed to visit the island.
Your trip to the island will begin when you drive or walk onto the ferry that shuttles visitors daily from Northport Pier to the island. On the journey over, the ferry takes you across Death's Door, the water passage where the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan converge. (Don't let the ominous name scare you. Its name comes from Native American stories about dangers that visitors to the area no longer face.) During the winter, the ferry is an icebreaker (literally), ensuring visitors can still reach their getaway year-round. Discover these other.
Once on the island, you can climb the 186 steps to the top of the island and stand in awe of the pristine views of the shore and the water. Board the Cherry Train for an immersive, narrated tour of this island.
White Island: Should tourists have been on New Zealand's most active volcano?
New Zealand's most active volcano, White Island, sees thousands of tourists a year. But after Monday's fatal eruption, some question whether they should have been there at all.It's a private island around 48 kilometers (30 miles) off the east coast of the country's North Island, and over 10,000 people visit the volcano each year. That's a tiny fragment of the millions of tourists who visited New Zealand in 2019, many of them drawn to the country's famous natural beauty and outdoor pursuits.
Leave time to stop by the, where you can see work from local artists in a historical building was once a schoolhouse. In the evening, take in a play or a special film screening at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center. You can stay on the island at , a charming, rustic-style inn that's not related to the famous chain. Be sure to request a room in the main building with a view of the Detroit Harbor. Don't forget to take a stroll around the property and look for wildlife like deer and wild turkeys that can often be seen nearby.
By now, you're likely convinced you need to visit this picturesque island, but aren't sure when. Here's our advice: A summer getaway will allow you to catch the lavender plants in peak bloom (which lasts from mid-June to the end of August), while a fall trip (late September to mid-October) is the perfect time to see the autumn leaves. Next, check out some more.
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It’s Hawaii Week at TPG! The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers, from the sprawling city of Honolulu to quiet black-sand beaches to restaurants serving inventive island cuisine. It’s Hawaii Week at TPG! The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers, from the sprawling city of Honolulu to quiet black-sand beaches to restaurants serving inventive island cuisine. And it’s possible to pull off a visit to the islands using miles and points. It just takes a little savvy planning and we’ll show you how. Visit TPG’s Hawaii destination hub for links to more stories about getting to the islands, staying on the islands and what to do while you’re there.
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