Palau Travel Guide

Palau Becomes First Country to Require 'Eco-Pledge' Upon Arrival
Palau Becomes First Country to Require 'Eco-Pledge' Upon Arrival
Diving with Sylvia Earle in Palau
Diving with Sylvia Earle in Palau
She’s the happiest woman in the world with a dour message of doom. “Half of the world’s coral reefs are now gone—or at least in a state of severe decline,” says Oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle. She’s reporting a tragic truth that I’ve witnessed firsthand—bleached and broken coral in the Caribbean, Hawaii and…
Don’t Kiss the Jellyfish
Don’t Kiss the Jellyfish
Approximately five million jellyfish live in Ongeim’l Tketau—give or take a hundred thousand. This South Pacific city of Cnidarians only came to the world’s attention in 1982, thanks to an article in National Geographic Magazine that detailed Palau’s endemic jellyfish species, Mastigias papua etpisoni, found only in this single marine lake and nowhere else in…
Travel 365: Best of June 2013
Travel 365: Best of June 2013
An Insider’s Guide to Valencia
An Insider’s Guide to Valencia
Travelers often overlook Valencia in favor of Spain’s larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona. But that may be a mistake. Annie Fitzsimmons and an in-the-know local at her favorite hotel explain why this Mediterranean port city deserves a world-class-destination designation.

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