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Groundhog Day

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00:43 +0000

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end.…



Groundhog Day

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:52:32 +0000

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end.…



Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:00:32 +0000

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.






Walled Cities of the Caribbean

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:55:10 +0000

In many people's imaginations, walled cities are associated with mediaeval Europe, but such cities exist all over the world. In this post we look at walled cities from around the Caribbean.



Google Ice View (Rideau Canal Skateway)

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:01:11 +0000

Each winter, 7.8km (4.8miles) of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa freezes into what is dubbed the World’s Largest Skating Rink – the Rideau Canal Skateway. Located in the capital of Canada, anyone can lace up a…



Groundhog Day

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:31:55 +0000

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end.…



The Kingdom of Bhutan

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:45:49 +0000

The Kingdom of Bhutan has long held an air of mystery for many in the West. Isolated between India and China, and with restrictions on tourism and other foreign influences, this tiny nation (often considered to…



On this day: Happy New Year!

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:00:48 +0000

With 2014 already over in some parts of the globe, it’s time to sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome 2015, The first spot on earth to see each new year is Millennium Island (formerly Caroline Island)…



On this day: Merry Christmas!

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:00:04 +0000

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house … all the people were clicking on Google Sightseeing … with their mouse. Apologies for the awful rhyme, but we’ve got a long history of Christmas…