Category Archives: island

Long Island Living

We all live here. We know our culture, what our norms are and what everyone has come to understand as a “Long Island thing.” It is interesting to take ourselves into perspective and really  observe the culture of our own … Continue reading

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Pico in the Azores

What story do these images tell us of this island chain in the middle of the Atlantic?

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Interesting Animals of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago found in the Pacific Ocean roughly 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador.  These islands are known as one of the ideal travel destinations for wildlife enthusiasts due to the diverse animal and plant … Continue reading

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The San Blas Islands

The San Blas islands is a chain of 378 islands spread over 100 square miles. It is located northwest of Panama, facing the Caribbean Sea. The tropical climate, turquoise water and sandy beaches make these islands one of the most … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything you need to know about Guam

Guam is an island in the Pacific Ocean near Australia and has an area of about 212 square miles. The highest point in Guam is Mount Lamlam at an elevation of 1,334 feet (407 meters). The terrain of Guam consists … Continue reading

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Jan Mayen Vacation Tips!

You’ll find this wondrous location southeast of Greenland. Unlike Greenland, no one lives there or likes it. Anyone who does stay here is usually forced to out of sheer obligation and nationalism. It is completely monochrome, which means there are … Continue reading

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Ireland the Isle of Alcohol.

  Ireland the land of green fields, music, and of course beer. But do the Irish really drink a lot as some people say or is it just overstated? Also does the influence of alcohol make it easy for teens to … Continue reading

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The Island of Mauritius

(Pronounced as mawr-RIH-Shuhs) Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Although it does not have its own chapter, Mauritius is still mentioned in the book we are currently reading in class. You can find more information in … Continue reading

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Chinijo Archipelago: a tourism dilemma

Our text introduces us to these off islands which are part of the chain of Canary Islands.  The main islands of Tenerife and Grand Canary are popular tourist destinations for Europeans, although not for Americans given their distance from our … Continue reading

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Jan Mayen Island

I found this wonderful video on this isolated Arctic island.  

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