New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals, and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Fraser Island = K’Gari

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Great WalkIt takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km from …

Madagascar

Photo: Stéphanie Carrière/IRD, Water Alternatives, Irrigated Landscape Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The capital is Antananarivo. [email protected]@[email protected]@ilemadagascar Tourism Portalsmadagascar-tourisme.com – @ilemadagascar Parksfapbm.org/en – @FAPBMMarojejy National ParkMadagascar’s Marine Jewel – the Barren Isles archipelago …

Bahamas

Photo: Becky McCray, Hybiscus Wikipedia: The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the Caribbean. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of …

Java

Photo: Going home Java (Indonesian: Jawa; Javanese: ꦗꦮ; Sundanese: ᮏᮝ) is an island of Indonesia. With a population of over 141 million (the island itself) or 145 million (the administrative region), Java is home to 56.7 percent of the Indonesian population and is the world’s most populous island. – Wikipedia WikipediaJava Planeta.com

Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. 2020 Fires BackgroundBritish navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the mainland about 10,000 years ago, the island is devoid of dingoes …

Sumatra

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger Sumatra, a large Indonesian island west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its coffee, wildlife, and smoldering volcanoes. WikipediaSumatra Planeta.com

Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listeninghttp://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place on …