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Miyake-jima: The “Gas Mask Island” of Japan

About 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Tokyo, Japan, in an area of the Pacific Ocean known as the “Devil’s Sea,” you will find a small island with a big story to tell. Miyake-jima is part of the volcanic Izu Islands, and host to Mount Oyama, an active volcano that sits at the very heart of the island. Because it emits poisonous sulfuric gas with very little warning, the 3,000 residents (as well as any visitors) are required to carry gas masks with them at all times.

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The desert oasis of Huacachina in Peru.

Huacachina, Peru: The Legendary Oasis of South America

Five hours south of Lima, nestled among the towering dunes of the Peruvian desert, lies the tiny village of Huacachina. Legend has it that Huacachina was created when an Incan princess was caught staring at her reflection in a mirror as she was walking through the dunes. When she ran away from her voyeur, she dropped the mirror, and it shattered, creating a pool of water.

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Monastiraki Square in Athens, Greece.

10 Things Not to Miss in Downtown Athens

Athens, Greece is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe with origins going back more than 4,000 years. It has known every type of government in the world, including the world’s first democracy. Beyond the incredible history on display and ever-looming over the city, it is also known for its picturesque neighborhoods, exciting culture, and delicious eats. Here are the top ten things to do in downtown Athens.

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Finolhu Beach Bubble Tent

Finolhu “Beach Bubble” Tent: For the Best View in the Maldives

As if a trip to the Maldives were not exotic enough, there’s a new unique accommodation on the island of Finolhu in Baa Atoll that’s sure to become a bucket list destination. Finolhu draws hundreds of visitors every year to its retro-chic, luxury resort complete with overwater bungalows, famed “1 OAK Beach Club” and popular “Fish & Crab Shack Restaurant.” Now, there is another room to book, and it arguably has the best view in the Maldives – the “Beach Bubble” Tent.