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This section of perpetualexplorer.com includes travel video and articles about tourist destinations in Australia and the Oceanias.



Set Jetting: Movie Inspired Travel Takes Travelers Around the World

Set Jetting: Movie Inspired Travel Takes Travelers Around the World

Emma Corcoran September 6, 2013

On your marks, get set jetting! If you’ve ever watched Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies and thought, “New Zealand looks awesome; maybe I can head over there on my next vacation,” you’re

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Multicultural Minute: Tiny Nauru tops obesity rates

Multicultural Minute: Tiny Nauru tops obesity rates

Maria Clark August 25, 2013

Nauru tops obesity rates The United States is often perceived as the most overweight country in the world. We are high up there, but don’t actually earn the title. The small island nation of

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Explorer Bookshelf: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity

Explorer Bookshelf: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity

Hannah Riley August 6, 2013

Author: Women for Women International with Meryl Streep Title: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity Who Would Enjoy It? Anyone interested in women’s rights, women’s roles in different cultures, or important foods

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Multicultural Minute: Whale Tooth Symbolism in Fiji

Multicultural Minute: Whale Tooth Symbolism in Fiji

Hannah Riley June 5, 2013

In Fiji, sperm whale teeth play an important role in numerous ceremonies and social events. Known as tabua, the teeth are sacred and valuable. Any time a Fijian person enters into a contract, he

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Multicultural Minute: Tiyanak, a Legend from the Philippines

Multicultural Minute: Tiyanak, a Legend from the Philippines

Hannah Riley June 1, 2013

There are a number of demons in Filipino mythology; the tiyanak is one that preys on unsuspecting travelers. According to legend, it is a demon from unknown origin or the soul of a baby whose

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Multicultural Minute: Kadazan Harvest Festival

Multicultural Minute: Kadazan Harvest Festival

Hannah Riley May 31, 2013

Each year on May 30 and 31, the Kadazan people of Malaysia celebrate their version of Thanksgiving with a harvest festival, known as Kaamatan. The Kadazan are an indigenous tribe who live in Sabah, a

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Earth Ovens: The Hole Shebang

Earth Ovens: The Hole Shebang

Hannah Riley May 25, 2013

For centuries, certain cultures have cooked their food in holes in the ground. Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Pacific Island nations use a particular method of burying food on hot rocks in

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Multicultural Minute: Fijian Turtle Calling

Multicultural Minute: Fijian Turtle Calling

Hannah Riley May 23, 2013

On the Fijian island of Kadavu, locals engage in the ritual of turtle calling. The custom is  rooted in a Fijian legend. In Namuana Village, women sit at the water’s edge and sing traditional

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Multicultural Minute: New Zealand Baby Names

Multicultural Minute: New Zealand Baby Names

Hannah Riley May 19, 2013

In New Zealand, parents must submit their desired baby names to the government for approval.  Since 1995, all names have had to pass the test. People still try to get away with bizarre names.

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Multicultural Minute: What Kiribati’s Pregnant Women Can’t Eat

Multicultural Minute: What Kiribati’s Pregnant Women Can’t Eat

Hannah Riley May 2, 2013

We’ve heard about the different things pregnant women aren’t supposed to eat. In the Republic of Kiribati, just south of Hawaii, pregnant women literally can’t even touch certain foods. People in the island nation

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