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A Real Life Nirvana Is Placed On Turtle Island In Fiji 1m30s

A Real Life Nirvana Is Placed On Turtle Island In Fiji

Turtle Island, located in the center of Fiji’s Yasawa archipelago, has become known as one of the country’s most exclusive retreats for honeymooners. There are only 14 villas on the island, which is a max occupancy of 28 people. This private island in Fiji can open its door to only 14 couples at the same time. Nothing can ruin a honeymoon like other people. Luckily, there are private islands. Turtle island, located in the center of Fiji’s Yasawa archipelago, has become known as one of the country’s most exclusive retreats for honeymooners. There are only fourteen villas on the island , rented out to couples, meaning only a maximum of 28 guests across the 500 acres. Each villa has a unique design and beachfront location, complete with hot tub, outdoor shower and a bed in the sun. The luxury all-inclusive resort includes all meals and drinks, as well as several other treats. The waters of Fiji brag with 5 of the 7 living species of sea turtles and with one of the most archetypal tropical island locations for the making of the cult Colombia Pictures release “The Blue Lagoon”. The movie drew the world's attention to Turtle Island, one of Fiji's first luxury resorts, whose opening was rushed by the filming. After the film's premiere, stars flocked there to experience the real-life nirvana. The place is still affordable only for the rich and the famous. Would you like to visit this island? Tag the person you want to go here with!

This Island Leaves Travelers More Satisfied Than Any Other Destination1m00s

This Island Leaves Travelers More Satisfied Than Any Other Destination

Maybe that is why Mick Jagger could not get any satisfaction! He has never been to Barbados! If you are one of those travelers who are in the pursuit of easy to reach destinations that will leave a lasting impression on all fronts, then plan your next trip to Barbados! A data collection agency called Norstat announced that the island is a top-rated destination by travelers, according to their annual Destination Satisfaction Index. This destination scored an 8 out of 10, through a comprehensive evaluation that takes 10 different elements into consideration. Travelers evaluated a total of 144 destinations from around the world on factors such as weather, beaches, service and hospitality, accommodations, sightseeing, culture, as well as the food! Plenty of gifted chefs have opened up their restaurants on Barbados, in an effort to make it the most delicious destination in the Caribbean! If you do plan on visiting, do not leave until you have tried the grilled lobster, a plate of flying fish with plantains with a serving of a local Banks lager, or maybe the pan-fried fish sandwich that even chef Marcus Samuelsson loves. Travelers also had to evaluate the destination based on more serious subjects, such as safety, landscape, and the overall value of the trip. The agency calculated the scores that over 70,000 tourists gave for each category and they gave Barbados the best overall score, as well as the top spot in the accommodations category. Don’t worry, though as other destinations also scored pretty high, such as the Seychelles in Africa and the Maldives in Asia, which also scored top marks for its beaches.

Apparently Taking A Hot Bath Burns As Many Calories As A 30-Minute Walk53s

Apparently Taking A Hot Bath Burns As Many Calories As A 30-Minute Walk

Yes people, you’ve heard it right, doing no physical activity can actually burn some calories. You don’t have to worry about indulging yourself with a bit of “me” time, because apparently it crunches those calories as much as a 30-minute walk would. The new study actually showed that taking that much needed break and soaking up the warmth of the water is beneficial not only for your calorie count, but also for your mental health. Researchers have found that both the hot bath and the walk burn about 130 calories each, and it’s up to you to decide how you want to do it. If you want to sweat it out in the sun, breathing in fresh air and working on leg definition, than it’s totally fine. But there is something so incredibly good about spending some time in a warm bubble bath, that you just feel like you’ve been born again. Our alone time is much needed when living in this hectic world. Sometimes time flies so fast, you don’t even notice it before it’s gone so it’s imperative to stop for a moment, regroup and get ready to start again. You might do it with a book or just by lazing in a bathtub, but make sure you get it. If the normal warm bath doesn’t relax you, try going to a sauna or a sensory deprivation tank, it might just do wonders for you. You’re welcome!

The Oldest Message In A Bottle Ever Discovered Washed Up On An Australian Beach1m14s

The Oldest Message In A Bottle Ever Discovered Washed Up On An Australian Beach

There is something so fascinating about messages in bottles thrown into the ocean. It’s as if they are timeless. A tiny piece of paper laying suspended in a glass bottle, floating with no aim whatsoever. It doesn’t have a direction nor is it bound by time. It is solely left on luck and destiny alone to reach someone, somewhere who might not even understand it. It’s like a hidden keyhole leading to a magical place. Historically speaking, messages in bottles aren’t that romantic . Sure, there were some that were written as a way to keep love everlasting, and even some that portrayed the anguish of living this life and not being with your soulmate. There is something so exciting about finding one and getting a glimpse of a past that we’ll never know but are privy to informations about it firsthand. But more often than not, those messages contain the dying words of a sailor lost at sea, farewells to loved ones and sometimes if we’re lucky enough, we might read instructions to finding a hidden treasure. Most of the messages were actually of scientific origin. That is the case with the letter found in Australia . Back in the day when there were no satellites and you only had a compass to guide you through the dark blue waters of the ocean, sailors threw bottles with messages that contained the name of the ship and the year it was thrown on. These bottles served to track the currents and where they lead. This last find is actually the oldest message ever recorded, checking out at 132 years of age. Imagine that!

This 26-Year-Old Traveler Put Herself In Debt To Become Instagram Celebrity1m24s

This 26-Year-Old Traveler Put Herself In Debt To Become Instagram Celebrity

This is the real story of a girl who spent thousands of dollars just to live her dream and become an Instagram celebrity. However, she soon realized that it was all a waste of time, and the money could have been spent otherwise, to serve a better purpose! Becoming an Instagram celebrity has put Lissette Calveiro in serious debt. Calveiro said her clothing and travel budget to get those ‘gram-worthy photos and 25.7K followers was $10,000! “I was living above my means, I was living a lie and debt was looming over my head’, Calveiro confessed. While in debt she has a $200 monthly budget, so her followers never saw the same outfit twice. She’d often spend up to $1000 on designer goods and traveling to new locations to snap her pics. ‘If you break it down, a lot of the travel I was doing in 2016 was strictly for Instagram’, she said. After landing a public relations job in NYC, she curbed her Instagram habits so she could pay for rent and food. ‘I had a lot of opportunities to save, I could have invested that money in something’, she said. Though Calveiro’s story may seem extreme, it’s not as rare as one may think. Social media has many potential positives, but Instagram isn’t an accurate representation of reality. So when you see a perfect picture post, remember it probably took hours and hundreds of dollars to create! Are you familiar with Calveiro’s story? Have you ever sacrificed your time and money just to look good on social media? Let us know in the comments below!