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In Search of Perfect Weather: When to Travel to Easter Island

January 21, 2015 at 10:34 AM | by | ()

If it's cold where you live, then pay attention this week as we profile a few Perfect Weather destinations.

Chile's Easter Island (also called "Rapa Nui" and "Isla de Pascua") is an incredible destination. Travelers to this place in the Pacific Ocean, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, go here because it is a dream destination. There's a great deal of planning and passion behind their itineraries, and the great majority fly in on LAN via Santiago, Chile or Papeete, Tahiti, currently the only routes serving Easter Island.

The island's climate is subtropical, most of it is a protected national park, and it's on the Southern Hemisphere's calendar of seasons (January is in summer, July is in winter). Those interested in geology, archaeology, astronomy, hiking, surfing, and general exploration will find Easter Island exhilarating. To best plan when to go, we have some suggestions:

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Five Really Remote Islands for Running Away from Reality

February 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM | by | ()

Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island

One really great thing about travel is that sweet sense of escapism, intensified when you truly head to a place far, far away from home. Sometimes these destinations only become part of your journey through roundabout means, but whatever the reason, they're worth the trouble.

Here's our list of five very remote islands and how to get to each:

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5 Retro Travel Ads for the South Pacific

June 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

When we mention the South Pacific, what comes to mind? Palm trees swaying in the tradewinds? Yep. Crystal blue waters prime for snorkeling, paddleboarding and, overall, chillaxing? You've got it! Locals who are so freaking friendly, you might make plans to stay a little longer? For sure. The region is synonymous with island paradise and far-flung travel, but this is hardly a new development.

Here's a compilation of the finest retro travel ads we've yet to come across for the South Pacific. Be forewarned that these might prompt you to book a trip to Tahiti or Fiji!

South Pacific: Pan Am wanted to send passengers on the ultimate tropical vacation with island hopping around the region.

[Photo: Zazzle]

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Gear Review: The Capture Camera Clip for Hands-Free Travel Photography

Where: Chile
September 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM | by | ()

If you haven't yet gathered from our plethora of photo galleries here at Jaunted, we are always in the company of at least one camera. While it's worth it to let a DSLR bulk up our luggage for the the slick pictures it produces, we're always looking for something easier than a backpack and more comfortable than a camera strap for toting it along for hikes and more active outdoor activities.

Now I switch to first-person to say that, with an upcoming trip to the nature paradise of Easter Island and lots of volcano climbing ahead, I looked to the Capture Clip from Peak Design, a device that actually found its footing among projects on Kickstarter.

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And Now, Your Moment of Zen (From Easter Island)

Where: Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
September 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM | by | ()

Want to know what it's like to be "away from it all?" Welcome to Easter Island, or "Isla de Pascua" in Spanish and "Rapa Nui" in, well, Rapa Nui. Easter Island is considered the most remote inhabited island in the world, with Pitcairn Island (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) being its nearest neighbor, some 1,293 miles away (and only reachable by boat). If you prefer to fly, it's LAN Airlines only, to three destinations: 6 hours to Santiago, Chile, 5.5 hours to Lima, Peru, or 5.5 hours the other way to Papeete, Tahiti.

In other words, Easter Island is in the middle of nowhere, Pacific Ocean.

What it lacks in chummy neighbor islands, Rapa Nui makes up for with its excellent stargazing, birdwatching, scuba diving, volcano-hiking, and [insert a wide variety of other adventure activities here]. Also, it's got seriously awesome sunsets.

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