Pentecost Island

Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that comprise the Vanuatu archipelago. Pentecost island is known as the place where bungee jumping was invented. Because this is so amazing, I have always been under the impression that everyone knows about this—but I have recently discovered this is not so. No one knows how it…

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Isla Nublar

Isla Nublar is at once real and entirely fictitious. Imagine an island off the west coast of Costa Rica that for centuries was a favorite place for pirates to bury treasure, and a dumping ground for tyrants to maroon doomed smallpox victims. Oh, and then cover the place with dinosaurs run amuck; mix in some…

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Tanna Island

I promised you weird and wonderful—so if this isn’t it, well… Tanna is an Island in the Vanuatu archipelago. It is home to not only the Cargo Cult, but also the place where they worship both John Frum and Prince Phillip of England as gods. The origin of this singular phenomenon date back to about…

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La Isla de las Muñecas

Is The Island of Dolls in the Pacific Ocean? Not technically but, hey it’s near the Pacific…sort of. And is it really an island? Well, it was about 50 years ago when Julián Santana Barrera moved onto it in Teshuilo Lake, which was part of the Aztec canal system from 500 years ago. The ancient…

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Battleship Island

I say fire up the boilers, weigh anchor and let’s set sail! Hashima Island or more commonly Gunkanjima (meaning battleship island) is 9 miles from Nagasaki in Japan. It is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture. Wow, lots to explore here. The island’s most notable features are its abandoned concrete buildings, undisturbed…

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