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    Visiting Alaska's Icy Strait Point

    As VP of operations, Tyler Hickman is in charge of day-to-day management at Icy Strait Point. Last year, the port had 73 ship calls. Hickman, who lives in a cottage at the now-closed salmon cannery, explains what makes it stand out from the rest.
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      Brand Brando

      The premise seems can't-miss: Marlon Brando withdrew to a place so remote that he succeeded in separating his world from everyone else's. But the French Polynesian resort that now bears his name distinguishes itself not merely by its association with the acclaimed actor but with its food, its spa and the way it interprets its natural environment. Shown here, an aerial view of Onetahi island in Tahiti where the Brando resort is situated. Photo by Tim McKenna; posted Sept. 30, 2014

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      Brand Brando

      Aerial shot of a Brando villa. Photo by Tim McKenna

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      Guests arriving at the airstrip are greeted and provided with assistance by a bellman in traditional dress. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      Longboards are one way to explore the (usually) calm lagoon. Photo by Tim McKenna

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      Colonies of blue-footed boobies are found on Tetiaroa. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      The view from the bedroom window of a Brando villa. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      Scientist-in-residence Lauren Brandkamp explains the effects of ocean acidification on local reefs. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      Guests on a boat tour that highlights natural features of the island. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      A view of Turtle Beach, site of 22 villas. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      The view as one enters Varua, the Brando's spa. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      Some spa structures are built to resemble bird's nests. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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      The Brando's general manager, Silvio Bion. TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

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