‘Flaming’ islands

   IT’S that time of the year once again in the Northern Mariana Islands when all you see while driving around the island are bare flame trees with nothing but twigs on them. Those leafless trees are just the onset of something wonderful. In a few weeks, red flaming flowers will blossom and replace the bleak…

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A ‘flaming’ welcome to the Northern Islands

IF you are planning a trip to Saipan, Tinian or Rota, do so from March to July — that’s when the flame trees are in bloom and the islands appear to be in “flames.” Flying above Tinian during these months gives you a view of vast green jungles sprinkled with a lot of red. Approaching…

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