‘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…

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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…

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‘Flame-less’ Arts Festival draws thousands of spectators

IF there was one thing different at the Flame Tree Arts Festival this year, it is the absence of the flaming flowers the festival has been named for. Albeit the island is still smarting from the scars Typhoon Soudelor left in its wake eight months…

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