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Lava Lava Weaving

Article in UK Weaving Journal

Written by YVB's marketing consultant, Joyce McClure, and illustrated with her photos, the following article about the art of lava lava weaving is now out in the Summer 2018 issue of The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers that is published in the UK. It has a reach of 2,600  [...more]

Yap Traditional Canoes in US Print

Wooden Canoe Magazine February, 2018 issue

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Cultural Preservation

Yap students learn about history of canoe building and navigation in Micronesia

Students in Yap are learning about the heritage of traditional navigation in Micronesia thanks to a four-panel pictorial history display created and donated to the Yap Living History Museum by ethnographic filmmaker, scholar and Palu Navigator Eric Metzgar Ph.D. of California... More...  [...more]

Traditional Culture Festivals

Without the crowds, in Micronesia

Yapese traditional culture festival

Yap taditional culture festival dance
Experience traditional island culture and the most colorful festivities in the Pacific, without the crowds, in Yap - by Joyce McClure

Read the article: https://www.goworldtravel.com/travel-yap-festivals/  [...more]

Yap Videos

Culture, Diving and the Beauty of Yap Island

The full feature presentation on Yap and Palau in the Brazilian Friday evening TV show Globo Repórter, one of the most viewed in the country (with an estimated 20 million viewers). Apologies for lack of English subtitles, but the images are really nice and you may even learn some Portuguese!

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    Yap Day article

    by Michael Kew

    During Yap Day (March 1 - 3) this year, freelance travel writer, photographer and surfer Michael Kew was in Yap to report on the activities for Matador Network. Here's his take on this annual celebration of Yap culture. Thanks, Michael, for joining us! We hope to see you again in  [...more]

    Yap Day


    Young DancerYap Day 2017 was a great success with the opportunity to sample local foods, photograph Yap's famous dances, take a ride in a hand-carved canoe, learn about celestial navigation and how to weave a traditional men's basket. Hotels fill up fast so make  [...more]

    Micronesian Wanderlust

    Exploring the paradise islands of Micronesia, by Mark Stratton

    Pod of pilot whales in Yap Micronesia

    Micronesia Travel "Tropical good looks. Friendly locals. Fascinating history. Easy living. Far-spread and little-visited Micronesia is one of travel’s most postcard-perfect secrets." Read the article  [...more]




    Almost all visitors to Yap will come for diving and, in particular, for the mantas. As one of the top manta diving destinations in the world, Yap provides almost guaranteed sightings in the calm and easy waters inside the reef.

    Boat rides to the  [...more]

    Yap Day 2017

    Download the 2017 Yap Day Program

    Yap Day Bamboo Stick Dance

    Yap Day 49th Annual Celebration, see the most of Yap

    • March 1st, 2017 @ Colonia, Yap Living History Museum
    • March 2nd, 2017 @ Makiy, Gagil
    • March 3rd, 2017 @ Wacholab, Maap

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