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6 Things You Can Strike Off Your Bucket List By Visiting Yap


One of the four Federated States of Micronesia, Yap is a fascinating place to add to your bucket list. Known as the Island of Stone Money, incredibly, this place uses huge stone discs as its currency - many of them which are too heavy to move! However, there’s  


How to Spend Your Week in Yap

Yap Day Bamboo Stick Dance

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) consists of a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean situated between the Philippines and Hawaii, and Yap is one of four states in the FSM. Yap is stunning, has plenty to offer and it’s in one of the least visited regions in the  


Yap Day 2020

March 1st and 2nd!!! yap day 2020 program  


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  


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...  


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/  


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! <a  


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  


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