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There's Something About Saipan book cover image Yes, there's something about Saipan that endears it to visitors and residents alike. But what is it exactly? Is it the weather? Is it the unique history? Is it the warm, welcoming indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people? Is it the unique mix of guest workers and expats from all over the world? Is it the unique, possibly magical. energetically enhanced proximity to the Marianas Trench, a combination of all these or something as yet unidentified? Read More!

Amelia on Saipan book cover image It's been known for over 70 years that Saipan figures prominently in Amelia Earhart's fate. Check out this keepsake from my Saipan in a Day-Amelia Earhart tour! Read More! Note: You'll be able to purchase copies of these and other books once you take my tour! (Or, order on Amazon, bring it with you, and I'll scribble my name on it!) Take a look below at some other Saipan-themed items you can order online:


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click on image to view more and to order The Battle of Saipan marked a turning point in World War II. After the US capture of the island from the Japanese army and subsequent capture of Tinian, the US was able to launch B-29 bombers to attack Japan. Eventually, the Enola Gay took off from Tinian's runway Able, dropped a bomb on Hiroshima, which brought about Japan's surrender four days later. Many war buffs and tourists who visit Saipan wish to take away some memento of their unique war tour. This iconic photo of the landing on Red Beach adorns items frequently used at home and in the office. (Click below, then click on "Available Products" to see full range)

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From Bugle Boy to Battleship
a Battle of Saipan and Battle of Guam Veteran's Memoir
Lloyd Glick as told to Walt F.J. Goodridge
Born in California on December 28th, 1923, Lloyd Glick was a naive 18-year-old boy watching a movie at a theater in downtown Berkeley on Dec 7 1941, when they stopped the movie to announce Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Four months later, with his parents' signed permission, he joined the United States Navy. That decision would ultimately land him the position of Musician Second Class aboard the USS North Carolina as a member of the ship's band while it participated in the bombings of Saipan, Guam, Palau, Pohnpei, and battles throughout World War II's pivotal Pacific Campaign.
Bugle Boy to Battleship is Lloyd's fascinating account of his two years at sea, as well as his return to visit the island of Saipan 70 years later.
Bugle Boy to Battleship includes the actual emails that also tell the story of the unique relationship between Lloyd and his "tour guide" --an author living on Saipan--who became inspired by their correspondence to help Lloyd document his story for this and future generations Read more at www.bestofsaipan.com

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Saipan Now!
A photo adventure
by Walt F.J. Goodridge, Ferdinand Ramos, et.al.
Author, local photographers and visiting tourists team up to create a photo book capturing the beauty, culture and lifestyle of contemporary Saipan! 100 pages; 8" x 10"; PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1493736379 ) Read more at www.bestofsaipan.com

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We Love Saipan!

" Past and current residents share their "Why I Love Saipan" testimonials!

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Saipan Living!

" What is it like to live and work in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands?

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Saipan Living!
A comprehensive guide for moving to, finding a job, working, living or vacationing in the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota!
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
Where exactly is Saipan? Is it a place I can escape to? Can I retire comfortably there? What taxes will I need to pay? Will I be able to vote in the US elections? Do I need a visa or passport to go there? Find out the truth from current, on-the-ground information not even the CIA website, travel guides, or blogs can reveal! Learn everything you need to know about visa & passport requirements, job opportunities, labor laws, expat communities, pets, churches, schools, gun laws, crime stats, the economy, dating, land ownership and much, much, much more! (162 pages; 7" x 10"; ISBN: 978-1481277297) Read more at www.saipanliving.com

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SaipanFactoryGirl

" The only firsthand account of life as a garment factory worker on Saipan!

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Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin
Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan
by Chun Yu Wang and Walt F.J. Goodridge
It took a lot of courage for a 25-year-old girl from Wu Xi City in Jiang Shu province, China, who had never flown on a plane, and who had never left home before, to travel 2,000 miles to a foreign country in search of work. It took even more courage to stay once she discovered what life was really like for a factory girl on the island of Saipan in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This is the only first-hand account of work and life in the garment factories of Saipan. (196 pages; 5.5" x 8.5"; ISBN: 978-0974531342) Read more at www.saipanfactorygirl.com
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Riza Ramos Books

" Local author and nurse, Riza Oledan-Ramos writes unique books from a Filipina on Saipan perspective.

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Drinking Seawater
a typhoon Soudelor memoir
by Riza Ramos and Walt F.J. Goodridge
On the night of Sunday, August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor made landfall on the island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Though officially recorded as a "Category 5-equivalent super typhoon," speculation continues that Soudelor's winds far exceeded this category. Cars and even trucks were overturned, and it was later discovered that the wind speed recording equipment was destroyed during the storm; the highest speed recorded before the failure was 180 miles per hour. At the time, it was the most powerful storm to make landfall...ever...anywhere that year.

The eye of a storm is a roughly circular region of mostly calm weather, typically 30-65 km (20-40 miles) in diameter, located at the center of strong tropical cyclones. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather occurs. Soudelor's core (the eye and eyewall) was smaller than the island. That's why the devastation on Saipan was so intense, and why the neighboring island of Tinian, only two miles away, was virtually untouched by the storm. Riza Ramos, her husband Ferdinand, and two children survived the devastation of that typhoon at point during which they were actually outside and unsheltered. Drinking Seawater is that story. However there is more... Read more at www.rizaramosbooks.com

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The Boy Who Dreamed to be with his Parents on Saipan

by Riza Ramos
A story for anyone who has ever been a child... Emmanuel Ramos misses his mom and dad. They are on the island of Saipan working. He is in Manila, Philippines, with his aunt, cousins and grandparents. Will his parents ever come back for him? Will he ever see them again? Will Emmanuel's big dream to be with his parents on Saipan ever come true? FOR AGES 8-10; Fourth grade level (36 pages; 5.5 x 8.5 ISBN: 978-0982868409) Read more at www.rizaramosbooks.com

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Germstopper Boy!

by Riza Ramos
Little Eman just doesn't understand why he always has to wash his hands. Then one day at school he learns something cool, and now he’s got all sorts of plans! What did Eman learn that made him want to become a superhero in his home? Find out, and maybe you can become a superhero too! FOR AGES 8-10; 3rd grade level (60 pages; 8" x 10" ISBN: 978-0-9828684-30) . Read more at www.rizaramosbooks.com

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• saipan- Are you looking for what one person called "...the newest, most current, all-photo travel guide & souvenir book about Saipan as it exists in modern times!"? check out the new SAIPAN NOW!.


• saipan blogs-There are dozens of bloggers who blog about life on the paradise island of Saipan, and have one thing in common: they all love Saipan! Check them out at www.welovesaipan.com

• saipan- if you want a great overview of Saipan, including information on geography, people, culture, and what it's like to live there, check out www.saipanliving.com.

• want a historical tour of Saipan, or land/shore excursion for a cruise ship stopover? Check out Discoversaipan.com

• want an eco tour of Pagan, or land/shore excursion for a cruise ship stopover? Check out DiscoverPagan.com

• "saipan tourism" information can be found at www.destinationsaipan.com.

• saipan girls-now while we don't offer any dating sites to meet Saipan's beautiful women, you can see beautiful photos of the beautiful people on Saipan at www.welovesaipan.com

• moving to saipan-Thinking of "relocating to saipan"? Then check out www.saipanliving.com. Other related searches like "cost of living on saipan" "shipping to saipan" moving to saipan, living on saipan, and saipan immigration can be found there as well.

• saipan garment factories-Doing some research on saipan garment factories? Want to know which garment factories operated on Saipan, for how long, and when the factories closed? Then check out www.saipanfactorygirl.com/facts

• saipan garment factory workers- If you'd like to read the true story of a Chinese garment factory worker's experience on Saipan, then check out www.saipanfactorygirl.com

• things to do on saipan?- Check out www.saipanliving.com and destinationsaipan.com!

• Want to know "Do I need a visa to travel to Saipan?
A: See Saipan Bookings home page for a short step-by-step guide to determining if you need a visa.

• Want vacation rentals or an exclusive tour of Saipan? Check out www.discoversaipan.com

• saipan diet and lifestyle-If you're moving to Saipan and want to be part of a healthy living community, then check out www.pacificislandfoodcoop.org.

• If you want to find out what the entrepreneurial spirit is like on the island of Saipan, visit www.saipanpreneur.com.

• If you'd like to learn more about the indigenous Carolinian people on Saipan, then check out www.olomwaay.com.

• If you'd like to know what the Black and African American experience is on Saipan, Tinian and Rota, visit www.blacksonsaipan.com

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• looking for jobs for nurses and general job availability on Saipan, check out www.saipanliving.com

• Is your interest piqued about Saipan? Do you want to come see for yourself? Are you planning a saipan vacation? Then check out www.destinationsaipan.com. There you can learn about Saipan hotels as well as alternative accommodations on Saipan. You will also be able to book tickets for cheap airline tickets to Saipan.

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Jamaican on Saipan!

" Nomadpreneur, minimalist, vegan, Jamaican escapes from American and runs off to a tropical island in the Pacific!

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The Jamaican on Saipan arranges SNH48 video shoot on Saipan!
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Jamaican on Saipan!
The True Story of One Man’s Escape from the Rat Race to Live a Personal Nomadpreneur’s Dream!: (A unique travel guide for the rest of us)
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
"Once upon a time, there was a Jamaican civil engineer living in New York who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, made enough money to quit his job, escaped the rat race, ran off to a tropical island in the Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day...and live a nomadpreneur's dream life. That island is Saipan. That (former) civil engineer is me. This is the story of my Escape from America!" (176 pages; 5.5" x 8.5"; ISBN: 978-0974531397) Read more at www.jamaicanonsaipan.com

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DiscoverSaipan!

" Experience a personalized tour of Saipan, Tinian or Rota with the Jamaican on Saipan!

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Del, Linda, Del, Patricia and Marcia on Saipan
"Globetrekkers, Patricia, Neil, Del, Linda and Marcia (front) on Saipan!"

For cruise ship land excursion and day tours: request a tour now!

MarianaMonument

" A site devoted to the Marianas Trench National Marine Monument and the Saipan-based, grass roots effort to secure its protectioin.

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Pacific Island Food Co-op

" A bold idea to eat healthier and sustainably on Saipan

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The Saipanpreneur Project

"The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest-in other words, your passion!"--Walt Goodridge, author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit and founder of the Saipanpreneur Project

Follow WeLoveSaipan on Facebook: Business author, passionpreneur and nomadpreneur, Walt Goodridge, offers information, inspiration and ideas to help Saipan's entrepreneurial-minded in his five-year archive of articles for his Saipan Tribune column.
 
Doing Business on Saipan
A step-by-step guide for finding opportunity, launching a business and profiting in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
There's an economic transition happening in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The future is uncertain, but that means opportunity for the savvy entrepreneur. Easy to follow checklists help you start a business; incorporate, get your business license & zoning permit. hire employees; file taxes, and more! Plus: An insiders' view: Opinions of veteran entrepreneur business owners on the island: What's needed on these islands; How federalization of Saipan's immigration and labor will affect the island, and more! (166 pages; 7" x 10"; ISBN: 978-0974531359) Read more at www.saipanliving.com

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Olomwaay International

" The website of the Olomwaay Band and Carolinian culture!

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Lieweila: A Micronesian Story aka "The Carolinians on Saipan DVD


Lieweila: A Micronesian Story: Narrated by Cinta Kaipat, a descendant of the first migrants, "The film tells the history of Refalawasch beginning with details of the early migrations and ending with the current situation in which the people from the northern islands now live on a Saipan that has become a Mecca for tourism, cheap Asian labor, and land developers. In this environment, it is difficult for the story of Refalawasch to remain relevant, and yet, as the film shows, there is a continuing effort to keep the story alive. The film's narration is clear and personal. It is the voice of a woman who is part of the story and who works on behalf of her people's interest. Although I can hardly get past its personal appeal to me, I think the film has broad educational value, especially in the context of learning about the struggle of Pacific Island people to hold on to their traditions in the face of wave after wave of economic and cultural colonization." --Fred Blake, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii [Courtesy of the Landlocked Films website] Read more at www.olomwaay.com

She Gave Us Love


The OLOMWAAY Band, formed in 1995, broke into the island music scene when it won the grand prize for the first annual Battle of the Bands in 1998... Solid as a bond - - But local fans simply know Olomwaay as the name of their favorite band that gave them the popular local hit She Gave Us Love. Experience the versatility and emotion of one of the best bands the South Pacific has to offer! *"...People were requesting it so often that the station manager at a local station had to limit how often it was played to be fair to the other artists."--Gus Kaipat, from a Saipan Tribune article Read more at www.olomwaay.com

New Saipan

" A blog about the possibilities and potential of a new Saipan!

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Saipan Factory Facts

" Facts about the infamous garment factory era on Saipan

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Jamaican in China

" From Saipan to China and beyond...Join nomadpreneur and Jamaican on Saipan Walt Goodridge on his adventure through China, Laos, Singapore and back to Saipan!

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Jamaican in China!
Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
Follow my amazing six-month nomad adventure through Beijing, Kunming, Xishuangbanna and Hainan in the People’s Republic of China, along with stints in Singapore and Laos! See Asia like you’ve never seen it before–through the eyes and experiences of a nomadic, minimalist vegan Jamaican vagabond (that would be me!) With tons more never-before-published stories, bloopers, and photographs of my nomadpreneur life in China! (340 pages; 7" x 10"; ISBN: 978-1478326892) Read more at www.jamaicaninchina.com
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Saipan Bookings!

" Ready to take a trip to Saipan? Let SaipanBookings provide your accommodations, car rentals, activiies, tours and on-the-ground business services.

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