Lady Elliot Island is an Echo friendly island located northeast of Hearvy Bay in Queensland, Australia. Photo by Ron Elledge

Lady Elliot Island: A Wonder Down-Under

At only 100 acres, you can walk the island in 45 minutes. But this little island is full of opportunities, from bird-watching to diving.

Escape to the Gili Islands

  Undoubtedly, after spending one day in the middle of the jungle killing time by weaving palm leaves into Hindu offerings, even a bullet trailer in the middle of the Death Valley would have been...
Palm trees lining a beach on Ambergris Caye.

Retire on an Island: Best and Worst Islands for Retirement

Looking to retire on an island? It's likely more affordable than you think. Here are five affordable islands and two that you should avoid.
Mount Sinabung seen from Berastagi

Sumatra: A Surprising Piece of Indonesia

Traveling to Sumatra, Indonesia, is like slowly pulling a veil off a hidden treasure.There you can find raw and beautiful nature, landscape and wildlife.
Butchart Garden. Photo by Christine Wagner

Top Island Escapes near Victoria, British Columbia

While Victoria, British Columbia, has plenty of its own charms, the neighboring islands around Victoria also have plenty to offer visitors.
Diving in the Maldives is a popular activity.

Underwater Paradise in the Maldives

From diving and snorkeling to kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, there are many ways to experience the rich marine life in the Maldives.
Madagascar is rich with wildlife, including 105 species of lemurs. Photo by Silvia Martin

Madagascar – A Jewel of an Island

The island of Madagascar is rich in wildlife and natural beauty. Images of this tranquil destination will remain in your mind long after your visit.
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The Last Hoi Toiders: Lost Dialect in the Outer Banks

In the remote islands of the Outer Banks, an unusual American dialect lives on -- Hoi Toiders.
Young pearl oysters near the islands of Fiji. Photo by J. Hunter Pearls

Pearl Farm Tours in Fiji

At Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort on the island of Vanua Levu, guests can visit a working pearl farm and snorkel over a giant clam reserve.
Mackinac Island

Somewhere in Time: Mackinac Island

Hire a horse-drawn carriage and step back into the 19th century on Michigan's Mackinac Island.
Remember these beach safety tips when enjoying the water. Flickr/iko

Heading to the Beach? Here’s How to Stay Safe

Going to the beach is one of our favorite pastimes, but it pays to be safe around the water.
Cruising the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands: Should You Cruise or Stay in a Hotel?

What is the best way to explore the Galapagos Islands?