Lady Elliot Island: A Wonder Down-Under

Lady Elliot Island is an Echo friendly island located northeast of Hearvy Bay in Queensland, Australia. Photo by Ron Elledge
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 attractive, but this is not what makes the Gilis stand out in my Indonesian experience. We spent four days on Gili Trawangan, the most visited of...

Retire on an Island: Best and Worst Islands for Retirement

Palm trees lining a beach on Ambergris Caye.
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.

Sumatra: A Surprising Piece of Indonesia

Mount Sinabung seen from Berastagi
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.

Top Island Escapes near Victoria, British Columbia

Butchart Garden. Photo by Christine Wagner
While Victoria, British Columbia, has plenty of its own charms, the neighboring islands around Victoria also have plenty to offer visitors.

Underwater Paradise in the Maldives

Diving in the Maldives is a popular activity.
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 – A Jewel of an Island

Madagascar is rich with wildlife, including 105 species of lemurs. Photo by Silvia Martin
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.

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.

Pearl Farm Tours in Fiji

Young pearl oysters near the islands of Fiji. Photo by J. Hunter Pearls
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.

Sailing through the Islands of Maine

Maine is known for its seafood and charming fishing villages, but it's also a destination will thousands of islands to explore. Few know that Maine more than 4,600 islands off the coast, including Great Duck Island, Little Duck Island, Black Island and many more. Some celebrities call the islands home, while other island have only a few local residents who...

Antigua’s Half Moon Bay to be Redeveloped by Replay Resorts

Half Moon Bay in island of Antiqua
Built in the 1950s, Half Moon Bay Resort in Antigua was for many years a popular vacation destination and resort playground for celebrities and international travelers. The years, however, had taken their toll and bookings declined. All that will soon change, however, with plans to create a vibrant new luxury resort destination at Half Moon Bay. Replay Resorts, a destination development...

Somewhere in Time: Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Hire a horse-drawn carriage and step back into the 19th century on Michigan's Mackinac Island.

Where Turtles Thrive on Grand Cayman Island

Sea turtles on the island of Grand Cayman
Experience baby sea turtles up close at the Cayman Turtle Farm.

Private Island Getaway in Tanzania

Island travel to private island in Tanzania
Located on Lake Tanganyika, Lapita Island offers solitude and luxury.

French Meets Caribbean: St. Barth

Travel to island of St Bart
This tiny island has a big reputation for its French-meets-Caribbean flair.