Isla Navarino- The Bottom of the World

It is a certain kind of traveler who seeks out a place like Isla Navarino. Remote and sparsely populated, it has plenty to recommend it: dramatic landscapes, thrilling sea passages, and, in Puerto Williams,...

Greenland-Icy Nomad of the North Atlantic

Among those ostensibly no-man's-land-masses that transatlantic flights pass over between North America and Europe, Greenland seems the most unlikely travel destination in and of itself. Iceland , maybe. But Greenland? It's the world's largest...

Mauritius Island, pearl of the Indian Ocean

Located  in  the  heart  of  the  Mascareignes archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius is surrounded by blue lagoons and a  magnificent  barrier  reef  that  extends  for 330km along the coast. Only...

Lanai-The Archipelago’s Exclusive Enclave

The most recently developed island for tourism in the Hawaiian archipelago may be the smallest, but with that petite size comes exclusivity. In the past few decades, the former pineapple plantation island of Lanai,...

Ascension Island

Location MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE Part of the volcanically active Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Ascension Island is actually a mountain peak that rises 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) from the Atlantic floor. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a weakness in the...

Kangaroo Island

If Australia has been an ark for unique flora and fauna,Kangaroo Island has been its lifeboat.This surprisingly large island,barely 10 miles(16 km) off the coast of South Australia,has remained an unspoiled haven for wildlife...

Koh Phuket-Pearl of the Andaman Coast

Location Thailand This classic volcanic island not only has beaches but also has fabulous views of beaches—and of shimmering turquoise seas and emerald green hills dotting the horizon. Before Phuket was devastated by the tsunami...

Fraser Island

Location Australia Lying just south of the Great Barrier Reef, this is the world's biggest sand island, an ecological marvel where ancient eucalyptus rainforest actually grows out of dunes up to 240m (787 ft.) high....

Beaches and dives of Noronha Island

The Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, with its 21 islands, lies in the Atlantic Ocean. It is 354 kilometers away from the northeast coast of Brazil and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It occupies...