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Best island vacations

Ile de Ré: Sea, Surf and Sun

With its perfect climate all year round tempered by the Gulf Stream, Ile de Ré is best enjoyed outside of the busy summer months and away from the crowds.
Sunset in Zanzibar. Flickr/mitchpa1984

Spice Island: Travel to Zanzibar

Once ruled by Sultans and known for its exotic spices, Zanzibar draws visitors for its natural beauty, sandy beaches and unique culture.

World’s Top 7 Scenic Cruises

Sometimes, the best view is from the deck of a cruise ship. Here are our seven picks for the top scenic cruises
Diving with Sharks in the Bahamas

Lunching With Carnivores: A Shark Dive in The Bahamas

A shark dive in the Bahamas produces stunning underwater photos and plenty of adreneline.
Baby Gomez tries his hand at cards on the island of Palau. Photo courtesy of Alex Shueshunoff

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: Interview with Alex Sheshunoff

Some of us dreaming of escaping to paradise; Alex Sheshunoff actually did it. Here's our interview with the author of this hilarious new book.
Travel in Zanzibar Island

Island of Spice: R&R in Zanzibar

Celebrate African-style island life just off the coast of Tanzania.
Halekulani Hotel

Heavenly Hotel: Halekulani Hotel Oahu

Halekulani is Hawaiian for “House Befitting Heaven.” It’s a fitting name for this piece of island paradise.
Royal Hawaiian HOTEL

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.
Travel in Scotland

Rain or Shine: Castle Stay near Loch Lomond

A romantic five-star castle hotel is the perfect base to explore Scotland's Loch Lomond.
Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Time Travel: Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Biking through this remote part of Ireland is like pedaling through history.
Fort Jefferson can be seen in the distance from the beach at Loggerhead Key.

Hidden Florida: Adventure in the Dry Tortugas

A national treasure awaits those who stray from the standard Florida getaway.

Top 10 Reasons to Cruise with Disney: Disney Cruise Line

With its private beach, nightly shows and exciting excursions, Disney Cruise Line remains an expert in family travel.
Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Down Under: Snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling in crystal waters provides an up-close look at one of the modern world's seven natural wonders.
Travel to Komodo Island

Dragon Spotting on Indonesia’s Komodo Island

These giant lizards are at the top of the food chain -- and make for an exciting visit.