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Beach. Sand. The Good Life. We all love island vacations. Here are some of our favorite island destinations from around the world.

Nusfjord is a small fishing village in the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway. Photo by Jennifer Baines

Arctic Norway: Road Trip in the Lofoten Islands

Far above the Arctic Circle, these untamed Norwegian islands are home to small fishing villages and coastal towns. The islands' diverse landscape, from deep fjords to wind-swept beaches and majestic mountains, reward those who venture to the remote islands of Arctic Norway.
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Video: The Colors of Sri Lanka

In this beautiful piece on Sri Lanka, videographer Chris Jeffers takes viewers on a colorful journey through the towns, cities and countryside of Sri Lanka.
Snorkeling on Reunion Island. Photo by Lauren Beche

Exploring Réunion Island: Adventure in the Indian Ocean

Adventure abounds on this French island in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. From kayaking to diving to sampling the local cuisine, here's what to do and see on Réunion Island.
Keiko are shown how to make leis at the Ka Wa’a Luau at the Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Hawaiian Aloha at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Along with its luxury touches and classic Disney entertainment, Aulani is true to its Hawaiian roots and offers an authentic Hawaiian experience for the whole family. Located on the island of Oahu, the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is a family-friendly resort you won't want to miss.
Little church in Lindos on the island of Rhodes, Greece. Flickr/ Landfeldt

Rhodes, Greece: An Outdoor Museum of Ancient Cultures

The largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has it all -- culture, history, churches and miles of beaches. Walking through Rhodes is like walking through history. The Romans, Phoenicians and Turks all left their mark here. Here's what to see and do in Rhodes.
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Photo by Flickr/Timothy Neesam

Escape to Fogo Island: Newfoundland, Canada

In the far reaches of the North Atlantic, Newfoundland offers travelers a quiet escape into nature. Even better, you can stay in luxury at an inn on stilts, the Fogo Island Inn.
Easter Island. Flickr/henrykkcheung

Soul-Searching on Easter Island

Raw and natural, Easter Island is also remote and isolated enough to do some serious soul-searching.
Travel in the Seychelles. The Seychelles is known for its beautiful beaches.

The Seychelles: More Than Just a Honeymoon Paradise

Although its known for its beautiful beaches, Seychelles offers much more, from jungle adventures to local markets, good food and a rich culture. Here's what to see and do in the Seychelles.
The Maui Ocean Center is a hit with little ones. Flickr/ Kent Buckingham

Hawaii for Families: 12 Kid-Approved Activities

It's no wonder that family travel in Hawaii is so popular. With its nice beaches, great weather and kid-friendly attractions, Hawaii is a destination the whole family can enjoy. Here are 12 of our top family-friendly activities in the Hawaiian Islands.
Kitesurfing the Cocos Keeling Islands. Photo Nina Burakowski

Cocos Keeling Islands: The Island Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of

If you can imagine a perfect tropical island with azure blue water and sand whiter than snow, then you can imagine the Cocos Keeling Islands, a kite surfing paradise in the Indian Ocean.
Cinnamon Bay Campground

Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds, U.S. Virgin Islands

Even in paradise, camping is still camping. But at less than $100 a night, it’s worth the nuisances — spiders and all.
A quiet corner in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town.

Top 10 Things to Do in Stockholm, Sweden

Summer in Sweden is something special. Here's our list of what to see and do in Stockholm.
Best scenic cruises

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
Evening light fades in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Flickr/Dale Simonson

Land of Giants: Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands

Kayaks and canoes provide the only access to many parts of Canada's remote Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. From ancient forests to hidden bays, exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands is an unforgettable experience.

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