Islands

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

Hawaiian hula competition in Kauai. Photo by Janna Graber

Living Aloha on the Hawaiian Islands

In Hawaii, aloha is more than just a friendly greeting. It’s a way of life. Head to the Hawaiian Islands to experience Hawaii's unique, welcoming culture.
”Palafitos”, wooden stilt houses, some centuries old, line the west shore of Fiordo de Castro bay, Chiloé, Chile. ©Steve Haggerty/ColorWorld

Chilling Out in Chiloé: A Story of Survival

Life is slower in Chiloé, a 40-island archipelago off the coast of Chile. This untouched countryside is perfect for those who like to travel off-the-beaten path.
Viking Ocean Cruise in the Caribbean. Photo by Pat Woods

Viking Ocean Cruise Visits Nine Caribbean Islands

Viking’s West Indies Explorer 11-day cruise visits Puerto Rico, Tortola (BVI), Antigua & Barbuda, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica and more.
The Island of Hawaii has many large ranches. Photo by Benjamin Rader

Of Cattle and Cowboys: Hawaii’s Big Island

Wild West meets colorful Hawaiian culture in Waimea, the island state's ranching center.
The Cayman Islands are a group of three small islands in the Caribbean Sea. Photo by Chad Chisholm

Island Life: Travel in Grand Cayman

“Cayman Kind” is the way of life in the Cayman Islands, and you'll experience it for yourself when you visit Grand Cayman.
Sunset at a beach on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, one of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands. Flickr/Chris Combe

Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands: Castles, Tweeds and a Runway on the...

In the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland, the airport landing strip is a beach, sheep outnumber people and life takes on a slower pace.
A Langalanga family, from Malaita Island, Ester, Margaret, Julie, and two siblings are members of the group who continue to make and use shell money, relax after demonstrating the process for visitors. Seen here in Mbokana Village, in Honiara, they come to the capital to sell shell money necklaces, and the ten-foot shell chains they use as barter and as a bride price. ©Steve Haggerty

Pot Holes and Paradise: Adventures in the Solomon Islands

Head to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific for pristine beaches, great diving, WWII history and unique island customs and traditions.
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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.
This extinct volcano on Easter Island served as the quarry for constructing moai and gives you a small glimpse of the process, if not the how it worked. At least 400 have been counted in some stage of construction on the outer rim and inside the crater.

Island Mysteries: Guide to Easter Island, Chile

Whether you call it Easter Island, Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua, this little speck of land in the middle of the ocean has intrigued people for centuries. Here's our guide to Easter Island
Where to go hiking on Catalina

California Outdoors: Hiking on Catalina Island

When it comes to hiking, Catalina Island is the best of California's Channel Islands, offering more than 165 miles of trails and roads for all levels.
Visit the Seychelles

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.
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Video: Jamaica’s Sunset at the Palms Resort in Negril

The next time you’re craving an adults-only vacation in paradise where everything is covered, consider Sunset at the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica.
Diamond Head Crater on Oahu, Hawaii. Flickr/pedrik

Hiking Diamond Head Trail on Oahu

Diamond Head is the most popular hike on Oahu, offering breathtaking, 360-degree island views at the summit. Here’s what you need to know before hiking Diamond Head.
Sunrise on the first morning of our belated honeymoon in Corfu

A Couple in Corfu: Falling in Love (with Greece) Again

During a belated, off-season honeymoon in Corfu, a couple rediscovers their love of Greek food, Greek culture and each other.

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