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Showcasing the world's most beautiful travel, Islands celebrates spectacular destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii, South Pacific, Europe and beyond. Expert editors and photographers present their picks for favorite resorts, best cruises, authentic experiences and more. Make your dream trips come true.

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Best of the Caribbean: The Readers Decide (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 9:59 AM

When the editors of Islands magazine asked its friends and readers to name their favorite things in the Caribbean, they got more than they bargained for. Thousands of replies came in, but we've organized them here into six categories: best island food, best value...

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Top 5 Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 4:09 PM

For more than 30 years, pictures of overwater bungalows have generated drool from travelers and fans of Islands magazine.

So we sent three Islands staff photographers to Tahiti to capture the best of the best. We started with roughly 10,000 images. Are you ready for...

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5 Things to Love About Puerto Rico ... Besides the Food (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 12:07 PM

When Islands magazine sent a pair of photographers down to Puerto Rico to do a story on the island's favorite foods, the last thing we expected was an amazing photo gallery on the resort they stayed at, Royal Isabela.

But after four days, Zach Stovall and editor Robert...

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Enjoy the Beach ... For $200 or Less Per Night (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2013 | 9:14 AM

Vacations don't come cheap. Plane fare. Luggage fees. Cabs. Beach chair rentals. Even those umbrella drinks add up. So ISLANDS magazine has found some ways to keep the green inside your wallet.

We've found more than a dozen amazing beachfront hotels that cost $200 or less per night....

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Feasting on Italy: Sites and Tastes of a Food Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 7:00 AM

On Italy's most remote islands, cooking secrets are still preserved. What's in the kitchen tells only part of the story.

ISLANDS magazine sent a daring correspondent with a full heart and empty stomach on an amazing culinary cruise around Italy, in search of the country's...

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Take the Plunge: 10 Inspiring Photos That Will Have You Reaching for a Snorkel

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Winter lasted too long. You need a way to thaw your body, which has been in deep freeze for what seems like a year. We have the answer: diving into crystal-clear water, warmed to about 85 degrees, while the underwater world opens before your eyes.

If you need more than...

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Travel Taste Throwdown: Hawaii vs. Trinidad (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 8:17 AM

A great travel experience is about a lot more than beautiful beaches, dreamy suites and posh spas. It can also be about the meals. There's no better way to explore a new culture than by sampling its food.

Recently, ISLANDS photographers Lori Barbely and Zach Stovall visited their favorite food...

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10 Hawaiian Places Visitors Shouldn't Miss (PHOTOS)

(20) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Let's face it: No matter where you're traveling from, Hawaii is a long haul. So when you find the time and money to make the epic trip, you'll want the ultimate insider's guide to the must-see spots in the island chain.

The editors and photographers at ISLANDS have spent more...

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10 Snorkeling Tips For Fish Fans (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:14 AM

Coral and reef formations are great finds when snorkeling the warm waters of Caribbean and South Pacific destinations. But the real ooh's and ahh's come from wildlife encounters.

The photographers and diving experts at ISLANDS practically breathe saltwater, so we've asked them for their Top 10 Snorkeling Tips...

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5 Beach Chairs With Amazing Views (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 6:00 AM

You didn't travel all the way down to a sunny island to stand on your feet all day. Through the plane ride, then customs and finally that long, bumpy taxi ride, you were focused on one thing: the perfect beach chair. And maybe a frosty drink.

The editors of ISLANDS...

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5 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Travel Deals

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 6:00 AM

Jewelry and chocolate is nice. But if you want to seriously get the attention of your significant other, a plane ticket to a tropical destination would make for the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Thankfully, some of our favorite resorts are offering some great deals, but you better hurry: For...

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10 Best Tropical Places To Spend The Winter (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Is shoveling snow getting old yet? Wouldn't you rather use a much smaller shovel and just help out with your kids' sand castle instead? Living in a topical weather paradise doesn't have to be a bucket-list dream. The editors of ISLANDS have compiled their top 10 favorite places to live...

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An Archipelago Of Travel Ideas For The Island Hoppers

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Family fun at Walt Disney World? Check. Decadent dining and gambling in Vegas? Done it. A cottage by the beach? Of course.

In 2013, why not try a vacation unlike all those others? Maybe a week in an overwater bungalow. Or a stay at one of the world's best all-inclusive...

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10 Great Dream Island Vacation Ideas For 2013

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 6:00 AM

As ISLANDS inspires you to take the ultimate trips on your travel bucket list, we've compiled all of our Wish List stories of recent years into one ultimate list of our Top 100 suggestions, each with a link to more editors' expert advice.

And to have some fun,...

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Island Homes For The Holidays And Beyond (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Best as we can recall, only three people didn't like living on an island full-time: Robinson Crusoe, Tom Hanks and Gilligan. For the rest of us, the idea of a home with a water view in any direction is the ultimate dream.

So the editors of have...

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Underwater Photography: Inspiration For Divers And Snorkelers (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Graceful turtles off Hawaii. Tiny sea critters on Caribbean coral. Dark holes in the earth where only the bravest and most competent adventurers should journey. The waters surrounding islands around the world have provided photographers with inspiration for countless years.

The editors of ISLANDS magazine have jumped into the...

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Why Roatan Is Perfect For Retirees

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:00 AM

You may think that lazing over the reef and drying off on a hammock was the dream that turned so many travelers into retired expats, but the one such retiree challenges the idea of retirement on this Honduras island.

"Yeah, we can do that here," he said, pointing to...

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The Best Overwater Bungalows In Bora Bora And Moorea, Tahiti (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 7:00 AM

It's no secret that Bora Bora is famous for its luxury resorts perched over the famous turquoise lagoon. It is also famous for the sun, the underwater life, the above water life, the romantic atmosphere, the pleasant climate, the local artisans, the seafood, the pearls, the outrigger canoes and for...

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The Best Beaches Near London (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Olympic attendees can escape the London crowds to see these nearby beaches that will remind them that they are, in fact, on an island. In order to capture these stretches of sand, ISLANDS sent photographer Jon Whittle on an odyssey around the British coast and into Wales.

These may be...

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Why You Should Move To The U.S. Virgin Islands

(22) Comments | Posted July 29, 2012 | 10:10 AM

If you're looking for an easy move to an island, with the possibility for cheap real estate and few legal hurdles, consider the USVI.

Our photo gallery of life on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John shows why the U.S. Virgin Islands are on our ranking of the

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