05/08/2012 07:06 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2012

Unusual Island Vacations (PHOTOS)

It's getting warmer as summer approaches and we've got a full-blown case of spring fever. We keep catching ourselves dreaming of an island escape and of enjoying some sun, fun and relaxation. Still, going to the Caribbean is so typical -- not that we object to it -- and we're ready to branch out.

We're picturing a different kind of island vacation, a trip to an island, but not simply to the beach or to the inside of a pulpy novel. We're picturing the atypical island vacation, an adventure that allows us some thrills even as we enjoy the perks of an island getaway.

-- Jane Reynolds

Atypical Island Escapes