10 Awesome Snorkeling Spots Around the World

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If you were going to take a round the world snorkel tour, these are the Top Ten Snorkel Spots.

Five Island Treasures of Finland’s Baltic Coast

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California-sized Finland is home to nearly 180,000 islands. These five examples along the Baltic coast, all in close reach of one another and within the National Park, are a great place to start understanding just how special this place can be.

Overcoming Fear and Making a Shark Movie in Guadalupe Island, Mexico

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Maurice D. Valentine is in Mexico on a mission: to meet the Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island and make a movie about it. But first he’ll have to face his his fears, confront his own misconceptions, and figure out how to film it all without blocking his camera with air-bubbles.

The Amazing Coastal Towns of Croatia

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Mattie Bamman recommends his favorite towns, pebble beaches, crashing waterfalls, and spicy foods along Croatia’s coast.

Independent Island Hopping

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The first thing that probably comes to mind when you imagine a vacation in the Caribbean is a white sand beach with warm turquoise water and swaying palm trees. The second thing is probably an all-inclusive resort with expensive yachts and retired expats. For independent travelers, the latter is mostly a deterrent for a beach vacation on a Caribbean island. With some small considerations and thoughtful planning, you can turn what you might think to be a standard Caribbean vacation into an adventurous taste of island life.

Cast Away on the Similan Islands in Thailand

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Ever watch the movie Cast Away and thought to yourself, “I’d endure a flaming plane crash and years of isolation just to be trapped in an island paradise”? James Pham tells you how to be cast away on your own secluded Thai island with swimming pool-like water and deserted beaches.

Six Islands to Visit Before They Disappear

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If you are an island lover, and Venice and the Maldives are not at the top of your travel list, you may want to move them up. Rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent storms mean many low-lying islands all over the world are slowly but surely being engulfed by the sea. Ariana Salvo shares six very different island destinations to visit before they disappear beneath the waves.

The 7 Different Worlds of the Canary Islands

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Ready to climb mountain peaks, take a desert camel ride, ogle at volcanoes, and relax on black sand beaches, all on the same island vacation? Mabel Lee gives you the scoop on the seven Canary Islands, each a completely different and awe-inspiring work of Mother Nature.

Five Enchanting Islands of the North Atlantic

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Always wanted to visit the islands of the north Atlantic, but uncertain what to expect? Join Ariana Salvo on an exploration of five Atlantic island destinations that you will find yourself returning to again and again—that’s if you ever leave!

Nine Awesome American Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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When we think of island getaways, we often think of exotic locales far from home, white sand beaches and tropical climes. But not all islands conform to this image, and many are much closer than you think.