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Australia's Opera Queen, Marina Prior, gave her closest friends and family a cultural experience in Fiji
Chronological / Island Nation

Get Married In The South Pacific – Find Love and Ditch Unwanted Guests

Getting married on a tropical island overseas offers the once-in-a-lifetime chance to create the ultimate dream wedding of white sandy beaches and sipping Pina Coladas under the coconut trees.  But the biggest advantages in getting married overseas are the all-in-one cost of wedding packages and a genuine blessing from the […]

Bad child or bad parenting?
Chronological / Island Nation / Writers' Tips

Fun in the Sun or Humanity 101 in the Tropics?

test Most travelers to exotic island destinations think of the warm tropical climate, friendly people and sipping cocktails under the coconut tree as their perfect idea of a vacation.  But look a bit deeper and these ancient cultures can teach tourists something that’s not in the travel brochure and free – respect. […]

Australian boy Tanner Blessington says the Tree of Life cured his asthma
Australia / Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

Aussie Boy Finds Asthma Cure in Fiji

The Blessington family from Australia visit Fiji every year for a holiday, but on their last visit encountered a mysterious local woman who claimed to have the ability to cure asthma.  Desperate to try a natural remedy for their young son’s chronic asthma and allergy to dairy, they agreed to […]

Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

A Story That Is About to End: The Jews of the Azores

“I am the last Jew in all of the Azores,” says Jorge Delmar. He is a stocky man in his early fifties who runs an import/export business in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of Sao Miguel, largest of the nine islands that comprise the Portuguese archipelago. “Thirty years ago, there were sixteen Jewish families on this island…

Indonesia Adventures
Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

Indonesia Adventures

It’s exciting to play Indiana Jones in Indonesia because there are adventures galore lurking on its thousands of islands splashed across the South Pacific.

Büyükada – An Island Escape in Istanbul
Asia / Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Island Nation

Büyükada – An Island Escape in Istanbul

The ferry was departing in two minutes. We jumped on it as the engines were cranking up, the water was churning and the rope was about to be tossed ashore. This was a ferry to the island of Büyükada, off the coast of Istanbul. My husband and I wanted to rent bicycles and pedal up to Saint George’s chapel at the top. We were going to arrive a half hour earlier than planned. It was the start of a lovely day.

Island Escape: The Maldives  – Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru
Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

Island Escape: The Maldives – Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru

A stay on a private island in the middle of the Maldives can make the rest of the world seem mundane, pedestrian in comparison. Such is the case of Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru on its own private island in the heart of the Noonu Atoll, accessible via a 50-minute seaplane ride from Male (the capital city of the Maldives).

Montserrat Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

Montserrat Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Mention a visit to Montserrat and you can expect quizzical expressions. Spanish mountain? Massachusetts college? West Indies island? The name applies to all three, but only the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean beckons with shamrocks, sunshine and the still-smoldering Soufriere volcano.

Gansevoort Resort is Captivating
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Island Nation

Gansevoort Resort is Captivating

Where in the world can one find the perfect place in the sun? Gansevoort Resort, on shimmering Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos, captivated my heart. This 5-star resort, is one of the elite members of The Preferred Hotels and Resorts. The group represents the utmost in fine hospitality throughout the world.

A Puerto Rican Culinary Experience at Saborea
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Island Nation

A Puerto Rican Culinary Experience at Saborea

Puerto Rico has so much more to offer than I could begin to imagine. I’d certainly encourage those who enjoy culinary travel to put it on their calendar for next year, when Saborea will take place April 1-3, 2011