Great Blasket Island in Ireland

If you fantasize about leaving everything behind to live a rustic life on a remote, windswept island, you now have a chance to make your dream come true. Great Blasket Island, an island off the coast of Kerry in southwestern Ireland, announced via Twitter that it’s looking for either a couple or two friends to…… Continue reading Great Blasket Island in Ireland

23 of the clearest waters on Earth

SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT of our planet is covered in water, from oceans to mountain lakes to cenotes. Over time, the names and boundaries of these bodies of water have changed to reflect political, geographical, and historical occurrences. What hasn’t changed, however, is the ability of these natural lakes, lagoons, and bays to instill a sense of…… Continue reading 23 of the clearest waters on Earth

Tenerife south Montaña Roja outdoors

Tenerife’s rugged coastline and volcanic mountains are changing the profile of visitors to this island off Africa’s northwest coast. Part of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife enjoys year-round mild temperatures and 352 days of sunshine. That enviable weather, combined with cheap booze and all-inclusive hotels, once attracted travelers who turned the island’s southern shores into a…… Continue reading Tenerife south Montaña Roja outdoors

Getting Lost On Burano: Italy’s Rainbow Island

Tips For Visiting Burano Island near VeniceBurano, Italy Hidden away just 40 minutes North of Venice Italy is the small fishing island of Burano, with houses painted in bright colors like a beautiful rainbow. A magical place to explore! While traveling through Venice last year, Anna and I decided to take a public water-taxi out…… Continue reading Getting Lost On Burano: Italy’s Rainbow Island

Best New England islands to visit

When it comes to New England island vacations, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket dominate the discussion. But unless you’re willing to shell out an exorbitant amount of money for a rental, they’re relatively inaccessible. The good news is that there are hundreds of islands are scattered throughout the coast of New England — and plenty of…… Continue reading Best New England islands to visit

How to island hop through Scotland

The bulk of travelers to Scotland tend to focus their energy on a pretty narrow segment of what the country actually has to offer. You can easily spend a few weeks exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, shopping in Glasgow, visiting castles in the Highlands, and working up the courage to try blood pudding, but…… Continue reading How to island hop through Scotland