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The Phillipines
Boracay Island

Perhaps the most tropical and alluring island of the Philippines, Boracay rests approximately 200 miles south of Manila in the Western Visayas region. At just over 4 miles long, it is packed with beaches, resort accommodations, and several months of hot, sunny, idyllic weather more...

Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
Socotra - The World's Strangest Place

About 150 miles east of the Horn of Africa, Socotra--the largest of an archipelago of four islands--sits grazing in the Indian Ocean. An exotic "lost world" of sorts ever since its separation six million years ago from the adjacent African continent, the island is often described more...

Messenia, Greece
Voidokilia Beach

The only geological formation of its kind, Voidokilia Beach in Messinia, Greece is one of the most fascinating and beautiful in the Mediterranean Sea. Its sweeping semi-circle of fine sand--seemingly traced with a compass into a giant Greek omega letter--wraps around the more...

The Phi Phi Islands

Thanks be to Leonardo DiCaprio for the Phi Phi Islands' surge to the surface of the International Map of Traveler Shangri-Las. After all, the grouping was more or less entirely unknown to the Western world up until 2000, when its second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Ley, served more...

The Phillipines
Calamian Islands

Four major and several minor tropical idylls comprise the Calamian Islands, and provide further supporting evidence to anyone who believes that Made by Nature will always trump Made by Man. Located at the northernmost tip of the Philippine province of Palawan, Busuanga, Coron, more...

The Rania Experience

The Rania Experience encompasses an entire, private island in Faafu Atoll, Republic of Maldives. Locally known as Maafushi the posh-ified piece of land covers just 7 acres, measuring .4 miles and .3 miles wide, and requiring a mere 8 minutes to walk around. But within those more...