Tag archives for Islands

#FriFotos: One Particular Harbor

Our pick for this week’s #FriFotos theme, HARBORS, was taken by Eranda Ekanayake and submitted to our My Shot community.

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Jim Richardson is a familiar name from the pages of both National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. And if you’ve followed his career, you may have noticed his passion for Scotland (check out his newest piece, about the Inner Hebrides, in Traveler’s hot-off-the-press August/September 2012 issue). Traveler photo editor Krista Rossow interviewed Jim about photography and why Scotland remains his enduring travel muse. Here’s what he had to say.

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

It started with a rumor of a lost world on the island’s north coast. “You mean one of the fajãs,” says my guide, Elizabeth. “We’ve got dozens of them.” These flat, fertile shelves, formed by erosion and volcanic activity, huddle at the base of sheer sea cliffs. “But I’d like to hike the lost world…

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Off the coast of the Mediterranean’s top islands, sparkling turquoise waters await. Escape to places like Malta or Cyprus this summer to stare at beautiful vistas. The Mediterranean might be the ultimate destination for a little R&R. [BootsnAll] Save big at these top international hostels this summer. [The Planet D] Eat local on your travels.…

Go Wild in Bonaire

Kristin Luna explores Bonaire’s wild side. When I stepped off the plane at Bonaire’s bright pink-hued Flamingo Airport, I expected the usual palm-fringed Caribbean setting. What I found instead was an arid desert landscape with towering cacti and tangled masses of mangrove forests, wild donkeys and goats roaming the terrain and often causing roadblocks, and…

The Atlas of Remote Islands

A lot of books cross freelance writer Jenna Schnuer’s desk. One new title became an instant addition to her having-a-meh-day-and-need-a-pick-up pile. Click through to see how you can get a copy of your own. UPDATE: The winners have been selected and you can see them here. The first five times (or so) that I paged…

Have you worked toward or witnessed a coastal destination’s success in maintaining its unique geographic character in the face of tourism-related development? If so, you may want to submit or nominate an entry for the third annual Geotourism Challenge that launched last week. During this year’s competition, titled “Places on the Edge–Saving Coastal and Freshwater…

Addison O’Dea follows in the footsteps of a Roman emperor. The pathways of Capri are narrow and bear the wear of two thousand years of foot traffic. It is the history of a place that always captures my imagination. I have come for the wedding of a lifelong friend Antony and his gorgeous Roman bride…

Island Hopping in Vermont

A Caribbean sunset? Not quite…it’s Vermont. I’m just back from a trip to the islands…of Vermont. While the Green Mountain State may foster thoughts of skiing, snow and perhaps maple syrup, Vermont is a blast during the non-summer months. And yes, there are islands in the state, the foremost of which are North and South…

Crete’s Still Kickin’

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Our friends at Gadling recently pointed out that the top-ranking islands on Traveler’s latest Destinations Rated survey (Denmark’s Faroe Islands, Portugal’s Azores, Lofoten in Norway) aren’t very well known or highly visited. That’s certainly true, given that the tourist traps of Ibiza and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands scored predictably low. The 522…