As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, a certain flight impulse takes hold in travelers' hearts. So, to help facilitate your escape, we offer a dozen of the world's best island destinations—from tropical to temperate, and classic to unexpected.
Sometimes one volcano simply isn’t enough. Sometimes you need more—seven, for instance. And if so, Camiguin is your place. A small, stunningly beautiful volcanic island province northeast of Mindanao, Camiguin offers a vibrant and hospitable native culture, immaculate beaches, quiet nights, natural hot and cold springs and plenty of great and unusual diving opportunities (including, rather eerily, a community graveyard that sank during an eruption in 1871). The one remaining active volcano, Mount Hibok-Hibok, affords daring hikers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands—but if its steaming peak is a little too hot for you, visit Katibawasan Falls, a serene (if very cold) 250-foot cascade lined with orchids and lush ferns.