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Treasure Islands

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.


Mountaintop goat pens; golden moscato vineyards; ancient mule paths that weave through chestnut trees and flowering juniper; swaths of wild violets that surge across rocky outcroppings to touch the Mediterranean. Elba is southern Italy in miniature, right down to the food and the historical intrigue. And speaking of the latter, you’re probably wondering about that whole Napoleon business. Yes, the famous French emperor was exiled to this former mining island for nearly 10 months in 1814-1815; today, you can visit the two sprawling estates from which he directed vast improvements to the island’s transportation, education and health infrastructure. Mostly, however, Elba is known as a place for vacationers with a penchant for kayaking, mountain biking, windsurfing, climbing and, of course, wine drinking. Exiled, indeed.

4 Responses to “Treasure Islands”

  1. Alberto Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you for share some news about this paradise.. In fact we must say that in this small island there are many incredible attractions, not only the 3 amazing falls or the volcano hot springs , but for the sea lovers incredible many fish sanctuary and the world’s biggest Giant Clams Sanctuary.. All the island is a great untouched natural park.. and life here is very cheap and confortable..
    I really love this place..
    Quite everybody speak english (better of me) Alberto from Italy

  2. Philip H Sykes Says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    With a circumference of 64 Kim the island has 10 major sites to visit. There are several more interesting sites in the mountains and steep valleys well worth the effort hidden waterfalls and cool pools.
    The wonderful Mantigue Island 20 minutes off shore offers a true Robinson Crusoe experience, with the greeting ” hi friend” a nice touch by all the local kids.
    New flights from Cebu (Pacific) every MWF offer an easier route however for me the ferry ride arriving from Balingoan or Fast Cat from CDO always give the best view and excite the new visitor.

  3. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Very Nice…

  4. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:37 am


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