This guidebook leads you on an irresistible tour of some of the most magnificent islands around the globe—from tiny isles to island nations, and from the well-trod to the totally uninhabited. Whether it's the history and charm of islands like Mont-Saint-Michel (France) and Ocracoke (United States) or the unspoiled vistas of far-flung places like Antarctica and Polynesia's Tuvalu, you'll discover a host of islands you'd love to visit—or stay on forever.
The book includes contact information and details on transportation and accommodations to make trip-planning easy. A geographical index helps you find destinations quickly.
Choose Your Own Island Adventure
Great escapes: unspoiled beaches, tropical retreats, exotic hideaways
Leisure and pleasure: sun worshiping, land and water sports, nightlife
Nature and wildlife: lush landscapes, nature preserves, rare species
Cities and countries: vibrant metropolises, independent nations, city enclaves
History and mystery: ancient marvels, cultural treasures, spiritual centers
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Holly Hughes has traveled the globe as an editor and writer. A former executive editor of Fodor's Travel Publications, she edits the annual Best Food Writing anthology and is the author of the bestselling 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers, and Frommer's New York City with Kids. She has also written fiction for middle graders. New York City makes a convenient jumping-off place for her travels with her three children and husband.
Alexis Lipsitz Flippin is a writer and editor who lives in New York City. She is the author of Frommer's New York City with Kids, Frommer's New York Day by Day, Frommer's Portable Turks & Caicos, and Frommer's Portable St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla & St. Barts.
Sylvie Murphy has lived and worked in Rome as a travel writer and travel guide and currently resides in Kansas City. She is also the author of Frommer's Day by Day Rome and a contributor to Pauline Frommer's Italy.