Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2010 - Travel - 544 pages
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Frommer's 500 Best Islands features our selections for the best islands around the world - from tiny isles to island nations, and from well-trod to totally uninhabited. Chapters are divided into:
  • Treasure Islands -- Islands that have a strong, distinctive local culture and personality
  • Leisure Islands -- Islands with a relaxed vibe and lots of land sports like hiking or biking
  • Pleasure Islands -- Islands famous for their partying and nightlife scenes
  • Beachcomber Islands -- Islands known for their beaches, diving, and watersports
  • Garden Isles -- Islands with lush or verdant landscapes, orchards, and local produce
  • Islands of Mystery -- Places that are somewhat remote and have a mystical and/or exotic vibe
  • Island Escapes -- Quiet, uncrowded spots for those who love nature and want a relaxed pace
  • Ends of the Earth -- Islands that are rugged, remote, hard to get to, and great for adventure lovers
  • Islands of History -- Islands known for specific historic events, and with landmarks to visit
  • Wildlife Islands -- Islands that are great for birdwatching, whale watching, and viewing rare species, as well as nature preserves
  • Island Nations -- Large islands with their own history and independent government
  • Island Cities -- Vibrant metropolises that have thrived as their own islands
  • City Islands -- Island enclaves within larger cities
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Beachcomber Islands
1
Chapter 2 Garden Islands
57
Chapter 3 Wildlife Islands
93
Chapter 4 Island Escapes
144
Chapter 5 Treasure Islands
194
Chapter 6 Pleasure Islands
245
Chapter 7 Leisure Islands
277
Chapter 8 Islands of History
323
Chapter 10 Island Cities
413
Chapter 11 City Islands
429
Chapter 12 Island Nations
470
Chapter 13 Ends of the Earth
494
Geographical Index
521
Alphabetical Index
527
Photo Credits
532
Copyright

Chapter 9 Islands of Mystery
387

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About the author (2010)

Julie Duchaine has been a freelance writer for the past 25 years. Most recently, she contributed to Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, Frommer's 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers, and Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. She lives in Milwaukee.

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.

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