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500
islands
extraordinary
     500
islands
1st Edition
By Julie Duchaine, Holly Hughes,
Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, and
Sylvie Murphy
extraordinary
Contents
Chapter 1
Beachcomber Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Aquatic Playgrounds
2
Island Hopping the Turks & Caicos:
Barefoot Luxury
12
Life’s a Beach
14
Unvarnished & Unspoiled
21
Sailing Along
32
Island Hopping The Bahamas Out Islands:
Out on the Water
36
Diving’s the Thing 38
Storied Sand & Surf 45
Archipelagos & Atolls 51
Chapter 2
Garden Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Beautiful Bounty
58
Island Hopping the Florida Keys:
Stringing the Pearls
62
Blooming Wonders
64
Wet & Wild
68
Island Hopping the Apostle Islands:
Return to the Wild
78
Manicured Gardens 81
Lush Life 85
Chapter 3
Wildlife Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Unique Species
94
Island Hopping the Galápagos Islands:
Intimate Encounters with
Extraordinary Creatures
100
Birding Meccas
103
Sea Life
116
Run Wild, Run Free
125
Island Reserves
130
Island Hopping the Maldives:
The Sunny Side
138
Chapter 4
Island Escapes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
City Getaways
145
Island Hopping the Faroe Islands:
Nordic Retreats
152
Wild Things
154
Great Outdoors
158
Untouched Retreats
164
Beautiful Beaches
174
Island Hopping the Seychelles:
Indian Ocean Castaways
176
Islands to Get Stranded On 184
Places of Worship 189
Chapter 5
Treasure Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
American Classics
195
Jewels of the South Seas
200
Priceless Places
205
Island Hopping the Lofoten Islands:
Midnight Magic
206
Colonial Outposts
215
Civilization Unplugged
224
One of a Kind
227
Island Hopping the Shetland Islands:
The Furthest Isles
234
Natural Wonders 236
Chapter 6
Pleasure Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Party Animals
246
Island Hopping St. Vincent &
the Grenadines: Trim the Sails
252
The Aristocrats
255
Beach Bums with Culture
263
Laid-Back Rhythms
269
Island Hopping the Whitsunday Islands:
Turquoise Bliss
272
Chapter 7
Leisure Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Take a Hike
278
The Sporting Life
283
Amphibious Attractions
287
Island Hopping Around the Champlain
Islands: Vermont’s West Coast
288
Out & About
299
The Caribbean Unplugged
308
Remote Adventures
314
Island Hopping the San Juan Islands:
Orcas & Evergreens
316
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