In the magazine article "Worthy Sacrifice," ISLANDS writer Matthew Miller and photographer Brown W. Cannon III traveled to Easter Island for a definitive trip on this exotic island destination. They reviewed the amazing history of Easter Island, including the mysterious moai statues and the people who created them. And they describe what Easter Island is like today and what's happening next. The story begins: "The stoic elders stand in a line, staring inland toward the rock quarry where they were born. Waves crash at their backs, but the men don't flinch. These statues on Easter Island represent one of the highest artistic achievements of any ancient mid-Pacific culture. And entire civilation dedicated ..."
At Isla Secas Resort, it's just you and 13 other guests (if that) on a 16-island archipelago. Here, your getaway can be as adventurous and secluded as you want, but luxury touches (like dinner waiting for you in your private yurt suite) make it the best of both worlds. Islands photographer Jon Whittle experienced it all first-hand — here's how you can do it too.
Islands’ staffers beg for trips. Occasionally, an island begs for a staffer. In this case, call it a Z thing. Staff photographer Zach Stovall arrived on Zanzibar and felt like he stepped into an Indiana Jones movie. He loves those movies. Maybe that explains why this gallery, originally slated at ten images, ballooned into an epic adventure. Follow his trip’s highlights and plan yours with our Do’s and Don’ts Zanzibar travel guide.