It sounds like the start of a novel: "I awoke in a garden, on a faraway Tahitian island." But this isn’t fiction. I left an overwater hut on Bora Bora to venture out to Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine, where I’m ensconced in greenery.
From Australia to Bora Bora to Ireland and every island paradise along the way, travel fans have submitted some incredible images for our 2013 ISLANDS Photo Contest. Here are 10 more of our favorite images ... so far. These aren't our winners just yet. Do you have a photo that can top these?