These are guarded moments at the Merrie Monarch Festival, Hawaii's most iconic celebration of hula.
It seemed a simple assignment for veteran photographer Jen Judge: Go to the Big Island and shoot Hawaii’s most iconic hula festival. After all, Jen has travelled the world. She found real mermaids off South Korea, trudged through the BVI without a boat, and even uncovered why Philippine cuisine isn’t mainstream here at home. Hawaii’s hula? Easy … Right?
Our travel-must? An ultra-durable camera that loves to explore as much as you do.
The Hawaiian Islands are a great destination for your next family vacation with easy flights, family friendly resorts and numerous attractions. A family vacation to Hawaii is an fun way to introduce your child to a new culture. Read these helpful tips from the travel experts at Travelwizard.com.
The Hawaiian islands have long held one of ISLAND's top spots in our rankings of best places to live or visit. But getting there can seem just a little too expensive to some travelers. That's why when we spot a good deal, we like to crow a little about it. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui is touring what it calls "an enriched cultural experience," offering a variety of ways for guests to enjoy the Hawaiian culture.
Forget what you learned in the cinemas about Italy, Sicily and the Egadi Islands. Instead, open your eyes to a land full of preserved temples, medieval castles and beautiful national parks.
Throughout our recent trip to the Bahamas, we posted photos from The Cove Atlantis, Graycliff and One&Only Ocean Club. All spectacular. Take a look on ISLANDS on Instagram. We've got more trips coming up, so we'll be snapping quick pics of our travels to share with you. Plus we include some of our classic photos, like the greatest overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, the have-to-see-them-to-believe-them stingrays of Stingray City in Grand Cayman, and empty beach chairs everywhere.
The expert ISLANDS editors answer this very popular question with this interactive map that shows Hawaii and our favorite places.
Google has just launched underwater Street View in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. You can now use Google Maps to swim with sea turtles, chase a manta ray or watch the sun set over a reef. You can drift dive Maui's Molokini Crater, or snorkel Oahu's famous Hanauma Bay. All of this without ever getting wet or leaving your desk.
In this epic travel photography battle from the ISLANDS Wish List, ISLANDS' Eddy Patricelli and Jon Whittle try to take the best photos in this spectacular Falklands trip. Who wins?