We visited the Caribbean and put together 24 trips; each can be completed in less than a week. You just have to decide what type of escape you're looking for: Do you want to restore (page 68) or indulge (page 84)? Go cultural (page 72) or off the grid (page 88)? Be a beach bum (page 76) or have an adventure (page 80)?
Croatia's Invisible Island
With more than 1,000 islands off Croatia, it's hard to choose one. But we like Vis, recently opened to tourism, for its ancient history, seaside villages, cast of interesting characters and spicy plavac mali wine.
TEXT BY JEFF GREENWALD PHOTOS BY MATTHIEU PALEY
The Heart of Kosrae
In his latest book, Getting Stoned with Savages, author J. Maarten Troost sorts out life in Micronesia. On this journey to Kosrae, he takes a hike and a plunge and, yes, craves a bit of kava.
TEXT BY J. MAARTEN TROOST PHOTOS BY ROBERT HOLMES
Hear the sounds of the Pacific at the Savusavu World Music Festival.
Taste Kona coffee and passion fruit in two Big Island-brewed beers.
Three over-water bungalows that don't cost a grand a night.
Discover the Seychelles' Aldabras.
Choose the perfect dish.
Join blues musicians for an allnight jam session or hear a concert in a cave.
Island Music LIVE!
Learn what it's like to record island folk music live in the field.
Holy Spirit Island
Explore this Gulf of California island by sea and by land to learn its secrets.
BY HEATHER FRECKMANN
Hawaii by Train
Tour a Kauai sugar plantation by train, plus three other Hawaii train trips
BY RITA ARIYOSHI
The World's 10 Best
Gardens: Each is as unique as the island it's on.
Croatian Treasure Hunt
More Croatian islands where you'll find local specialties like lavender and olive oil.
Fill your days on Kosrae with coral reefs, choral music and canoe trips. We show you how.