About Islands

Islands' vision began in 1981 as a print publication founded by Islands Media in Santa Barbara, CA. As one of Bonnier Corporation's (currently Bonnier LLC) preeminent magazines, it existed beside other noteworthy brands such as Destination Outdoor Life and Popular Science. Islands' digital presence spans back to 2000, and it has existed as a digital-only publication since 2014. Over the years, Islands has sent writers to more than 150 destinations, with heavy emphasis on Caribbean and Hawaiian islands, as well as destinations in Japan, Tahiti, Fiji, and countless other locales.

After being acquired by Static Media in 2024, Islands is on a mission to simplify travel planning and empower you to navigate the world with confidence and ease. Whether it's a romantic escape to a tropical destination, a solo excursion to a national park, or embarking on an unforgettable family cruise, we take the guesswork out of the planning process and offer guidance for every step of your next big dream vacation.

We believe great travel experiences should be accessible to all. That means bringing you inspirational tips, travel hacks, destination guides, budget-friendly advice, and expert guidance, whether you're a seasoned traveler or setting out on your first adventure.

Our editorial team writes from an inclusive perspective, weaving in a diverse range of experience levels and backgrounds. However, there's one thing we all share in common: a deep passion for exploring new horizons, uncovering hidden gems, connecting with fellow travelers, and creating lasting memories.

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(908) 514-8038
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1787 Lantern Road, #201
Fishers, IN 46038

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