Just missed getting on a last minute trip to the Galapagos Islands and am feeling a little bit sorry for myself. I’m not sure if you have a list of “must see” places, but the Galapagos has been on mine for years. The draw of seeing such a diversity of endemic species, unafraid of humans, in a stark but compelling environment, is amazingly strong. But although the opportunity and desire was there, the timing and finances were not.
Opportunity – is it the one of reasons for your island travel? Or is it what you will see and do once you get there that drives your decision to pick a certain destination? How do you decide when and where to go? That’s kind of the focus of my latest article on the Island Travel site at BellaOnline.com. I may have to wait to see the Galapagos, but that doesn’t mean I have to wait for a little more island travel. The only problem I’m facing is that I’m not sure where to go!
How do you choose an island getaway? Help this island traveller decide which option to pick for a getaway that involves good weather, a moderate budget and the opportunity for a little adventure!
For even more feature articles (backpacking in New Zealand, kayaking off Florida’s Sanibel Island, whale watching in Clayoquot Sound, exploring the west coast of Vancouver Island on a working freighter or meeting a young dolphin with a tale of survival in the Clearwater Marine Aquarium) and book reviews about Island Travel (Best Castles in the British Isles, Islands of Fate) visit IslandTravel.bellaonline.com.
You’ll also find a related forum thread on the site linked to the most recent article and it will let you have a say about where you think I should go and/or where you go given the six island options on my list. To participate in this or any of the other free, fun online discussions, visit the community forum all about Island Travel located here -
I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. If you have ideas about article features you’d like to see on this site, island travel books you’d like to see reviewed or anything else related to island travel, just let me know!
Megan Kopp, Island Travel Editor