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19 gorgeous islands in the US that you can drive to

The US is chock-full of beautiful islands – from ruggedly mountainous to tropically beachy and everything in between. Many of these islands are accessible by bridge, vehicle ferry, or plain old highway. Mount Desert Island in Maine is home to Acadia National Park, one of the most popular national parks […]
19 gorgeous islands in the US that you can drive to
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100 stunning islands around the world that fly under the radar

From sandy beaches to crystal clear waters, you may think you’ve seen it all when it comes to island life – but it turns out many of the world’s best islands fly under the radar despite their spectacular beauty. Insider asked some of the most influential travel bloggers and experts […]
100 stunning islands around the world that fly under the radar
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Hundreds of yachts are crowding the waters around the US Virgin Islands as other Caribbean islands close their ports, and it’s creating a trash problem on top of coronavirus fears

The US Virgin Islands are dealing with an influx of yachters who haven’t been able to dock in other Caribbean islands. As The New York Times’ Emily Palmer reported, the territory typically has about 270 boats that dock each year. That number has recently swelled to as many as 600 […]
Hundreds of yachts are crowding the waters around the US Virgin Islands as other Caribbean islands close their ports, and it’s creating a trash problem on top of coronavirus fears
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Popular islands and vacation spots, from Nantucket to Mykonos, are telling wealthy part-time residents and visitors to stay away during the coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, affluent urbanites are flocking to second homes and rentals in popular vacation destinations to escape outbreaks and self-isolate in comfort. But year-round residents of these destinations are not particularly keen on welcoming city dwellers. Many seasonal destinations, like Nantucket in Massachusetts and Mammoth […]
Popular islands and vacation spots, from Nantucket to Mykonos, are telling wealthy part-time residents and visitors to stay away during the coronavirus outbreak
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Greece is banning non-residents from flocking to their second homes on local islands in a desperate bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Disregarding Greece’s calls for residents to stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many flocked to local islands. Fearing the islands’ lack of resources to deal with contagion, authorities banned all visitors from travelling to the islands by ferry on Saturday. Greece later instituted a nationwide lockdown effective […]
Greece is banning non-residents from flocking to their second homes on local islands in a desperate bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry retreated to a mansion on Vancouver Island in the weeks before #Megxit news broke. Here are 3 private islands for sale nearby.

Colliers International, a global real-estate firm, has listed three islands off the coast of British Columbia in Canada for sale. These islands aren’t far from the Vancouver Island mansion where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stayed during their winter vacation, shortly before #Megxit news broke. The prices of these islands […]
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry retreated to a mansion on Vancouver Island in the weeks before #Megxit news broke. Here are 3 private islands for sale nearby.
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17 abandoned islands around the world and the eerie stories behind them

Many abandoned islands around the world have fascinating back stories. Residents have been forced to flee islands due to volcanic eruptions, erosion, rockslides, and political turmoil. Ōkunoshima Island doesn’t have any permanent inhabitants, but is now filled with a large population of wild rabbits that tourists can visit. Visit Insider’s […]
17 abandoned islands around the world and the eerie stories behind them
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10 tourist destinations that were damaged in the 2010s

Some tourist destinations were damaged in the 2010s. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught on fire in April, making 2019 the first time the famous church will not hold Midnight Mass on Christmas in 230 years. Some structures were destroyed during the decade due to natural forces, such as Malta’s Azure […]
10 tourist destinations that were damaged in the 2010s
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12 of the world’s most unexplored places

There are a handful of places around the world that are largely untouched or uninhabited. Although researchers have explored some parts of Antarctica, only aerial photos reveal what the rest of the continent and remote region is like. Several mountains in Himalayan country Bhutan are believed to be unconquered, namely […]
12 of the world’s most unexplored places