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Own Your Own Private Island

Own Your Own Private Island
One of the ultimates in luxury getaways is vacationing on a private island.  But even better than that?  How about owning that private island?  Long associated with the rich and famous, private island ownership provides both a peaceful vacation sanctuary, privacy, and indulgence. Turtle island (map) , on the east coast of Queensland, Australia (map), is a 23 1/2 acre island currently looking for a new owner.  Its location on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef give the island beautiful...
June 12th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Island Hopping: Toronto Island House & History Tour

Island Hopping: Toronto Island House & History Tour
As a child I always thought that the Toronto island was a place that you took a ferry to for the day – had a picnic, maybe go on a pony ride, play in the park – and then take the ferry home.  However, for  650 people, the island is home! The Toronto island found its roots as a “tent city” in the early 1900’s, but now it has 262 real homes on it.  Many of the original homes were purchased from a catalogue, others were floated in. The island still has no cars, stores...
June 10th, 2010 | Jane Apor | Read More | Comments: 0
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Decadent Treatments at Bebe Spa Sanctuary in Fiji

Decadent Treatments at Bebe Spa Sanctuary in Fiji
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June 1st, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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Shellfish at Scilly Cay

Shellfish at Scilly Cay
You can’t always get what you want, even in paradise. There I was, lounging on a beach chair in the warm Caribbean sun at Scilly Cay, on the island of Anguilla (map), anticipating my barbecue-grilled lobster, when the bad news arrived. Four restaurant patrons, including me, had ordered Caribbean Spiny Lobster for lunch. Four critters had, indeed, been captured just that morning – but two had to be released because they were loaded with eggs. (On this Caribbean island, crustaceans with child...
June 1st, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 2
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The Tranquil Life of Mayne Island

The Tranquil Life of Mayne Island
The west coast of British Columbia is blessed with dozens of little islands, many of them with micro climates much like some of those in the Mediterranean. Most of these islands are accessible from the BC Ferry Terminals at Tsawwassen (map),  Horseshoe Bay (map) or Swartz Bay (map) on Vancouver island, or by float plane, water taxi or private boat.  And some of them are close enough to visit for a day trip.  If  you want to stay longer, there are B&B’s on all of the islands and many...
May 30th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 2
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The Jewel of the Gulf Islands: Galiano

Like many of the Gulf island in Georgia Straight, off the B.C. Coast,  Galiano island is known as an artist’s and writer’s island. It’s easy to understand how creative people have made their homes there. Galiano  has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers. It’s a romantic island, with pretty sunsets, dramatic sandstone cliffs and lush forests of arbutus, cedar and Garry oak.  The island has several eco sensitive areas that will be protected and kept as forests. ...
July 29th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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