15 ISLANDS for your BUCKET LIST! Whenever we say "island", we imagine tropical goodness with a nice beach, soca music and all-inclusive. But! Islands are more than that, there are so many islands in the world where you can go not only for traditional beach vacay, but for history, adventure and unique sightseeing:
1.Madeira, Portugal - picturesque volcanic island with rugged coastline and incredible hiking. [2019 update: we did it! Our trip to Madeira last December was just perfect😍 after seeing this island, I totally recommend visiting it].
2. #WrangelIsland, Russia - nearly impossible I guess, there are only handful expeditions that go there every year, but I would love to see those icebergs, wildlife and experience 24 hour sun!
3. #Gotland, Sweden - often called the most historical island, it was a trading hub between east and west during the Viking era, leaving it littered with cultural treasures from the period.
4. #Belize - Great Blue Hole! My mom's dream to see this place and one day I will take her there.
5. #BritishIsles, namely Great Britain and Ireland - you just know why 😉
6. #Iceland - rent a camper van, sleep in a foggy hollow, get showered by a waterfall, take a jog on the black beach and say hello to Icelandic horses.
7. #Newfoundland - fjords, whales and Gros Morne and friendliest Canadians (you can't get any friendlier than that).
8. Home Islands of #Japan - since I moved to Canada I abandoned the thought of visiting Japan but it is still in my heart 💖will brush up my Japanese and find myself on the way to Fuji San.
9. #FaroeIslands - Nordic. Authentic. Atmospheric.
10. #Santorini, Greece - first pictures I remember seeing on Instagram where from Santorini, and it became my symbol of typical luxurious life.
11. #Capri, Italy - Blue Grotto says it all 😍 have you seen it?
12. #Galapagos, Ecuador - I have been dying to visit the place since my childhood hero - Jacques-Yves Cousteau - shot a movie there called Dragons of Galapagos.
13. #EasterIsland, Chile - the most remote inhabited island with 887 gigantic "manmade" statues - what else you need for expedition trip??