Who says island hopping during the summer has to take place in Hawaii or the Bahamas? There are thousands of islands to explore in the many other archipelagos around the world, some even more beautiful and interesting than the traditional favorites.
Leave the spring breakers and cruise ship passengers behind and try out a new island getaway experience this summer. Here are 5 that we have our eyes on:
1. Azores, 850 miles off the coast of Portugal
The Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal made up of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The isolated archipelago features a blend of unique geological, cultural, and biological wonders and is great for hiking, kayaking, cycling, and many other outdoor activities.
Trover photo by Fen