5 Unique Summer Island Getaways

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.

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Trover photo by Tripper

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Trover photo by jim moreno

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Trover photo by Fen

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15 Reasons Boracay Island has the Hottest Beaches

Boracay Island is a tiny island about 200 miles south of Manila, but what this tranquil vacation destination lacks in size it makes up for with jaw-dropping beaches. Between sailing, cliff jumping, sand castle-making, diving, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and sunset-viewing, you’ll have no shortage of things to do on Boracay Island’s beautiful beaches.

Here are 15 reasons we think this island’s beaches are some of the hottest in the world:

1. Screensaver-perfect white sand on Puka Beach

BI1Trover photo by The Lost Londoner

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