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This magazine focuses on the islands of the world from the major travel destinations. It explores island lifestyles, culture and history through its regular departments. Features specifically cover such island-related topics as the arts, food, sports, nature and books.

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Islands Magazine is one of the most informative publications around. It focuses exclusively on island vacations and features thoughtful articles with themes of white beaches, crystal clear skies, and blue oceans. All of this is presented with stunning photography and high-quality printing. The magazine does a great job of inspiring would-be travelers to visit featured islands.

Not only does Islands Magazine cover popular and well-known tropical islands such as the Caribbean and Hawaii, but the editorial team also does a great job of including as many lesser-known islands as possible from every corner of the globe. The articles are well researched and presented, resulting in a great leisure-time magazine.

The magazine offers several features that are particularly helpful to a vacation planner, such as the bulletin section, which has important facts about featured islands. This information includes accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The bulletin offers cost of living analyses, price analyses, contact details, and more.

Islands Magazine has relevant adverts containing great deals on travel. A classified section lists homes available for vacation rental by locals, giving you alternatives to the usual hotel arrangement and letting you save money in the process.

Islands Magazine can help you dream up an island vacation and then plan it. If you're tired of your routine and need a vacation, Islands Magazine can inspire the vacation spirit and help get you out of the rut.

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Subscription Length: 1 year auto-renewal
  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Bonnier Corporation
  • ASIN: B002CT5174
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Bonnier Corporation

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the great escape March 14, 2002
By Gen
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm a canadian girl (picture snow-filled childhood) currently living in Seattle (picture gloomy, dark, rain filled days --10 months of the year). Until 3 years ago, my husband and I were living in the virgin islands, and before that, I spent several years in Trinidad. Imagine my sunshine withdrawl. Sometimes I think we truly must be crazy to have left. This magazine is a regular fixture in our bathroom, and I practically stalk the mail man, waiting for it's arrival each month. While I can't afford a real tropical vacation every time I need one, Islands gives me a great quick-fix, allowing me a glimpe of the island life I dream of one day returning to. With stunning photography and wonderfully written island profiles covering every corner of the globe, this is the best subscription I've ever ordered. I'm hooked for life. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because there are (in my econo-travelers opinion) too many advertisements for high-priced resorts.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enticing Photography May 8, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Islands Magazine is a must for the travel lover. Each issue features stunning photography, articles from people who have visited various world islands, and advertisements on popular travel destinations around the globe.
The articles covered in this magazine usually focus on popular islands for travelers, like the Caribbean, South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, etc. But on occassion, the magazine features other islands, too, including those that are not as popular as tourist destinations like the Balearic Islands, Ceylon, Madagascar, and others.
There are LOTS of advertisements in this magazine, and that might not sit well with some readers who prefer more articles and less selling. But the ads are helpful to the reader because they often include bargain prices. There are also classified ads from other readers who have island vacation property to rent.
If you like to travel and you love water, then Islands magazine is a great publication to read. The photography alone makes it worth while. It will tempt you to head to the nearest travel agency and book your tropical beach vacation asap!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Visions of Paradise.... December 27, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This is the only magazine I subscribe to - I love it because it has wonderful timeless images of places and people which simply exude calm, chill, beach bum latitude attitudes. There's little cultural or political commentary here; these destinations are described and presented simply as perfectionist's paradise - which may not be reality, but it makes me want to hop on a plane and go. Photography is top notch and there is a section at the end of every issue giving travel details for each island described (including local costs, times, and places to stay and eat.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great photos. But that's all, folks! [UPDATED] November 20, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
The photography is fantastic. I love the shots of tropical islands, clear blue sky, soft white sands, palm trees, and crystal ocean water. Basically, paradise on display. Period. Unfortunately, everything else about the magazine is disappointing: The articles are junk, usually full of random babble which provides no real insight into searching, planning and executing a vacation. The advertising is marginally better, but the options are all limited. I can (and do) get more useful information from my travel agent, discount travel magazines & brochures, word-of-mouth, and the internet.
I thought this magazine would be a great "virtual" vacation every time it arrived in the mail. The problem was that it only lasted about 15 minutes, the amount of time it took to read through the entire mag. The one claim to fame, however, for Islands magazine is that it introduced me to my honeymoon destination, the South Pacific, many years ago. Even with this, though, the most useful information was found on the internet.
For about $15/year, this isn't a bad deal. But, if anyone knows of a magazine with Islands' photo quality, and useful articles, please post.

UPDATE: (2014) I've recently re-subscribed to Islands magazine. It still has fantastic photos, but the writing has also improved, and so has the usefulness of the articles. For example, in the two most recent issues of June and July/August 2014, there are added articles about moving to the Caribbean, living on an island, the "tropical" Isles of Scilly off the UK coast, retiring to an island, and much improved advertisements. STAR rating Original - 3; Revised - 4/5.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blissful (with lots of interesting information!) February 14, 2015
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I love this magazine. I don't like to travel at all (go figure), but I love reading about traveling, and learning interesting facts about different locations. This magazine definitely caters to the "luxurious" end of travel- lots of reviews and information about villas, private island resorts, etc. But there's also quite a bit about a lot of off-the-beaten-path places, and information about actually making the move to an island, and information about local traditions, customs, etc. It's a magazine that's equal part dreamy-fantasy, interesting information, and actual useful tips for vacation planning.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Islands - Beautiful Photographs April 8, 2005
By G. Reid
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This magazine is in part a magazine of dreams. If you have ever dreamed of getting away to an island paradise, then this magazine is for you. All of the articles and photographs are of island destinations. Enjoy your taste of paradise! This magazine covers islands in every part of the world including Hawaii and the South Pacific islands.
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The best magazine out there for ideas and information about an island vacation. I literally read it cover-to-cover.
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