"The best journeys answer questions, that in the beginning, you didn't even think to ask"
It is now obvious that traveling have become a way of life to many people. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" was St Augustine's lesson on life.
For our part doing a journey every once in a while has become a kind of life philosophy and mental theraphy. We get new inputs, and even a short, intensive travel can boost our energy levels.
We hope that you will get inspired to visit some of the countries and regions that we have visited. Happy travels!
Inside the local mosque in Howraman-at Takht, a small village in Iranian Kurdistan near the border with Iraq - it is said that even Iranians fear to go here.
"To take a good rest in life time to time, you must know the ways to make yourself a remote island. An island no one can reach."
Quote by Mehmet Muran Ildan
We firmly believe that some island classics are simply too good to ignore.
So, our Island Classics are a celebration of our travels to some of our planet's most iconic islands or archipelagos.
For each of these, we've tried to give a snapshot of what was unique during our entry or entries - a flavour of its individuality, nature and beaches, people and character. You’ll be familiar with the locations but we hope that you won’t have seen landscape and beaches like these too often.
Some Island Classics cover vast areas, like the Thai Islands, while others are really small islands but with big personalities such as La Réunion. Some islands are countries, others are territories, provinces or simply drops in the vast ocean.
We hope that our pictures illuminate an angle of that essence, each an encouragement to start digging after your passport.
We are mostly tropical island hoppers, but we also strive to visit islands in the Northern hemisphere. View our Nordic page for more info.
Picture: Ready to go diving right off the beach at Filitheyo Island, Nilandhoo Atoll, Maldives