Twenty miles off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can too.
Like big butts? Just a 45-minute boat ride from Cartagena is an idyllic island paradise that each weekend and holiday turns into the city's best party scene.
Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue.
Vacations are funny things: You pour so much time, energy, and daydreaming into them that, in the end, the reality rarely lives up to what you imagined as you refreshed Travelocity all those months. But if that imaginary perfect trip had a perfect sound, it would be the Portland-and NYC-based Akron/Family's Island.
A mysterious new geographical feature has appeared on Saturn's moon Titan. These two Cassini's radar images show a "mysterious geologic object" surfacing in the Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea. Cornell University's astronomers call it "Magic Island" because they are puzzled by its origin and nature.
I'm fairly certain that the idea of jumping over an island has never crossed my mind in all my years of thinking. But if you're a champion kitesurfer like Youri Zoon and you stumble across a small enough island, well, that's just another day on the beach for you. Jumping the damn thing and nailing it is just how you…
Off the coast of Japan, an exploding volcano has formed a new island about 650 meters in diameter. You can see it spewing and spouting black volcanic ash all around as it fills itself out. Pretty cool.
If this view looks familiar, it's because it was the inspiration for the Javier Bardem's cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Now, you can explore the real-life island on Street View.
You see that phone booth-sized tiki hut made of bamboo, stone and glass? That's a specially made building that houses the only ATM in a village. On top of that, it's completely solar powered, naturally designed for its island and holds a whole lotta cash.
A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea almost overnight. The eruption was first reported by local fishermen in mid-December 2011, 40 miles off the coast of Yemen. This before and after animated GIF shows the before and after.
Answer: When that floating island is a gigantic polyurethane balloon filled with helium. It's an art project called Is Land and has trees and foliage decorating it to make it seem like a floating island. But it's gone!
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel in the Indian Ocean has a stunning undersea restaurant. To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the hotel turned the restaurant into a private bedroom for two with a fancy champagne dinner and breakfast in bed.
Eat your heart out, Dubai—the world's largest floating island has just opened in Seoul, South Korea, where it'll be joined by several other artificial islands to become an archipelago.
Doesn't that look tranquil? Even those scared of flying would feel at ease, surrounded by all that water, and inside the hundreds of mini skylights. It's part of a concept brief for the transformation of their Hanimaadhoo Island airport.
The resourceful Dutch want to turn the Pacific Garbage Patch into a tropical destination. The idea is to recycle the plastic waste floating in our oceans into building materials for an habitable, self-sustaining island.
How annoying is it to get to a hotel and find that you're facing land instead having an ocean view? At the Šolta Island Resort that won't be an issue, because it rotates to give everyone a nice sight.
In my fantasy, Calgon takes me away to the Dornbracht "Supernova" bathroom. A luxury installation where all the fixtures are located in the center of the room—an island of pure design bliss.
The Green Island Project asks the question "what would Tokyo look like if all its pavement were grass instead?" and answers it with an amazing series of pictures.