Hi, fellow travelers! We're Laura & Zickie, and we love "island runaways," which simply means that we love nothing more than to run away to a beautiful island, whether it's gorgeous Jamaica, funky Key West, or magnificent Martinique.

We got the idea for creating the Island Runaways blog from our combined passions for writing about and photographing idyllic isles, from the Caribbean to Greece.


IslandRunaways.com and our social media channels (like Facebook) give us a place to share destinations and connect with fellow escape artists -- like you! We're always in search of the beautiful, the authentic, the unusual, the scenic, and the groovy...a life less ordinary, island-style.
















We're a husband-and-wife team. Laura Albritton has written about travel, books, and art for places like the Miami Herald, Sculpture magazine, The Florida Keys Weekly, and Caribbean Compass. She has also guest-blogged for awesome travel blogs Uncommon Caribbean, Rum Therapy, and Authentic Florida, and created content for major commercial travel websites. Her latest book -- Hidden History of the Florida Keys -- has just been published by The History Press. She has written the book Marathon: the Middle Keys, and Key West's Duval Street, both co-authored with Florida Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson. If you're interested in South Florida travel, check out Laura's guidebook Miami for Families from the University Press of Florida.

Zickie Allgrove can always be found carrying a camera -- sometimes even two! He shoots with a Nikon SLR D7000, a Lumix GX7, a waterproof Coolpix AW110, and yes, sometimes his phone. This Kingston, Jamaica native loves to "lime" on a beach, with friends and a little rum with tonic. Or hike through Jamaica's Blue Mountains, where his parents own a coffee farm and hostel. No matter which island we're traveling to, Zickie's always got his trusty camera.




The Island Runaways hard at "work."

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