Island Color. Why does it intoxicate us with its vivid marine blues and deep sunny yellows? There must be something in the human psyche or soul that longs for such exuberant, live-affirming tones. Whether you're on a Caribbean island getaway, or cruising the islands of Greece, the tints of houses, doorways, and window sills brighten the moment. Today we're celebrating the colorful glory of the islands with some images Zickie took on Hydra, one of the Argo-Saronic isles in Gre
A love for clear, deliciously Caribbean blue ocean goes with the territory when you're part of the Island Runaways family. Maybe you can relate? Since we're island travelers, and one of us (Zickie) grew up in Jamaica, we like to think it's hard to fool us when it comes to Caribbean beaches. Therefore, we assumed this photo was taken in the West Indies. (Photo by Random_Fotos, Flickr) Were we WRONG! This beautiful beach doesn't lie in the warm Caribbean Sea, south of the Unite
A few years ago, when we Island Runaways visited Greece, our ferry stopped in at the island of Aegina (also spelled Aigina). We didn’t disembark, but other riders did…and the briefly-glimpsed port aroused my curiosity. I’m always curious about the places I’ve missed: the little church I didn’t have time to explore, the restaurant people said was terrific (but again, didn't have time to eat there), and of course islands that I spot from a ferry porthole, but never get to disco
You don’t realize how much mechanical things – cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers – add to the noise of your life until…you escape them. Escaping the hectic sounds of modern life isn’t so easy, but in Greece, not so far from Athens, lies an island where you can find pure, peaceful bliss. We’re talking about lovely Hydra (pronounced eee-drah), one of the Argo-Saronic islands. Only 2 hours southwest from Athens by ferry, this tiny 20 square-mile isle seems like a window int
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