Isla Isabel

  We stowed our sails and with the Yanmar thumping below, watched in fascination. A quarter-mile away thousands of frigate birds soared above the island ahead, hardly a wing flapping as they rode invisible currents on their seven-foot wingspans. We neared and dropped the hook behind rock spires that border

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San Simeon Bay

35° 38" N, 121° 11" W  Discover this quaint and historic California community  (published May 2013) I’d been here before, as a kid. My 10-year-old eyes were wide and my childhood brain delighted in imagining—what if this was my house? These swimming pools, my own airport, my own zebras and

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Victoria, British Columbia

48.4222° N, 123.3657° W  (published February 2014) In Coasting, Jonathan Raban makes a distinction between continental people and island people. For most of us, the continental people, the shore is an endpoint, a geographic border past which we do not look for opportunity or inspiration. But for islanders, the shore

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