Fantasy islands where you can escape the daily grind
Cyan waters, cloud-free skies, palm-fringed sugar-white beaches of pebbly perfection that stretch for miles. If you’re looking for a refuge far from the 9-to-5 grind, away from the pressure of mortgage payments and dry-cleaning errands, here are 10 tropical island paradises across the globe with stunning natural landscape, unspoiled beaches and a hakuna matata “no worries” lifestyle.
Text by Julia Dimon | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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Most of these places aren't safe for Americans. Too many great travel spots here at home, to risk being captured by terrorists, or murdered by drug cartels.
Some of these places have crime rates almost as high as Chicago, L.A., NYC, and Detroit.
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