Thursday, June 22, 2017

Breaking Island News

Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

Nominated to carry the flame on behalf of its Royal Patron Prince Harry, the essential disaster-relief charity MapAction was thrilled to take part in the prestigious Olympic Torch Relay.

(Mr. Ming getting some encouragement from the young Royals)

As he passed by Buckingham Palace, Wai-Ming Lee held the Olympic torch high …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

Environment

New Zealand: The Life of a Remote Island Caretaker

A solitary life on a distant isle is often the stuff of legend and fiction, but all over the world, devoted island caretakers live the reality.

(Image from www.forestandbird.org.nz)

For Sian Potier and Toby Shanley, home is Motuora Island, a spectacular 80-hectare isle in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. Comparable to …Read More: New Zealand: The Life of a Remote Island Caretaker

Island Issues

Europe: Greek Islanders Want to Secede, Join Austria

If you don’t like your neighbourhood, you can just pick up and move – it’s rather more complicated, however, for entire islands to unilaterally switch countries.

(One of Ikaria's beautiful beaches)

The Aegean island of Ikaria is a picturesque slice of rustic Greek life, with plentiful olive groves and vineries, …Read More: Europe: Greek Islanders Want to Secede, Join Austria

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

At age 87, the unlikely English owner of a Seychelles private island achieved international fame, and has left an enduring legacy of conservation for others to enjoy.

(Image Courtesy of helicopterseychelles.com)

In May of this year, an unusual story broke in the international media; the tale of one Brendon Grimshaw, …Read More: Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

Breaking Island News

New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine

A renowned photographer in the Thousand Islands has published a unique interactive eBook exploring this picturesque region – including the story of his own charming private island.

(One in a Thousand eBook for the iPad)

For photographer Ian Coristine, capturing the essence of the Thousand Islands region has become his …Read More: New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine

Island Market

Caribbean: Mariah Carey Lists Her Windermere Island Estate

Regarded as the “Mustique of the Bahamas”, the ultra-exclusive private island paradise of Windermere is a favorite of celebrities, politicians and even royalty like the late Princess Diana.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When it comes to private islands, the rich and famous often seem to run in packs; …Read More: Caribbean: Mariah Carey Lists Her Windermere Island Estate

Island Market

Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

The tiny island in Ireland’s Clew Bay has had a storied history, including a brief spell as a “hippie commune” when owned by the late Beatles musician John Lennon.

(Image by Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley)

Occasionally, an island will appear on the international market where the allure is not necessarily its …Read More: Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

Breaking Island News

Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

The online image archive of the globally-renowned private island broker and aerial photographer has now been viewed by an incredible 1 million people from every corner of the planet.

(Farhad Vladi with his camera on an island tour)

When it comes to beautiful islands, there is a true universal appeal …Read More: Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

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