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Old 11-17-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Been to....

Maui
Big Island of Hawaii
Nantucket
Marthas Vineyard
Block Island
Newfoundland
Vancouver Island

Bucket list islands....

Azores
Canary Islands
Prince Edward Island
Îles de la Madeleine
Bora Bora
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Hästö-Busö in the gulf of Finland. None of you can go there because it's a naval surveillance station.

On my bucket list are Manhattan and Île-de-Montréal.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Islands I've been on:

-Britain
-Old Providence
-St. Caitlin
-San Andres
-Johnny Cay
-Haynes Cay
-Puerto Rico
-Vieques
-Hispaniola
-Saona
-Manhattan
-Long Island
-Mucura
-Tierrabomba
-Fuerteventura
-Tenerife
-Lanzarote
-Las Palmas
-Isle of Wight
-Portsea Island

Priority to visit:

-Bora Bora
-Palawan
-Roatan
-Los Roques
-St. Lucia
-Fiji
-Honshu
-Cuba

Favourite so far (aside from my home Britain)...

Old Providence


Providencia 2013 / Part 1 by Juan Madrigal, on Flickr

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Many islands are beautiful, but I tend to find most of them rather confining. I like to be able to take long drives, and that's not possible on many of the world's islands, especially the ones that people think of when they think of islands. (Yeah, I know, Britain is an island. But when people are thinking about islands, that's not what they picture.) So even places that I dearly enjoy visiting, such as Hawaii, are probably not places where I'd want to live.


But the OP didn't ask about my opinion of islands, but rather which ones I've been to. So let's see:


Atlantic:
Mount Desert Island
Block Island
Fishers Island
Long Island
Manhattan
Staten Island
Bermuda
Castaway Cay
Florida Keys (all of them)
(Are the Outer Banks considered to be an island? I've been there too.)


Also, I don't know if this counts, but Mont St. Michel is sometimes an island, when the tides come in. When I was there, the tides were out, and I accessed it by dry land.


Caribbean:
Saint Martin
Saint Thomas
Jamaica
Grand Cayman
Cozumel


Pacific:
Hawaii (Big Island)
Maui
Oahu
Lanai
Molokai
Kauai
Midway


River Islands:
Ile de la City (Paris)
Mud Island (Memphis)
"The Island" (Lake Havasu City, where London Bridge is)


As for which ones I'd like to visit, the top of the list is Honshu, by far. After that, I don't have any strong desires for any others. There are some I wouldn't mind seeing, like Aruba and Jeju. But I won't count my life as ruined if I don't see them.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:40 PM
 
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Spent most years in an archipelago and very aware that some places that one went through quickly are on islands. So here is the list I've visited:

Philippines: Luzon, Masbate, Naro, Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Panglao, Cebu, Mactan, Olango, Gilutongan, Nalusuan, Bantayan, Doong, Malapascua, Negros, Panay, Gigante Norte, Mindanao, Camiguin, Samal

SE Asia (aside from PH): Singapore, Sentosa, Penang, Borneo

East Asia: Honshu, Kobe Airport, Port Island (Kobe), Kansai Airport, Odaiba, Jeju, Nami, Hong Kong, Tsing Yi, Lantau, Taipa/Cotai/Coloane, Taiwan, Lalu, Xiamen, Xiao Ying Zhou

Pacific: Guam, Oahu

N America: Alcatraz, Treasure Island (SF Bay), Angel Island (SF Bay), Manhattan, Long Island, Vancouver Island, Montreal

Europe: Ile de la Cite, Capri, islets of Venice, Lido di Venezia

Soon to visit: Kyushu, Britain

Top 10 on Bucket List: North Island (NZ), South Island (NZ), Iceland, Zealand (Denmark), Big Island (Hawaii), Hokkaido, Bora-bora, Easter Island, Madagascar, atolls of Maldives
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Alcatraz
Oh yeah, I've been to that one too. How could I have forgotten?
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:40 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Visited....

Manhattan
Staten Island
Captiva
Sanibel Island
Jekyll Island
Sea Island
Vancouver Island
Mykonos
Majorca
Isle of Skye
Ile de Montreal (lived there)
Ile Bizard
Laval
Bermuda
Barbados
Trinidad
Tobago
Antigua
Jamaica

Hope to visit....

Salt Spring Island, BC
Prince Edward Island
Capri
Catalina
Isle of Man
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Funny thing is some islands don't feel like islands since they are integrated with the mainland. Two examples: Manhattan and île de Montréal.

Here is a partial list for me as I am sure I forgot some:

Vancouver Island
Saltspring Island
Galiano island
Sea island
Lulu island
Whitbey island
Alcatraz
Oahu
Manhattan
Toronto island
Île de Montréal
Prince Edward Island
Cape Breton Island
Newfoundland
Iceland
Britain
Whitsunday islands
Ilha da paqueta
Hong Kong island
Lantau island


Some islands i want to visit

Other Hawaiian Islands
Ko Samui, Ko phi phi and other Thai islands
Palawan
Singapore
New Zealand
Japanese islands
Galapagos islands
Easter Island
Ireland
Svalbard
Maldives
Aruba
Greenland

Plus several more...
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Noticed an add $800 aud from BNE return to Okinawa today. has anyone been? Thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I've been to that one too. How could I have forgotten?
I also forgot Boracay (Philippines), Staten Island and Liberty Island (NY). I think some people might have forgotten to include Ellis Island, but I did not step foot on it despite visiting NYC many times.
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