Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#TTOT Round-Up: Islands

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT: 

Q1 via : What is your favorite island and why?
  • : Australia. Not many islands can also boast to being a continent. Impressive
  • : Favorite little island is Wilson on the Great Barrier Reef, stunning coral cay with only six luxury tents, amazing snorkelling
  • : Top of the bucket list for islands, has to be Samoa ~ sheer unspoilt beauty and the people are sooo lovely
  • : Camiguin, Philippines. My second home & my escape. White sand, blue water & palm trees
  • : Iceland because it is an awesome geologically active island with Volcanoes, geysirs, Northern Lights, whales and viking
Iceland is definitely one of MY favorite islands, too!

Q2 via : Which island has the best beaches?
  • Sipadan, off Borneo, gets our vote
  • : Turks and Caicos Islands
  • : Australia has some of THE most amazing beaches - mind u, we have a LOT to choose from!!
  • : Mauritus! it has got such beautiful long beaches! and the sea was really warm
  • : Loved Zanzibar's beach because it was so unique - Islamic architecture views, wooden boats on the water, great sunsets
  • Sri Lanka has fantastic beaches... Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Trincomalee.... who can resist exotic names like that?

Q3 via : What is your favorite island food? (Not available at home)
  • Balinese food
  • : I love the Carribbean flavours of fried plantain and tropical curries
  • : My very UNsophisticated answer is Sticky Rice from Hawaii...I have NOT found anyone who can make it so tasty and sticky here
  • : I love eating fresh seafood - adjust your meal based on what came off the boat that morning
  • : Does a Pina Colada in a hammock count as a favorite island food?
  • : The delicious fig and orange jam from Korcula, Croatia, mmmm

Q4 via : What's your favorite island-related film or book?
  • : Castaway - "WILSON!"
    Book: The Beach. Film: Blue Lagoon
  • Did anyone mention Lord of the Rings yet? Did wonders for NZ tourism
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Of course! Pirates ahoy! 
  • : Eat Pray Love... India, Italy & Bali.. what a combo
  • : Fave island book. Alistair MacLeod, "No Great Mischief" set in Cape Breton Island

Q5 via : Any exciting island adventure(s) to share?
  • : Rescuing puffin babies at night time at the Westman Islands in Iceland and releasing them later out to shore
  • : Sailing around the Caribbean for years was an epic decade long dadventure!
  • : Sailing the Greek Islands. The trip changed my life... for the better
  • : Swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. They literally were running into you, so much fun
  • : Watching a volcano explode on Tanna Island, Vanuatu = pretty exciting
  • : Swimming with Whale sharks & a naughty Tiger shark in Australia
  • : I swam with wild crocodiles in Australia. Adventure enough? Yeah!

And there you have it, "Islands"!  

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "New 7 Wonders" submitted by keenecomms. Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Have YOU got anything to add to the Islands travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

1 comment:

  1. That picture from Iceland is beautiful! I would love to go one day (soon!)


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