What’s a better escape than an island? Nothing, right? It’s a vacation with a moat around it. Relaxation surrounded by water.
It’s also the most obvious thing a travel magazine can cover. But, being Southwest’s inflight magazine, we worked hard to make this issue different. For one thing, we cover islands—and places within them—that you may not know about. Like Lummi Island, Washington. Or the Dominican Tree House Village in the Dominican Republic. Or Roosevelt Island, New York, a very cool tram ride from Manhattan (which, of course, is another island).
I got to write about two islands my wife and I visited recently: Galveston, Texas, which triumphed over terrible floods (and where you can eat one of the all-time great Sunday brunches at Hotel Galvez & Spa); and Cumberland Island, Georgia, the only barrier island with a national park.
Southwest keeps flying to more islands, and more nations with islands in them, and more nations that are islands. Life just keeps getting better. And more watery.