Island Wise: Lessons in Living from the Islands of the World

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Travel - 272 pages
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Many of us long to escape the dreariness of our daily lives for the balmy weather, fresh air, and bright sunshine of the world’s islands—those almost magical places whose distance from the mainland has the power to distance us from our normal cares. Island Wise transports you to these far-off shores to reveal what makes island life so appealing—and shows you how to invoke the inimitable island sense of tranquility, simplicity and joie de vivre every day.

From the Bahamas to Prince Edward Island, Canada, author Janis Frawley-Holler explores twenty-five of the world’s most beguiling islands, introducing the natural wonders, ancient traditions, musical rhythms, and everyday practices that make each seaborne locale utterly unique. Her charming vignettes also share each culture’s simple recipes for leading life at a slower pace, focusing on what really matters, charting your heart’s desires, enriching personal relationships, and cultivating a deep sense of purpose and meaning. Whether you’re dreaming of an island getaway or looking to retain your post-vacation glow, Island Wise proves that “island-wise” living is not about location—it’s simply a state of mind that makes life sweeter wherever you are.

Jamaica • Borneo • Prince Edward Island • Nassau • Crete • Anegada • Key West, Florida • Sark • St. Honorat • Oahu, Hawaii • Hong Kong • Santa Catalina Island, California • Likiep Atoll • Isla Santa Magdalena, Baja California • Chincoteague Island, Virginia • Terceira • Cuba • Baranoff Island, Alaska • Taha’a • Jost Van Dyke • The Galapagos Islands • St. Lucia • Sjaelland • Seguin Island, Maine • Bimini


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Living on island time and slowing down to enjoy life to the fullest is the upbeat theme of this quirky travelog by Frawley-Holler, travel editor of Sarasota Magazine and author of Key West Gardens ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Janis Frawley-Holler is the travel and style editor of Florida’s awarding winning Sarasota Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Islands Magazine. Her work has also appeared in Travel and Leisure, Family Circle, Spa Magazine, Cruising World, and Sailing World.


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