A personal essay by Pamela Blevins about the spiritual island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides on the western coast of Scotland.Read More
Take a tour of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, in the company and sound of indie rockers Hey Rosetta. The band hail from the province and, as you can see in the video directed by Mark Bennett, it's an incredibly beautiful place.
Fogo also boasts a thriving arts scene and is home to Fogo Island Arts, an organisation which offers international residencies for artists from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on the island.
Donald S Murray introduces his new book The Dark Stuff and shares a new poem.Read More
Join Chris Griffiths on an irreverent tour of New Zealand's Stewart Island, a place rich in natural beauty and a magnet for life's more eccentric souls.Read More
The stunning peaks of The Lofoten Islands in Norway are the focus of a short film by Michael Fletcher, who captured their rugged glory by drone throughout the midnattssol, or midnight sun.
This natural phenomenon takes place over several weeks in the summer, when the sun appears to never go below the horizon. The Earth's axis is angled sunward towards the north Arctic, creating a magical effect of a combined sunset and sunrise.
View more films of majestic landscapes on the National Geographic Short Film Showcase channel.
Karen Lloyd reviews the new book by Miriam Darlington.Read More
A micro-photo story by Summer Edward, a Caribbean-American writer from Trinidad.Read More
The most audacious and objectionable project in the history of Dubai has to be The World. An artificial archipelago created from millions of cubic meters of dredged sand, it was intended to be an exclusive chain of atolls for the pleasure of the global super rich, but the project hit the buffers after the financial crash. Plans are now gaining momentum for the renewal of the island fantasy and their fruition looks to be just as, if not more, horrible than first envisioned. Read on, if you dare, in this long read on the Guardian website.
Climate change is sinking its teeth into Ocracoke Island off North Carolina, writes Leslie Siddeley.Read More
What does nothing look like? That's the question explored by photographer Murray Fredericks in his Greenland series. Featured in The National Geographic, each of his works offer a distinctive answer by capturing the immense, sublime and varied emptiness of the Arctic country.
Visit OĀZE, a virtual haven that blends aural art, visual art and fictional storytelling into one.Read More
Exhibition at London's arebyte Gallery explores the interpretations and contradictions that islands summon in our minds.Read More
We came across this joyous short film via the ever-inspirational Smith Journal. It follows a few days in the life of Tanya, a hut warden in South Island, New Zealand, who loves all things outdoors. When not guiding tourists through the forest, she spends much of her time cleaning, maintaining a rat trap and having fun, all of which looks and sounds pretty good to us.