#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 Aykate: What is your favorite island and why?

  • TravelsceneUSA: Australia. Not many islands can also boast to being a continent. Impressive
  • simoncrerar: Favorite little island is Wilson on the Great Barrier Reef, stunning coral cay with only six luxury tents, amazing snorkelling
  • lynnerosie: Top of the bucket list for islands, has to be Samoa ~ sheer unspoilt beauty and the people are sooo lovely
  • cabanbury: Camiguin, Philippines. My second home & my escape. White sand, blue water & palm trees
  • MalloryOnTravel: 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 ivanhenares: Which island has the best beaches?

  • TheTravelRoom: Sipadan, off Borneo, gets our vote
  • Jobtrekker: Turks and Caicos Islands
  • chippy2u: Australia has some of THE most amazing beaches – mind u, we have a LOT to choose from!!
  • our_oyster: Mauritus! it has got such beautiful long beaches! and the sea was really warm
  • HeadRedVenture: Loved Zanzibar’s beach because it was so unique – Islamic architecture views, wooden boats on the water, great sunsets
  • IavraVillaAssoc: Sri Lanka has fantastic beaches… Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Trincomalee…. who can resist exotic names like that?

Q3 via robertkcole: What is your favorite island food? (Not available at home)

  • hiptraveler: Balinese food
  • katyabroad: I love the Carribbean flavours of fried plantain and tropical curries
  • SuuperG: My very UNsophisticated answer is Sticky Rice from Hawaii…I have NOT found anyone who can make it so tasty and sticky here
  • MiddleSeatView: I love eating fresh seafood – adjust your meal based on what came off the boat that morning
  • wanderingzito: Does a Pina Colada in a hammock count as a favorite island food?
  • travel_edits: The delicious fig and orange jam from Korcula, Croatia, mmmm

Q4 via AnilaBabla: What’s your favorite island-related film or book?

  • MelissaColo: Castaway – “WILSON!”
    DisarmDoors: Book: The Beach. Film: Blue Lagoon
  • TravelsceneUSA: Did anyone mention Lord of the Rings yet? Did wonders for NZ tourism
  • joapet: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Of course! Pirates ahoy! 
  • jeanwethmar1: Eat Pray Love… India, Italy & Bali.. what a combo
  • AuthenticCoast: Fave island book. Alistair MacLeod, “No Great Mischief” set in Cape Breton Island

Q5 via Boz23: Any exciting island adventure(s) to share?

  • Inga_Ros: Rescuing puffin babies at night time at the Westman Islands in Iceland and releasing them later out to shore
  • Xplore724: Sailing around the Caribbean for years was an epic decade long dadventure!
  • StayAdventurous: Sailing the Greek Islands. The trip changed my life… for the better
  • ACarlton: Swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. They literally were running into you, so much fun
  • redhunttravel: Watching a volcano explode on Tanna Island, Vanuatu = pretty exciting
  • worldswaiting: Swimming with Whale sharks & a naughty Tiger shark in Australia
  • traveldudes: 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, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!

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

© Connie Hum 2011

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