We spend our lives seeking them out, and sometimes, never leave…
Home to other worlds, above and below, they are filled with risk, discomfort and consequence…
But also, joy, opportunity and celebration…
And ultimately, immeasurable reward.
Issue 31 explores the pleasures and perils of islands around the world, and is on sale now (and makes the perfect Christmas gift for the surfer in your life…).
Inside, you’ll find 164 pages of untold island-inspired stories centered around surf, travel, adventure and creativity, accompanied by incredible photography.
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The Pleasures & Perils of Islands | A Special Edition White Horses is a beautifully crafted quarterly publication about surf, ocean, creativity and adventure, delivering a worthy alternative to existing surf mags.
When you think about the most beautiful places on earth, images of pristine white sand beaches on remote tropical islands often come to mind. And while there are plenty of spectacular beaches on this list of the world’s most beautiful islands, there are other, more unexpected draws as well.
Historically, paradise on earth has cost the earth: Persian emperors constructed opulent private gardens (pairidaēza – from which the word ‘paradise’ originates), European nobles built lavish Renaissance mansions deemed divine and, more recently, exclusive luxury resorts promise holidaymakers ‘a slice of paradise’. But does paradise have to be synonymous with extravagance? We don’t think so. Here, a selection of Lonely Planet staff share their stories of earthly paradise found on the cheap, proving serenity is found just as often in more humble surroundings.