5 Island Nations You’ve Never Heard Of

Nothing says “escape” quite like an island in the middle of a vast ocean. Below are five island paradises you’ve probably never heard of, and whose inhabitants probably prefer it that way. With a little ingenuity you can find these places. But once you do, keep it to yourself.


Do I get a prize if I know 2 out of five? I know about Niue; I would be crazy not to! My host, as well as my former domain, is using Niue’s Internet country code. What a way to know about an island nation, right?

I know about Dominica from Globe Trekker/Pilot Guides Eastern Caribbean episode with Justine Shapiro. That and I’m maintaining this Caribbean travel blog.

Fodor also gives us the 8 Essential Web Sites for Travelers:

For every problem or question there’s a Web site with good solutions or answers. But it’s not always easy to find the very best sites amongst the internet’s overflowing cornucopia of wacky wonderfulness. Below are the sites that we think provide up-to-date and in-depth, truly useful — and somewhat unusual — tools for travelers.


Seatguru and are personal favorites. I open’s website almost everyday. Most helpful when checking prices of the gazillion things I order online in the local currency. Seatguru on the otherhand, helped me pick the best seats when I check in.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. Wow, I could never think that there are still unknown places here in the world, well, not maybe unknown but unheard. This places are awesome.

  2. Wei says:

    Don’t forget Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum! It’s a lifesaver sometimes.

  3. eric says:

    saan yang nuie na yan ahaha

    naalala ko dati ang bf ng friend ko british navy naka assign daw sa “diego garcia island” hahaha san kaya yun. LOL

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: