Top 10 Island Beaches for Secluded Getaways
It'll take two or three (or more) flights to get here, but the trip will be worth it. These are Condé Nast Traveler readers' favorite far-flung island beaches from the Readers' Choice Awards 2014.
[Photo] US Navy pilot Lt Wilson R. Bartlett of cruiser Chester returning from observation flight to Taroa, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1942; note bomb damage in background and wingtips of his SOC Seagull aircraft
[Photo] US Navy pilot Lt Wilson R. Bartlett of cruiser Chester returning from observation flight to Taroa, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1942; note bomb damage in background and wingtips of his SOC Seagull aircraft | World War II Database
Shipwreck of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) in Bikini Atoll | World Wars
Photographs of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) shipwreck in Bikini Atoll. She was an Lexington-class American Aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1927..
Nuclear Craters on the Marshall Islands | Michael John Grist / Mike Grist
The impact is immediate and massive. In a second the fireball of flame, earth and smoke spreads almost four and half miles wide, engulfing everything within its path, visible over 250 miles away. After one minute the atomic mushroom cloud reaches 47,000 feet high and 7 miles wide. After 10 minutes it reached 40km high, expanding at more than 6 km per minute. 5 ships are destroyed, numerous islanders are poisoned by the nuclear fallout, a whole island is gouged out of existence as a crater…