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North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like

North Brother Island has a long history that's checkered with disease, death, and decay.
North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like

North Brother Island has a long history that's checkered with disease, death, and decay.
Lance Cpl. Chris Pedroza, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the "China Marines," firing an M240G medium machine gun during low-light live-fire machine-gun training at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam on March 11.

US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

US Marines are dusting off the island-hopping strategy they used in the Pacific during World War II as they prepare for a high-end fight.
The Holmene project hopes to bring techies to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen wants to build 9 artificial islands to house ‘the European Silicon Valley.’ Take a look at the plan.

The Danish government is moving forward with a plan to build nine artificial islands on the coast of Copenhagen.

China just took over radio frequencies left behind by Australia — and it shows Beijing is winning over the Pacific

Western countries, including the US and Australia, keep leaving a vacuum for China to fill. Now, China has taken over nearly 10 airwaves that previously carried ABC broadcasts into the Pacific as it expands its soft power into the region.
A general view of the financial district of Makati on May 8, 2013 in Manila, Philippines.

10 surprising things you didn’t know about the Philippines

There is much more beyond the beaches and crystal-clear water that make the Philippines a top tourist destination. Here are 10 surprising facts.
North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like

North Brother Island has a long history that's checkered with disease, death, and decay.

The best Caribbean island for every type of traveler

Whether you're looking for the Caribbean's best diving, food, budgets, or romantic getaways, we've got the right island for you.

The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

We've ranked the top 25 Caribbean islands based on their accessibility, diversity of activities, hotel-room costs, and amount of coastline.