SANTIAGO, CAPE VERDE
Bonita Francis | @bonita_mango89
These volcanic African islands are some of the most beautiful. Tarrafal Beach (pictured) is home to the island’s tallest point, Monte Graciosa. Bonita matches the island’s colorful aesthetic with her bright yellow swimsuit.
LHAVIYANI ATOLL, MALDIVES
Nicole Pouget | @thaisisanywherebuthere
To occupy any atoll in the Maldives is like having your own slice of paradise. Nicole knows how to get the most out of her time there with snacks, a fresh coconut, and a good book.
PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Danielle | @experiencesw.danielle
The Turks and Caicos Islands have long been a huge tourist destination, and for good reason – just look at that water! Danielle does it right, with budgeting tips and even where to book your own clear kayak photoshoot.
PHI PHI ISLANDS, THAILAND
PJ & Porsh | @sweetmelaninx2
The Ko Phi Phi Archipelago is made up of six small islands off of the Thailand coast. Locals and tourists like PJ & Porsh often travel in long-tail boats, pictured here.
SAMANÁ, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Hopeless Wanderer | @layoyoun
Samaná is a gorgeous province with a hostile history of Spanish colonization. Made up primarily of mountains and beautiful white sands, it’s well worth the journey to walk alongside this tree-laden shore.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Liz Kayla | @livingitupwithlyz
San Juan is Puerto Rico’s busiest port, and houses its tourism center among other key facilities. It’s covered in historical buildings, including an old executive mansion, several defensive forts, and various ruins. Lyz is seen here enjoying the view by an old turret.
Myisha Liu | @myisha_michelle
Santorini’s vertical build boasts a view of the Aegean Sea from every step. Most buildings are made of white stone (or painted white) giving it a unique and gorgeous glow seen from the sea and neighboring islands. Myisha understood the assignment with her white ensemble and matching toes.
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Kayra Raecke is a proud brown queer Los Angeles-born neurodivergent with a predilection for syntax, mild cat obsession, and a collection of odd hobbies.