Photograph by Ira Block
See How the Phoenix Islands Have Bounced Back From a Rare Bleaching Disaster
Scattered about the world's largest ocean, the legendary islands of the South Pacific are a wonder to travelers, full of beautiful sights and fascinating cultures.
The island nation embraces both age-old tradition and modern values. Now democracy is astir in the South Pacific's last monarchy.
2014 Traveler Photo Contest
Submit your best shots for a chance to be featured in our weekly galleries and to win a grand prize trip for two to Alaska.