Rock Islands, The Republic of Palau
We first visited these islands in May of 2008—remember the terrible typhoon that hit Burma that month? We were stranded on these islands during that terrible storm but lived to tell about it. Afterward, we flew over the islands and took some of the most amazing photographs as seen here. We fell in love with Palau and have been here since November. This particular set of islands in the photograph are called Seventy Islands and are a protected marine sanctuary.