Curated by world-class island-broker Farhad Vlad, The World of Private Islands is a 220-page hardcover book that lies somewhere between traveler’s log coffee-table accessory and stinking rich shopper’s catalog. Learn that entire islands are actually quite affordable these days, with prices starting as low as $30,000 — which sounds pretty cheap, so maybe that’s referring to an old raft with some kelp and pirate bones on it, and not the price tag of Kauai. The wonders of nature, striking island castles and mega-property rentals are all detailed amidst 250 photographs and text in both English and German. The World of Private Islands book costs only $40 — total filthy excess and the overwhelming sense of failure sold separately.
The overwhelming sense of failure sold separately