Dream big, I always say. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have your own island. Come on, sure you have. You’ve probably caught one of those “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” or “HGTV” specials featuring this sort of thing, so why not add a little bit of whimsy to your coffee table with this book?

Editor Farhad Vladi showcases a variety of private islands in this compelling volume, featuring everything from Canadian lake isles to Pacific atolls. Within these chapters you will discover a world of islands replete with castles in addition to more contemporary vacation properties owned by celebrities like Johnny Depp and Richard Branson. Islands, however, are not just for the wealthy; for those working with a smaller budget, prices start at a perfectly reasonable $30,000 (sarcasm sign!) Lovers of nature and adventure seekers alike will be intrigued by the independence remote islands offer while more sociable types will appreciate the many beautiful resort isles. Available in hardcover – naturally – for $45 below.

The World of Private Islands (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian Edition): Farhad Vladi: 9783832795863: Amazon.com: Books.