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Kleon Howe

Howe spent a year exploring these islands aboard a 44-foot sailboat, and he goes back for two weeks annually. He knows not only which overwater bungalows at which resorts are the most secluded, with the most panoramic views but also the best dive locations, black pearl farms, charter yachts, deep-sea-fishing-boat captains, and B&Bs for the budget-minded (minimum price per day for two people: Cook Islands, $680; French Polynesia, $825).