Cork. Sitting proudly on an island in the middle of the River Lee, Cork is a bustling collection of cool coffee shops, vibrant art galleries, unusual museums, and seriously good pubs. Despite being a city, there’s a decided towny feel here – life is laidback, nothing is too much hassle. Pleasantly compact, friendly, and with a wry sense of humor, Cork does things its own way whether it’s jazz festivals or craft beers.

St. Barthélemy Island