Isom wanted a place that you could get back into nature, where twins Olivia and Hannah weren't talking on their cell phones.
He found the perfect destination on Guana Island, so named because it's shaped like an iguana's head. One among the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbeans, the island more than lived up to its promotional photographs.
In many ways, the Isoms enjoyed the island like they were castaways, but equipped with the luxuries of civilization. The unusual degree of solitude on Guana Island is that it's privately-owned by owners who intent on conserving all its plants, animals and birds.
(To read the rest of the story, check out the Sept. 22 edition of The Graham Leader.)
Stout iguanas, one of the most endangered species in the world, roam freely, munching on flower petals and fruit on Guana Island. Photographer Brent Isom and his family enjoyed a vacation to this unusual privately-owned island where conservation is valued over profits from tourism. ((Photo courtesy of Brent Isom))