Earlier this week, we shared the news that the peaceful Caribbean island of Anguilla will soon be served by daily nonstop commercial flights from the United States for the first time.
But that lovely island will have some competition in the previously-hard-to-get-to-but-so-wonderful-to-visit islands category.
The other place that will now be much easier to discover is Dominica.
Once again, the daily nonstop flights come from American Airlines and go direct from Miami. They began flying a few times a week in December, but they'll start flying every day on April 5.
For those who've never heard of Dominica, it's a uniquely wild nation home to a primordial and well-preserved rainforest, the last remaining reservation for the Carib people, and two national parks.
One of Dominica's top adventures is inland: hiking to the island's boiling lake (a fumarole).
Dominica's beaches tend to be more rocky than sandy, but its waters are beloved by divers and they make for an excellent jumping-off point for whale- and dolphin-spotting excursions.
To reach Dominica, you used to have to find quick puddle-jumper flights on small aircraft or locate ferry service. But American's daily service from Miami, which takes three hours, opens up a whole new chapter for Dominica residents and tourists alike.