Caleb Jones Associated Press Published 10:08 PM EDT May 24, 2019 Kailua, Hawaii – In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. beaches. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting the list under the alias “Dr. Beach” since 1991. Leatherman uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, with the most important categories being water cleanliness, safety and management of the beach environment and its facilities. Leatherman uses data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grade the beaches on water quality and has been to all the beaches on his list. Beaches in Hawaii are consistently ranked high, sometimes at the top of his list. “I love Waikiki Beach. … [Read more...] about ‘Dr. Beach’ reveals top 10 best beaches in the U.S.
10 best beaches in the world
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (May 13, 2019): Top 10 most beautiful hotel beaches in the world. If you love the beach as much as I do, this article is for you. I’ve traveled extensively around the world, always on the lookout for the best beach hotels, and today I share with you my 10 favorite ultraluxe resorts that wow-ed me because of their mind-blowingly beautiful beaches. If it’s white sand, clear waters and indulgent luxury that you’re hankering for, look no further than these spectacular hotels, since they are located on some of the world’s most idyllic beaches whose natural beauty will knock you off your feet. Not all of these beaches are private, but most of these resorts are so isolated that you won’t find another soul on the beach besides your fellow hotel guests. There is more information (with reviews & Youtube clips) below the slideshow. Think I missed one? Share your favorite hotel … [Read more...] about Top 10 most beautiful hotel beaches in the world
By Nina Hobson on Mar 22, 2019 in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Featured, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Oceania, Regions, Sweden, Switzerland, Western Europe [social_warfare]Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a row, Finland has been crowned the happiest nation on the planet. Using data collected over the previous three years by independent poll group Gallup, the UN report ranks countries on “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be” based on income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support, generosity and perceptions of corruption. 2019 World Happiness Report top ten 1. Finland Despite not having the highest GDP of the Nordic countries, Finland tops … [Read more...] about Top 10 happiest countries in the world
Dorset’s Bournemouth Beach has been crowned the best beach in the UK at this year’s TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. The popular golden sandy beach, which is heaving with tourists come summer, was also awarded the title of the sixth best beach in Europe and the twentieth best beach in the world by the travel review site. Luskentyre on Scotland’s Isle of Harris was named the second best beach in the UK while St. Brelade’s Bay Beach in Jersey came in third. The winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months, and the awards also highlighted the best beaches in Europe and the world. Spain’s La Concha Beach took out the title for best beach in Europe, followed by the deep azure waters of Spiaggia dei Conigli in Sicily and Falesia Beach in Portugal. Brazil can now claim it has the best beach in the world after Baia do Sancho was … [Read more...] about UK beach named one of the best in the world by TripAdvisor
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (January 28, 2019): Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Winter is almost halfway in the Northern Hemisphere, and the freezing temperatures and grey skies make most of us longing for a hideaway on a magnificent beach. But is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches? Of course not, as preferences will differ from traveler to traveler, based on amenities, accessibility, swimming & water sports options, safety, sense of place, relaxation, and scenery. Nevertheless, being well-traveled and having put my feet in the sand of numerous beaches around the globe, I hereby present you my list of the 10 most spectacular beaches in the world. From coral to sandy and long to enclosed, it should come as no surprise that most of these beaches are located in the world’s best beach destinations. Unfortunately, these beaches are no secret (anymore) and you … [Read more...] about Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world