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.
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Sun Group has set out to transform the entertainment and leisure industry so domestic tourists in Vietnam don’t have to fly abroad to experience world-class entertainment. We spoke to Dang Minh Truong – Chairman of Sun Group - about how they will continue to develop the attractions industry in Vietnam under the Sun World Entertainment brand. Mr. Dang Minh Truong – Chairman of Sun Group Sun World has a strong presence in many popular destinations in Vietnam. What makes these venues so special compared to other places of entertainment? Our biggest aim is offering world-class entertainment complexes that mean Vietnamese tourists don’t have to fly overseas to experience leading international parks. Since returning to Vietnam in 2007, Sun Group has worked continually towards creating world-class entertainment complexes. After more than a decade of growth, we have successfully developed and unveiled entertainment complexes under the brand Sun … [Read more...] about Having the most fun in the world while at home
When planning a vacation, travelers read, research, and process lots of information before making a final decision on a destination. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender travelers have to consider an additional layer: acceptance. In a world where it’s still illegal in many countries to be gay, LGBTQI persons consider safety factors at a whole different level than their straight counterparts. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best LGBTQI destinations for travelers to consider, and what sets them apart. Best LGBTQI-Friendly Destinations Factors for inclusion on this list include consideration for places that have an active gay community, destination marketing organizations that work to appeal to LGBTQI travelers, and, finally, countries that have passed marriage equality laws. While someone might not be traveling for a destination wedding, having a law on the books that recognizes a foundational human right of marriage is a telling sign that gay travelers are more … [Read more...] about The World’s 10 Best LGBTQI-Friendly Destinations
By: Christy Woodrow Canada is an awesome country for solo travel. Not only is the country safe, it’s easy to get around in, has diverse culture coast-to-coast, and has a lot to see and do for every type of traveler. However, Canada is also the second biggest country in the world, so picking a destination can be overwhelming. If you plan on traveling solo in Canada, here are the ten best places to start! Best Canadian Destinations for Solo Travelers Halifax, Nova Scotia A very walkable city, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and is known for its maritime and Scottish history. While you’re there, take a walk along the colorful waterfront, visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, go on a brewery tour (try Alexander Keith’s for something iconic), and go shopping on Spring Garden Road. If you’re in need of a nature fix while you’re in Halifax, then I highly recommend heading out to Advocate Harbour and the Bay of Fundy for a day. Read more: The Perfect … [Read more...] about The Best Canadian Destinations for Solo Travelers • Ordinary Traveler
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Abel Globe Staff December 06, 2018 BELFAST, Maine — With eiders and loons bobbing beside her on the bay, bald eagles above and seals below, Amy Grant recalled how the coast here used to be lined with the blood and guts of thousands of chickens and sardines.As she passed the now-closed canneries and processing plants, her rowboat drifted to a stop near the outfall of the Little River, where a proposed new factory would release an estimated 7.7 million gallons of waste water a day into the cleaned-up bay — 90 percent more than the small city now produces.The controversial proposal by a Norwegian company to build one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms in Belfast would be a boon to this cash-strapped city on Penobscot Bay, bringing in millions of dollars in property taxes and as many as 100 new jobs. Advertisement But the $500 … [Read more...] about A planned salmon farm, which would be among the world’s largest, raise hopes and fears in Maine