Sydney’s Best Beaches – The Top 10 Spots for Sun, Surf, and Sand

Sydney’s Best Beaches – The Top 10 Spots for Sun, Surf, and Sand
With Sydney enjoying unseasonably warm weather, we’re getting a little more mileage out of our beach towels and togs. There are so many beautiful beaches in Sydney just waiting for you to enjoy the lingering sunshine. But where should you go? Here are the top 10 places I suggest visiting. Make sure you drop in before winter rears its chilly head! Beachgoers at Bondi [Image Source: Penreyes/Flickr] Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous. This means two things. It’s got fantastic waves, worthy...
April 22nd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beaches, best, Top 10, top-feature

Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat
... but there are times when the heat and humidity of Rio summertime can get a little overwhelming. And while the crashing waves of the city’s beaches provide a little respite from the sweltering heat, the waters tend to be so packed with other hot and bothered holiday makers that there’s scarcely any elbow room. At times like this, the best way to beat the extreme heat is to hop on a bus and head for quieter climes. With the tourist season now drawing to a close, it’s a good time...
February 20th, 2010 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Angra dos Reis, backpacker, beaches, boat trips, budget, camping, costa verde, guesthouses, hostels, Ilha Grande, Paraty

Summer at the Beaches in Buenos Aires

... in the city the Government of the City of Buenos Aires presents “Buenos Aires Playa” (Buenos Aires Beach), an oasis in the style of the beaches installed in Paris, Rome, Tokio, Berlín, Bruselles, Ámsterdam, Viena, and Prague. From January 8 to February 28, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm, visitors can enjoy an integral program of entertainment for the whole family: sand beaches with sunshades and beach chairs; cultural activities such as musical shows and book readings; water...
January 2nd, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, Buenos Aires, summer events

Catch the Ferry, Sights, and Openair Cinema at Waiheke

Take a short 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland to the beautiful island of Waiheke, located at the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, where you can spend a weekend sightseeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, vineyard & winery tours, and watching a film in the open air. Fuller Ferries make the most number of trips to and fro Waiheke, with roundtrip fares of $35/adult, $13/child 5-15 years old (with student I.D.), and $80 for a family pass (2 adults & up to 4 children or 1 adult and up...
December 27th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, farmland, ferry, forest, olive groves, openair cinema, vineyards, waiheke island

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)
While in Macau last week I was finally able to taste the delicious food of the infamous Fernando’s Restaurant on Hac Sa beach. Known as one of the best authentic Portuguese colonial restaurants in South East Asia, Fernando’s may be located in the far off Hac Sa on Coloane Island but it’s well worth the trip, especially if you’re only in Macau for a short time. There are English, Portuguese and Cantonese menus so that everyone can order easily, and there’s even a special photo menu to give...
December 17th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, Food & Beverage, Hotels & Places to Stay, live music, Macau, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping

Safety Tips and Tricks for Enjoying Sydney’s Beaches This Summer

Safety Tips and Tricks for Enjoying Sydney’s Beaches This Summer
The mercury’s starting to soar and a visit to Bondi or one of Sydney’s other iconic beaches is beginning to look like a tempting proposition. But before you seek out the sun, surf, and sand there are a few tips that visitors to the city’s beaches should remember. The strength of the Australian sun can surprise some tourists. Ensure you always wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30+. Higher SPFs are better though for maximum protection. If you plan to swim, make sure you wear a water-resistant...
November 29th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: advice, beaches, featuredarticle, safety, tips

Lamma Fun Day 2009: Sun, sand and sea!

Lamma Fun Day 2009: Sun, sand and sea!
It’s the 10th annual Lamma Fun Day this Sunday, 22 November from 10am to 10pm and everyone is invited to come and have some fun under the winter sun! This yearly event is a great one for the whole family as it’s filled with everything from live music, bargain bazaars, arts and crafts, games, beach volleyball, food and drinks, and so much more. Last year was the first time I ever got to experience Fun Day and I had a blast! There’s no entry so you can feel free to relax and enjoy the company,...
November 20th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beaches, charity event, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, live music, outdoor event

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand
Years ago when I first visited Ton Sai Beach in Thailand’s Krabi province, it was considered off the radar. Now, tourism has increased dramatically, and Ao Nang – once a quaint fishing village – is like a mini Ko San Road in Bangkok. The tsunami that wiped away beach bungalows at nearby Railay Beach in 2004 has led to the development of sprawling high-end resorts, but fortunately, Ton Sai Beach has retained much of its budget backpacker charm. Perhaps this is because the beach isn’t quite...
November 19th, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beaches, featuredarticle, snorkel, snorkeling, Thailand

Five things to do in Rio in the spring

... Expect to pay up to R$300, and to be up in the air fo anything between three and 15 minutes, depending on wind conditions. 3. Beach-hop. Rio’s beaches are famous the world over, and rightly so. From the tourist meccas of Copacabana and Ipanema to the little-visited sands of Grumari, there are all manner of beach options here. In spring the beaches are generally fairly quiet midweek, so take advantage of the opportunity to top up your tan with a little elbow room. Should you tire of the big...
September 18th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, christo redentor, corcovado, Family Friendly, jardim botanico, Outdoors & Recreation, pao de acucar, Restaurants & Bars, Rio de Janeiro, sugar loaf, temperatures

4 Wonderful Ways to Experience in Los Angeles in the Fall

I know. Many of you don’t actually believe there are seasons in Southern California, but you are so wrong. We have mountains, deserts, beaches, and–yes–also an eternal flower-filled Spring, which occurs even in Fall. Perhaps it won’t rain, but it does get crisp from Fall-ish weather or a blistering Santa Ana. Confused? Don’t be. This is the land of all things possible. San Bernardino National Forest 1. San Bernardino National Forest: this sprawling mountain playground...
September 11th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, desert, Events, fall, Family Friendly, Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Zoo, Mojave Desert, mountains, News, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, San Bernardino National Forest, Santa Monica

Rio ‘the world’s best gay holiday destination’?

... Lesbian Tourism Conference, to be held in Boston. In nominating the city, Trip Out’s team commented that ‘the bodies are hot, and the beaches are basically nightclubs with waves’. The site went on to enthuse about legendary gay and lesbian hotspots Le Boy and Le Girl, both in Copacabana, and recommended that gay travelers should head to the famous ‘gayborhood’ of Farme de Amoeda ‘Rio’s gayest street’ (their words, but they’re not far wrong)....
August 27th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Announcements, awards, beaches, bodies, Gay Rio, News, nightclubs

The Jewel of the Gulf Islands: Galiano

... be protected and kept as forests.  Its network of trails and shaded lanes make it a favorite among cyclists and hikers.  There are idyllic sandy beaches and in the water surrounding the island are prime dive sites for scuba diver, especially in winter when the water is the clearest.  The island has 150+ species of birds and many protected rare plants. The islanders respect and protect the islands fragile environment. Named after Spanish explorer Dionisio Galiano who sailed there in 1792, it’s...
July 29th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, camping, cycling, Family Friendly, fishing, hiking, island, kayaking, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, whale-watching

Roaming Away: Kauai, Value-Packed Paradise

... for a romantic interlude, as a family for an affordable and value-packed dream vacation. Paradise–and a bargain to boot. Bargain Kauai beaches. Every single beach is free, albeit some are more difficult to get to than others. There are beaches for surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, wading, picnicking, sunset viewing, romancing, and seasonal whale watching. On the north shore, two-mile, crescent-shaped Hanalei–named 2009’s best beach in America...
July 22nd, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodations, Attractions, Barack Obama, beaches, deals, Family Friendly, galleries, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, Hotels & Places to Stay, Kauai, kayaking, Outdoors & Recreation, Shopping, sightseeing, surfing, The Arts, Tours, value vacation, Waimea Canyon

Jumbo Squid Invading San Diego Beaches

... are being spotted on and off shore in San Diego! These aggressive 5-foot-long squid have been spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on the beaches. The jumbo flying squid can grow up to 100 pounds and swarm the divers. They are native to the deep waters off Mexico, where they have been known to attack humans and are nicknamed “red devils” for their rust-red coloring and mean streak. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oc65PHqWrc] The squid hunt in schools of up to 1,200 and...
July 21st, 2009 | The San Diego Guide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: beaches, News, San Diego News, squid

Gotta Do This: “Back to THE Beach – All American Summer” Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest

... out that Port St. Joe was a major port of the Gulf and everyone met here to draft the constitution for the state. “This region is so diverse. The beaches are different from one another as well as the cities and towns.” While the grand prize mentioned above is quite impressive, there are also opportunities to win weekly prizes as well.  photo credit: Close up Camera Lens, flickr, creative commons by Katie_photographer ...
July 15th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, Don't Miss This, Florida Panhandle, Gotta Do This, photography, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida

Animal-Rights Group Fights to Save Seals

Animal activists are renewing efforts to save the seals in San Diego’s La Jolla beach. The Animal Protection and Rescue League of San Diego has asked a Superior Court judge to bar La Jolla Seal Beachthe city from dispersing the seals from the Children’s Pool. They claim that banning the seals is illegal because of wildlife protection laws. The new lawsuit was filed after a similar federal lawsuit was dismissed last week. A state law requires San Diego to maintain Children’s Pool...
July 9th, 2009 | The San Diego Guide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, la jolla beach, la jolla seals, San Diego News

Side trips from Rio

... of Angra dos Reis. From here, ferries and fishing boats are on hand to ship visitors over to the jungle-clad island with its beautiful unspoiled beaches. Ferries are the cheapest way to arrive (R$6 weekdays, R$12 weekends and holidays) and depart from Angra at about 3pm. Leave yourself plenty of time to visit the cashpoint etc, as there are no cash machines on the island itself. If you miss the boat, don’t panic – fishing boats are plentiful but a little more expensive (around R$15 per...
June 25th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, colonial, Family Friendly, history, History & Information, islands, nature, Outdoors & Recreation, tourism

Muriwai: Home of Great Golf…and ‘gone’ Gannets!

Image Source: Own photo Gone gannets?  What strange sub species of these magnificent soaring seabirds are gone gannets?  The ones that aren’t there of course! Lesson One: It is important when visiting any sort of wildlife reserve to make sure the star attractions, in this case the Muriwai Gannets, are actually going to be home! Well they weren’t were they!  They had shot through, migrated I hear you say – to warmer climes and won’t be back for a few months.  But no worries;...
June 24th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, gannets, muriwai, Outdoors & Recreation

Tales from the Road: A Florida Destination Where Leaving Hungry Isn’t an Option

View Full Album If the beaches aren’t reason enough to visit the Beach of South Walton, there’s the restaurants. One of the things I find so fascinating on this 26-mile stretch of road is the choices of dining options. Diverse and unique as the 15 communities themselves, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something to please your palate as well as your wallet. You all ready know about Caliza in Alys Beach, Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse in Grayton Beach, Smiling Fish Cafe in Santa Rosa Beach...
June 22nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: beaches, culinary travel, Florida Panhandle, Restaurants & Bars, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues

Happy Father’s Day and First Day of Summer

Happy Father’s Day and First Day of Summer from, where else, but the beach.  Think about it, there’s really only one place where I’ll celebrate these two important days. Today, I’ll be back on the road heading home. Be sure to check Southern Byways later this evening when I discuss a certain destination along the Florida Panhandle that you will not leave hungry.   photo credit: personal photo ...
June 21st, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, Observances, Southern-Byways