Enjoy the Bahamas with Adequate Sun ProtectionWritten by Fred Coolridge
Crystal clear turquoise waters, endless white sand beaches, perfect temperate weather- a vacation in Bahamas is heavenly. It is easy to wile away hours of day under hot Bahamas sun, reading a book or sipping a cocktail. Unfortunately, your dream vacation can be less than perfect if you do not take certain precautions while basking in sun.
The islands of Bahamas have earned their reputation as popular tourist destinations in large part due to weather. The islands have a temperate climate of 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout year, and sun is almost always shining. To enjoy your trip to Bahamas to fullest, it is wise to be aware of dangers of sun and protect yourself from its potentially dangerous ultra-violet rays.
Short of staying out of sun completely, best method of sun protection is to wear sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend that you wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 8, but an SPF 15 is generally thought to be ideal. Sunscreen should be applied liberally 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and should be reapplied throughout day. Different skin types will handle sun’s rays in varying degrees. Ensure yourself that SPF protection in your sunscreen will suffice by carefully assessing your skin and its needs. Be aware that sun’s rays are hottest between hours of 11 am and approximately 3 pm. During this time, it is wise to give your skin some time out of sun; perhaps you can take refuge under shady palm trees.
“Fly by Ferry” overnight from Ancona (Italy) to Stari Grad (island of Hvar, Croatia)Written by Viamare Travel Ltd. - Book a ferry tickets with www.viamare.com
Up sticks from your Umbrian villa and drive to Ancona, Italy’s largest Adriatic port and gateway to Croatia and Greece. Like Livorno, it’s a commercial port not famed for its beauty, but stroll uphill to see Old Town surrounding city’s Romanesque dome: it has a remarkable 16th-century fountain, a Roman amphitheatre and some wonderfully spooky Gothic architecture. Stop for lunch in Piazza Roma, a cobbled square lined with alfresco cafés and restaurants.
An overnight ferry from Ancona takes you to Stari Grad on Hvar, one of prettiest islands off Croatian coast. Stari Grad (literally “old town”), founded by Greeks in 385BC, is a treasure trove for archaeology buffs: remnants of old Greek city walls, Roman mosaic floors and a bathhouse.
The true beauty of Stari Grad is its Renaissance and Baroque architecture — a legacy of Venetian occupation in 16th and 17th centuries — and fragrant lavender and rosemary-smothered hills that border town, making it an antidote for stressed-out urbanites in search of lovely surroundings and safe beaches on which to unleash kids.