Hawaii’s Top Ten Sun-In-The-Fun BeachesWritten by Donna Monday
# 10) Waikiki Beach – One of Hawaii’s most popular beaches, Waikiki attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Two miles of sun-drenched beach on Oahu’s coastline offers memorable vistas and great people watching. Explore Diamond Head Crater, or get your feet wet in warm waters. The more adventurous can take surfing lessons from “beachboys”, a local surfing group.
# 9) Honaunau Bay – Honaunau Bay is a true diverse paradise. The “Place of Refuge” attracts scuba divers from around world. They come to experience its colorful coral reefs, several species of exotic fish, and an underwater environment that is truly out of this world.
# 8) Kaanapali Beach – Located on island of Maui, Kaanapali Beach is home to many of Hawaii’s most exclusive resorts. Come and be spoiled with your own personal Beach Butler. Lay in sun and sip daiquiris or mineral water while you work on your tan. Afterwards, indulge in a lomi lomi massage (noted for its spiritual and healing effects). This is ideal beach getaway if you’re looking for some constant pampering.
# 7) Kauna’oa Beach – Your best access to this very private beach is as a guest at famed Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The swanky resort restricts public access to this clean and beautiful beach, so you may want to enjoy a delicious meal in one of its five restaurants, then casually mosie on over to enjoy beach’s pristine serenity.
# 6) Poipu Beach – Poipu Beach is a little slice of tranquil heaven located on southern tip of Kauai. Famous for its calm waters, water in bay never gets deeper than 3 feet. Poipu is popular among families with small children, and boasts well-maintained picnic areas, covered pavilions and shower/bathroom facilities.
Travel to Nova Scotia: Canada's New EnglandWritten by Phillip Townsend
If you're on a budget, tired of crowded beaches and packed hotels, love seafood, and have a 19th-century mindset, then Nova Scotia is for you.
Think New England, and vivid images come to mind: of lighthouses and fishing boats, charming coastal towns, lobster and crab, Victorian homes and rich history. It has always been an intriguing region, steeped in truth and in fiction by novels of Stephen King. If you like New England, you'll love Nova Scotia, Canada's second smallest province.
Find Nova Scotia on a map — in North Atlantic, east of state of Maine — and "vacation hotspot" won't be first thing that comes to mind. But don't let Nova Scotia's northern location fool. Summertime is comfortable and winters are milder and less snowy than in many northern states. Situated just two hours from New York City or Boston, Nova Scotia feels a world away...as if you've stepped back in time. Largely underdeveloped and rich in natural beauty, history and culture, this hidden has a lot to offer: pristine beaches, resort, spas, B&Bs and country inns, rustic lodges, world-class golf and whale watching.
Just picture England, Ireland or Scotland 100 years ago, and you get a idea of what Nova Scotia is like. Almost an island, it is best known for its picturesque coastline, sleepy fishing villages and friendly people. The province's gem is Cape Breton Island, an area deeply steeped in Scottish heritage. The island's breathtaking Cape Breton Highlands National Parkand Bras d'Or Lake (pronounced "bra door") are popular with Canadian and foreign travelers alike.