More than tropical temperatures and colorful flowers, the Pacific Islands are where battles raged, and cultures continue to flourish. Today, visitors have the opportunity to hear personal accounts of war survival. Also, witness artistry of indigenous peoples, or even feel the cold rush of rain (or lava!)
Decorated in white sand, verdant jungles, and colorful coral reefs, the national parks of the Pacific Islands are all ripe for exploration this time of year. Read on to learn our editors’ picks for the Best National Parks of the Pacific:
Spring has arrived and there is no better way to welcome the season than with some DIY crafts. Not only does crafting provide an opportunity for family bonding, but it …
A refreshing dip in the water is sure to deliver relief from the scorching summer heat. However, if you haven’t yet had a chance to embark on your long-planned vacation to the beach, you’re not alone. In fact, most Americans don’t have the luxury of popping over to the ocean’s shore at a moment’s notice. In such instances, the swimming pool becomes the holy grail of summertime splendor and meaningful memories.
Don’t have a pool? Have no fear, water lovers of the world. There are more than 10.4 million residential pools and 309,000 public swimming pools in America [source: CDC]. It’s quite likely that there is a pool in the vicinity. So, grab your sunblock and a beach towel, because we’ve compiled 7 Family-Friendly Summer Pool Games that are sure to make a splash:
Boasting more than 1,000 miles of coastline, the Golden State is widely recognized for its world-renowned beaches and dramatic scenery. With terrain as diverse as the Sierra Nevada, the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley and the arid Mojave Desert, the unique geography of the state contributes its impressive and unrivaled landscape.
California is home to some of the tallest (Redwood), largest (Giant Sequoia) and oldest (bristlecone pine) trees in the country. It is also home to the highest (Mt. Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the 48 contiguous states. However, it is the state’s picturesque sunsets, seaside towns, eclectic population and breathtaking oceanfront views that make California also home to some of the world’s best beaches.
There isn’t much in the world that can rival the enjoyment brought forth from tasty food, good weather and great company. So, why not combine all three?
A picnic in the park is an inexpensive way to enjoy a romantic meal with your loved one in an outdoor setting. Alternatively, it can also serve as a fun outdoor activity with your family or friends. There’s no denying that a picnic in the park is a special treat, but a picnic in a NATIONAL park? Well, that’s an ADVENTURE!