Monday, January 28, 2013

Visit West Palm Beach Florida

Just across the Lake Worth Lagoon from Palm Beach sits the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, a 55 square mile city with a population in excess of 82,000 situated on the Intercoastal Waterway.
Staying in West Palm Beach puts you right in the middle of things but costs less than staying in Palm Beach. You are right next door to Palm Beach with it's luxurious resorts and beaches, minutes from Boca Raton and just over a one and one half hour drive north of Miami Beach.
Stay at the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, (561) 833-1234, or the Crowne Plaza West Palm Beach Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, (561) 689-6400 (Note: At this time the Crown Plaza is closed due to damage from Hurricane Frances, but will be reopening soon.), or the Courtyard By Marriott West Palm Beach, 600 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407, (561) 640-9000, or the Hilton Palm Beach Airport (A 100% non smoking hotel.), 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, (561) 684-9400, or the Radisson Hotel Palm Beach Airport, 1808 S. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, (561) 689-6888. There are also a large number of even less expensive hotels in and around the city.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Finding the Beach of Your Vacation Dreams

Beachin' It
A white sandy beach on a Caribbean island? A rocky beach in Nova Scotia? A glacial beach in Scandinavia? Or perhaps a cave-littered beach in France? Beaches are things of the imagination, and they don't disappoint. To each dream, there is a beach to match.
Given that the planet is two-thirds water and the land masses within it total 217,490 miles (350,016 Kilometers) of coastline, and that there are beaches from South Africa to England, Australia to Croatia (there are even 9 beaches in Antarctica!), it is safe to say that there is a beach somewhere in this world for everyone. There's a beach for you!
When the word "beach" is spoken, most people think warm, sunny, palm trees and fruity cocktails, a beach ball, a swimsuit and hours of leisure, maybe a nap in a hammock in the shade as the afternoon grows hot. But beaches take many forms, from white or pink sand to pebbles and even volcanic ash. They are home to a litany of sea creatures, on shore (crabs and birds, for instance) and in the water (fish and corals), and they come in two general categories, "developed", Miami Beach, for instance, and "wild" like some of the beaches in the Galapagos archipelago.
Planning a beach holiday can be mind-boggling because of the huge array of options. A smart place to start is to decide how far you want to travel and what type of beach you want to visit, plus how long you plan to spend there. A long weekend at a tropical beach, such as Baby Beach on Aruba, takes a quick plan, not a lot of packing, and doesn't necessarily involve a lot of side trips, just three days of R&R with rejuvenation as the result! But a week at Surfer's Paradise Beach in Queensland, Australia, probably means sight-seeing in the area and a completely different type of vacation experience.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fascinating South Indian Beaches

Beaches are a fascinating and treasured holiday destination in South India. South India coastlines consist of several beaches dotted with palm and coconut groves. Embraced by the lush green lands and sandy beaches with blue water, South India attracts thousands of adventure and fun lovers from far and wide.
Beaches of Kerala: Kerala is blessed with immense natural beauty. With the western ghat on its east and arabian sea on the west, Kerala is the much preferred haunt of adventure lovers. Gold and silver Kerala beaches along with pleasant weather makes it most pleasing to its travelers. Palm and coconut dotted tranquil Kerala beaches are one of the most preferred honeymoon location in india. Some of most fascinating beaches here are:
  • Alappuzha Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Poovar Beach
  • Beypore Beach
  • Marari Beach
  • Bekal Beach
Beaches of Tamilnadu: Tamilnadu is a land of culture and has lot more to offer in the form of blue beaches. Tranquility and serenity of Tamilnadu beaches allure visitors for experiencing a majestic holiday in Tamilnadu. Tamiilnadu beaches are ideal for sunbathing and swimming day and night. Vacationers can also watch dolphins frolicking in the waters. Some of most fascinating beaches here are:
  • Marina Beach
  • Mahabalipuram Beach
  • Kanyakumari Beach
  • Covilong Beach
  • Rameshwaram Beach