Author Archive for: Quien Graves

Taking Beach Photos in the US Virgin Islands

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Jun 19, 2013
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Taking Beach Photos in the US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are comprised of three main islands and the multitude of surrounding minor islands. With the numerous beaches on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, it is possible to take a wide variety of beautiful beach photos. Island Architecture All of the main islands are dotted with luxury resorts constructed in several architectural styles. Most are so close to the beaches, it’s possible to take photos that include a stretch of sparkling sand beside a classic, Medite...

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Maui’s Very Own “Road to Hana” Hamoa Beach – Top Beaches in Maui

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Jun 19, 2013
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Maui’s Very Own “Road to Hana” Hamoa Beach – Top Beaches in Maui

Located just off Haneo'o Road in Hana on the western shore of Maui and cradled within a volcanic crater surrounded by jutting cliffs, lies a stretch of beach made up of lava and coral sands.  Traveling to this exotic beauty is not for the faint of heart however.  There is only one-way to reach Hamoa Beach, and that is the treacherous road (but absolutely beautiful scenic drive) known as the “Road to Hana.” With drop-offs of up to 1,000 feet and over fifty br...

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Beach Reviews: Acapulco, Mexico for Sun and Fun

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Jun 19, 2013
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Beach Reviews: Acapulco, Mexico for Sun and Fun

With nearly two dozen beaches in and around Acapulco, it can be difficult to decide which beach location to review. These beach reviews are organized according to activities that might be of interest to a variety of visitors. Many others might also suit specific needs.

Family Friendly

Calm waters, fewer crowds, and idyllic swimming can be found at Playa Puerto Marques and Playa Majahu...

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Travel Tips: Finding Good Deals for Caribbean All Inclusive Beach Vacations

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Jun 15, 2013
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Travel Tips:  Finding Good Deals for Caribbean All Inclusive Beach Vacations

When looking for a deal on Caribbean beach vacations, one of the best travel tips is to find an all-inclusive resort that alleviates the need to budget separately for hotels, food, activities, and possibly even rental cars. These resorts are among the best Caribbean All Inclusive Beach vacation choices for a variety of reasons.

1) Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Cancun

Perfect for an a...

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Best Beaches in the Caribbean: Magens Bay, St Thomas – Virgin Islands

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Jun 15, 2013
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Best Beaches in the Caribbean: Magens Bay, St Thomas – Virgin Islands

Located less than ten minutes away from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas’ biggest town, azure skies, teal waters, lush emerald green vegetation, and sparkling white sands have all joined together to create a one of a kind paradise for you. One of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Magens Bay in St. Thomas is truly a magical beach destination which you will never forget. With warm waters that are calm, Magens Bay is the perfect place for photographs, families, couple...

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Taking Beach Videos at some of the Best Secret Beaches in the World

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Jun 15, 2013
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Taking Beach Videos at some of the Best Secret Beaches in the World

While you may not be able to find a beach, “where no man has gone before,” you can find beaches that not too many people know about. One of the great things about those “secret” beaches is that they are the best places to take unique beach videos.

  • Muriwai Beach in New Zealand—While tourists and those who are not “in the know” flock to Phia Beach located in Auckland, those who know, will tell you i...

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Best Beaches in Florida for Swimming, Sailing, and Nightlife

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Jun 12, 2013
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Best Beaches in Florida for Swimming, Sailing, and Nightlife

Close your eyes and drift. Wait! Don’t close your eyes yet, wait until you have picked out the perfect place to relax on the turquoise waters as the wind carries you along on a magical sailing adventure. Feel cool ocean waters against your sun-baked skin as you splash and play in nature’s swimming pool. Lie on the pristine sand and relax. Rest all you can because when the sun turns in for the evening, your fun is just beginning at some of the hottest spots for...

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One of Hawaii’s Top Beaches on Oahu: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

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Jun 12, 2013
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One of Hawaii’s Top Beaches on Oahu: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park is located on southeast Oahu, and is one of the top beaches on the Island.  Less “touristy” than some of the other beaches on the island, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park offers unmatched extreme beauty with a relaxed atmosphere. The current is very strong and offers the perfect spots for body surfing and body boarding. Strong waves and turquoise waters make this beach a unique and magnificent place to learn how to surf as well. While this be...

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Travel Reviews You Can Actually Use

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Jun 4, 2013
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Travel Reviews You Can Actually Use

Travel Reviews can come from many places. Experts review and expound on everything from the fluffiness of a towel to presentation of dish in the local eateries. Travel reviews can come from local people who sometimes over glamorize certain facets of what traveling to their locality can provide; however, oftentimes, just as you and I might do if we are detailing what is special about our own little part of the world, an incredible view or photo opportunity could be...

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Travel Tips for Perfect Trips – Really!

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Jun 4, 2013
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Travel Tips for Perfect Trips – Really!

Ok, ok, no trip is perfect, but with the following travel tips, you would be surprised at just how close to perfection you can come! There are the usual suspects such as confirming reservations, making sure your passport is up to date if needed for your beach vacation destination, and of course double-checking to make sure you turned the coffee pot off before you leave. However, here are some travel tips that can really make a difference in the quality of your nex...

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