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Vitamin Sea

Happiness is sinking  your bare feet deep into the soft powdery whites and letting the sand tickle your toes. If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed. Tell me where your favorite beach is and why.  

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The Exuma Cays from above

The Exuma Cays in the Bahamas boasts of flawless, foot-print free white beaches and sapphire-blue water everywhere, an exotic spread of 365 cays and islands just a few minutes off Nassau by plane. The Exuma Cays is divided into three major areas– the Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and the Exuma Cays. Seeing it from an...

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Culebra: An island hopper’s get-away

ABOUT 17 miles east of Puerto Rico is a famous strip of an island with beaches so pristine and white and waters so clear that it has become an island hopper’s must-stop in these parts of the Caribbean. A few months ago my travel buddy and I hopped on a small plane from the Isla...

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‘Flaming’ islands

   IT’S that time of the year once again in the Northern Mariana Islands when all you see while driving around the island are bare flame trees with nothing but twigs on them. Those leafless trees are just the onset of something wonderful. In a few weeks, red flaming flowers will blossom and replace the bleak...

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A hidden beach beyond a golf course

KINGFISHER Golf Links in Talafofo has always been one of my favorite destinations on island, but I had never ventured beyond the golf cart parking lot — until one afternoon some weeks back. My Chinese friend Emily invited me for a drive around the golf course to shoot photos. I was not that excited, envisioning familiar...

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The Grotto: Saipan’s sunken pool

 Any trip or stay on Saipan would never be complete without visiting the Grotto, a sunken pool of amazingly azure waters that is connected to the ocean by passages underwater. For divers, the Grotto is one of Saipan’s best spots but non-divers too can enjoy the spectacular views the place has to offer. Come with...

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Rota road trip

IF there is one place in the CNMI that provides the perfect location for driving around at your leisure and following all roads free from the thought that someone from behind will blow their horn, it is the island of Rota. This untouched gem in the Pacific, which carries loads of character and charm, is...

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Stopover on Tinian’s Overlook

THE first thing that you will think of when you land on Tinian is that there’s nothing in the small island that can entertain you. From above, the island is just a short stretch of trees and forests bounded by, dotted by a few dilapidated structures. Looking out from the plane window, the beaches and...

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Relaxing at Pau Pau beach

IF you are one of the beach bums who thinks that a day out is never complete without taking a dip in the warm waters of the sea, this beach is just the perfect place for you. PauPau beach, located right next to Palms Resort Saipan and across the now-closed La Fiesta Mall in the...

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Leisure time at the walkway

THIS long strip of walkway along the beach road beneath the shade of pine trees is one place residents pass by several times each day, and many have always taken this place for granted, but have you ever tried taking off a few minutes of your time to walk, jog bike or just spend some...