Not a NYC beach… ( ) American Samoa
Yesterday I wrote about how
on Memorial Day Weekend. beaches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware would be opening
This sounded like great news. However, in New York the openings applied to state beaches. The opening of local beaches were up to the local governments as long as they could follow the state’s rules.
Continue reading Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend
, we spent a few days on American Samoa. our 5 week trip to the Pacific
While on this far away US territory it rained quite a bit but we still wanted to check out a beach with an interesting name.
We set out for Two Dollar Beach during our last day.
Continue reading Why Does Two Dollar Beach On American Samoa Have A $5 Entry Fee?
A beautiful Thai island is being closed to tourists “
before it gets ruined forever,” according to TIME.com.
What could possibly be ruining the island? Tourists!
Continue reading Thai Island Being Closed To Save It From…
image from ABC News video
I’ve written about small airplanes making emergency landings a few times in 2014. During these landings, luckily nobody was seriously injured and they made for great stories.
I just came across a story from Sarasota County, Florida about a plane that was making an emergency landing on a beach. This time, unlike the other times, the landing had a sad and tragic ending.
Continue reading Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach
photo from our trip to Berlin @ DDR Museum
I came across
Expedia’s Flip Flop Report in an article from CNBC recently .
According to Expedia, the report is “ an annual study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.”
In the article (and report) I learned that Germany has won another title this summer. Continue reading Germany Wins the World Title For… Nudity
screen capture from video
I came across a pretty crazy story while skimming through the news on Yahoo.
According to GrindTV, a sunbather on a small German island came extremely close to being hit by a small plane. The plane was landing at an air field nearby. Luckily everyone is OK (besides some damage to the fence on the beach) but there is footage to show just how lucky the beachgoer is.
This close call took place on the island of Dune in the Heligoland archipelago. The airport on the island has three short runways, the shortest being just 846 feet.
Landings and takeoffs are said to be demanding and require experience.
Continue reading Close Call: Plane Almost Hits Sunbather