Guam Travel Guide

Guam is a tropical paradise complete with coral reefs and powdery beaches teeming with underwater life. Since 1950, Guam has been a US territory and there are just two seasons: rainy (July to November) and dry (December to June). Don’t let the rain keep you away as the downpours are usually brief. This island is best known for its Chamorro culture, beaches, and historical sites stemming from both World War II and Spanish colonization. Read to find out all the fun things you can do in Guam.

Dumeng Bay

Dumeng Bay is a meniscus-shaped and narrow Bay along the Philippine Sea with the highest concentration of tourists. Along this bay, there is a wide range of entertainment facilities, shopping places, and high-end hotels. In this sea area, clear fish, slow water, and shallow waves abound, making it a great place for snorkeling. Beyond that, there are also many churches on this bay, including the popular Rainbow Church.

Crystal Church

If you are looking for a place to hold a romantic wedding, the Crystal Church in Guam is your best bet. Not only is Crystal Church the most famous crystal church in Guam, but it is also the best church. The church is so named because of its glass lining, white chairs, and white piano lining. The blue sea and sky are visible from every corner of the window of the church. It is located at the headland on the northern side of Du Meng Wan.

Underwater World

The Underwater World is an aquarium funded by Duty-Free Shop and Louis Vuitton. It was constructed and designed by a world-renowned company, a US Aquarium Team Inc. The ocean world is on the first and second floors and it displays diversified fauna and flora. The Sam Choy restaurant is on the third and fourth floors, and it offers international standard catering services to visitors. Inside this aquarium is a 122m long acrylic tunnel, which is Asia’s longest underwater tunnel. To simulate a real underwater world, the tunnel has colorful coral reefs and tropical fish, as well as the wrecks of sunken ships and fake planes. If you want to have a close encounter with the sea creatures, you can swim with feed sharks and turtles under the guidance of the aquarium’s divers.

St. Laguna Wedding Chapel

The St. Laguna Wedding Chapel is sometimes referred to as the “Church of the Sea”. The overall design element of this church is water, the interior and exterior base are pure water and also features iridescent glass, making the church look like a rainbow floating on water.

Greensboro, North Carolina Travel Guide

With its outer ring of city sprawl and aging brick buildings, Greensboro might not seem very attractive at first, but allow it to grow on you. This city is full of energy, a feeling of possibility and excitement created by an influx of travelers, which include immigrants, business people, and students from across the globe. This mix of native and new folks makes this unassuming city very diverse in virtually all aspects of daily life. Thanks to some colleagues of mine who own an Edmonton garbage bin rental company and recently visited Greensboro, here are the top must-see attractions in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Greensboro Science Center

North Carolina is one of the most science-oriented states in the U.S. thanks to the Research Triangle. Located a bit to the north of the city on Lawndale Drive, the Greensboro Science Center is the number one museum for science fans. Its emphasis is heavily on biology, so a huge collection of land and marine animals are hosted here, including blue poison dark frogs and Chilean tarantulas. You will also find SKYWILD, an adventure park and exhibits dedicated to health, dinosaurs, and weather.

North Carolina State Capitol

Dating back to the 17th century, the Capitol is a stylish building at the city’s heart. Although it doesn’t host the legislature again, the governor still works here. Today, a tour of the Capitol provides an imaginative peek into how the governance of the state functioned for more than 100 years. Also, it includes a reconstruction of what the State Library looked like in 1856.

Weatherspoon Art Museum

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is located within the premises of the state university. It is a cultural treasure that any visual arts lover would love to visit. Its doors first opened in 1941 and it features a huge collection of big-name artists’ modern works like Warhol, Calder, Bourgeois de Kooning, and Rauschenberg. Basically, the museum showcases the past century best America art. Also, the museum hosts a schedule of workshops and informative talks, so you can learn more about the artists and their works.

National Military Park

This revolutionary war revelation is a must-see for those interested in the War of American Independence. The national monument was built in commemoration of the Guilford Courthouse Battle which happened in 1781. Located just some miles north of the city’s downtown area, this park is more than a memorial. It is also home to about 2.5 miles of historic trails, and you can join tours to follow the flow and ebb of the battle.

Greenland Travel Guide

Although Greenland isn’t a cheap place to visit, only a few places combine such raw power of nature, such clarity of light, and such magnificent scenery. Vast swaths of unfenced and beautiful wilderness give travelers’ unique freedom to wander at will, whether by dogsled, by ski, or on foot. With almost no roads, transportation on this island is expensive, but splurging on boat rides and a helicopter is worth the money. Also, Greenland offers charmingly uncommercialized but world-beating opportunities for salmon fishing, rock climbing, and sea kayaking. Here are the top attractions in Greenland.

The Southern Fjords

For the less active, it is easy to put your head in the crocodile’s mouth by just cruising down one of Greenland’s southernmost fjords. Climbers rate the rock faces of peaks like The Baroness, Ulamertorsuaq (Uli), and Uiluit Qaaqa (Ketil) as among the finest challenges in the world. Most visits start from the delightful village of Nanortalik which features an old town area preserved as a picturesque living museum.

Ilulissat Kangerlua

Ilulissat Kangerlua is Greenland’s greatest tourist attraction. This berg-packed bay is fed by 3mi (5km) wide and 3608ft (1100m) thick glacier Sermeq Kujalleq. This glacier flows an average of 82ft (25m) daily and is the most prolific in the world outside Antarctica. The mouth of the bay is filled with bergs the size of whole towns or apartment blocks. There is no sight more astonishing than gazing on these giants and listening to the thunderclap roars they emit when they explode or fissure in the summer sun’s warmth.

Paamiut Museum

The Paamiut Museum makes up a circle of 5 historic timber and stone buildings around a turf-ringed former wellhouse. The residence of the former governor contains the tourist office and the main exhibition hall. The old trading post has a geological collection, a cooperage, and bubble-tar doors. The whaling exhibits downstairs include a rare sealskin diving suit which is a reproduction of an original that was sold in 1913.

Greenland National Museum

The well-presented and spacious Greenland National Museum is located in an extended warehouse. Its better exhibits include a section of social change from the 1950s and a geological room showing that the oldest rocks in the world come from the Nuuk region. However, the mummy room is an unmissable climax. Here a spooky 6-month-old child and mummified fifteenth-century women stare out from their display cases. Their kamiks (traditional boots) and fur clothes are intricately embroidered and sewn, but it still uncertain their cause of death.

With an amazing network of hostels, hotels, and tourist offices, Greenland is no more exclusive to passengers of cruise-ship. Whichever way you choose to travel, it is smart to schedule a safety margin for the unpredictable weather here.

Bora Bora Travel Guide

A vacation in Bora Bora can fill your photo album with its natural beauty, from its soaring volcanic peaks to its lush greenery to its famous beaches. Unsurprisingly, Bora Bora is a honeymooners’ choice with its dreamlike setting. But there is more to do than just clinking glasses in a luxurious hotel with your loved one.  This Island allows visitors to mix action-packed adventures with slow-paced sand-and-sun holidays. Parasailing, hiking, lagoon tours, snorkeling, and diving are readily available. Here are the top things to do in Bora Bora.


Vaitape is the main settlement on the island. While it may not be the most evocative town, it’s a good place to take care of your banking needs, do some shopping, and get a feel of how the locals live. On Sunday morning, Vaitape is at its liveliest as several food stalls selling delicacies like firifiri (doughnuts) and pahua taioro (a marinated seawater sauce) take position along the road.

Coastal Defense Guns

During World War II, Faanui Bay was the US military base site. At the bay’s southwestern end, a steep and sometimes muddy track climbs to an old radar station complete with two defense guns that were installed by American troops during WWII. There are breathtaking views of the motu and the lagoon from the site of the Coastal Defense Guns. These vestiges are quite difficult to find as there are no signs, so it is always smart to join an island tour.

Matae Fare-Opu

There are just a handful of traditional temples (marae) ruins on this island, including Marae Fare-Opu, which is a temple squeezed between the water’s edge and the roadside. Two of the slabs are marked clearly with the turtle vestige seen engraved in stones at many other sites in Bora Bora.

Matira Beach

Matira Beach is the only real beach on this island. This stretch of turquoise sea and snow0white sand is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. This beach graces Matira Point on both sides – the narrow peninsula extends into the lagoon.

Motu Fanfan

Motu Fanfan is an idyllic spot with superb coral gardens and a lovely strip of sand. This spot is privately owned, so you will need permission to gain access.

Musee de la Marine

The private and small Musee de la Marine features a collection of ships made by Bertrand Darasse, an architect. The opening hours at this place are a bit haphazard, so you might need to call ahead.