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Half of the planet's sandy coastlines may vanish by 2100, researchers warn.
We've revealed some of the most popular sandy beaches around the world. So if you want to hit the beach, be it to explore, soak up the sun, or channel your inner lifeguard, look no further than these beautiful places to stay.
It's easy to conclude that a favourite part about summer is heading to the beach - to swim, tan, relax and of course, people watch. Whether it's Toronto's Cherry Beach or Vancouver's English Bay Beach, beachgoers are always hoping to spot some unique individuals to make the day. While the weather here is getting colder, this doesn't mean our favourite activity should stop.
A melding of Italian and French ingredients and cooking techniques, Nicoise food is distinct and simple. With an abundance of Mediterranean seafood, it's also delectable. You won't find heavy sauces on the cuisine, nor a lot of fatty dishes.
Layovers don't necessarily mean endless hours of waiting and mindlessly flipping the same magazine over and over again. In fact, a layover can mean an extra fun pit stop to your vacation, depending on how many hours you have.
If you have a desire to sip on an endless string of rum cocktails by the beach -- well, dream no more -- it can be your reality
Like most remote and magical hidden corners, we heard whispers and rumblings from friends and colleagues about Nicaragua as a travellers' delight.
Yes, Canada does have beaches. And they're downright beautiful.
The spread of infectious diseases at large events, also known as mass gatherings has become a major concern as a result of numerous outbreaks. The issue has become so great mathematical models have been developed to predict an outbreak depending on the event.
Deck experts suggest that you should build your dream outdoor living space. Take the time to think and dream about creating a space that your loved ones and you can enjoy throughout the summer months. This is the thinking phase of the project. Consider how much greenery you'd like to put on the deck to create a private space.
This picture-perfect country with black-sand beaches, tourist-friendly colonial towns, ideal surfing waves, coffee plantations, and a string of hikeable volcanoes, is off the beaten path for more tourists. The perks -- you enjoy better prices, fewer crowds, and more authentic experiences with the country's warm-hearted locals.
There is a lot of thought that goes into marrying a city. I mean, do you get along? Do you have the same taste in art and music? But most importantly, will you still excite each other day in and day out for as long as you both shall live?
While America sports plenty of amazing beaches, not all of them are dog-friendly. We've beachcombed the entire country to find the best places for you to take your best friend for a run and a swim.
Families have been flocking to Florida for sunny, warm-weather vacations for decades. Afterall, the state is home to the Walt Disney World Resort (among countless other theme parks), thousands of miles of white-sand beaches and wildlife refuges just waiting for families to get outside and start exploring.
Trade palm trees for pines and firs and you have one of the world's dreamiest beach destinations -- Canada. The Great White North may not be praised for its hot temperatures and turquoise waters, but it's a place where you can still enjoy the peace and beauty of a beach all to yourself.
Your mind probably doesn't wander to the small Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka. This rugged yet charming island south of India is loaded with sacred cities, ancient Buddhist ruins and beaches that will impress even the most well-traveled beach bums.
The holiday season has passed and it's time to start planning for your upcoming escape from the cold. However, choosing exactly what to pack for a warm destination, when summer is in the distant past, can be tricky for many travellers.
Swipe your room key in the mirrored lobby of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and the elevators whisk you to your floor -- no buttons to press. This elegance and efficiency imbues the hotel where everything is, quite literally, elevated.
Yes, Canada does have some beautiful beaches.
Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene.