beaches

The wondrous waters and whitewashed towns of Greece total up to 6,000 islands. These golden beaches that you’ve seen in movies and pictures lure in travelers who want to explore the islands from all over the globe.
Multi-colored terracotta houses perched atop a cliff with the beautiful, cerulean Mediterranean hugging the edges and bougainvillea cascading down restaurants and shops — what sounds like a picture-perfect dream is actually reality when you travel to Positano, a dazzling, cliffside village along
Visible on clear days all the way from Venice, a striking row of peaks and ridges form something of a mountain wall along Italy’s northern border.
Looking for some reading or viewing material to increase your background knowledge of D-Day before the 75th anniversary commemorations this coming June? These top five picks will both entertain and boost your knowledge.
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Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
Ireland is a remarkable place to visit with its lush, green landscapes, historic sites and lovely locals. With so much to explore, it can be difficult to prioritize what places are worth visiting in the country.
Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
When the Allied forces launched an attack to liberate Europe from German military occupation, the impact it would have on history was nothing but a dream.
In the early, pre-dawn hours of darkness Tuesday, June 6, 1944, more than 130,000 Allied troops made their way across the frigid waters of the English Channel and through clouded skies from southern England to the cliffs and dunes of Normandy in northern France.
Mallorca is favorited by many looking for a beach getaway. However, I’m here to tell you six reasons why you should stay far, far away from ever stepping foot on the island.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) — You can pile up a lot of memories in 97 years, but for Albuquerque’s Bill Norris, who reached that mark on Jan. 31, some of the most vivid go back 75 years.
Juan Pujol Garcia, code-named "Garbo," is considered one of the heroes of D-Day. But he didn't land on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 nor fight on the front lines of World War II.
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE — "The major battle in France is joined," it was declared here today as Allied liberation troops fought inland from captured Bayeux on the Cherbourg peninsula in France, five miles from the coast.
Six thousand feet below, troops surged over the beaches of France and against Hitler's Atlantic Wall, and as the first black dots moved over the white sand a gunner said over the interphone: "Jesus Christ! At last."
Early on June 6, 1944, an armada of warships and landing craft headed toward the coast of Normandy, France, and the night sky was filled with a swarm of more than 3,000 airplanes and gliders.
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.