12 of the World’s Most Colorful Beaches

We’ll take a beach vacation any way we can get it; but if it also happens to be at a place that’s rare and beautiful, that’s even better. If you’re tired of plain old brown sand, feast your eyes on the red, pink, purple, and even multi-colored beaches that can be found in some of the world’s most beautiful locales. Here are 12 colorful beaches that are just waiting for you to visit.

Papakolea Green Sand Beach, Hawaii

Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Papakolea is one of only two beaches in the United States with green sand and among only a handful in the world. Its interesting color comes from the glassy green olivine crystals mixed in with the sand that are also known as “Hawaiian diamonds.”  These olivine crystals were formed nearly 50,000 years ago from olivine-rich volcanic lava that got trapped on the rocks rather than being washed out to sea. However, if you want to see this gorgeous green sand for yourself, you’re in for a bit of a journey; Papakolea is located at the southernmost tip of the island and is a 2.5-mile walk away from the nearest road.

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Ramla Bay Beach, Gozo, Malta

Malta is a highly-underrated tourist destination with its astonishing landscapes, balmy temperatures, and vibrant culture. On top of all that, it’s also home to Ramla Bay Beach on the Island of Gozo, which is just a short ferry ride away from the main Island of Malta. Ramla Bay is famous for its beautiful golden-red sands, and the rare flora and fauna that live around the fiery dunes. On it you can relax in the sun or go for an adventure to Calypso’s Cave, which is said to be the same cave described in Homer’s Odyssey in which Ulysses spent 7 years living with the nymph Calypso.

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Red Sand Beach, Prince Edward Island, Canada

If you think tropical locales have a monopoly on great beaches, you probably haven’t been to Prince Edward Island, Canada. This small but beautiful island is famous for potatoes, Anne of Green Gables, red soil, and rolling sand dunes. Red Sand Shore is a 500-mile stretch of the island where the beaches have a distinctly ruddy hue due to the high levels of oxidized iron left behind by eroded sandstone. If you’re going there to see the Red Sandy Shores to live your dream of being Anne, she actually lived on the opposite side of the island which is known for its white sands. Funny enough, P.E.I is such a small province that Green Gables is just a quick drive away.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.