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The Ultimate Travel Guide to the Pacific Paradise of Guam by Luke Scott Fernandez

Collecting Coconuts in Guam © Luke Scott Fernandez (@lostwithlukes) Pacific Paradise of Guam © Luke Scott Fernandez (@lostwithlukes) Palm Tree Paradise of Guam © Luke Scott Fernandez (@lostwithlukes) Magical Sunsets in Guam © Luke Scott Fernandez (@lostwithlukes) Swimming with Sea Turtles in Guam © Luke Scott Fernandez (@lostwithlukes) Travel Tip: If you are exploring Guam,…

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January 8, 2021

Guam is a Golfer’s Paradise

Most people know Guam for its pristine water and excellent shopping, and many here know about our superb nightlife, but there is one more way Guam offers world-class entertainment — Golf. Famous “Over the Sea” 12th hole at Mangilao, the “Pebble Beach of the Pacific.” Credit to: Visit The USA (https://www.visittheusa.com/state/guam) There are 7 courses…

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September 16, 2018

Typhoon Season in Guam

Typhoon Maria after the extremely rapid intensification and located to the northwest of Guam on July 6, 2018. Typhoon season came back with a bang this past July. That “bang” was the sound of a few falling trees, but no major damage and no lives lost, thank goodness. The rest of 2018 is expected to…

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August 14, 2018

Guam Liberation Day, July 21 2018

Before We Begin BG Tours is offering all residents and military personnel a discount all summer long for 2 of our most popular activities, Ride the Ducks and the Sandcastle Magic show! The Best Magic Show on Guam! For SandCastle, we offer: ADULT Admission normally $65 -> now only $35 CHILD Admission normally $20 ->…

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July 15, 2018

“Do I Need My Passport?” FAQs About Traveling to Guam.

Guam May Be Far In Miles, But It’s A Lot Like Home One of the nice things about Guam is that it is a territory of the United States, and most travelers from the USA will feel right at home. And no, you don’t need your passport if flying through Hawaii. But it’s good to…

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May 16, 2018

How to Pack for Your Fall Vacation in Guam

Guam is a beautiful island country with plenty of beaches, sun and fun. But most people probably think of the island as a summer destination, but what about fall? Here is a guide for packing for your fall Guam vacation. It’s still warm Guam has a tropical climate and temperatures are still in the mid-80s (F). That means packing like its summer: loose fitting, light-weight clothing. As always, natural fibers,        such as cotton, are best. Rain Fall is Guam’s rainy season, which is good if you want to save money as people generally prefer to travel during the dry season. Umbrellas can be cumbersome to pack. I recommend a light weight rain coat or poncho. If it is raining, you probably won’t be hitting the beach though. Indoor fun Even if it’s raining, there’s still plenty of fun to…

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October 1, 2017

Destination Wedding Guide: Guam Edition

You’ve decided you want to host your wedding in a tropical paradise. You’ve got plenty of options, but have you considered Guam? Guam has everything you need to make your destination wedding beautiful and successful, and it’s a perfect honeymoon destination. But I’m sure you have a lot of questions about how to make your Guam wedding happen, so here is a handy FAQ to get started. Do we need a wedding planner? When it comes to destination weddings it’s usually advised to have a wedding planner, unless you can make frequent trips to the destination beforehand to make arrangements and meet with vendors. The internet makes research and communication easier, but a local wedding planner will have contacts with flower merchants, halls, local musicians, everything you need for a wedding, and may be able to save you money by…

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September 10, 2017

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Guam for Your Family Vacation

Guam is a beautiful island with amazing beaches, delicious international cuisine, and the Globe, a multi-level dance club with a live DJ every night. So no surprise that many people think of Guam solely as an adult vacation spot. Think again! Guam is the perfect vacation spot for the whole family. Yes, even if you have young children. The island is small; most everything you want to do will be close by, so no long drives. The weather is mild all year round, so Guam is the perfect destination for your kid’s winter vacation. And most importantly, there’s plenty to see and do, so you and you’re kids won’t get bored. Not convinced yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should make Guam the destination of your next family vacation. Cultural Experiences Chamorro Village is an outdoor mall in Hagatna…

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August 27, 2017

Primer on Chamorro History & Culture Pt. 2

Chamorro culture is unique in the pacific. They have their own myths and storytelling traditions. The Chamorro also have their own unique dancing and singing styles, different from other Polynesian cultures. So before you head for Guam, read up on the Chamorro culture with part two of this primer.   Storytelling Storytelling is the traditional way of passing down knowledge from one generation to the next among the Chamorro. Storytellers are venerated members of Chamorro society and are viewed as educators. Chamorro culture is filled with myths and legends that are passed down for entertainment and education purposes.   Myths & Legends Local legends are a very important part of Chamorro culture. The Chamorro even have their version of the Romeo and Juliet story.  The legend of Puntan Dos Amantes tells of two Chamorro who loved each other, but couldn’t…

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August 14, 2017

Primer on Chamorro History & Culture Pt. 1

The Chamorro, the indigenous people of Guam, have a history that isn’t widely known. And despite resurgence in interest, their culture is still not widely understood.  So before you visit Guam, brush up with part 1 of this primer. History The Chamorro are the indigenous people of Guam. Archaeological evidence shows that the Chamorro people, linked by language and culture, have lived in the Marianas Islands, including Guam, for more than 4000 years. The Spanish began colonization of Guam in the mid-16th century. During this period, Spanish customs and the language were imported to Guam. The Spanish also converted the native Chamorro population to Catholicism. In 1898 the United States took Guam during the Spanish-American War. The island briefly came under Japanese occupation during WWII but was recaptured by U.S. forces. After WWII, Chamorro leaders lobbied for greater autonomy for…

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August 8, 2017

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