The higher the climb, the better the view and the better the jump. There are few things in this world as simple and exciting as leaping off a jagged rock, soaring through the air, and plunging into a cool pool below. When you jump, you feel just like a kid again, whose biggest worry is making the biggest splash.
One family’s love for the water has taken them on an adventurous and unforgettable journey. Gary and Tina Aguilar enjoyed body boarding together long before their daughter was born. Little did they know just how far the waves might take their family. Angel’Lea is now eleven years old and with only a year and a half under her belt, she has accomplished goals that girls her age have yet to dream about even fathom as possible.
Guam may be best known for white sand beaches and luxury shopping, but that’s just the glossy exterior. Underneath, there is an exotic island culture waiting to be discovered. If you’re a culture vulture, follow our guide for the best way to immerse yourself in local food, history, and traditions.
The murky green waters of Talofofo Bay swelled underneath me. I had one hand clutching the side of my surfboard and the other wading in the water as I sat upright casually waiting. To my left were boogie-boarders, kicking flippers to keep their spot while waiting patiently, too. To catch the same thing—that one big one.
What good would paradise be without music? Across the radio dial, a world of genres mix together, and in a given venue, you might find anything from reggae and rock to killer jazz or cha cha. Here is a brief guide to some of the scenes.
The Guam Guide and Global Girl Travels are in production on a one-of-a-kind travel documentary about Guam. On the heels of United Airlines Hemispheres’ cover story, Three Perfect Days in Guam, writer, photographer, and TV host Jessica Peterson will take viewers for an intimate look at island culture, food, and adventure.
Ritidian Point may be famed for its powdery, white sand and jeweled waters, but beyond the splendors of its shoreline lies much to see. The beach itself is just the ornamental fringe of the 1,203-acre Guam National Wildlife Refuge, home of Marianas fruit bats, crows, and tree snails, plus significant remnants of ancient Chamorro culture. A fully-explored day at Ritidian will yield lattes, water wells, and pottery fragments—evidence of the once-thriving Chamorro village that likely predated the 1521 arrival of the Spanish by more than five hundred years.
In some ways, the mom ‘n pop store and Guam have a lot in common: on the outside, you might see a weather-beaten building with a strange name, but once you go in, you will find no shortage of surprises. Every village has one, most have many. On the counter next to the register you will find sweet, salty, and spicy never-fail favorites.