Guam

All the Birds on Guam Were Eaten by All the Snakes!

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All the Birds on Guam Were Eaten by All the Snakes!

“There are no birds on Guam; they’ve been eaten by all of the snakes.” A Legend of Guam With my head full of dire sailor stories, I imagined many things before making the 20 hour, three-legged flight out from California to Guam to meet my husband’s ship. Frankly, the stories made the island sound awful —ugly, inappropriate for the 9-month old and Chihuahua-Poodle travel-ing with me, unwelcoming, and (of course) full of snakes. Fortunately, I decided to go despite my imagination. It was fortunate because Guam— with its beautiful scenery,...

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Lina’la’ Park Recreates Life on Guam 500 Years Ago

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Lina’la’ Park Recreates Life on Guam 500 Years Ago

(January 13, 2012, GUAM) – Guam’s first and original Chamorro cultural theme park recreates Chamorro life 500 years ago. Chamorros are Guam’s first inhabitants. Lina’la’ Park rests on an actual Chamorro village, dating over 1,000 years ago. Latte stones, pottery, and other artifacts reveal that villagers lived there until the beginning of the Spanish era in the 17th century. The park features a visitor center displaying cultural artifacts and a brief film about the Chamorro creation belief. A nature walk filled with tropical flowers,...

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Guam Island Fiesta Tour

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Guam Island Fiesta Tour

The Guam Island Fiesta Tour (GIFT) introduces visitors into the homes of local families for village fiesta celebrations. They are greeted with shell leis, invited to participate in cultural activities like coconut husking, talaya (cast net) throwing, and tuba (fermented coconut juice) drinking, and are treated to tables laden with authentic Chamorro cuisine. The GIFT reaches local stakeholders at a grass roots level. The GIFT program occurs monthly in correspondence with a celebration to honor a Catholic patron saint. As local families gather...

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The Guam Micronesia Island Fair

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Guam Preparing for the Biggest Cultural Event of the Year (Thursday, August 21, 2008; Tumon, Guam) Guam’s largest cultural fair, hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, is being planned with an eye to this year’s theme, Celebrating Our Seafaring Traditions. The Guam Micronesia Island Fair, in its 21st year, is a celebration of the island cultures, arts, and performances of the entire Micronesia region. Seafaring traditions are the focal point of this year’s fair and the master canoe builders of Micronesia will gather to showcase their art in...

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Guam Celebrates (video)

Posted by on 10:19 pm in Guam, ITKT Videos | 2 comments

Devin has a chat with Pilar Laguana of Guam Tourism who is celebrating 40 years of tourism. This is part of our video series that help travelers get to know a destination before they get there. For more on Guam at ITKT. This podcast was produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler. To see our great videos and interviews you need Quick Time 7.0 or better. Or subscribe to In The Know Traveler on...

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Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show

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New Attractions and Exhibits from Around the World February 10 & 11 at Long Beach Convention Center, 2007 Los Angeles, CA, January xx, 2007 — The prestigious and popular Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show – the country’s largest active and adventure extravaganza — opens next month at the Long Beach Convention Center, February 10 & 11, 2007. Promising world-class exhibitors, exciting attractions and expert-led seminars, the event will provide attendees with everything they need to imagine, explore and ensure...

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Swimsuit Optional Guam

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On a tropical island it’s a pretty sure bet that there are plenty of water activities to amuse yourself with and Guam is no exception. The ocean is our playground and there is no end to the things you can do in the water, but what about activities that don’t require getting wet? Hiking, racecar driving, golfing, fishing, and skydiving are just a few of the activities you’ll find on Guam where a swimsuit is optional. Take your first step, literally, to discovering all Guam has to offer by setting out on foot, hiking, or “boonie stomping” as we...

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Christmas on Guam, Special Events

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(November 12, 2006; Tumon, Guam) The holiday season on Guam begins with a series of exciting annual events designed to enthrall residents and visitors alike! From family fun runs to the official lighting of this year’s spectacular Tumon Holiday Illumination to the annual Christmas Festival at Skinner Plaza, there will be something to put the holiday spirit in everyone and keep it going strong all the way through to the annual New Year’s fireworks spectacular. The Hilton Resort & Spa says “All Aboard” and welcomes everyone to the hotel...

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Guam’s National Parks

Posted by on 5:57 pm in Guam News, ITKT Blogs | 0 comments

TUMON, Guam, October 3, 2006 – Guam offers visitors a treasure trove of military history along with lush natural beauty and rich Chamorro traditions. The essence of Guam’s military past and its unique tropical ecosystem can be experienced at its two U.S. National Parks: the War in the Pacific National Historic Park and the Guam National Wildlife Refuge. War in the Pacific National Historic Park Just days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces landed on Guam and occupied it until U.S. forces re-captured it in 1944. The...

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Diving Guam

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TUMON, Guam, June 15, 2006 Divers from around the world travel to Guam to dive the deepest water on Earth, the 37,000-foot-deep Marianas Trench. And while they’re there, many take in the only undersea site where shipwrecks from WWI and WWII rest side by side. Guam is much more than a destination for the expert diver. It also presents a world of underwater magnificence for divers of all skill levels and interests, as well as a range of island-based adventure activities such as jungle trekking and sea kayaking. As the Gateway to...

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