• Shopping, Stores and Malls area to get outfitted for your visit to the beach
  • Restaurants and Bars to make the evening special
  • Beach bonfires on escapes to Newport Beach or Pismo Beach are ideal!
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You can surf, swim, sunbathe and take pictures of beaches in California, grabbing a souvenir photo of a California girl or surfer hanging ten next to the Huntington Beach Pier. California Beaches alphabetical list provides resources, videos, pictures of beaches, piers, sunsets, surfers, and sunbathing information. 500 California beaches offer tourists diverse landscapes, activities, & attractions to explore along 1,000 miles of the USA's west coast. The vacation guide has top quality photos to help plan your trip with a little help from your friends. Tourists are traveling and searching for insider tips to over 1,000 beaches, holiday vacations & destinations you won't find in the other travel guides. Summer is most popular for visits to the best beaches in California and the good news is that affordable prices for beach hotels can be found, along with shopping deals, and even delicious, cheap meals! World famous CA really has it all.

  • life science education opportunities for students in K-12 educational settings;
  • science and education research opportunities for students and teachers;
  • educational and professional development opportunities for lifelong learning.
  • BIOSE is also developing two new programs that will integrate natural science with mathematics

In addition to “Critters in the Classroom” programs, BIOSE offers educational programs in natural science. Most of these programs can be adapted to specific interests of your group or class; including concepts from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Core Content or scout badge requirements. Most BIOSE programs involve some “hands-on” or “inquiry based” learning where students can apply their knowledge to specific problems. We have also developed programs that link natural science with human history


The cruise industry is the most exciting growth category in the entire leisure market. Since 1980, the industry has had an average annual passenger growth rate of 8.1% per annum. The cruise industry is young. Since 1980, nearly 100 million passengers have taken a deep-water cruise (2+ days). Of this number, 61% of the total passengers have been generated in the past 10 years. Thirty seven percent of total passengers have been generated in the past five years alone. The cruise market potential is strong. Over the next three years, over 44 million North Americans indicate an intent to cruise. To date,

approximately 15% of the U.S. population target market have ever cruised. By maintaining historical occupancy levels, the cruise industry could welcome over 10 million guests in 2004. Over the past 10 years, the industry has responded to extensive market and consumer research: research that has guided the addition of new destinations, new ship design concepts, new on board/on-shore activities, new themes and new cruise lengths to reflect the changing vacation patterns of today’s market.

The cruise industry’s product delivers unparalleled customer satisfaction. Whether a frequent or first-time cruiser, the cruise experience consistently exceeds expectations on a wide range of important vacation attributes. On a comparative basis versus other vacation categories, cruising consistently receives top marks. Cruising is an important vehicle for sampling destination areas to which passengers may return. Over 85% of cruise passengers agree with this statement. Cruisers are not exclusively cruisers; rather they are frequent vacationers who cruise as part of their vacation mix. Today’s array of airlift options and streamlined port processing have opened up cruising as a vacation alternative to more and more individuals. The addition of new North American embarkation ports provides cruise vacationers more options and opportunities to drive versus fly. CLIA Member Lines capacity utilization/deployment. From a capacity standpoint, utilization is consistently over 90%. The Caribbean

represents the number one destination with almost 46% of capacity development. Europe, the Mediterranean, Alaska, Mexico, Trans-Canal, Hawaii and South America follow the Caribbean in popularity. CLIA has become one of the largest and most influential travel industry associations. Today, it has 20 member lines and approximately

16,000 travel agency affiliates. It’s the largest association in terms of North American travel agency affiliate representation.