from Photographers' Blog:

Escaping to the Gaza shore

October 10, 2013

Gaza City

By Mohammed Salem

Growing up in Gaza City, I used to go to the sea with my family in the summer time, escaping the heat of Sheikh Rudwan neighborhood where we lived.

from Photographers' Blog:

Beachside at Blackpool

September 22, 2013

Blackpool, Northern England

By Phil Noble

I can remember vividly as a child trailing after several suitcases pulled by my parents or trying to squeeze into my uncle's luggage-laden car as my brother and I began the journey to our annual family holiday by the beach.

from Photographers' Blog:

Spilling oil in Paradise

August 2, 2013

Ao Prao Beach, Thailand

By Athit Perawongmetha

I first met Piyapong Sopakhon on Coconut Bay on Samet island. He was surrounded by men in white bio-hazard suits and he stuck out because he was a young boy wearing a simple plastic sheet that protected his small body as well as orange dish-washing gloves that were too big for his small hands. It was as though he had opened up a chest of dress-up clothes and was getting ready for fun -- but  matter at hand was not child’s play -- the gloves were covered in a thick goo of the black gobs that were smeared across the beach -- a toxic spread on golden buttered toast.

from Photographers' Blog:

When tragedy turns to joy

April 18, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Sergio Moraes

I never imagined to find so many tragic stories that end with joy, until I discovered the project called “Praia para Todos", or "Beach for Everyone." The project, sponsored by the NGO Instituto Novo Ser in Rio, offers recreation and sport to the physically handicapped on Saturdays at Barra da Tijuca beach, and on Sundays at Copacabana. The project is run by physical therapists and students, all of them volunteers. They built ramps on top of the sand so that wheelchairs could easily reach the water’s edge.

from Photographers' Blog:

Five stars or no stars, life is a beach

September 20, 2012

By Desmond Boylan

The variety of options and price range for vacationing in Cuba, for either Cubans or foreigners, is vast. Let’s take the average Cuban family, with an income of roughly $20 (500 pesos) per month from the husband and around $10 from the wife. Summer comes and they need a break with their two children.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Beach Blanket? Bingo!

May 11, 2011

Blog Guy, summer is almost here, and once again we're faced with that annual problem. You know the one.  

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Unveiling the Rube Tube

June 4, 2010

Okay marketing staff, times are hard. People aren't buying enough of our regular fashions, so we have to invent NEW articles of clothing and create a demand.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama Hawaiian Vacation: Beach Day

December 27, 2009

If it's Sunday in Hawaii, it must be beach day. Actually if it's any day in Hawaii, it's beach day.

from Your View:

Dry Fishes

August 8, 2009

Small fishes were kept for drying which can be used later for eating in Marina beach, Tamilnadu, India.   Your View/Ravi Kumar

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Presenting the butt-naked diet?

August 6, 2009

People often say to me, "Bob, how do you stay so thin?"

Of course they're just being sarcastic and cruel, but it happens I am on an unusual diet these days, and expect to be ready for a Cape Cod beach vacation by November.