Father and son explore Hawaii’s fifth largest island, whose inhabitants are determined to preserve its traditional culture.
It is a stunningly beautiful country with palms on its Pacific coast, the towering Andes running north-south through the center of the country, to its tropical rain forests in the east.
The burning of Upper Canada’s capital during the War of 1812, a war that played a significant role in fostering Canada’s identity, is one in which combatants from both sides are still remembered as part of a legacy of 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. To mark that fateful day of April 27 almost two hundred years ago, both the City of Toronto and the Canadian Armed Forces will hold several events in Toronto’s downtown and along the lakefront.
The only region in the Caribbean that has a completely intact major coral reef eco-system is the Jardines de la Reina (Queen’s Gardens) coral reef off Cuba’s south coast.
While there are several underlying causes for the decline of coral reefs world-wide, a serious contributor to the degradation of coral reefs in popular tourist regions are the swarms of scuba divers brought out daily to the reefs by scuba tour operators, like locusts on a wheat field.