Dreaming of a holiday within walking distance of c

first_imgDreaming of a holiday within walking distance of crystal-clear waters? Don’t want to deal with choppy waters or breaking waves? What you’re after is a lagoon holiday. The perfect place for water sports, snorkelling, to take a boat out or just have a good old swim – lagoons are the most calming way to have an aquatic adventure.Here’s your daily source of travel inspiration as we take you through the 10 most beautiful lagoons in the world, in no particular order.Aitutaki Lagoon – Cook IslandsThis lagoon is famous for being one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world, complemented by the culture of the magnificent Cook Islands.Railay Beach Lagoon – ThailandThailand is an Australian favourite when it comes to holidays – and why shouldn’t it be? Just look at that gorgeous sapphire water. Blue Lagoon – IcelandIf tropical destinations aren’t your thing, maybe a visit to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland is exactly what you need. Not all lagoons need to be in hot countries!Nanuya Levu – FijiOne of the best ways to view a Fijian sunset is relax beside this stunning lagoon called Nanuya Levu. It’s ringed by palm trees and is instantly calming.San Alfonso del Mar – ChileThis lagoon is completely man made! San Alfonso del Mar has transformed the Chilean beach into a double-barrelled aqua park, with the real beach on one side and a glorious lagoon on the other. The lagoon, developed by Crystal Lagoons, is energy-efficient too, using up to 100 times fewer chemicals than a regular swimming pool system, and 30 times less water than a golf course.Teti’aroa – French PolynesiaTeti’aroa in French Polynesia is your place to see unique corals and other underwater flora. Marlon Brando owns the island of this lagoon, turning an inaccessible location into an eco-friendly, super-luxurious resort. This atoll used to be the used as a summer dwelling for the chiefs and kings of Tahiti.Lord Howe Island – AustraliaThe waters around Lord Howe Island are home to more than 500 species of fish, 90 coral species and many seabird colonies. It is an archipelago with 28 islands, all encased in a stunning blue lagoon.Blue Lagoon – CroatiaBlue Lagoon in Croatia has no coral reefs, as it was formed between a number of small islands separated by the lagoon between them. This does not impact its beauty, as the Adriatic sea is crystal-clear and shallow, so all the sea life is visible.Comino – MaltaThe island of Comino in Malta is car-free and practically uninhabited, meaning this lagoon is almost untouched. Wild plants such as thyme grow all around the area, so a swim in the lagoon can be accompanied by the tantalising scent of fresh herbs.Ko Olina Lagoons – HawaiiThese Hawaiian lagoons were human-made to create a relaxing place for non-surfers to enjoy the water. The stone walls protect the lagoon from the open sea, making it a perfect location for snorkelling and shallow diving. For more information, contact PEPR Publicity.last_img read more

Usability Testing Tips The Right Way to Gain Insight

first_imgRead about improving your website usability testing with this collection of tips learned the hard way.Usability testing @ sketchin Damian Rees, Director at Experience Solutions, offers a guide to improving your website usability testing in a post at Smashing Magazine. Rees sets out to “share some of the lessons [he’s] learned which should help you avoid your user test turning into a frustrating experience for you or the test participant.” First, he says, design your test to answer specific questions, and “talk to the people you’ll report back to and ask them what key questions they need the research to answer for them.” Next, put participants at ease by asking them first to complete a broad task that allows them “to go off and explore in any direction they like.” Study the actions they take when they’re free to explore and use that chance to learn something you hadn’t expected to find. These tips only scratch the surface, so read the full post and learn how to improve your usability testing.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more