The musings of Lisa Love about travel, art, design, and whatnot.

Guam, USA

The Island of Guam, USA

Håfa Adai, means a big "Hello" in the Chamorro language. The casual and friendly atmosphere of Guam is the ideal place meet great new friends. Join in on the numerous festivals that take place in the island's 19 villages. Each village on Guam is united around its own patron saint, Catholic Church, and a favorite town-gathering place. While you are there be sure to check out the local artisans and master craftsman at Chamorro Village. My favorite place to watch the sunset had to be at the Beach Bar, an open-air establishment that exudes relaxation the minute you walk in and the soft white sand touches your feet.

A few fun facts:

Latte Stone – Used as building supports by the ancient Chamorro people, they are found throughout most of the Mariana Islands.

Ifit – The territorial tree of Guam used for making cultural carvings and other household items.

Proa – A traditional type of multihull sailing vessel of the Marianas Islands.

While I traveled from Tucson to Guam and back, it was the first time I could say I saw the sunrise in Guam, the sunset in Japan, the sunrise over the U.S. skies and finally the sunset in Tucson all in one day!

Learn more at Visit Guam.