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  • Square Waves Are a Thing — and If You See Them, Get Out of the Water Immediately

    9/28/2023 4:19:54 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Here's why you'll want to get out of the water ASAP if you see square waves.

    By Stacey Leasca

    Heading to the coast for a seaside trip is what vacation dreams are made of. Soaking in the sun while feeling the warm sand between your toes as the shore laps against your feet makes for a magical scene. As idyllic as all this can be, you should never forget about water safety, be wary of the waves, and never ever turn your back on the ocean.

    While you may know a thing or two about traditional rip currents and changing tides, you may not be aware of the dangers of square waves. Yes, this is a real thing — and a truly stunning phenomenon at that — but it's also one of the scariest things you can experience in the ocean.

    Known as a "cross sea," a square wave occurs when two swells meet to form a square, often resembling a checkerboard pattern. As the European Space Agency explained in 2010, "The conditions are quite common in the ocean and occur when a windsea and a swell, or two swell systems, coexist." It pointed to a 2004 study that showed "a large percentage of ship accidents occurred in crossing sea states."

    HowStuffWorks further explained these square waves are rather rare, but when they do occur, they generally can be found along coastal areas. A prime place to view them from a safe distance is along the western coast of France on the Île de Ré. (If you want to really get into it, HowStuffWorks also pointed to a scientific breakdown of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation, which is why these waves form in the first place.)

    These cross seas can form swells up to 10 feet high, as well as create unique wind patterns, making it difficult for boaters to navigate and swimmers to make their way through. So, again, while rare, if you do stumble across this, avoid heading out via a boat or swimming in the potentially rough seas. Instead, choose to spend your time relaxing on the sand, or just splash in the shallows for a refreshing dip and wait for better conditions to take your ocean plunge in peace and safety.

    What happens if you get caught in a square wave?

    If you are in the water, you might not be able to recognize the grid-like pattern of the waves, but you may notice that the swells get much larger and you will be swimming against two competing currents. The best thing to do is not to swim out so far in the first place and get out of the water immediately as soon as the waves start becoming too strong. More often, square waves pose dangers to boats and ships that are further out so if you want to stay safe, stick to the shallows.

  • Maui Update

    9/21/2023 2:59:22 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Amidst the tragedy, the spirit of Maui remains strong. Beginning October 8th, all of Maui is open and welcoming visitors with the exception of Lahaina (please see this map for reference). If you are considering visiting any of the Hawaiian Islands in the near future, including the accessible areas of Maui, please know that respectful travel is welcomed and encouraged, now more than ever. Your visit will support Hawaii’s economy and make a positive impact, especially when you are mindful in the following ways:

    Visit with aloha and compassion.
        Support local businesses.
        Consider participating in unique volunteer opportunities throughout the islands.
        Learn about the historical and cultural significance of Lahaina but stay away from the area as a means of respect for the people and places that have been lost during this devastating tragedy.

    While relief efforts continue in West Maui, you and you can also donate to help communities and families recover through the Maui Strong Fund.

    For the most updated information, please visit Maui Travel Updates. Mahalo for your support as we collectively malama (care for) Maui—through your travels or from afar. To book visit https://bit.ly/3pcpMU1

  • Unwrap The Magic Of The Holiday In New York City

    9/15/2023 2:48:37 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Experience New York City's Holiday Magic!

    There's no place like New York City during the holidays, and with us, your unforgettable season begins the moment you land. Picture this - a private luxury vehicle meets you at the airport to escort you to a lavish 5-star hotel. Soon after you'll find yourself in the middle of all the experiences that make the city magical this time of year. From gliding across Rockefeller Plaza's iconic rink, visiting vibrant holiday markets or enjoying the world-renowned Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - your days will be filled with wonder.

    Then, as darkness approaches, you'll be pinching yourself while enjoying dinner with a Broadway performer (thanks to our VIP Broadway Experiences), immersing yourself in the dazzling light displays across the boroughs, sailing on a festive harbor cruise complete with caroling or taking in the always enchanting Holiday Train Show® VIP style at New York Botanical Garden.

    Embrace the Big Apple's magical allure with our unparalleled luxury experiences. Allow us to create your perfect holiday adventure, living the dream in the city that never sleeps!

    The magic of the holiday season in NYC awaits and our Holiday Trifecta is the perfect way to embrace it! This joyous experience will have you gliding across the ice at Central Park's famed Wollman Rink, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride along spectacularly illuminated 5th Avenue or through the picturesque landscapes of Central Park and delighting in the expertise of your private guide as you immerse yourself in the dazzling light displays in Manhattan or Brooklyn. This year, uncover the city's festive spirit in the most personalized way while creating cherished memories with your loved ones!

    VIP Rockeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Party

    Join us for the 2023 VIP Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Party – an enchanting and exclusive soirée that will immerse you in the essence of holiday grandeur. This is your chance to be a part of something truly extraordinary!

    Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Viewing Party

    Enjoy an exclusive, indoor, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing experience in New York City! This exclusive parade viewing brunch is THE way to watch the parade in style and experience a Thanksgiving morning like no other.

    Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Viewing Party Brunch & 4 Night Stay

    Enjoy 4 nights' accommodation at Times Square’s flagship hotel, the Marriott Marquis, and a reservation for you at an exclusive, indoor, Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing experience right along the 6th Avenue parade route.

  • Unbelievable Awaits!

    9/1/2023 4:16:13 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    NEW DATE: Due to Hurricane Idalia, the virtual grand reveal event for the Disney Treasure has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 5 at 11 A.M. Be sure to tune in next Tuesday for a special look at what’s on board the all-new Disney Treasure.

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