Alaska delegation looks to build road from King Cove to Cold Bay

first_imgSenators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced legislation that would authorize construction of the single lane, non-commercial, gravel road between King Cove and the all-weather airstrip in Cold Bay.Listen nowThe bill would allow for an equal value land exchange between the state and federal governments to build the road within the 206-acre corridor. The Department of Interior under the Obama administration blocked the road’s construction, citing the sensitive habitat protected in that wilderness-designated section of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.Governor Bill Walker applauded the Senators for their efforts, saying he would support the land swap and will encourage the Congress and the incoming administration to move quickly on what he called a “life saving proposal.”last_img read more

Thailands most petfriendly beach resort

first_imgThailand’s most pet-friendly beach resortThailand’s most pet-friendly beach resortIf there’s a single word to describe Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas it would be “unspoilt” – a pristine white beach overlooking a clear sea and backed by virgin jungle. Quiet. Authentically rural. A place to relax, read, and rejuvenate and a place to bring your dog!Take your fur baby for a walk by the ocean, through the garden, even to lunch or dinner with you in the open-air restaurant. There are even pet washing and grooming tools supplied in every villa. If your dog isn’t too large, it can even stay in your room with you.Whether you bring your poodle or Pomeranian or just yourself, the resort has an endless array of things to see and do. The palm-covered hills of Koh Chang lie across the strait; you can take a boat there or to Koh Kood to experience world famous dive sites. Enjoy the infinity pool and a traditional Thai massage in the resort’s spa. Stroll the 800-metre stretch of beach just outside your front door, take a Thai cooking class or join the candle-making and T-shirt painting activities.Situated in Trat on the South-East coast of Thailand close to the Cambodian border. The area surrounding the resort is steeped in history and offers a real Thai experience where the locals go about their daily activities without the hustle and bustle of other resort areas.You wouldn’t expect a resort like this to be very big, and it isn’t. All 44 units are suites or villas each with its own living room, and a balcony or terrace. The accommodations feel serene and spacious. At the Azure restaurant you can enjoy a breakfast buffet, Thai, Asian, or international food, with views out over the ocean. Or get closer to the water with a snack or refreshment at the Breezes Beach Bar.Source = Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villaslast_img read more