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Exploring the Beautiful Island of Guam: 10 Things to Do, Activities, and Attractions

Whether you’re one of the ~1.5 million visitors who vacation on Guam each year or a resident looking for new activities to enjoy, you’ll find plenty to do on the gorgeous Pacific island of Guam. The island has long been known for its postcard-perfect white sand beaches and turquoise waters, but with a little research, you’ll find that Guam is so much more than its beaches. In this article, we’ll share ten of our favorite things to do, activities, and attractions on Guam. (And, don’t worry: For you beach lovers, we’ll include a few of our favorites, too!) With this list in hand, you’ll get […]

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7 Things You Can Now Ship to Guam—Easily

We’ve all been there: You’ve got an online shopping cart, loaded up with exactly what you want. During checkout, you arrive at the “Shipping Address” section, enter Guam as the state, and hold your breath. Then, you let it out in a frustrated sigh as the dreaded red letters appear on the screen: Sorry, this item is not available to ship to Guam. Alternatively, if you don’t get this message, you might instead watch in horror as the cost of your order literally doubles with shipping costs and delivery surcharges. Let’s face it. There are a lot of wonderful things about living in Guam. Coordinating […]

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Stay Prepared During Typhoon Season by Understanding Guam’s Conditions of Readiness

Two factors make it important for Guam residents to keep themselves in a constant state of readiness where tropical cyclones are concerned: Tropical storms and typhoons can affect Guam any time of year, although they’re most likely from late June through December. In the days just before a storm is likely to hit, supplies can get low quickly, so if you keep your emergency store stocked throughout the year, you’re more likely to have what you need, when you need it. Your best tool for staying informed and prepared when it comes to storms are Guam’s Conditions of Readiness, which you will hear referred to […]

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A Closer Look at Guam’s Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) System

On April 30, 2020, Guam adopted the Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) system. This four-tiered approach, set out in the Guam Recovery Panel of Advisors’ Chalan Para Hinemlo plan, establishes the criteria for the lifting of mandates and restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the PCOR system may be new, the concept is not. In establishing the PCOR, the government of Guam adapted the familiar four-level approach of the Typhoon Condition of Readiness (TCOR) system for preparing for the arrival of a tropical storm or typhoon. Ultimately, the PCOR system and the accompanying Chalan Para Hinemlo (“Road to Recovery”) plan, has four […]

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