Virgin Islands, British Travel Guide
Draping himself with naked ladies is all in a day's work for Virgin founder Richard Branson. For a photoshoot on Necker Island, his private paradise in -- where else? -- the British Virgin Islands, Branson posed kite surfing while draped with model Denni Parkinson. What's amazing is that he still seems to be focused on the surfing bit.
In another photo in the series, Branson appears in a white buttondown in the forest while Parkinson stands behind him au naturale. She also happens to be the photographer's girlfriend, according to the Daily Mail, but the British tabs aren't giving Richard a free pass on this, even though he claims his children were watching from the shore. In the same week, Branson also reportedly clashed with Virgin-sponsored Formula 1 driver Jenson Button over his paying too much attention to Button's girlfriend, Japanese-Argentine underwear model Jessica Michibata. No wonder Branson's next trip was to a surprise birthday party for his dad in Scotland -- nothing untoward-looking about that.
We were unable to figure out exactly why Branson is posing with a naked girl, but the lesson here is clear: Do your nudist outdoor activities with your significant other, not away from him or her. Branson oughta British Naturism, a club for people who like being outdoors in the altogether with activities like a paddleboat trip in Norfolk, a July 4 fun run and of course several beach days. Imagine a crowd of seacombers wearing a Virgin towel and a smile...
· Er, Richard Branson... you won't go very fast with that naked model round your Necker! [Daily Mail]
· Branson, Brawn and Babes [Telegraph.co.uk]
· Richard Branson Jets In To Scotland For Dad's Birthday Surprise [Sunday Mail]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Daily Mail]
Though you wouldn't know it with all the snow and ice in the Northeastern US, this week marks the beginning of spring. Spring break, beach season and the imminent start of summer are just around the corner. If April is the new June, we better get you prepped early, so this week we'll be looking at the sandy strands that while beautiful, should come with a warning label. Know about a Killer Beach we haven't mentioned? Help your fellow beach goers out and adventure seekers out--let us know about it.
Lambert Beach :: Map
The British Virgin Islands are the sailboat capital of the world, with plenty of snow bunnies helming yachts through the islands' calm waters. But the BVI are also rightly famous for their sugary sand beaches and easy snorkeling and diving. Unless of course we're talking about Lambert Beach.
Also known by its seductive alias--Elizabeth Beach--this half-moon-shaped strand lures in sun and surf lovers with its easily-accessible yet rarely crowded location. Once suckered in like bees to honey, swimmers find themselves facing a formidable undertow. Ocean currents are stronger than any swimmers we happen to know, so make sure you take a gander at the conditions before splashing in to cool off.
How to get there:
Once you get to Road Town and Tortola, the easiest way is just to hop a cab, which should take about 15 minutes. Driving yourself, head down Blackburn Highway until you reach the East End Police Station, then turn inland. Just remember: This is a British Virgin Island, so you'll be driving on the left. Good luck!