People flock to Galveston year-round for lots of reasons. They enjoy the beaches, attractions and wildlife for weeks at a time, or for just a night or two before setting off to cruise the Caribbean. Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.

Hotels for Every Need

Whether you want luxury or just a clean place to crash after a day on the beach, Galveston has dozens of hotel options, most near the center of the island and major attractions.

Charming Bed and Breakfasts

Quaint and cozy, bed and breakfasts shouldn’t be overlooked. They offer all the comforts of home and are particularly suitable for couples seeking romantic getaways or picture-perfect places for weddings.

Family-Friendly Houses and Condos

These range from upscale condos with luxury amenities to beachfront homes that sleep entire families. Though situated all over the island, those on the West End offer a bit more privacy, as well as plenty of room (typically) for large groups.

Moody Gardens Offers New Attractions, Discounts for Spring Break

Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.

Galveston’s Pier 21 – An All Day Affair

Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions. Read more.

#LoveGalveston Photo Contest – A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

10 Reasons You Should Get On “Island Time” in Galveston

The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston’s Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston’s seawall.

Planning a Meeting? Why Not in Galveston?

Most visitors come to Galveston to relax on the beaches, stroll the Strand, maybe visit museums and to dine at some of the island’s most popular restaurants. Yet despite it being a vacation destination, Galveston is also a great place to hold meetings.

Rosenberg Library Presents Its January 2017 Treasure

On January 1, 1999—New Year’s Day—thousands of emotional Galvestonians gathered to witness the implosion of the Buccaneer Hotel—a beachfront icon which stood for more than 70 years on Seawall Boulevard. Announces 2016 Best of the Island Winners

After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, “the Oscars of the Gulf Coast” according to The Houston Chronicle. Read more.

Home and Other Short-Term Rentals a Good Choice When Planning an Island Visit

Thinking about where to stay when spending time in Galveston? Why not try something new!




Everything happened in Information Technology (IT) was truly amazing and its developments throughout the decades were really unexpected but incredible at the same time. Its benefits in every sector of the society are unparalleled; no wonder each of them now depends on IT. From the introduction of programming to a personal computer to the birth of smartphone, tablet, and laptop, every change occurred in this field was tremendous.

In the past ten years, a lot of phenomenal inventions were introduced by several individuals or organizations, so what more for the next ten years? Gadgets such as smartphone, tablet or laptop could be replaced by more advanced devices in the near future because it is always “expect the unexpected” when it comes to IT.

From televisions with a channel wheel to light-weight flat screen TVs, most innovations of the past years provided a massive benefit to the society. Owners of smart TVs can now watch videos from the internet on their widescreen TVs and even chat with their relatives overseas.

The impact of IT in our modern society is apparent because almost everyone else is using devices made from its developments. Because of the great convenience IT brought to the society, one can now obtain important sources of information easily and transfer data and finances quickly. Performing a remote or long-distance conference with your business partners is simpler and easier these days. With this, people can save more time to perform their other daily routines at home or in their office.

The increasing number of people accessing the internet every day also results in a lot of opportunities for home-based workers, such as writers. IT and the World Wide Web made access to information easier and such professionals can now submit their manuscripts or edited work online. Everybody could also communicate with their families and friends anytime and anywhere they want.

With all those incredible inventions, you would think that everything is perfect today, but no, developers and inventors will continue to create more brilliant innovations that seem impossible to achieve today. Well, don’t be surprised to see people riding a jet pack freely in the sky with no more limits in the next decades. However, put in mind that everything needs to be handled with proper discipline.

IT and its impact influenced Metropolitan Wireless International to create their Unified Message Switch (UMS) in order to help companies who are facing communication issues. MWI and its decade of experience satisfied a lot of clients, and until today, they keep on providing excellent solutions to the communication needs of different businesses.

Charity Filing Guide

The Charity Filing Guide is designed to help small and rural Canadian charities complete the Registered Charity Information Return. The information in this website helps you understand CRA’s requirements, develop processes to make completing the forms easier, and gives you a chance to practice using working copies of the forms that provide plain language explanations.

T3010-1    Registered Charity Information Return

A new Form T3010-1, Registered Charity Information Return, and amended Guide T4033-1, Completing the Registered Charity Information Return, are now available online. Charities with fiscal periods ending on or after March 4, 2010, that have not already filed, should use the new form. The form and guide were updated because of amendments to the Income Tax Act.


De beleidswerkzaamheden van binnenlandse veiligheid eindigt nooit.

Het is vrijdag middag in Washington D.C. orkaan Sandy op weg. Er is een nationale verkiezing in 10 dagen. De administratie Obama releases een executive order tot oprichting van het witte huis Homeland Security Partnerschapsraad.

Het doel van deze volgorde is te maximaliseren van de federale overheid kunnen ontwikkelen van lokale partnerschappen in de Verenigde Staten ter ondersteuning van binnenlandse veiligheidsprioriteiten. Partnerschappen zijn samenwerkingsverband werkrelatie waarin de doelstellingen, structuur, en rollen en verantwoordelijkheden van de relaties wederzijds worden vastgesteld. Samenwerking kan de federale regering en haar partners maken efficiënter gebruik van middelen, bouwen op elkaars expertise, innovatie rijden, deelnemen aan collectieve actie, verbreden investeringen om gemeenschappelijke doelen te bereiken, en prestaties verbeteren. Partnerschappen versterken ons vermogen om adres vaderland veiligheidsprioriteiten, niet reageert op natuurrampen aan het voorkomen van terrorisme, door gebruik te maken van diverse perspectieven, vaardigheden, hulpmiddelen en middelen…



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