Much to IT's chagrin, summer will soon be drawing to a close. There's still time for one last sunny fling, though, so this week our summer trilogy—successfully begun with the lowdowns on swimming pools and gelato—concludes with the highly anticipated third installment on … sand castles.
Now, we're not just talking your run-of-the-mill overturned-plastic-bucket-type sandcastle. No, indeed. We here at Inside Traveler have our eyes on the (il)logical conclusion of building impermanent structures out of wet sand: sand sculpture festivals and competitions. Those who want more from their beach time than salty hair and a tan have worldwide options for a sculpturally enhanced waterfront experience.