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Beaches With The Most Colorful Sand

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

After a long, hard winter where everything was colored in white (and then grey, and then black) snow, you deserve some color in your life. Escape to these seven spectacularly hued beaches, where you won't believe the color of the sand.

Here Comes the Sun: The Hottest Places to Melt Your Winter Blues Away

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Zoey Gulmi

Whether you're packing a suitcase to France, Costa Rica, or anywhere in between, I've rounded up the perfect vacation spots to melt your winter blues away.

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Oyster | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't shock you with any unwanted surprises.

Atlantis: Choose Your Own Adventure

Travelzoo | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel

Photo credit: Hilary Solan The iconic Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas' Paradise Island may be best known for its family-friendly kids clubs, wat...

7 Retreats For A Low-Key Caribbean Getaway

Oyster | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Fewer crowds, intimate spaces, and unspoiled tropical vistas are the hallmarks of these hotels, and these secluded spots are the places we like to visit when we're looking for a low-key getaway.

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts For Families

Oyster | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

You won't find a more kid-friendly resort on the island of Turks and Caicos than Beaches. With 10 pools, a beautiful beach, a water park, an Xbox Games Garage, a Sesame Street kids' camp, and even a DJ-spinning academy, the hotel is determined to rule out any inklings of boredom.

The World's Top 10 Historic Hotels

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I'm from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be such a personal thing, but I swooned for the stories behind this particular bunch. So pack your suitcase and join me on a historical trip around the world, with stops at my favorite "hotels with history."

Freediving Is The Most Beautiful And Difficult Sport You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports

In the world of mere mortals, holding one's breath underwater over the length of a swimming pool is a feat to be proud of. For freedivers, however, th...

Songs From the Big Chair Gets Supersized: Chats with TFF's Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith, Lloyd Cole and Lang Lang...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Songs From The Big Chair celebrated across six discs. How did all this material come together?

The Massive Underwater Sculpture Is A Diver's Dream

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel

The Bahamas are known for pink-sand beaches, insanely cool private islands, pigs that swim and great diving. And near Nassau, we've found a new treasu...

These Swimming Pigs Clearly Love Hamming It Up For Their Guests

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel

Far away, in a mystical land, there's a place where wild pigs swim free. In the Bahamian archipelago of Exuma, you can find the island of Big Maj...

Breaking In: Voice

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

All agents and editors look for different things in a manuscript. For authors hoping to sell their novel to a major publisher, this variety of tastes and opinions works in their favor: one man's trash is another woman's treasure. But one item comes up over and over again: Voice.

Breaking in: It's All in the Writing

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.03.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

At its core, a book is not only the vision of its author; it is also a collection of words on a page. By necessity, the arrangement of those words sho...

Hurricane Hideaways: 9 Beachfronts to Brave This Hurricane Season

Oyster | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel

For many East Coasters, a quick trip to Southern neighbors where the sands are still toasty and the waves still refreshing is dampened by the threat of Mother Nature's finest beast: The Hurricane.

Breaking In: Making Your Story Impossible to Put Down

Karen Dionne | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

What makes a story impossible to put down? Faculty members of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat offer their best advice to aspiring writers.

Cristobal Strengthens Into Hurricane In Atlantic

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Baham...

15 Writing Quotes to Challenge and Inspire

Karen Dionne | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

Many writers would drool at the idea of spending a week at a writers retreat on a private Bahamian island, but not every writer is in a position to invest the time and money to attend.

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Grand Bahama Island: This Is The Adventure-Filled Escape You've Been Looking For | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel

On the heels of particularly brutal, icy, long winter, as spring was slow to show its face, nothing was as welcome as an escape to a warmer, happier p...

Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.