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2 Great Days in Cape Cod

Shoptiques | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Cape Cod: It's the quintessential summer destination. Located where New England juts out like a flexed arm to meet the Atlantic Ocean, this area is the place to find the perfect mix of quaint harbors, historic towns and, of course, sandy beaches.

Why the Beach Is So Much Grosser Than You Thought

Health.com | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

With all the news reports -- about everything from shark activity to "flesh-eating" bacteria -- the ocean is getting a lot of nasty press this summer. But, actually, it may be the sand that's the ickier part of the beach, according to a new study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be to Sanibel Island

Tara Settembre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Tara Settembre

Sanibel Island was named the No. 1 family-friendly vacation spot in the country during NBC's Today show after winning two categories in a readers' poll from FamilyFun magazine: The best family-friendly vacation spot in the U.S. and the top tourist town.

How To Take Your Kids To The Beach In 18 'Easy' Steps

Deva Dalporto | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Deva Dalporto

Remember the days when you could hit the beach with nothing but a good book, a towel and a tube of sunscreen? Now that you're a mom, those days are gone, baby, gone!

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

4 Hidden Gem Surf Hotels You Didn't Know Existed

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

For true surfers, who fully embrace the surfer culture and lifestyle, finding a hotel that fits the low-key, hang-ten, no-worries-bro vibe can be a more difficult feat.

The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Obviously a Hampton's favorite by the multiple locations! Boutiques offer an eclectic mix of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women's clothing, accessories, fragrance, home décor, beachwear and swim.

Travelogue of Love: Soulful Summer Edition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Summer splendor! It's the time of year to spend more time outside than in; more time barefoot grounding on grass, in the ocean, rooting into the ea...

12 Beaches Around The World To Spark Your Wanderlust

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma & Chris McGonigal | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. ...

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Those of you lucky enough to be invited to spend a day, weekend or longer at a friend's beach house had best have something special in hand when you arrive.

Beachside, Poolside, Summer Style Perfect

Condiment | Posted 06.28.2015 | Style
Condiment

When it comes to summer skincare, the essentials are not to be missed. A great gentle cleanser, a solid face sunscreen, and protection for the body, lips, hair, etc. Not Your Mother's haircare products are an editor favorite.

Zihuatenejo: Still Mexico's Best Kept Secret

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

When I think of an ideal beach vacation, I think of a tropical climate with warm water, coconut palm trees, and soft sand. And when I think of great service, I think of raising a flag on my beachside palapa to signal I'm ready for another margarita and having it delivered moments later.

10 Reminders That A Beach Vacation Is Good For The Soul

Jessica Wolstenholm | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Jessica Wolstenholm

I longed to be present, to truly engage my husband and children as we explored the coast together. I went into the week with a few expectations but mostly the hope that we'd feel the magic of our first ever vacation alone as a family of four. It's amazing what a little intention will do for your soul.

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.

It's Time to Take Back the Beach -- for Everyone -- This Summer

Kelsey Miller | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Kelsey Miller

This summer I have decided to let the bikini waistband inch down a little. I let another centimeter show and when the world doesn't rock off its axis, I allow another. To be clear, it's not some deliberate, political striptease in the name of body positivity.

Top 10 Island Beaches For Unplugging

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you're after the latter, we've got you covered.

9 Reasons I'm a Summer Mom

Chana Frid | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Chana Frid

Don't get me wrong; I believe in education. I make sacrifices for my kids' education. School opens doors. An education is a gift no one can take away. I know all this. But between you and me -- and please don't tell my kids -- I'm a summer mom.

10 Reasons Why I Should Have Been A Beach Bum

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I met the love of my life in the Florida Keys and the night before he left to go back home to Michigan, we walked down to a little dock to watch the sunset.

9 Home Decor Crafts Using Goodies From the Beach

Hometalk | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Summer's on its way in, which means hello beach days! While you're lounging in the sun and leaving footprints in the sand, don't forget to collect shells and other beach treasures for some amazing crafts and decorating ideas.

How Downsizing Is Actually Making Our Lives Bigger

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Our house is sold, and we've bought another. In the next few weeks I will pack, sort, store and toss 24 years of living. Fortunately I've always been good at purging, so much of the work has been done already. But still.

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places...

How To Get Your Middle-Aged Body Summer-Ready

Next Avenue | Rashelle Brown | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Rashelle Brown It’s springtime, and with the natural theme of birth and renewal all around us, spring cleaning is ...

Summer Fashion Trends for Kids

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

As things heat up, most kids find that their summer duds from last year no longer fit. On the quest for something special, comfortable and fun to restock my own kids' closets, I've rounded up the following finds--from toddler to teen--for play, pool, backyard barbecues and more.

The Brilliant Muffin Tin Hack Your Beach BBQs Have Been Missing

LittleThings.com | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
LittleThings.com

You'll never again have to hunt down that rogue ketchup bottle or worry about all your mayonnaise spoiling in the sun!