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11 Hilarious Boat Names That Need To Be On Real Boats Right Now

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy

Naming a boat: the Cadillac of naming privileges.

Regulating Abortion and Boating: A Modest Proposal

David A. Grimes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Each year about 60 times more Americans die from boating than from abortion. While the risks are not directly comparable, having a boat is clearly more dangerous than having an abortion. Hence, more boating regulations are needed.

This Guy Can Surf The Hell Out Of A Boat Wake

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports

Austin Keen doesn't need a real ocean wave to surf like a stud. The guy can make do with nothing more than the wake of a boat. In a video uploaded ...

Let's Talk About How Adorable My Son Is

Bobby McMahon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I've given this a lot of thought, and I've come to the sober, rational, unbiased conclusion that my son is the most adorable baby on Earth and could end all war if we printed his face on a blimp and flew it around the globe.

Speedboats and Turtles Equal a Deadly Combination

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Beach goers on Sanibel Island, Florida have been shocked to find five dead loggerhead turtles stranded on the shore within five weeks.

On the Trail of the Whales: Kodiak, Last Chance Island

Doreen Walton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Doreen Walton

Our trip began gloriously. The whales in Mexico behaved as though they'd been waiting for us to arrive before starting their journey. They blew bubbles, bumped our boat, and poked up their noses within kissing distance.

Is This The Boat Of The Future?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

If Teslas are the cars of the future, the Quadrofoil hopes to be the boat of the future. The electric personal watercraft looks like something Jam...

Classic '80s Song Inspires 3 Men To Survive Capsizing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.01.2015 | Good News

Last Sunday night, a powerful wave capsized Zack Romanak's boat off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Romanak, his 10-year-old son Noah, and ...

5 Awesome Waterfront Homes

Redfin | Posted 11.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Redfin

Redfin recently released a list of the 10 Best Cities for Boaters, focusing on major metropolitan areas with the most waterfront property for sale, the longest boating seasons, the most boat vendors and the largest boating communities.

Summer Boating on Deer Lake, ca. 1915

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.08.2014 | Style
Minnesota Historical Society

Summers at the lake aren't the grand affairs they used to be, apparently. This is a real photo postcard from the Minnesota Historical Society's collec...

Summer In St. Michaels At The Harbour Inn

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When it comes to waterfront vacations, it's no cliché to say that location is everything. The Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa in St. Michaels puts you in the heart of a tranquil harbor right off the Chesapeake Bay. This is an unhurried spot, where fishing skiffs are as present as mega yachts.

The Best Flip-Flops and Sandals of 2014

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Style
The Active Times

When you think of active footwear, you probably don't immediately think of flip-flops and sandals. Running sneakers, trail running shoes and hiking boots come to mind, but the minimalist summer wear that treads sandy beaches and muddy riverbanks often gets forgotten.

How a Death-Defying Sea Voyage Helped Mend the Relationship With My Kids That Divorce Destroyed

Sprague Theobald | Posted 04.28.2014 | Divorce
Sprague Theobald

By the time we reached the docks of Seattle we were a family again, hurts were starting to be healed, non-truths were exposed, a sad and difficult history had started to be repaired. A safe and loving foundation was built in preparation for further work.

Finding Adventure (and Food) in Southern Florida

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

There is no shortage of white sand covering these expansive shores -- and trust me after gazing at the pearly shoreline and crystal-blue Ocean, you will be compelled to dive right in.

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.

The Birthday Present That Nearly Got The Best of Me

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We bought a kayak for my birthday. I was bestowed with the honor of choosing our new toy. I listened to the salesman describe the many facets of kayak design: tracking, cargo capacity, skegs and rudders, maneuverability, stability. After much deliberation and consideration I chose by the only really important feature of every kayak: Color.

A River Runs Through It: 12 Amazing Riverside Hotels

Oyster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

"Sun and surf" might be the stuff of summer, but that doesn't mean a trip exclusively to the beach is in order. Some of our favorite summer destinatio...

Take the Aquatic Highway to Florida State Parks

Visit Florida | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

On Florida's west coast, a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway serves as a gateway to some of the state's most beautiful state park getaways.

Is This Florida's Most Blissful Beach?

Visit Florida | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Here, life moves at a tangibly slower pace than what most visitors are accustomed to back home. ''Once you come over that last bridge from the mainland, you just breath differently on the island,'' says one local.

Rediscovering Florida's 'First Capital'

Visit Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.

EXCERPT: The Memories Of Home While Paddling North

Audrey Sutherland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Audrey Sutherland

The pattern: Tie up the boat, stand quietly and listen for clues to this new place, then carry up a load of gear, lift the latch to my new home and check the stove.

PHOTOS: Do The Columbus Day Regatta Right

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

This weekend, thousands are expected to crowd the shores and waters of Biscayne Bay for races, leisure boating, and parties in advance of Monday's Col...

PHOTOS: Floating Vacation Rentals

Home Away | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Want a place on the water? Like, literally on the water?

Cornfield Creek Diary: Collision and Solidarity

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Neighbors lingered a long time on the lawns and street, long after the emergency workers and police had left. There was nothing we could do to help, but nobody seemed quite ready to give up the sense of solidarity that emerges around such threatening experiences.