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8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel

Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and never too cold, with a very minimal amount of that pesky California fog to get in the way--when it does roll in, it burns off pretty quickly in the morning.

Canary in the Coal World

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

It is only a tiny island, you say, and a remote one at that. Still, the 107-square-mile El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, could be considered a symbol of hope for a global warming-besieged world.

Tenerife Tourism Officials Tell Locals To Be 'Nicer' To Tourists

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel

Tenerife is popular for its gorgeous weather, family-friendly atmosphere and accessibility from mainland Europe. Now, the island hopes to be known for...

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

Nick Turse | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

There may be no nation that can get things entirely right when it comes to Libya but one nation has shown an unnerving ability to get things wrong. Should that country really be the one in charge of the delicate process of building a cohesive security force to combat violent, fractious armed groups?

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

minube | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.

20 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go To Spain NOW

minube | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel

1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe....

'Frames Of Life' Is Breathtaking Visual Poetry That Will Inspire You

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

If you're in the need for something uplifting and inspiring, you have arrived at the right post. "Frames of Life" by Günther Gheeraert, and featur...

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

minube | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.

WHOA: Now, This Is A View

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Wouldn't it be nice to leave our cares behind and spend some time at a retreat that looks like the house at Jardin del Sol? Our friends at The Pinnac...

The Sandcastle Life of Fuerteventura

Karin Badt | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Karin Badt

People come to Fuerteventura to escape: to escape the cold climate of mainland Europe in the winter. Many don't go back.

How America's Greatest Ocean Liner Became This Wreck

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

Over the weekend an engine room fire aboard the Carnival Triumph shut down the massive cruise ship's motors, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Cruise Ship Accident Kills 5

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

MADRID, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police sai...

2,000 Evacuate As Fire Rages On Spanish Islands

AP | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

MADRID -- Authorities say raging forest fires have led to the evacuation of some 2,000 people from a town in the center of Spain's popular tourist isl...

Bosnian War Veteran Rows Across Atlantic, Raises Money For Other Vets

Hamilton-Wenham Patch | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

Rowing a boat gently down a stream, merrily, merrily merrily, makes life seem but a dream. But what about rowing a boat hard across the sea? It’s a ...

Why The Canary Islands Are Worth A Visit

Posted 04.20.2012 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from the new book Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home by Matthew Hirtes, out now fr...

Tenerife Queen Dazzles

Posted 02.16.2012 | World

Carnival celebrations have yet to kick off in Brazil, but yesterday the island of Tenerife elected its Carnival queen, and boy did she make an impress...

WATCH: Underwater Volcano Releasing Toxic Gases, Animals Behaving Strangely

Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

An underwater volcano near El Hierro in the Canary Islands has begun erupting near the shore, reports Reuters. The eruptions may be spectacular, but o...

Death At Loro Parque: The Risks Of Killer Whale Entertainment

Tim Zimmermann | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Tim Zimmermann

Dawn Brancheau was the first SeaWorld trainer killed by a killer whale. But she wasn't the first trainer killed by a SeaWorld killer whale.

Beyond the Stampede

Black Tomato | Posted 09.06.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

In case running the bulls doesn't sound like a stress free escape, here are few lesser-known Spanish attractions spots that are bullish on relaxation.

Michael McLaughlin

After Near Death Experience, Long Distance Rower To Make 4th Transatlantic Attempt | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Victor Mooney has tried three times to row across the Atlantic Ocean, but he never came close to making it. Already this year, he spent 14 days in a l...

Tenerife -- Explore Beauty Beyond the Beaches

Paul Steele | Posted 07.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Steele

2011-05-25-tenerifehike.jpgAway from the beaches, away from the pool and away from the bars. Tenerife has so much to offer those that want to get out and hike or see nature in very unique ways. All on one Spanish island.

Man Beheads Woman In Spanish Supermarket

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

MADRID — A man beheaded a British woman in a random attack in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands on Fr...

Passenger Tries To Storm Cockpit On Thomson Airways Plane From Cardiff

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A man is being questioned by police after trying to force his way into the cockpit of a plane flying from Cardiff to the Canary Islands....

For a Bargain: A Repositioning Transatlantic Crossing

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lea Lane

I'm writing this watching waves fold to the horizon under a cloud dabbled gray-blue sky in the middle of the Atlantic. I'm on the Azamara Journey, the...