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Channel Islands

Europe's Best Island Escapes

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Some European islands are well-known homes of hedonistic frolicking, others are the sandy-and-silent type. But all give you a sunny and salty slice of life you simply won't stumble across on the mainland. Just in time for summer, here are some of the best European island escapes.

Sponsor Me a Private Jet and an Unlimited Credit Card

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In my work trying to make the small Channel Island of Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020, I am meeting a lot of other people who are making an impact, yet are underserved by the communities they live in.

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Leah McGrath Goodman

Should journalists have to sacrifice their rights to liberty and freedom of movement; to safety and privacy; to even their own identities and lives?

Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

Live Like Jay: Love. Fear. And the Chasing Mavericks Premiere

Abigail Spencer | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

It's a beautiful and terrifying creature when things become bigger than you. Chasing Mavericks, the story of Jay Moriarity and Frosty Hesson, has become bigger than all of us.

6 Extraordinary Island Hopping Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Time spent exploring these often overlooked isles is guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust, no matter how bad the itch.

California Casts Historic Vote to Preserve Ocean Riches for All Americans to Enjoy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Summer vacation season has arrived, and millions of Americans are packing their bags and heading toward the ocean. We have many beautiful beaches to c...

PHOTOS: 5 Summer Road Trips On Half A Tank

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Over half of 2,500 Americans surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association said that an increase in fuel costs would make them rethink their summer road trip plans.

Aimee Teegarden Surfs And Snorkels To Save Oceans

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Actress Aimee Teegarden has teamed up with Oceana, a nonprofit ocean advocacy group, to spread awareness about environmental threats like pollution an...

Brecqhou: A Private Channel Island Opens To The Public

Paul Steele | Posted 05.08.2012 | Travel
Paul Steele

Sark itself is an incredible place to visit. There are no cars to be found and tracks here are used only by people on foot or travelling by bicycle or horse and carriage. Bliss.

Major Bank Faces Big Lawsuit Over Fraud

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

* Sued over collateralized debt obligations bought in 2006, 07' * Citigroup says suit without merit (Adds Citigroup comment) ...

A Park in the Pacific: Escape Los Angeles to the Channel Islands

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Located off the coast of Ventura, the Channel Islands -- Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Miguel and Santa Rosa -- compose Los Angeles’ close...

One Last Sweet Summer Read

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Benedict

I have never read a book that made me cry as The Book of Ebenezer LePage -- and not just at the conclusion or when a special character dies, but for pages on end.