Everyone has a different idea of the perfect Maine summer -- one man's breezy beach day is another's mountain climb or demolition derby.
Beauty leads to vulnerability, and beauty is most often seen as a feminine quality. These concepts are thoroughly, almost obviously embedded in our culture.
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.
Here is our guide to the different island experiences that await you -- a guide to discovering the Cayman Islands three ways.
It's sweltering. Your clothes are starting to stick to the back of your legs. You're ready to head to the pool or nearest body of water but before you do, check out these innovative ideas for your beach bag...from new accessories to functional towels and even a sunscreen that the kids will likely love!
The U.S. inability to help resolve the myriad island disputes in Asia and its failure to overcome domestic resistance to the TPP suggest that a time will come quite soon when America no longer rules the waves in the Pacific (or has the hegemonic power to waive the rules).
The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders.
All these different societies have emerged organically and there is no way to look at Indonesia as a single homogenous culture. It's part of the magic of the country.
This year you can be prepared for the challenges, face them head on and persevere. First acknowledge your challenges, and then have healthy summertime habits to carry you through the four major summertime challenges.
From an isolated nature retreat nestled along Virginia's Outer Banks to a picturesque coastal village with towering seawalls in Washington, these beaches prove that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better -- and that getting away doesn't need to be a headache.
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.
Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.
The above painting, captures the innocence of childhood and my love of Martha's Vineyard. I have traveled to the island every summer for the last 17 years. It's hard to write about its splendor without sounding cliche.
What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet? Whatever your ideal sandy spot, your own section of paradise should be just that -- your very own.
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.
Here, you'll find average annual temperatures of 74 degrees, and more than 100 islands stretched over 435 miles of ocean.