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5 Spots With The Clearest Water In the World

Thrillist | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel

Wouldn't it be nice if you could actually SEE what's beneath you? Well, you're in luck, because each of these 10 places has water that's so clear, it's pretty much equivalent to swimming inside a Poland Spring bottle. Or a Fiji bottle, if you're super fancy.

Ice Fishing Fun!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 02.06.2015 | Sports
Minnesota Historical Society

When the lakes have safely frozen solid in winter, numerous Minnesotans venture out in the cold to go ice-fishing. This little girl and her dog are...

2014 in Review: Reflecting on California's Drought, Disappearing Water Sources

Brian Milne | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Brian Milne

Rather than reflect on icons we lost, this waterman would like to tip his lucky fishing cap to the bodies of water we've lost -- or are in danger of losing -- here in California as the drought was clearly the dominant story of 2014.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 9: Congressman John Kline

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today's featured Dirty Denier is Rep. Jon Kline from Minnesota. While his denialism is more mild-mannered than the brash, outspoken style of some of his #DirtyDenier$ compatriots, it's no less dangerous.

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around. Lagoa do ...

Disturbing Photos Show Why Algae Blooms Are A Growing Global Threat

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

When more than 400,000 people were left without safe drinking water in Ohio and Michigan this past weekend, Lake Erie's troubling algae blooms receive...

America's 5 Greatest Party Lakes

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel

Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle's legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it's all "I'm On A Boat," bikinis, kegs, and debaucherous mayhem.

Love Challenged

Lynda Freeman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Today I was love challenged. My son, his dad, who is my best friend, and I drove up to Gravenhurst, Ontario for a delightful lunch cruise on the Segwun, an old steamship that has been plying Lake Muskoka, off and on, for about 120 years.

Here's Why Summer In The Midwest Is Actually Awesome

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel

The Midwest may not have the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn't mean it lacks awesome summer destinations. From lakef...

This Austrian Park Literally Transforms Into A Lake And It's Totally Awesome

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel

It's a park! It's a lake! It's... both? Just below Austria's Hochschwab mountains near the town of Tragoess sits Grüner See ("Green Lake" in Engl...

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

minube | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!

The World's Strangest Lakes

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating l...

Unlocking the Secrets of Lake Bohinj

Inga Batur | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

Everywhere you look there's a mountain top sticking out, and trees and just one road leading you to the other end of the lake. No distractions, and sometimes no people, if it happens to be less than a perfect day.

The Lakes Are Dead, the Alligators Are Not!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Is this Thailand? Cambodia? Vietnam? The landscape here certainly fools your eyes. The water, the mist, the tree roots barely surfacing the dead calm ...

Notes from a Far Flung Isle: Feel Like a True Explorer in Chiloé

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From the bartering system still used in its markets to the abundance of lichen covering the extremely fertile inland forests and vast wetlands, Chiloé offers a rewarding introduction to the region and is still distinctly off-the-the-beaten-track, guaranteed to bring out the true explorer in you.

The World's Oldest And Deepest Lake Is Really Pretty When It's Frozen

Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel

There's a lake in Russia you may have heard of that happens to be the world's oldest (25 million years, thank you) and deepest (1,700 meters to be exa...

This Gorgeous Lake Holds 1/5 of the Earth's Freshwater

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

In 2008, a Russian newspaper and TV channel held a massive competition to name the official "Seven Wonders of Russia." Topping the list was a place that few international tourists visit due to its remote location: the "Blue Eye of Siberia," the "Sacred Sea," sickle-shaped Lake Baikal.

North America's Best Lakeside Retreats

Vogue | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel

With summer waning, we thought we'd turn our attention away from the ocean and over to the under-appreciated lake. Maybe it's for a late August getaway or an early fall weekend trip, but either way, we found 8 stunning spots to relax by North America's prettiest swimming holes.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Lighthouses

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Nicole Holovinsky of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine. "The few day...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Mountains

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Emily Wilson of the view from Buck Ridge Lookout on top of West Kill mountain in the Catskills. ...

PHOTOS: This Is A Lake | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

They might look like strawberry milkshakes, but pink lakes are a unique and beautiful phenomena that seem fit for a Dr. Suess book. ...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: The Lake

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Littleton, Colorado. Where have you traveled for a moment of zen? Email travel@huffingtonpost...

11 Unbelievable Bodies Of Water

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

It's pretty hard to beat sitting lakefront or on the beach, enjoying the serene setting and beautiful views. But how about swimming in rainbow-col...

Boat's House at Millstätter Lake in Seeboden by MHM Architects

designboom | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts

'Boat's House at Millstätter Lake' by MHM architects, Seeboden, Austria Images © Paul Ott All Images Courtesy of MHM Architects     At the base ...

Monica Nassif Loves Minneapolis

Love Letters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Not only was the lake gorgeous, but there were people everywhere -- walking, running, skating, cross-country skiing, playing hockey, chasing dogs -- ignoring the cold. I was smitten. I had found my people.