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Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

A Summer Moment

Kim Kalicky | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

I take this summer moment and bank it away for later... just like I've done over our life together. I always want to sneak back to this very moment, never forgetting and always appreciating.

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

The Outbound Collective | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.

14 Places To Swim Before You Die

Hipmunk | Posted 07.05.2015 | Travel

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. In putting together this list, we chose places, pools, and locales that created truly incredible, one-of-a-kind swimming experiences.

The 16 Best Rivers In America For Tubing And Drinking

Thrillist | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel

Really, is there anything better in the summer than sipping canned suds, soaking up the sun, and floating down a river in a giant rubber donut? With a cooler of beer... floating right next to you! Maybe, if you hate fun, but otherwise, no, not at all.

America's 10 Greatest Lake Towns In The Summer

Thrillist | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel

It's hard to argue with conventional wisdom: beaches are pretty damn great. Still, America loves an underdog, and in the geographical feature version of Rocky, the lake town is Balboa to the beach town's Creed.

Summertime is Lake Time!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

Ah, early June...the beginning of summer here in the Upper Midwest. It's the time of year to observe the tradition of heading to the lake in order to ...

Oregon's 'Lost Lake' Is Disappearing Down A Mysterious Hole

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

For as long as anyone can remember, something strange has been happening at Lost Lake in central Oregon's Willamette National Forest. Around this t...

This Earth Day, Ditch the Microbeads for Wildlife's Sake

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Unfortunately, those tiny colorful microbeads in your hand soap, facial cleanser and toothpaste are causing major damage to our natural ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them.

Yes, There Are Thousands Of Goldfish In This Lake

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

It may look like a hallucination, but there are indeed thousands of goldfish in this Boulder, Colorado, lake. COURTESY OF COLORADO PARKS AND WI...

5 Spots With The Clearest Water In the World

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

Why Summer In The Midwest Is Actually Awesome

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.15.2015 | 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. America's ...

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.