When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn't imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first desce...
Growing up, Christmas had been the only holiday where my family really decorated the house. Birthdays might warrant a 'Happy Birthday' banner stru...
As noted yesterday, the DAX is in trouble. It's no surprise to us then that, this morning, ...
If I could sing like Lulu to all of my friends and family who helped make this trip and this play possible, I would. Here goes.
Imagine a cozy bay full of sloops, schooners and brigantines, all anchored under Jolly Rogers flapping in the gentle breezes.
We need to remind the younger officials and leaders in the recipient countries that this has happened before and that pushing new or potential arrivals away from their shores condemns them almost certainly to death or imposes severe risks to their health and well-being.
With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.
From 2012 to 2013, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence found a 25 percent jump in incidents, including vessels being fired upon, boarded, and hijacked, in the Gulf of Guinea, a vast maritime zone that curves along the west coast of Africa from Gabon to Liberia. Kidnappings are up, too.
The consequence stung, but needless to say, the loss of an iPhone beats being sentenced to "sweating," a playful pirate punishment that involved the crew surrounding the transgressor around the ship's mizzenmast wielding cutlasses, swords and sharp tools.
If you've ever been intimidated by playing at-home mixologist, making punch is a lot less stressful.
Imagine it's the 16th century, and you're on a 2,500-ton Spanish super-galleon sailing off the Pacific coast of Mexico. You're on your way back from a long, dangerous voyage to Manila, where traders from Spain's conquered lands in the Americas.
Piracy is bad -- everywhere, at all times, and under all circumstances. There is no ideological support for pirates, and no sympathy anywhere for what is essentially a criminal enterprise.
Armored in athletic gear and mitts galore, the Pittsburgh Pirates began teaching us ladies the precision of pitching and the biomechanics of batting during the 5th Annual "Baseball Basics for Women" event in Bradenton, Florida.
There's more to Florida than theme parks, beaches, and cities where you can party 'til dawn (although those are pretty great, too!).
Pirate films have always been popular and perhaps a few more films are still to be made, but until that point we have a virtual treasure trove of films to satisfy us.
As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.