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No, My Kids Didn't Wear Life Jackets for 10 Years at Sea

Janis Couvreux | Posted 01.15.2017 | Parents
Janis Couvreux

For the 10 years we were on our sailboat, whether we were sailing under fair-weather conditions, at anchor, docked on shore, or in a dinghy going from our boat to shore, they did not wear life jackets. Was this irresponsible, was it reckless, was it total ignorance on our part, us, the parents? No. Our boat was our home -- the only home we had.

Discovering the Thousand Islands in New York State and Ontario, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

One of the most memorable travel experiences I could imagine would be discovering a place on the planet of extraordinary beauty that I had never known...

How Does It Feel to Sail Across an Ocean for the First Time?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Quora

I sailed from California to Hawaii twice when I was a teenager, once with my Dad on a 25' sailboat and once as the navigator for an elderly couple that was planning on retiring to a sailboat and sailing all over the world.

Sailing as Metaphor

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Life. Play it safe -- or risk everything? Avoid conflict or seize the day? At the end of a long-anticipated visit from across the country, this write...

Back Through the Window

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

This window may not look like much to you... but it's one of the best presents I have ever gotten. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a cotta...

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

Alena Hall

She Was Living Life As A 'Money-Making Machine.' Now She Lives On A Sailboat.

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Cheryl Grant spent decades of her life working herself into the ground, thinking that overtime pay would bring her the security and fulfillment she cr...

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

PHOTOS: 8 Incredible Yachts That'll Make You Wish You Were Sailing Now

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

The incredible interiors rival those of mansions.

10 Chicago End Of Summer Musts

Fathom | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Fathom

Many locals will tell you that summer is the main reason -- the only reason -- we stick it out through Chicago's long and brutal winters.

Chasing Raynbow

Gillian Clark | Posted 08.06.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

Some chefs get their motorcycles out in spring. I go to the boat yard. I have a 35-foot trawler that was built in Hong Kong from white oak and red cedar around the time of my own birthday.

Bridge Season In Chicago: Up Go The Bridges, Stop Go The Cars

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's officially bridge season again in Chicago. Every spring and fall in Chicago, the city schedules days and times when bridges over the Chicago R...

What I Learned from Meeting a Man Who Met Albert Einstein

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

You never know when you meet someone what amazing experiences they may offer. Dig a bit, and you may find a treasure just like this one when you least expect it.