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Meet The 58-Year-Old Pursuing Her Dream Of A Liveaboard Lifestyle

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 re...

College-Bound Teen Moved Into The Dorms In An Epic Way

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.03.2015 | College

For most incoming freshmen, moving into college dorms is a crazed, but exciting few days. But for Sally Gardiner-Smith, the experience lasted a l...

Why I Delayed Cancer Surgery And Why It Was Totally Worth It

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

In reality, even with 19 and a half hours, getting anything done on the boat other than eating, drinking, peeing, sleeping, is not easy. Maybe it's the rocking. Maybe it's the birds, the clouds, the soft crests of the sea. Maybe because it is so very easy to sit and look out at the ocean and completely space out.

Life Is But a Dream: Sailing on a Phinisi Boat

Laura Grier | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

In the Indonesian language, Bahasa, there is no future or past tense. You literally are forced to speak in the present and it is the way of life for the people that live here...being in the present.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Top SoCal Coastal Adventures

Biju Sukumaran | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Biju Sukumaran

Take in the California coast by horse. Saddle up on Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Ride's relaxing excursion along Butterfly Beach or view the ocean from on high on their Mountains and Bluffs ride.

America's 10 Greatest Lake Towns In The Summer

Thrillist | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

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.

Why You Shouldn't Miss The Turquoise Coast of Turkey

Mark Hodson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Mark Hodson

What is the most beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coastline? Many a fruitful evening can be spent debating this subject, preferably over a bottle of rosé as the sun dips into a cobalt sea.

Going Left: Hillary Plays the Shifts

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don't come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright. To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists of the most popular sports.

Excellence in Exploration: Polynesian Navigator Honored With Benchley Ocean Award

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.17.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Master navigator Nainoa Thompson was honored for Excellence in Exploration at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. He is one of a handful of indigenous navigators that can find islands in the open ocean without instruments, using techniques handed down through generations for over a thousand years.

Apprentice Navigator Guides Voyaging Canoe Hōkūleʻa to Australia

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past two weeks, Kaleo and his mentor, master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld, successfully guided the crew of Hōkūleʻa out of Polynesia and on a first-ever journey to Australia.

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.

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.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

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 wri...

Five Perfect Places to Bike, Hike, Sail, Horseback Ride, and Paddle Board

Natalie Compagno | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

The boat captain hears something on the radio and immediately speeds off in the opposite direction. I brace myself for the obligatory sea spray and hold on for dear life.

We Get the Winter Blues in the Caribbean, Too

Amanda Walkins | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Those of us who left that frozen tundra behind and moved to the Caribbean are also suffering from the winter blues. And aquas. And greens. And you know what? We're really not suffering actually.

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Ella Jameson

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.

A Cruise for Non-Cruisers: Five Pleasant Surprises in Norway

Kimberley Lovato | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Kimberley Lovato

Last year I was walking with a friend along the water in my hometown of San Francisco and I stopped mid-conversation, gobsmacked to see a towering b...

Island Exploration: Sailing Around Indonesia

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With astounding diversity, the islands of the Indonesian archipelago offer some of the world's best diving, intrepid on-land exploration and cultural ...

How Two Ivy League Wunderkinds Are Taking On The World's Most Prestigious Sailing Race

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

Yacht races may be for the young at heart, but they usually require pretty mature bank accounts. So when a young crew of recent Ivy League graduat...

A Question of Purpose - with Bob Nickas

j.frede | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Should everything an artist makes be considered as Art? Or does it require the artist to declare it as art before it is made precious? I have been t...

Volvo Ocean Race Ready to Set Sail

Tim Wendel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Wendel

The Volvo Ocean Race sets sail again. The 12th edition of the around-the-world departs soon from Alicante, Spain, and ends in Gothenburg, Sweden, in late June 2015. With 11 ports of call and nearly 40,000 nautical miles, it's a voyage right out of Moby Dick.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.06

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.

Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.