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Sail Wind Surf's Tall Ships Amsterdam for a Once in a Lifetime Experience: LuxEcoLiving's Best Cruises for 2016

LuxEco Living | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

The greatest crew in the world too. We just loved it! I wish we could just stow away and live on board for an entire year at sea. Now that's something...

Charting a Course: What Sailing Taught Me About Business

Betsie Gambel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Betsie Gambel

Chart your course. If you don't know where you are going, any road (or in this case waterway) will take you there. And in boating, just like in business, if you do not set your waypoints carefully, you just may run aground or totally miss your destination (i.e. your business goals).

Fly, Swim and Surf On The World's Smartest Cruise Ship

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Cruise ships are constantly having to reinvent themselves to incorporate more adventure, trendier accommodations, world-class entertainment, and culin...

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

Janis Couvreux | Posted 01.15.2016 | 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.

Why You Should Sail the Croatian Coast

College Tourist | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Not only is Croatia an incredibly gorgeous country, but the whole experience of sailing from town to town in a ship made the trip unforgettable. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider booking a cruise down the coast of Croatia as your next European adventure.

The Italian Alps - Hiking, Sailing, Snipping & Sipping! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The morning sun warmed my face. A refreshing mountain breeze rustled shiny leaves as I snipped golden clusters of plump, glistening Chardonnay grapes ...

'Mama, Don't Let Your Sons Grow Up to be Cowboys'--or Sailors and Rock Climbers?

Janis Couvreux | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Janis Couvreux

"Mama, don't let your sons grow up to be cowboys" the song goes, or in our case, sailors and rock climbers--but then again, why not? We had to hope that we gave our children the tools and know-how to craft their lives successfully, hoping that the jumble in their adolescent and young adult brains would all sort itself out.

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
ADST

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

We Sailed Across The Ocean In 30 Days With 2 Children -- And Lived To Tell About It

Janis Couvreux | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

So many questions I have been asked about our 10-year voyage on our sailboat. How do you cross an ocean with a 9-month-old and a 3-year-old? Don't you get bored? Getting bored was not an issue. It's a "survival" mode lifestyle. That was part of the purpose: taking the time to live

The Magic of Summer Camp

Kelly Newsome | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Newsome

At summer camp, you will find children in search of counsellors as if they are godlike beings, capable of healing all wounds and bandaging all torn fr...

8 Experiences That Trump Stuff

How Far From Home | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Before departing on our journey, we created our Wanderlist (our version of a travel bucket list) and recently looked at it and noticed how many worthy-of-their-own-limelight experiences were on it.

Toronto: Dining and Dashing Around the 2015 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary, festivalgoers, vacationers and locals flocked to premieres and screenings. They also dined in high-end restaurants, tested out leisure time activities and visited tourist sites.

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

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.10.2015 | 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.