Fifty years ago, some historic stuff was happening off the coast of Southern California during a sea-floor mission that was like a corollary to the moon landing, with its own brand of small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind.
Turquoise blue water, picture perfect sunsets, Dutch Caribbean architecture, landscapes that vary from lush green hills to barren desserts, and not to forget some of the best dive sites in the world - Bonaire is a dream destination for nature lovers.
Honduras is known more for its reputation as the current murder capital of the world than for its successful marine-conservation initiatives. Yet the country is quickly becoming a model for others around the world for its leadership in this arena.
Pressure is gripping and suspenseful, adeptly building tension as the back stories of the main characters unfold in surprising ways. When people are put in untenable positions, survival can bring out the best and worst of all of us.
As we bid farewell to another year of travel, it is only appropriate to look back at some of the travel trends of 2014, and ring in a new year of wanderlust, seeking out astonishing, electrifying, or just off the beaten path destinations.
Thanks to glacial runoff and a long filtration journey through Iceland's volcanic underground, the water pouring into Lake Thingvellir is some of the cleanest in the world. That's very apparent than in the Silfra Rift, the tectonic boundary between the Eurasian and North America plates.
The vast majority of the oceans' surface is polluted with plastic particles, 80 percent of which was trash on land that washed out to sea. These plastics may get broken down into tiny pieces, incorporated into glaciers, or swallowed up by animals, but they never really disappear.
In a beautiful new film released this Friday on Netflix, oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle describes her underwater adventures. She also explains why she is driven to protect wild oceans the way we now protect wild lands.