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10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to g...

How To Plan The (Nearly) Perfect Family Reunion

Dianne Harman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I remember when it started. A year and a half ago my husband walked into my office and said, 'Guess what? My brother just e-mailed me and he thought it would be a great idea if we had another family reunion. What do you think? They're looking at some place in California.'

Travel Photography How-tos: People Add Perspective

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Megan Snedden

For me, seeing a person in an image makes it more memorable because it tells a greater story than a landscape ever could. It also adds cultural reference.

8 Reasons Why Monte Cristi Is Magical

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

There is nothing better than warm, green waters, tropical deserted beaches and the perfect sunset. Monte Cristi, Santo Domingo offers all of this, and so much more!

Parks, Property Values and Ping Pong

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 08.08.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

Detroit is probably the only city with a beach, lounge chairs, a full-on beach bar, grassy amphitheater, painted pianos, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a ping pong table, a foosball table and food trucks all in the central downtown park.

8 Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On

Fathom | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel

All summer books are not created equal, and neither are the beaches we read them on.

Essential Rules to Being a House Guest

Rana Florida | Posted 08.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Don't linger. Just like a hotel has to turn over and clean the room for the next guests, most likely so do your hosts. Agree well in advance when you're coming and when you're leaving and stick to plan. Know when to say, "adios, amigos!"

5 Ways to Keep Summer Alive

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

I'm too busy hacking up watermelons, doing loads of pool towel laundry and rolling my vegetarian sushi to have time to kickback in an Adirondack chair.

Dispatch From The Hamptons: (Guiltless) Fun In the Sun!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I've traveled for stage work many times throughout my career, but this is the first time the gods of theatre have actually handed me an assignment on the seashore -- and during the summer, no less!

Why We Love Summer

Dana King | Posted 07.24.2014 | Comedy
Dana King

If the seasons were people, Fall would be the attractive, clean-cut, sophisticated one. Winter is just be a cold-hearted bitch that everyone just wants to go away. Spring is cute and playful and can be pretty fun. But, summer?

America's Best Boardwalks

Fodor's | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but th...

Tips on How to Successfully Vacation With Your Spouse

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

It is completely normal to have an adjustment period when you first unpack thinking about a full day's worth of being joined at the hip. Once you have pushed your chair away from the breakfast table what's next on the agenda?

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

6 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste This Summer

Fay Johnson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Fay Johnson

As a community committed to building a better tomorrow, we should consider two things: Why beaches exist and where those plastic conveniences end up. The answer is one and the same: the ocean. Here are six things you can do this summer to reduce your plastic waste -- and help keep our ocean clean.

Secrets to a Successful Summer Rental

Andrew M. Lieb | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Andrew M. Lieb

With the prime summer rental month of August fast approaching, here are some areas that every summer rental landlord and tenant should consider.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

Love Challenged

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Today I was love challenged. My son, his dad, who is my best friend, and I drove up to Gravenhurst, Ontario for a delightful lunch cruise on the Segwun, an old steamship that has been plying Lake Muskoka, off and on, for about 120 years.

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

LOOK: Dreamy Chapels By The Sea Take Worship To Water's Edge

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

Many of the world's most iconic churches can be found in the middle of bustling cities. But sometimes finding divine peace and sacred solitude require...

Ocean Photography Has Given this Man the Adventures of a Lifetime

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
The Surf Channel

Imagine getting drafted by your favorite sports team. Or being cast in a role alongside your favorite actor. While it sounds awesome, the chances are pretty slim. But for professional surf photographer, Zak Noyle, it was a dream come true.

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

The Naked Truth

Melanie Young | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I also believe there is a time and place for everything, including where and when to bare your body in social situations. Do it because your are comfortable with your body. Don't do it if may makes those around you uncomfortable or someone is pressuring you.

Our Favorite Off-Beat Beaches For Escaping The (Major) Crowds

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We won't go as far as to call these spots "secret," but we will promise that you'll find a relatively intimate excursion with lots of character at any one of them. Ready to feel like a beach insider and stretch out?