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My Love Letter to the Ocean

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Beach week in September is when I unplug from work demands. The work email and phone are turned off, and I let myself stop for a week. No logistics, no juggling of multiple priorities, no racing out the door. I put my umbrella in the sand, grab a pile of books and sit by the ocean.

8 Of The Best Nude Beaches In Europe

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel

Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity. Maybe they just understand that tan lines are as offensive as taking selfies on the shore. Whatever the reason, topless (not to mention full-on nude) beaches in Europe are plentiful.

Virginia Beach's New Foodie Focus

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

For years, Virginia Beach, like many beachfront resort communities, was better known for fun food like burgers, fries, and ice cream than it was for award-winning cuisine. But that's changing thanks to a thriving culinary scene driven in large part by a serious commitment to locally sourced food.

Litke's S/S '15 Fashion Show (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.05.2014 | Style
Alex Schattner

Litke's S/S '15 fashion show at the Great Jones Street Gallery combined mod looks from the 1960's, especially those in The Happy Island (1972), with the quilted patterns of American rustic.

The September Travel Sweet Spot

Travelzoo | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel

What makes the ninth month No. 1 for travelers on a budget? The combination of lingering summer weather, a sharp drop-off in leisure travel, lower flight prices and smaller crowds at just about every tourist hot spot makes September the month with the most.

Squeeze Another Month From Summer in Virginia Beach

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

While northern beaches cool down after Labor Day, the party is still going down South with another month worth of family fun at the beach. Here are the top 10 attractions for kids and their parents.

Why Playa Rincon Is the Best Beach in the World

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found!

The Last Days of Summer

Sarah Weatherwax | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Sarah Weatherwax

As summer winds down, many of us along the east coast are thinking of making one final trip to the shore, a thought shared by our ancestors as well. T...

Photographing Iconic Coney Island

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

The concept of Coney Island as an outdoor photo studio is nothing new. Famous and not-so-famous photographers alike have been trekking over the sand t...

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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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.