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You Know You've Been At The Beach Too Long When...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.25.2013 | Travel

There's nothing wrong with being a beach bum. If we could lay out all day, surrounded by sand, sun and surf, we totally would. But is there such a thi...

6 Best Beach Workouts in Cabo San Lucas

Alison Lewis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

Head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for a fitness heaven plus the ultimate in beauty and pure relaxation. On a recent trip I was amazed at the abundant beachside options where I could work out along one of the most beautiful and pristine bodies of water in the world -- the Sea of Cortez.

Hotel Hammocks With Stunning Views

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Go ahead, take a break. These 15 hotel hammocks overlook some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

How to Be a Happy Glamper

Indie Lee | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

I do NOT camp, I GLAMP. Trust me, they are not the same thing. Yes, there is a tent, there is no running water, but NO, I am by no means roughing it.

10 Awesome Beach Bars Around the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

What's better than the beach? Lounging on that beach with a frosty beverage in hand. Raise your glass and check out 10 beautiful beach bars worth the trip!

So Cal Kills Clambakes

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.19.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Thanks to a new law, beach fires in Southern California are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. You saw them in Gidget and other beach-party films. You dreamed of their cheery glow on landlocked nights both hot and cold. But now many such fires are being quenched -- for good.

Beach Etiquette: What Not to Do at the Shore

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

We don't mean to be the fun police, but there are certain rules (some official, some unspoken) that should be observed at the beach. To ensure maximum enjoyment for you and your fellow beach bums, be a good citizen with these 10 things you should and shouldn't do.

Reflections on Independence Day

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

We stopped to get a pizza and ate it at home, while catching both the Delray Beach and Lake Worth fireworks from our back deck. We fell asleep to the sound of firecrackers and the deck door above us sliding back and forth, back and forth.

Boardwalk Attractions That Make Us Love Summer

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Water park rides, roller coasters, and lighthouses: just a few of the reasons you'll find us at a boardwalk or two this summer.

Virtual Paddle Out to Celebrate Love of the Ocean

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Surfers have long memorialized fellow surfers by way of a paddle out. Sometimes flowers, lei's or ashes of the deceased are tossed into the circle. This campaign mimics those elements.

Brisbane Brings it On: How to do Adventure in Queensland's Capital City

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

Where Brisbane truly lets its hair down is off the eastern coast at Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as locals call it. Australians affectionately refer to many things by their diminutive form. Sunglasses: sunnies. Board shorts: boardies. Barbeque: Barbie. An island should be no exception.

Creative Cooking: A New England Style Clam Bake (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Taste
Rana Florida

Dig into the best ingredients that summer supplies -- little neck clams, cherry stone clams, shrimp, lobsters, mussels, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage -- without having to dig a fire pit or do any heavy lifting.

Shiny Happy People Everywhere

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I've been happily going to the beach every summer since I was a child. But this time, here at the ripe old age of 51, with my bikini days behind me, and my eyes and heart wide open, was the happiest I've ever felt on a beach. I believe the saying that happiness increases as we age, is true.

The Best Sunscreens for Your Travels

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Sunscreen is one of the most important travel accessories you'll need, whether you're at the beach, in the tropics, in the desert, or in the city. Our editors pick the best SPF offerings out there.

The Faithful Shopper: Hot, Haute Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when those of us in the "fashionista know" escape to our favorite beaches at the Hamptons. The fun part is that many of our fa...

What I Painted To Escape The Stress Of Divorce

Leslie Toms | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Toms

Color, light and luscious painterly brushstrokes have long characterized the works of California artist Leslie Toms. Born in 1951 and raised in the...

Joy Time

Jessica Keener | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Jessica Keener

Growing up, I went to overnight camp, all summer long for eight years, and that meant stocking up on new socks and underwear and, most especially, new books -- a big stack of paperbacks -- enough to last eight weeks.

Recipes for a Swanky Beach Party

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Summer is right around the corner, and we all know what that means: soon it will be time to fire up our backyard, deck, and poolside BBQs. There's no better way to entertain friends and family on a warm summer night than with tasty food hot off the grill.

INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Paraplegic Woman Goes Surfing | Posted 06.03.2013 | Good News

June 3, 2013 - A paraplegic woman surfs the waves of south Australia's west coast with the help of some duct tape and a friend....

Is the Water at the Beach Safe? How to Find Out Before You Take the Kids

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Debbie Dubrow, Condé Nast Traveler This story originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler's Website. As a parent, I take great care about ...

Forget White Sand Beaches

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler Sure, white sand and crystalline waters are great, but beaches can come in all shades of the rainbow. We'...

Summer Fun in the Windy City

Party Earth | Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago
Party Earth

It's time to start counting down the days until the equinox when you can finally shed your winter layers in exchange for a swimsuit and a beach read. ...

Catch a Dune

MiniTime | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Lose your woolly socks and thermal fleece and get ready for sandboarding -- arguably the coolest new way to have fun on a beach or desert getaway.

An Ode to Florida's Summer -- And a Time to Remember

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

So it is summer again in Florida -- and all that that conjures up. I just drove through a pelting rain, signaling the beginning of Florida's late-afternoon rainy season.

PHOTOS: The World's Weirdest Beaches | Posted 05.22.2013 | Travel

Here are some alternative beach destinations....