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5 Awesome Waterfront Homes

Redfin | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Redfin

Redfin recently released a list of the 10 Best Cities for Boaters, focusing on major metropolitan areas with the most waterfront property for sale, the longest boating seasons, the most boat vendors and the largest boating communities.

Summer Boating on Deer Lake, ca. 1915

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 08.08.2014 | Style
Minnesota Historical Society

Summers at the lake aren't the grand affairs they used to be, apparently. This is a real photo postcard from the Minnesota Historical Society's collec...

Summer In St. Michaels At The Harbour Inn

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When it comes to waterfront vacations, it's no cliché to say that location is everything. The Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa in St. Michaels puts you in the heart of a tranquil harbor right off the Chesapeake Bay. This is an unhurried spot, where fishing skiffs are as present as mega yachts.

The Best Flip-Flops and Sandals of 2014

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Style
The Active Times

When you think of active footwear, you probably don't immediately think of flip-flops and sandals. Running sneakers, trail running shoes and hiking boots come to mind, but the minimalist summer wear that treads sandy beaches and muddy riverbanks often gets forgotten.

How a Death-Defying Sea Voyage Helped Mend the Relationship With My Kids That Divorce Destroyed

Sprague Theobald | Posted 04.28.2014 | Divorce
Sprague Theobald

By the time we reached the docks of Seattle we were a family again, hurts were starting to be healed, non-truths were exposed, a sad and difficult history had started to be repaired. A safe and loving foundation was built in preparation for further work.

Finding Adventure (and Food) in Southern Florida

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

There is no shortage of white sand covering these expansive shores -- and trust me after gazing at the pearly shoreline and crystal-blue Ocean, you will be compelled to dive right in.

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.

The Birthday Present That Nearly Got The Best of Me

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We bought a kayak for my birthday. I was bestowed with the honor of choosing our new toy. I listened to the salesman describe the many facets of kayak design: tracking, cargo capacity, skegs and rudders, maneuverability, stability. After much deliberation and consideration I chose by the only really important feature of every kayak: Color.

A River Runs Through It: 12 Amazing Riverside Hotels

Oyster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

"Sun and surf" might be the stuff of summer, but that doesn't mean a trip exclusively to the beach is in order. Some of our favorite summer destinatio...

Take the Aquatic Highway to Florida State Parks

Visit Florida | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

On Florida's west coast, a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway serves as a gateway to some of the state's most beautiful state park getaways.

Is This Florida's Most Blissful Beach?

Visit Florida | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Here, life moves at a tangibly slower pace than what most visitors are accustomed to back home. ''Once you come over that last bridge from the mainland, you just breath differently on the island,'' says one local.

Rediscovering Florida's 'First Capital'

Visit Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.

EXCERPT: The Memories Of Home While Paddling North

Audrey Sutherland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Audrey Sutherland

The pattern: Tie up the boat, stand quietly and listen for clues to this new place, then carry up a load of gear, lift the latch to my new home and check the stove.

PHOTOS: Do The Columbus Day Regatta Right

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

This weekend, thousands are expected to crowd the shores and waters of Biscayne Bay for races, leisure boating, and parties in advance of Monday's Col...

PHOTOS: Floating Vacation Rentals

Home Away | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Want a place on the water? Like, literally on the water?

Cornfield Creek Diary: Collision and Solidarity

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Neighbors lingered a long time on the lawns and street, long after the emergency workers and police had left. There was nothing we could do to help, but nobody seemed quite ready to give up the sense of solidarity that emerges around such threatening experiences.

Oil in Water

Rachel Havrelock | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Rachel Havrelock

As Mitt Romney boated freely in the fresh water lake, several Midwestern states reached drought conditions. This seems the perfect moment to address one of the more wasteful American pastimes -- burning gasoline in fresh water.

The Yachting Capital Of The World

JustLuxe | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
JustLuxe

Factor in 3,000 hours of sun annually, and it's obvious why this South Florida town would be the ultimate Stateside haven for a boat-up luxury.

PHOTOS: 9 Hotels Where You Can Park Your Boat

Oyster | Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Some resorts, such as Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys, let boaters sleep on board and still access all of the pools, restaurants, and activities on-site.

Chasing Raynbow

Gillian Clark | Posted 08.06.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

Some chefs get their motorcycles out in spring. I go to the boat yard. I have a 35-foot trawler that was built in Hong Kong from white oak and red cedar around the time of my own birthday.

6 Va. Men Recreating Justice's 1812 River-Scouting Trip

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

THURMOND, W.Va. -- Six Virginia men attempting to recreate Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall's historic 1812 river-scouting journey have tackl...

Rowers Embark Upon Vancouver Island Adventure

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Imagine sharing a 29-foot rowboat with three other athletes for three to four weeks. Round the clock, you're alternating two-hour rowing shifts with two hours of sleep in the small, cramped cabin. At all moments, your crew must be on the alert for storms, ships, logs, and killer whales.

Keeping Local Business Afloat

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

"I came here to spend money!" exclaimed a visitor to the recent Long Island Boat Show. She told me that she received her first raise in three years and she was embarking on a one-woman operation to help our local economy.

WATCH: New York Executive Turned Boat Captain Says He's 'The Happiest Man On The Planet'

Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

"I recently turned 60 years old, and I'm the happiest man on the planet." These are the words of Patrick Harris, better known among friends as "Ca...