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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...

Dog Days of Summer in Toad Suck

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel
Maggie Van Ostrand

I just got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy did we have a few adventures along the way. We were headed from Southern Californi...

Chicago Timelapse: Zipping Through the Canals (VIDEO)

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.06.2011 | Travel


Body Of Missing Orland Park Man Pulled From Lake Michigan

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

After hours of searching the shores near Lake Michigan, emergency crews pulled the body of an Orland Park man missing since late Monday evening from a...

Sulfuric Acid Tanker Capsizes On Rhine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A tanker loaded with sulfuric acid capsized on the Rhine river in Germany on Thursday, and special cranes and more than 100 rescuers st...

The Ebbs & Flows of the Economy

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

As the co-owner and editor of a niche publication focusing on the Long Island boating lifestyle, attending regional boat shows is a great way to attra...

Rest and Relaxation: Cruise Along Turkey's Southern Coast

Jasmine Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jasmine Moy

You could tell by the hushed, intimate conversations between the Crepe couple and Captain and Babushka that this boating community was tight knit.

Come Sail Away: A Week Boating in the British Virgin Islands Brought Me Home Again

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jenny Block

If you let it, the sea will happily shoulder all of your stress while you enjoy the kind of buoyancy that only being on a boat can bring.

Smoother Sailing Ahead?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I spent this past Saturday as an exhibitor at the New York Boat Show. And miracle of miracles, I was not alone! Throngs of people navigated the aisles all afternoon.