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Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Barbuda Sets a New Standard for Marine Protection in the Caribbean

Amber Jackson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Earlier this week the Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean-management regulations that zone the coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish a network of marine sanctuaries.

A 'Little Summer' in Costa Rica

Travelzoo | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

The period of reprieve from the rain, lasting only a few weeks, can occur sometime between July and August -- a time when prices at the hotels and resorts can be as much as half off the cost of staying later in the year.

Tour Marine Sanctuaries With Google Street View, No Scuba Lessons Required

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the ...

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Diana Fasanella | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

8 Infinity Pools You Have To See To Believe

trivago | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
trivago

There may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools.

Reigniting a Passion for International Service

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

The Peace Corps has always been about igniting a passion for service. When it was created by President John F. Kennedy, it presented a model for international service that was so unique, so unprecedented, that many said it will never work.

Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

A boutique hotel offering a private beach and rooftop pool, the Hi Hotel Eco Spa and Beach has received Green Globe certification for using recycled paper, organic paint, eco-friendly cleaning products and organic food.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Solar Keeps Spreading, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Stray Dogs Impact on Tourism in the Caribbean

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

It is impossible to measure the economic impact stray dogs have on the tourism industry, but I maintain that Caribbean islands have probably lost millions in first-time or even more important return visitors because of the prevalence of stray dogs.

White Gold, Black Slaves, Red Blood: Countless Years a Slave on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

White gold, they called it, the salt that made white men rich and black slaves wretched with a horrendous plight beyond all suffering in the salt pans...

Saving These Fish Could Save The Caribbean Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

Caribbean coral reefs are in critical danger, but a group of fish might be able to save them. In a new report published this week, the Internation...

Why Tiny Barbados Is Beating Us on the Road to Green Energy

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Are we to believe that a country which sent a man to the moon and created the Internet can't figure out how to integrate alternative power sources into the power grid?

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Heading to the Caribbean? Advice to Stay Safe

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the "The Deadliest Animal in the World," a pesky and deadly little critter -- the mosquito that's infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya.

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

Amanda Walkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Both city life and island life have their perks. I can personally recommend both, but of course, one or both may not be perfect for you. Here are my favorite aspects of each so you can decide for yourself.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

A Beginner's Guide to Babymoons

Travelzoo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

For some, the babymoon might be a "last-chance at the bucket-list" adventure, but among my friends, most trips were beach-oriented -- a last chance at lounging around, doing absolutely nothing on a sandy beach while gazing out into the crystal clear blue sea.

UTILA, Isla de Bahia: The Authentic Island Experience Still Exists

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

This tiny island is not the Caribbean of the $16 piña colada or the orchestrated see-only-what-the-cruise-operators-want-you-to-see routes. There are...

Kara Walker's Sphinx Is A Missed Opportunity

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Jessica Ann Mitchell

Many recognize Kara Walker's The Subtlety as a fascinating sphinx built in the image of a "Mammy" like caricature. The sphinx, which is made of sugar, is successful in that it's jarring.

What Makes Puerto Rico the Most Special Place in the U.S.A.

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Manuel R. De Juan

I'd like to share my viewpoint on why Puerto Rico truly deserves to have been chosen by USA Today readers as "The Best U.S. Island"; explained with the top ten reasons of what I think makes Puerto Rico the most special place in the U.S.A. Puerto Rico should be on any bucket list, and any must-repeat list as well.

Can Fish Be Too Fresh?

Tristan Welch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

There is a window of two to three hours when a fresh catch is an exemplary piece of fish.