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Letter From a Mom

Greg Louganis | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

"Obviously I never met your mother, but I am the mother of four -- all in their early 20s. In some ways all mothers are the same. If our kids grow up to be kind and happy people who are comfortable in their own skin, that's the ultimate gift."

Learn, Dance and Have Fun in Colombia's Caribbean Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to first-time visitors to Colombia: The local tourism folks want you to know they've come up with a way to make you less of a stranger to the 150-mile-long coastal strip before you set out to see it.

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?

5 Mind-Blowing Natural Sinkholes Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.

5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Alison Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.

The Different Cancún: Another Side of Paradise

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The pearls of praise for the place called Cancún often sheen to dizzying effect. There is no refuting that this stretch of soft sand caressing the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean is the acreage of paradise, a dazzling tropical necklace that evokes powerful, even passionate imagery.

Lady Elliot Island: Mistress of the Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.

These Diving FAILS Will Make You Cringe

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

Now, this is a definite case of "Do not try at home." Watch above as some unfortunate souls attempt to dive... and fail. Miserably. Via Tasteful...

Swim With Whale Sharks in Baja

Fathom | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

Get Away From It All In The Mediterranean

minube | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
minube

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands.

Former Olympic Diving Champ Getting Married

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marr...

Where Are the Predators of the Gambier Islands? (PHOTOS)

Michele Westmorland | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Michele Westmorland

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Sporty Single Mom Getaways

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Kerri Zane

Days are getting longer, the mercury is rising and kids are getting antsy for school to end. It's time to start thinking about family getaways. A unique proposition for single moms.

10 Inspiring Photos That Will Have You Reaching for a Snorkel

Islands | Posted 04.26.2013 | Travel
Islands

Here are 10 amazing diving and snorkeling photos from the most exotic locations around the world. Leave the snow shovel at home and buy that plane ticket.

What Are Your Metaphors for Success?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

How's that for a rich lesson? In real life, flexibility is synonymous with playfulness and open-mindedness. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." Sounds a lot like rigidity, if you ask me.

ABC Splashes Into the Fear in Diving

Mary Kate Campbell | Posted 05.25.2013 | Sports
Mary Kate Campbell

As a competitive diver for about 15 years, the fear in diving and sense of accomplishment after completing a dive never goes away. The reaction that these celebrities have to their training and competition is only a fraction of the reality.

WATCH: Shark Gets REALLY Close To Divers

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green

A pair of shark divers off the coast of South Africa were in for an unwanted surprise when a great white shark got incredibly close to their diving ca...

Nicole's In Tears Over 'Splash' Diving Accident

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.22.2013 | TV

"Splash" sees stars such as Nicole Eggert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson and Ndamukong Suh competing in a daunting high dive competition like ...

Diving With Sea Slugs In Israel

Ben Goldfarb | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Ben Goldfarb

For a small, ocean-loving subset of visitors, this dusty corner of the Middle East is renowned for more than political turmoil. Every year, from February to May, the coral reef off Eilat's coast is an unparalleled place to spot some of the planet's strangest, most beautiful animals: nudibranchs, or tiny, jewel-like sea slugs. While the words "sea slug" probably don't ignite your imagination like "great white shark" or "blue whale," there may not be more spectacular critters in the entire ocean.

10 Snorkeling Tips For Fish Fans

Islands | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Islands

Coral and reef formations are great finds when snorkeling the warm waters of Caribbean and South Pacific destinations. But the real ooh's and ahh's come from wildlife encounters.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival Features Local Heroes Opens Thursday Feb. 21

Joshua Berman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver
Joshua Berman

More than 100 films were screened from around the state and the globe; 50 will be shown, with awards given in the following categories: Spirit of Activism, Best Feature, Best of Fest, Best Short, and Best Youth Film.

Andrew Burmon

The Future Of Whale Watching?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Graham Hawkes can't quite put words to the feeling. It's like jumping off a cliff, but more peaceful. It is like sinking, but more purposeful. It is l...

Jellyswimming With Jellyfish In Palau

Jenny Block | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Jenny Block

Palau's main draw, of course, is water. Or, more specifically, what's below the water. They boast some of the best diving in the world.

The Caribbean's Best Diving?

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel

THE BOTTOM, Saba (AP) — The small propeller airplane lands quickly and softly, like a butterfly, on one of the world's shortest commercial runways o...

Ordinary People Helping Our Oceans in Extraordinary Ways

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.