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Jammin' the Wind in the Grenadine Islands

Don Mankin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Don Mankin

The deck surged beneath my bare feet as the boat powered through the swells, and the music of the lines vibrating in the wind filled my ears. As the days unfolded, I melted. Everything felt looser -- my clothes, my limbs, my mind.

What you should know before a Sailing Trip in the Caribbean

Thei Zervaki | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Thei Zervaki

Armed with my notebook, a word file and vivid memories from my first sailing trip in the Caribbean on Star Clipper, I decided to mark down my recommendations for a pleasant and memorable sailing trip.

The Exceptional Traveler

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

How do you do exceptional things inexpensively? So select a place you've always wanted to see, get a ticket and go. Travel light. Talk to strangers. And follow these tips.

Why Sailing is One of My Favorite Pastimes

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 09.06.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Sailing involves so much more than just understanding how a boat uses the wind to move through water. Sailing requires a certain appreciation for your surroundings and environment.

Smooth Sailing at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

Susan Jaques | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Susan Jaques

In celebration of the summertime America's Cup race opening this week in San Francisco, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor presents "Impressionists on the Water" (through October 13, 2013).

Fourth of July! Who Celebrates It Best? East vs. West

Peek | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel
Peek

It seems as though the East would have a leg up on celebrating our Independence, if not entirely due to its historical tours, but we have yet to be convinced. We found activities in the West that rival all of the best activities on the East.

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.

7 Wildest Summer Parties Around the World

Tripfilms | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Tripfilms

Dive in a Pool Party at Miami's South Beach. The scene is hot, the DJs spinning and bad decisions are abound from day to night at these popular day p...

De-Man Cave or Un-Man Cave? That is the Question.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 08.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Susan McCorkindale

Not only did I not de-man cave my honey's house, I embraced it. I didn't just incorporate the skulls and the antlers and the rifles and yes, even the shockingly long walrus penis bone my almost-husband has displayed in the master bath into my decorating endeavors, I highlighted them.

The (Less Than) Eternal Sea

Lewis Lapham | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Lewis Lapham

Nothing in the sea lives by itself, nothing either on the earth or in the air or in the minds of men. To know the sea is mortal is to know that we are not apart from it.

Matt Rutherford's Mission to Make Ocean Research Affordable

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Lesleyann Coker

'I can teach a person the skills necessary to cross an ocean alone, but I can't teach the mentality a person needs to sail alone across an ocean. If you don't learn to control fear, fear will control you. Exploration is the physical expression of intellectual passion.'

Happy Birthday to The New World.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Léon did not discover Florida. Traces were found of Spanish slaves coming from the Bahamas, who had visited first, without ever staying for long.

The Calm Before the Storm... and After

Enrico Tettamanti | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Enrico Tettamanti

I spent months equipping the boat to withstand the extreme conditions of the unfamiliar destinations I had on my itinerary, ranging from the icy Artic to the blazing heat of the Equator. Of all the places, New York was the least expected where I would have to brave a natural disaster.

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery?

Kip Patrick | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.

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.

Heart of the Storm (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.05.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Spending nine days on a 52-foot-long sail boat might seem like an exotic adventure accessible to few children but Heart of the Storm is giving teenage...

4 Rules For Pushing the Envelope

Ted Harro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

For those of us who aren't planning to jump on a 70-foot catamaran and drive it close to -- or past -- its limits in freezing water and high winds, what does this mean? A few rules occur to me.

Joining the Rainbow Warrior

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

It is my first time on a ship. I really don't know what to expect. I've packed warm and cold clothes, medicines and food, sandals and sturdy sailing boots. The sea sickness pills were also high on the priority list.

Do You Measure Up?

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I made a mental list of some of the ways I have failed: I believe in recycling, but every once in a while I throw paper in the blue trash bin instead of the green. I believe in returning the shopping cart to its metal cage in the lot, except when I am in a really, really, big hurry.

Limitless Fun In NYC

Lisa McElroy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

It's early fall, and I've got itchy feet. Two back-to-back trips to New York show the many sides the city has to offer.

What Does It Feel Like to Circumnavigate the Globe?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Bob Lorenzi, Sailor It is a relatively easy task to describe a passage made under sail between two ...

Book Excerpt: Setting Out On A Hand-Made Sailboat

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

Academically at least, I knew how Cormorant was meant to work, but in truth I had only ever sailed in a dinghy once or twice before, 25 years earlier. I had never rowed a boat either, so launching through the surf on my first outing may not have been the best idea. But June 4, 2007, was a gentle, warm day with little waves, and I wanted to establish my right to access the ocean just down the street from my house.

Surfing In The Remote Wilds Of Baja

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

The ragged swell had calmed, but there were still good, three- to five-foot waves spinning along the cliff line at the point in the blue light of dawn. I pulled farther outside to get well clear of the surf, and Rudy and Aurelio buzzed past in their pangas with the other men, and we waved farewell to one another. I watched them until they disappeared seaward, the drone of the outboards getting fainter and fainter. I zipped my jacket up and settled back to pulling on the oars over the silky water, away from the last outpost of shelter and people.

What Bees and a Boat Taught Me about Pain (and Footwear)

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I learned the hard way that platform wedges and all manner of open-toed sexiness look sexier if the toes peeping out aren't blue and bleeding, especially the showcase toe. The VIP of the peep-toed pump toe. The toe that, as it turns out, bleeds like a head wound when hit by a hatch door.

PHOTOS: Floating Vacation Rentals

Home Away | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Home Away

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