| Jul 7, 2013
"I don't want my girls to grow up scared."
It was this realization that sent Patty Chang Anker finally, cautiously, at age 39, up the steps of a high dive at her local pool, onto the wobbly wheels of a bicycle and into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state.
Here's a selection of...
| Aug 19, 2012
A monthlong seaward expedition in search of Amelia Earhart's missing aircraft became a study in meditation, though not stillness, for a Chicago photographer widely esteemed for her visual accounting of artifacts.
The search, the subject of Discovery...
| Jun 29, 2013
It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean almost to the Gulf of Mexico, a route that encompasses sandy beaches, springs, secluded forests and history from John D. Rockefeller to Elvis Presley.
There are a lot of diversions along State Road 40, a scenic east-...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Most cruise ships passengers make sure they are out on deck for the arrival of their ship into Lisbon. Its setting is beautiful: it is the only European capital city on the Atlantic Ocean and sits on the wide Tagus River. As they navigate the river,...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A young humpback whale swam less than six feet away from Bryant Austin while he was snorkeling off the Kingdom of Tonga in 2004.
Lowering his camera, afraid it would get struck out of his hand, Austin was mesmerized by the marine mammal's subtly hued...
| May 4, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Cycling enthusiasts have long dreamed of having a paved trail through the center of Florida that would give riders a continuous path from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Now that vision may become reality.
The budget the Legislature passed...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has a wild side and it has nothing to do with its honking yellow taxis, towering skyscrapers and celebrity-studded nightclub crowds.
It's about soaring bald eagles, quiet tidal salt marshes and sweet berry brambles...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Hurry up and slow down. That's one way to look at a road trip. You don't hop a plane and zip off halfway around the world. You slide in behind the wheel and get a grip, you feel the planet, you experience the travel. Travel becomes part of the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Few things celebrate the end of winter like a great drive and enjoying the beach. Whether you can put the top down or not, members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com are sure you'll enjoy any of our "Top 10 Coastal Drives."
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:22 PM
On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...