| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:00 AM
SHAW ISLAND, Wash. - This island isn't all about nuns, but you'll be hard-pressed to avoid the topic. Especially if you're driving too fast on that first hairpin curve just up from the ferry dock, and you meet the prioress rounding the corner in her...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:40 AM
The hour is 11:30 on this Saturday night aboard the American Queen, somewhere south of Natchez, Miss. The dance floor in the Grand Saloon is deserted, and a lone man sits in the 24-hour Front Porch lounge, reading a paperback novel. The evening's...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.
Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet.
1. Explore the pristine coves of...
| Aug 31, 2012
Look at the official state transportation map and down in the lower right hand corner near the Rhode Island border is a patch of property identified as the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area.
Not a grabber of a name, especially considering what it...
| Jul 29, 2012
SEATTLE — Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check.
If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either.
So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:46 AM
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unauthorized purchase of a $710,000 yacht by Mark Bellinger, who recently resigned his post as the Director of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council, according to a news release from the Okaloosa...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Joe Wilkerson's grandfather got him into the sport, which he sees as a riddle he needs to solve. Ryan Ingall felt at home — but still found an outlet for his competitive spirit — on the water.
The two Christopher Newport students love...
| Oct 16, 2012
How do you keep spouses and kids happy at the boat show? You go where you know they'll see things that they like.
If you're serious about buying a boat, but they're not interested in the process, leave the negotiations for another day. You and the family...
| Oct 16, 2012
The best thing about the boat show for someone serious about buying a boat is the opportunity to comparison shop.
Imagine being able to go car shopping and being able to check out three different makes of automobile in one dealer's showroom. That's the...