| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The four main islands of Channel Islands National Park (www.nps.gov/chis) are as close as 13 miles off Ventura County's coast, yet neither my husband, Michael, nor I had been there. In May, we decided to check out Santa Cruz, the largest island, for a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:34 AM
A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges.
Megumi Igarashi, 42, says she was challenging a culture of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
GLASTONBURY — With the second phase of the Riverfront Park expected to open in mid-September, the town council Tuesday set the fees to launch and store boats there, and also to rent the boathouse.
Noting that there won't be much of the boating...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:48 PM
It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:55 PM
My retired dad visited recently, and we both love canoeing and saving money -- so where better to do both than at Crooked River Preserve near Clermont? The 64-acre preserve on the Palatlakaha River and Lake Louisa features 1.5 miles of hiking trails...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:53 AM
A New York man is recovering after a beaver dragged him from his kayak into the water and refused to let go, according to WHAM.
The beaver sunk its teeth into the man's arm and would only release when the kayak instructor hit it with a paddle. The...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The spot: 31s Street Beach and playground (3100 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-742-5121, cpdbeaches.com/beaches/31st-Street-Beach)
Why it's a gem: The trifecta of an awesome ADA-accessible playground, beautiful beach with southern views of the skyline, and...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A multi-agency, multi-day search for a Potomac River kayaker was called off on Sunday after it was determined he had simply ditched his kayak and gone home — "oblivious" to the fact that authorities became alarmed after finding his kayak floating...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Want to snorkel with sea lions in the GalÃ¡pagos? Photograph penguins in Antarctica? Fish for piranhas along the Amazon? You don't need to strap on a hiking pack and hire a local guide to penetrate these remote regions. In fact, getting to some of the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Question: I'm going to Europe this summer. I will buy a Eurail pass, so I don't care what major city I land in. I just want the cheapest fare. But some search engines allow you to see only one city at a time. I have now filled out five different city...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
While those who live in and around Maryland know something about the water-based diversions in the Free State, chances are they haven’t explored a fraction of what there is to see and do—especially in summer, when tubing, kayaking and...