| 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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Very well done article on Santa Catalina ["Beyond Avalon," by Rosemary McClure, May 25]. Savvy visitors can also visit free of charge on Catalina Express on their birthday, which is a significant savings off the $74.50 fare. The only caveat is that you...
| 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 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Want to snorkel with sea lions in the Galápagos? 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Matt Corasanti was taking his gear off after a quick, after-work kayak outing in Fells Point when a frantic man ran up to him, saying his dog had fallen into the water and asking whether Corasanti could help him.
Corasanti hopped back into his kayak,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Surf should have been up along Hampton’s Mill Point Park this weekend. Unfortunately, the surf likely will be a little too rough for the city to host a paddleboard series Saturday.
Organizers on Wednesday postponed the Ku’ono Paddle Series,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not since my wedding in 1982 have I taken off two weeks in a row at work, and getting back into the office Monday morning reminded me why. Back then, a much simpler time, you merely had to deal with the U.S. mail and phone messages. Today, emails have...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Shopping for Mother’s Day for moms who like the outdoors and golf is easy when you give them gifts that make them look good and help them have more fun.
Outfit mom with apparel from Puma Golf and she’ll look and feel good from head to toe....