| May 6, 2009
The Coast Guard comes to the rescue of a disabled sailing vessel off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon.
The sailing vessel "Kay II" reported it lost battery power and its sails had blown out in windy conditions and 10 foot waves.
Coast guard officials...
| May 21, 2009
The Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the prime vacation spots on the East Coast, is an easy two-hour drive from Hampton Roads. Famous for its family-oriented entertainment, the area offers miles of beautiful white beaches, amusements and historical...
| May 21, 2009
BIKING, REGIONAL EVENTS
BikeWalk Virginia. Formerly known as Bicycling Education Association, it sponsors Bike Virginia in June. BikeWalk Virginia, sponsors the Tour de Chesapeake, held in Mathews, from May 15 to 17. Nonprofit group that promotes ease...
| Jun 12, 2009
On any hot Seattle day you'll find boaters out in force on our area lakes. But if you've never been on the water, here's your chance to spend some time on our water this summer... for free! (yes, free!)
The people who put on the Seattle Boat show are...
| Jun 17, 2009
When I heard Carnival Cruise Lines would begin sailing year-round from Baltimore, I was not excited. I was glad that it meant more jobs and a boost to Maryland's economy, but a Carnival cruise wasn't going to be part of my vacation plans.
| Jan 13, 2010
When you finally get to take time off this year, traveling to places that take you to another level physically and spiritually will leave you lest restless and more satisfied than vacations that are filled with scheduled tours, jam-packed spaces and noisy...
| Dec 16, 2008
The economy may be sailing slowly these days, but that hasn't stopped South Florida's cruise lines, which are introducing a half-dozen new ships here this fall.
Do these new superliners really offer anything "new"? Sure, they all have the amenities...
| Dec 9, 2009
Cruising with an infant requires special consideration. Is there a minimum age limit to sail? Will there be a nursery or childcare available onboard? Will the ship offer private babysitting so parents can enjoy an evening out?
Most lines have a minimum...
| Dec 22, 2009
I am not usually fond of routine or habit, preferring the unexpected. However, it's 5:30 p.m. and I am waiting for my butler, Sasha, as I do about this time every day.
Sure enough, he raps lightly on my stateroom door, pokes his head in, and with a...
| Dec 1, 2009
Is it a coincidence that the phrase "season's greetings" starts with "sea?" Not if you consider Celebration Cruise Line's sailings to enjoy the holidays aboard its ship, the Bahamas Celebration. Here's what the line has on tap for this season:
| Jul 26, 2010
Norwegian Cruise Line's long-anticipated Epic has finally arrived, and it rocks.
Long an industry innovator with a list of firsts that includes the first alternate-dining restaurant at sea and a secluded complex of luxury villas atop the ship, NCL yet...