| Aug 1, 2010
To the solo traveler, the four most annoying words in the English language may be "based on double occupancy."
Although the travel industry prefers to think people travel two by two, solo travelers are not an inconsequential demographic. About 25% of all...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:28 PM
I was granted an interview this week with Craig Thompson, chief executive of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA), which is overseeing the 34th America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco Bay in August 2013.
Thompson, a Newport Beach resident, was...
| Feb 9, 2011
The parade of new cruise ships in Florida keeps going as the Oceania Marina debuted in Miami this week.
The Marina, a 1,250-passenger ship that is nearly double the size of the cruise line's other three ships, arrived at the Port of Miami on Feb. 4,...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Established in the 19th century when Henry Flagler extended his East Coast Railroad to Miami and started collecting dockage fees, the Port of Miami, the first port in history to serve one million passengers annually in 1976, is often referred to as the...
| Aug 7, 2011
Reporting from Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Early morning in a kayak on Linekin Bay. My paddle goes plash-plash. A gull gives me the hairy eyeball to warn me away from its nest. Across the water on the peninsula that ends at Ocean Point, a woman sits like a...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 9:30 PM
When he was a child in Croatia, Tony Burica first got wind of sailing. He'd watch large schooners coming and going from the port. Images of ketches sailing the Mediterranean hang from his shop walls.
One night in Communist Croatia, Burica fled the party,...
| Sep 5, 2011
Thyra Zerhusen was browsing the magazine rack at a cafe in San Francisco this year when she picked up a German-language magazine. The cover profiled the world's most influential Germans, naming politicians, athletes and celebrities -- even the pope....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 9:27 PM
Charles Erwin Brookes, the retired chief of W.R. Grace's Davison Chemical division, died of a heart attack Nov. 1 at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. The longtime Gibson Island resident was 86.
Known as Charlie, he was born in Orange, N.J. His...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 10:59 PM
Farrah Hall spends most of her life traveling around the world, windsurfing. The pictures and other images she posts on her Facebook page from places like Australia and the south of France seem pretty glamorous, but the reality for the 30-year-old Hall is...
| May 26, 2011
| 9:18 PM
Newport Harbor High School's Sailing Team placed second in the 2011 Interscholastic Sailing Assn. Baker National Team Race Championship in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday and Sunday.
Boston's Tabor Academy placed first.
Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar High...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Our neighbor refuses to cruise.
It's all about eating, getting fat and being trapped at sea with lots of strangers, she says.
Not necessarily so, though you can chow down if you wish. But beyond that, it can be a feast for the soul too. Theme cruises...