| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...
| May 8, 2011
The Chukchi Bible
Yuri Rytkheu, translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
Archipelago: 354 pp., $17 paper
"My genealogy, like the tundra root we call the golden root, is enmeshed with its native soil. It does not spread very far below...
| May 29, 2012
If your idea of a perfect beach involves a waiter to fetch your drinks and the amenities of a high-rise hotel, then the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park may not be for you.
Because all you can see from this 1 1/4-mile-long pristine beach at...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:00 AM
After two years stuck at No. 2, a stretch of sand on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota has finally been named the best beach in America.
Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:41 PM
For many people, only a couple of ingredients are needed for the perfect summer vacation: soft, warm sand and refreshing cool water. The combination can be found across America, from small ponds to sprawling oceans. This summer, destinations from coast to...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:07 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Erik Lars Myers, 36, has built quite a career out of beer. Since the Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business - Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough - and Nash Street Homebrew, also in...
| 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...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Florida has landed the No. 1 beach in the U.S. seven times, but not in 2012. This year's crown goes to Coronado Beach in San Diego, California, but that doesn't mean Florida still isn't the place to be for the finest stretches of sand.
The Sunshine State...
| May 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Even with gasoline prices at near-record levels, Marylanders are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend in the same robust numbers as last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts.
But to make sure potential visitors aren't discouraged by the price at the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Though we are a nation of summer travelers, that season isn't necessarily the best time to explore.
"I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor"...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 12:03 PM
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Magical things happen atop the great sand dunes here. The dunes include the largest on the East Coast, which soars 80 to 100 feet above most everything else and offers fine views in all directions: the gleaming Atlantic to the...