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The Importance of Boating Safety
The Travel Detective / Summer / Water sports

The Importance of Boating Safety

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I love boating. In fact, I’m addicted to getting out on the water. But I will never leave shore without certain… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Are The Main Causes of Boating Accidents?
Travel Tips / Summer / Water sports

Travel Tip: What Are The Main Causes of Boating Accidents?

It’s the high season for boating, which means you need to practice caution when you’re on the water. Last year, the Coast Guard tracked 4,064 boating accidents, 610 of which… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent a Boat This Summer
Travel Tips / Summer / Water sports

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent a Boat This Summer

The current sharing economy has impacted every area of travel, from people renting out their homes, cars, and now…boats. That’s right, there are several services that let you rent a… Read More…

Image Credit: Terry Goss
Travel Tips / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Travel Tip: Where You Can Dive With Sharks Around the World

It’s going to a big summer for…sharks? That’s right, not only is Shark Week around the corner, but we’re also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie Jaws. This September,… Read More…

Live Your Own Shark Week: 5 Shark Adventures Around the World
Adventure Travel & Sports / Water sports

Live Your Own Shark Week: 5 Shark Adventures Around the World

We all love Shark Week, and it doesn’t have to end. You can actually design your own shark adventure—and we don’t mean with just Great Whites. You can dive with… Read More…

Travel Tip: Go Whitewater Rafting in the City
Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: Go Whitewater Rafting in the City

When someone says whitewater rafting, you probably imagine schlepping into the wilderness to spend a day or two out in nature. Well, that’s part of it. But in some places,… Read More…

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures
Africa / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures

We all love Shark Week. Here’s the great news: it doesn’t have to end! Just because the Discovery Channel only has one week of programming doesn’t mean you can’t follow… Read More…

What’s Different about Adventure Travel in Belize?
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Mexico & Central America / Water sports

What’s Different about Adventure Travel in Belize?

Belize bills itself as Mother Nature’s best-kept secret, but the cat’s out of the bag and the tiny Central American country is becoming a mecca for active travelers seeking adventure… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Don’t Know about Cell Phones on Boats
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Apps & Technology / Water sports

Travel Tip: What You Don’t Know about Cell Phones on Boats

You always want to have reliable communication devices when heading out in a boat. But these days, your mobile phone can do a lot more than just make emergency calls…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoiding Lightning Strikes
Travel Tips / Golf / Natural Disasters / Water sports

Travel Tip: Avoiding Lightning Strikes

You know how they say there’s a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery? Well, there’s a pretty slim chance of even that happening—under 30 deaths… Read More…

The Wild Side of the Panama Canal: Hidden Gems of Panama
Hidden Gems / Videos / Eco Travel / Hidden Gems Panama / Water sports

The Wild Side of the Panama Canal: Hidden Gems of Panama

The Panama Canal does not just connect the Atlantic with Pacific. Between these two oceans and the famous locks is a culture unique to the canal. And the Gatun Lake… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Give & Surf in Panama
Voluntourism / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Water sports

Voluntourism Spotlight: Give & Surf in Panama

If surfing is your ideal summer vacation, you can up your game this summer by combing surfing with volunteering. It all comes together in the surfing mecca of Bocas del… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: World’s Best Places for Water Sports
Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Water sports / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: World’s Best Places for Water Sports

Spring is time to jump back into the water and engage in some fun ocean sports. Window Seat or Aisle Seat blogger, family travel expert and single mom Kerri Zane shares… Read More…

Daily Deal: Affordable All Inclusive Ski Package
Travel Deals / Daily Deals / Professional Sports / Water sports / Winter Sports

Daily Deal: Affordable All Inclusive Ski Package

Ranked by TripAdvisor as the best value ski spot for 2012/2013, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has released a new all-inclusive package that includes slopeside lodging, lift tickets, lessons, use… Read More…

The Boating Industry After Hurricane Sandy: A CBS Evening News Report
Travel News / Videos / CBS News / Water sports

The Boating Industry After Hurricane Sandy: A CBS Evening News Report

Currently, Hurricane Sandy has accounted for roughly $62 billion in damage. With that destruction came an unexpected boost to one business: recreational boating. More than 65,000 boats were damaged or… Read More…

2013 Extreme Travel: Swimming with Sharks in Cape Town
Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Africa / Water sports

2013 Extreme Travel: Swimming with Sharks in Cape Town

Want to add extreme travel to your bucket list? The region outside of Cape Town, South Africa, is known for adventure experiences, from soft to majorly adrenaline-fueled. That’s right, we’re talking… Read More…

Ask Peter: Plan Ahead for Cruises, Caribbean Islands & More
Travel News / Travel Tools / Cruise Travel / Ask Peter / Travel Insurance / Water sports

Ask Peter: Plan Ahead for Cruises, Caribbean Islands & More

We’re looking ahead this week with advice on 2013 travel. Find out the hottest Caribbean islands, the evolution of  river cruising, and the factors to consider when buying travel insurance… Read More…

4 New Adventures in Australia’s Gold Coast
Travel News / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Australia & New Zealand / Water sports

4 New Adventures in Australia’s Gold Coast

Last week, Peter shared his Hidden Gems of Sydney and tomorrow he heads to Tasmania for another Australia adventure. While the beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast are well-known, arts and… Read More…

Like a Local: Saint John & Peter’s Top 5 Activities on the Bay of Fundy
Videos / Canada / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Like a Local / Water sports

Like a Local: Saint John & Peter’s Top 5 Activities on the Bay of Fundy

Don’t confuse Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada, with St. John’s in Newfoundland. Saint John is the largest city in the province, the oldest incorporated city in Canada and the… Read More…