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    Bocas del Toro Is One Of The Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secrets

    When traveling through Panama City, take a detour and leave the opulent luxury of the vibrant city behind. A one-hour flight to Isla Colon, the busy hub and capital of the nine-island Bocas del Toro island chain, carries you into […]

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    How To Bring Summer Into Your Workspace

    Spending the months leading up to summer under fluorescent lights can be a bitter pill to swallow. For summer-lovers, colder temperatures can make time at the office that much harder. Here we help you bring a little bit of the beach […]

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    6 Beautiful Naturally Preserved Beaches

    Finding the perfect beach is one of humanity’s most enduring quests. And in our effort to attain paradise, we sometimes engineer the results: pumped in sand, human-constructed jetties, imported palms, coastlines raked and groomed to perfection. But if you’re craving […]

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    6 Awesome Ocean-Focused Apps

    There’s something about the ocean that everyone can connect with on some level—maybe because oceans are the largest ecosystems on earth or because the oceans are the earth’s largest life support system. Maybe it’s that the ocean has so many […]

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    6 of the Most Dog Friendly Beaches

    Playing on a sandy beach and splashing in the surf with your dog can be the most fun one can have under the sun. If you’re looking for a spot your pup can chase seagulls without beachgoers frowning at you, check […]

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    6 of the World’s Most Romantic Beaches

    The beach is dreamy with the roar of the crashing waves, the water sparkling in the sun and a dolphin occasionally leaping out of the ocean. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Here are six of the most romantic […]

  • The 6 Best Boardwalks for Showing Off Your Beach Cruiser

    The 6 Best Boardwalks for Showing Off Your Beach Cruiser

    Craving a little surf, sand, and sea? It’s time to start planning your summer adventures, and we’ve created a bucket list of the 7 most cruise-able boardwalks across the country. So pack your bags, pump up the air in your […]

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    What a Marine Forecast Tells You…And Why It Matters

    Here is today’s marine forecast for my home coastline, the north end of Oregon: A FRONT OFFSHORE WILL WEAKEN FURTHER AS IT MOVES ONTO THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON COASTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON…AND ACROSS THE OREGON CENTRAL COAST LATER […]

  • 5 Times You Should Stay Out of the Water

    5 Times You Should Stay Out of the Water

    The ocean is both calming and exciting, offering up thrilling waves for surfing and delicious food for eating, but it can also be deceptive. There are hidden dangers under the deep blue sea, and it demands respect. Rip Tides There […]

  • 8 Sea Creatures to Appreciate More

    8 Sea Creatures to Appreciate More

    Everyone loves watching dolphins swim in and out of the surf, or sea otters floating on their backs trying to crack open shells; but there are more creatures under the sea that also fly under our radar. Here are a few […]

by / on February 15, 2017 at 11:00 am / in Under the Sea

4 Reasons Sharks Are Awesome

A single fin slicing through the surface of the water. The glimpse of a shadowy shape as big as your board in the curl of a wave. If images like these swim into mind—if the iconic baaa DUM, baaaaa DUM […]

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by / on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach, Under the Sea

6 Wacky Water Sports to Try

Surfing, sailing, standup paddleboarding; water lovers have plenty of options for getting a little H20 in their lives. But maybe you’re looking for something innovative and offbeat to mix up your routine. If so, check out one of these quirky […]

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by / on February 6, 2017 at 10:00 am / in At the Beach

5 Great Coastal Restaurants

Whether you’re out on the waves or playing on the sand, a day at the beach is a great way to stimulate your appetite. These coastal restaurants run the gamut from super casual to seriously sophisticated, but they are all […]

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by / on February 3, 2017 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach, Tips 'n Tricks

Tips For Spending Valentine’s Day At The Beach

Most couples plan to spend Valentine’s Day in a restaurant, but what if you want to do something more exciting? If you and your partner love the sun and the outdoors, one of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas is […]

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by / on February 1, 2017 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

4 Beach Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

We all need to get away once in a while. That means even those of us who can’t fork out the dough to go to some all inclusive resort that is full of high expectations and sorrowful regrets. Or sometimes […]

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by / on January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Why Nautical Charts are Fun

They look a lot like maps, but they’re bigger: giant sheets of paper. And they have a bunch of tiny numbers and symbols and colors on them. They show the coast as a mix of odd colors, and lots of […]

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by / on January 23, 2017 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach, Travel and Leisure

3 Warm Destinations For Learning How To Kitesurf

Kitesurfing is a sport that if you put in the right amount of time will get great reward. But it is a sport of patience, especially when just starting out to overcome the steep learning curve. Many people abandon the […]

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by / on January 17, 2017 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Ocean Conservation

With phrases like “climate change,” “carbon footprint,” and “sustainability” on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days, engaging the younger generation in treating our oceans with respect and care has never been so critical; yet many avenues of power are […]

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by / on January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

A Brief and Partly True History of Sunscreen

My personal history of sunscreen starts with Mom rubbing it on so thick I looked like an albino boy running amok at the pool. I later found that Mom didn’t need just sunscreen to embarrass me but that’s another whole […]

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by / on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Ways to Enjoy the Beach in Winter

In my part of the country, the beach empties out in winter. Coastal weather is windy, rainy, and just cold enough to be clammy and damp, but not cold enough to be crisp and clear. Restaurants close. Eveyone goes up […]

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