Articles by: Marlene Affeld

by / on June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

6 of the Best Beaches Of The Northern Oregon Coast

Stretching from the mouth of the Columbia River, south to Florence, Oregon’s northern coast may be the most beautiful segment of coastline in the mainland United States. The 363-mile-long coastal Highway 101 offers spectacular scenery and access to some of […]

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by / on June 21, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Travel and Leisure

Rotomairewhenua: Discover The Clearest Lake In The World

Nelson Lakes National Park, situated in the northernmost range of the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, features more than 253,000 acres of serene valleys of native old-growth honeydew beech forest tucked within the folds of majestic mountains, miles and miles of pristine […]

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by / on June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Travel and Leisure, Under the Sea

4 of the Best Caribbean Dive Destinations

Offering dramatic underwater vertical wall terrains, visibility of 100-feet or more, brilliantly colored coral, diverse sponge composites, and water temperatures consistently hovering around an ideal 83 degrees, diving in the Caribbean is about as good as it gets. When you […]

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by / on June 8, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Beautiful Bonaire: A Diver’s Paradise

The serenity, isolation, and peace-of-quiet blue waters of Bonaire attract adventure seekers worldwide, with scuba diving here one of the most popular water-based recreational activities in the Caribbean. While many recreational divers are content to dive shallow waters exploring intriguing […]

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by / on May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Legends of the Carribean

Tales of the Caribbean would not exist without the mayhem, myths, monsters, and mystery that has ravaged the tropical sea since man first ventured forth upon its waters. The Green Flash Long considered a warning of impending doom, the green […]

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by / on May 11, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Travel and Leisure

The Pleasures of Pine Cay

One of the more than 700 exotic tropical islands that make up the landmass of the Caribbean Sea, little visited tiny Pine Cay is a hidden gem experienced by a privileged few. Cool, Clear Water Throughout maritime history, Pine Cay […]

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by / on May 6, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Andros Island: A Hidden Caribbean Gem

An archipelago within the Bahamas, Andros Island is the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian Islands, but remains one of the Bahamas’ least known destinations. The impressive barrier reef, the third largest in the world, the Tongue of the Ocean, […]

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by / on April 19, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

“Flower Garden” Marine Sanctuary: Prepare To Be Amazed

While every dive is a mysterious experience, the Flower Garden Banks, or as local divers know it, the “Flower Garden”, a National Marine Sanctuary located approximately 100-miles due south of Sabine Pass in the area of Port Arthur, Texas, is […]

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