| Sep 10, 2013
Larry Ellison, prince of Silicon Valley, is richer than God. But even Ellison can't always get what he wants.
FOR THE RECORD:
America’s Cup: An Op-Ed Tuesday about the sailing race said Team USA’s score after four races...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Never had a bad time on a boat, though the dangers of the high seas have been widely chronicled. As with Scylla, who reportedly had the upper body of a nymph and the heads of six ravenous dogs buckled 'round her waist.
Aphrodite, the goddess of love,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Wis. — The thunderstorm struck with a vengeance around 9:30 p.m.
We were anchored in Stockton Island's Quarry Bay in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, off the northwest tip of Wisconsin.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's not too early to think about a fall color vacation on Blount Small Ship Adventures. Each ship holds 88 passengers and is small enough to travel to places big ships can't — along the inland Erie Canal, for instance, on a trip from New York to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Ted Hood, 86, a yachtsman, sailmaker, yacht designer and builder who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup sailing race, died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, R.I., his son Richard said. He had had pneumonia and heart problems....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The initial projections left city officials and race promoters giddy.
Staging the 34th America’s Cup – sailing’s premier competition – in San Francisco would mean an extra $1.4 billion in economic activity and...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| Mar 10, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Sixty feet below the surface of the aquamarine western Atlantic, my 12-year-old daughter, Maddie, glided gently along the reef, her arms crossed in Buddha-like meditation.
To the left, where the sea...
| Jan 27, 2013
Big, bigger, biggest is not what cruising is all about in 2013.
In fact, most of this year's new ships are designed for river cruising, carrying fewer than 200 passengers.
Woodland Hills-based Viking River Cruises leads the way, introducing 10 new...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Another month, another troubled cruise ship.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas -- and its 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members -- saw their trip come to an abrupt end after the ship's aft mooring deck burst into flames not far from...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 11:30 AM
On an ocean cruise, every port is an invitation to adventure – a whirlwind romance with a new destination that just might turn out to be your favorite place on earth. But not all stops are created equal. Some cruise ports can make an amazing first...