Water Sports Travel Stories

From the first stroke, I was stoked. Since I first saw one, I've admired stand-up paddlers from afar -- their grace, their strength, their seemingly unflappable balance -- and after 15 years of ballet and five of Pilates, I figured I might have the balance to keep myself upright on a board that's...
Swimming with great white sharks in South Africa: Guess who's coming for dinner. Ba-dum, ba-dum. (Post, May 23, 2010)
Florida Springs Eternal: Mermaids and gators know where to go when the weather turns beastly (Post, July 5, 2009)
Escapes: On the James River, It's a Mild Ride (Post, June 3, 2009)
TRAVEL Q&A: A Raft of Possibilities in W.Va. (Post, March 22, 2009)
In Germany, a Fantasy Island (Post, March 15, 2009)
The Washington Area Has Indoor Water Parks, Too (Post, March 15, 2009)
Surf's Up (Even for This Middle-Aged Adventurer): A Gentle Barbados Bay Allowed a Father to Climb Aboard and Make a Claim to Coolness. It Felt Good. (Post, January 4, 2009)
TRAVEL Q&A: Steering Clear of Stingers (Post, October 5, 2008)
SIDE ORDERS: New Zealand's Thrilling Jet Stream (Post, October 5, 2008)
Red Rocks, Blue Skies and White Water: A scenic float down the Colorado can turn dramatic when you find yourself suddenly up a raging river without an oarsman. (Post, July 6, 2008)
The Life Aquatica: Orlando's New Big Splash (Post, May 25, 2008)
Kite Surfing: It Looked So Easy . . . (Post, April 27, 2008)
Baltimore's Aquarium: What a Dive! (Post, January 2, 2008)
ROAD TEST: Splish, Splash, Oops: Waterproof Electronic Gadgets (Post, August 26, 2007)
Scaling Mt. Whitewater: Maryland Ski Resort Turns Rapidly to Rafting (Post, August 19, 2007)
A Big Wet Kiss: Pouring It On at Hersheypark (Post, August 8, 2007)
Curl Power: Surfin' the Garden State (Post, July 25, 2007)
Swamp Things: In North Carolina, Paddle Down a Creek . . . Then Stay There (Post, July 18, 2007)
GLOVER'S REEF, BELIZE: Yes, the Water's Warm . . . Too Warm (Post, July 15, 2007)
Massanutten Makes a Splash: $30 Million Water Park Puts a Little Virginia Ski Resort in a Bigger League (Post, January 3, 2007)
Fit for Man and Beast: Surfers and Turtles Ride the Waves on Nicaragua's Coast (Post, December 24, 2006)
TRAVEL Q&A: A Raft of Ideas (Post, August 13, 2006)
Jersey Subway Cars? What a Dive! (Post, August 6, 2006)
A Current Affair: Scottsville, Va.'s Relationship With the James River Just Keeps Rolling Along (Post, July 12, 2006)
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