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Advice To Swim At Your Own Risk, After Shark Spotting

The Duxbury, Massachusetts, harbormaster is advising beach-goers to go into the water at their own risk after a 12-to-14 great white shark was spotted Monday.

08/26/2014

Rhode Island health officials say bacteria levels have dropped to where the beaches are once again safe to swim. (Getty Images)

6 Rhode Island Beaches Get OK For Swimming

The beaches had been closed earlier in the week after water testing showed unsafe levels of bacteria.

07/18/2014

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Best All-Inclusive Tropical Family Vacations

All-inclusive vacations offer families a chance to experience a tropical vacation without having to worry about paying for all of the extra costs associated with traditional vacations.

06/25/2014

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Visit A Vodka Distillery… In Paradise

If year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren’t enough to lure you to Maui, the island’s solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!

01/17/2014

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The Jamaica Destination Guide

Jamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here’s a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.

10/31/2013

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How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.

10/30/2013

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Some State Beaches Fill To Capacity Early

With a heat advisory for Independence Day and a forecast for temperatures in the nineties in Connecticut, many residents headed for the state’s beaches

07/04/2013

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Parks, Beaches Begin To Reopen; Free Admission This Weekend

Fifty state parks have re-opened since the remnants of Hurricane Irene blew across Connecticut, and the eight state park beaches have reopened after tests showed satisfactory water quality.

09/01/2011

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Rain Runoff Closes Some Beaches

Run-off from recent heavy rains has led to elevated bacteria levels at beaches at some Connecticut state parks, and that has prompted the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to close the swimming areas.

08/16/2011

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Busy Fourth At Parks And Beaches

This Fourth of July is proving to be a popular day to head for the state’s parks and beaches, with parking areas filling up at a variety of spots.

07/04/2011

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