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Protecting Your Skin from the Hot Summer Sun

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It’s finally summer, and as the temperature climbs, we all want to get out of the house and enjoy the great weather.  It’s time for beach trips, barbeques, pick-up sports games, hiking, fishing, and all sorts of outdoor fun.  The shorts, tank tops and bathing suits come out of winter storage, and more of our skin is exposed to the warm summer air.  Despite all the outdoor fun that comes with summer, it is important to remember that while the warm summer sun is drawing you outside, it can also potentially damage your skin.  How do the sun’s rays impact...

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Easy Ways to Upgrade Up Your Boat

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Buying a boat is a big decision, but there is nothing like being out on the open water to make a man feel like a king.  Becoming a boat owner means freedom, power, and most of all fun.  Whether your goal is to fish the day away or just enjoy the cool sea breeze, owning your own boat is a real treat. Another real treat is accessorizing that great new boat to make it your own.  There are many wonderful boating accessories that owners can use to enhance the beauty, safety and functionality of their new toys, and most new...

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Cave Diving In the Bahamas (Training Required)

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Are you planning a trip to the breathtaking Caribbean to do some serious cave diving?  If so, you’re in for an awesome treat!  The Bahamas has a reputation for being one of the most popular destinations for cave diving.  Locals brag about the ocean caves that are teeming with marine life.  The virgin offshore reefs are home to an abundance of lobsters, crabs, shrimp and sponges.  The largest island in the Bahamas is Andros. It is the third largest barrier reef in the world.  Andros provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to cave dive in sensational blue holes.  The incredible...

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Visiting A Coral Reef Without Getting Wet

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You do not have to dive, or don a mask, snorkel and fins, to visit a coral reef.  In Key Largo, Florida, visitors can hop on a glass-bottomed boat and be experiencing the underwater beauty of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in no time.   Coral reefs are sometimes called the ocean's "tropical rainforest"---and with good reason.  The diversity of plants and animals is truly amazing.    The coral reef at John Pennekamp begins about three miles off Key Largo's mangrove- and grass-flats coastline.  It hosts about 600 species of fish, including angelfish, parrotfish, butterfly fish, groupers, wrasses, and...

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The Pirate Capital of the World: Port Royal, Jamaica

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In the late 17th century, Port Royal, Jamaica, was the wickedest city in the Western Hemisphere -- and the richest.   The city had been built on a spit of land guarding what is now known as Kingstown Harbor. It had been built primarily as a base to protect British interests in the New World. Easy access to the trade routes and a good, deep harbor made it an ideal base for pirates. Piracy -- or privateering, as it was called when done with government sanction -- was not only permitted, but encouraged, in old Port Royal. Raids on Spanish...

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