Top Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Sea (and no, it’s not to drown them)

Who doesn’t love the sea? With its crashing waves, salt spray in the air, gulls crying overhead, the sea is a smorgasborg for the senses, and that’s even before you dip a toe inside. Family trips […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #22: Tips for Surviving Halloween

My sweet Little Mermaid 2012       1.      Plan ahead. Buy or reuse what costumes parts you can then trawl the internet on ways to make the rest. For a quick and easy jellyfish costume, buy […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #21: Five more fearsome friends for your Undersea Halloween Party

Dragonfish, photo by Lelik, flickr creative commons  1. Leafy dragonfish—be sure to invite at least a few of these. They coordinate well with princess or knight-in-shining-armor costumes. Giant Tubeworm photo by Subarcticmike flickr creative commons […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #20: Five Creepy Creatures to invite to your Undersea Halloween Party for a ghoulishly good time!

Lionfish      1.  Lionfish—don’t be fooled by this delicate-looking beauty. Beneath its gauzy fins and mesmerizing stripes are stiff spines that pack a venomous punch. Rock Fish photo by kthypryn, flickr creative commons Spiny […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #19 Surviving a Whirlwind

Montego Bay, Jamaica A few weeks ago, I came home from a refreshing trip to Jamaica expecting a return to normalcy, ready to dive back into life with renewed vigor. Instead, I faced a whirlwind […]