Word of Mouth: Kauai Adventures

An island that's as free-range for humans as it is for its iconic wild chickens

Five minutes after landing on Kauai, you spot one: a colorful, carefree chicken that, strutting around aimlessly in the rental car parking lot, defines free-range. The sighting seems novel at first, but here the bucolic bird is almost as ubiquitous as a palm tree and blends right in with both the island’s rustic landscape. As an idyllic place to unplug and explore, Kauai’s un-cooped chickens …

Nowboat: Seafaring Adventure Platform

A tool connecting travelers with extraordinary yacht and sail experiences, with environmental NGOs getting support along the way

Yacht and sailing adventures represent one of the fastest growing categories in travel. In fact, it’s forecasted that by 2020, $51 billion will be spent on seafaring and everything that accompanies it. An avid kite-surfer and world traveler, Giovanni Alessi Anghini looked at the industry and found a lack of innovation, awareness and uniformity when it came to booking. To combat this (and the extreme …

Two Amateur Divers Accidentally Discover Roman-Era Treasure

While exploring a sunken ship in the ancient port of Caesarea, two amateur divers stumbled upon the largest trove of Roman-era artifacts in Israel in three decades. Bronze statues, lamps, jars, and thousands of coins featuring the faces of Constantine and Licinius were uncovered—some dating back to the fourth century AD. The treasure likely ended up down there after a storm wrecked a ship nearly …

Piloting a Super Aviator Personal Submersible

Our underwater flight training trip to Vancouver with Clerc Watches

by Steph Yin Today—after a storied past involving crafts shaped like bells, powered by oars, equipped with flame-throwers, and designed after whale bodies—there’s a new sub in town, and it’s unlike any of its ancestors. Orcasub is a one-of-a-kind, personal luxury submersible—available to anyone who longs to freely roam thousands of feet under the ocean’s surface and can afford a $2 million-and-up price tag. Orcasub …

Three Belize Getaways

The best places to scuba-dive in the ever-evolving and always spectacular Central American country

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman Any experienced scuba diver will have Belize on their shortlist of the best diving destinations in the world. It’s home to the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, there are hundreds of islands (“cayes,” as they are called locally) that dot the 240-mile coastline and give visitors an abundance of diving opportunities. While there are picturesque white-sand beaches, …