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Littoral combat ship USS Detroit conducts high-speed operations while traveling at speeds of more than 40 knots, November 17, 2019.

A US warship sailed along Venezuela’s cost to gather intelligence and send a message to Maduro

The USS Detroit sailed into disputed waters near Venezuela's coast on a closely watched mission.
Traveling to the Dominican Republic anytime soon?

The risk of traveling to every country in the Caribbean, according to the US State Department

Here are the US State Department travel advisories for every Caribbean vacation spot. It's worth checking these alerts before booking your next trip.
Crowds in the French Quarter of New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

24 destinations in North America that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Niagara Falls and a staircase in New York, to a pig-filled Bahamas beach, some destinations are being loved to death.
Crowds in the French Quarter of New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

24 destinations in North America that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Niagara Falls and a staircase in New York, to a pig-filled Bahamas beach, some destinations are being loved to death.
Not a bad way to ring in the new decade, huh?

The Caribbean is the place to be on New Year’s Eve if you’re a billionaire with a superyacht. Here’s a look at the islands that curr...

Ship-tracking technology shows superyachts docked in St. Barts, St. Martin, and Antigua — here's where billionaires are celebrating the new decade.
Staff biologist Emily Williams cleans an aquarium full of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus) a few days before the animals would successfully spawn in an aquarium for the first time at a Florida Aquarium facility in Apollo Beach, Florida, August 14, 2019.

Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef....

Techniques perfected on Pacific coral could help repopulate Atlantic coral reefs, too. Here's what the successful efforts look like.
A lavish house on Gelliceaux Bay on the island of Mustique.

17 photos of the glamorous private island of Mustique, a royal favorite where Prince William and Kate Middleton recently vacationed

From Princess Margaret to Mick Jagger, celebrities have been indulging in the luxury of the private Caribbean island for decades.
A worker clears Sargassum algae at Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun, Mexico, July 17, 2015. Sargassum releases a pungent smell as it decomposes.

The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Me...

NASA satellites have identified the world's largest seaweed bloom. A leading algae researcher says this is probably the new normal.

A travel analyst explains the risks of visiting the Dominican Republic, and what to watch out for if you do

Several Americans have died in the Dominican Republic this year, but a travel analyst explains how tourists can stay safe in the country.
Floyd's Pelican Bar in Jamaica.

Virgin Holidays is offering a free trip to Jamaica for anyone willing to serve drinks in a famous floating bar for a week

Flights and accommodation for seven nights will be provided, and you have to be willing to commute to the bar by boat — or paddleboard.