Tag: tropical

Anatomy of a Classic Cocktail: The Painkiller

If you like piña coladas—this is even better. Swapping orange juice in for the lime and sprinkling a bit of nutmeg, you end up with a dangerously drinkable Caribbean cocktail called a Painkiller. Don’t bother with the little umbrella; it only gets in the way. I first learned to make them while helping out at…


Sun-Drenched Vacation Spots of Your Dreams

Lynn O’Rourke Hayes FamilyTravel.com Create warm family memories in a sun-drenched and relaxing destination. These five ideas will encourage you to begin planning now. St. Martin & Anguilla Gift yourselves a double dose of sunshine. A unique package makes it possible to experience a dual island treat: the dazzling beachside luxury at Belmond La Samanna…


Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Leaving at Least 25 Dead

MANILA—Philippine authorities said on Monday at least 25 people had died in landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Megi as it hit the eastern and southern coasts of the Southeast Asian country. The storm made landfall on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 65 kilometres (40 miles) per hour and gusts of up…


Tropical Storm Fred Makes Landfall in Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Tropical Storm Fred made landfall in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, with forecasters warning that heavy rains could cause dangerous flooding and mudslides there and in the neighboring country of Haiti. After a quiet month of no named storms in the region, Fred became the sixth of the Atlantic hurricane season late…


Tropical System to Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding to Gulf Coast

MIAMI—Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the central Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend. A tropical storm warning was in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida—extending from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Okaloosa-Walton County line in the Florida Panhandle,…


Ana Becomes a Tropical Storm as It Moves Away From Bermuda

MIAMI—Tropical Storm Ana was moving away from Bermuda early Sunday after bringing rain and wind to the island in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said. Ana was located about 425 miles (690 kilometers) northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (65 kph), the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a 11 a.m….


Can You Spot 11 Differences Hidden in These 2 Balmy Underwater Scenes? (Yes, We Want to Go Too)

It’s where we all want to be right now, floating weightlessly in crystal-clear tropical waters someplace warm. “In my dreams,” you might lament. Yes, that might seem a distant fantasy right now, but maybe we can offer you the next best thing. Here are two pictures of an underwater paradise (minus the shark) somewhere off…