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Special to The TimesARE you looking for an inexpensive holiday or winter vacation? Check out Costa Rica, which continues to climb in popularity; or make tracks to Vegas, where prices bottom out just before Christmas; or try sailing along the coast of Brazil on a tall ship....
L.A. NOWThe Orange County couple whose boat was hijacked off the coast of Oman are among hundreds of people being held against their will by Somali pirates. A U.S. Navy spokesman told BBC Africa that Somali pirates currently have about 30......
OutpostsAs Australia's Jessica Watson has passed the 5,000-mile mark during her journey around the world, alone in a 34-foot sailboat, Abby Sunderland is embarking Thursday to Ensenada, Mexico, to pick up the 40-foot sailboat she hopes will carry her safely......
OutpostsJessica Watson, 16, the Australian adventurer who is sailing alone around the world and making her way toward treacherous Cape Horn, has spent the last 24 hours in 30-knot winds and 10-foot waves. It might be a taste of things......
OutpostsShould Abby Sunderland, who is featured today in a Los Angeles Times story, be allowed to sail around the world by herself at 16? The same question -- and a lot of criticism -- hovered like a sodden cloud over......
OutpostsAustralian teenager Jessica Watson is less than two weeks from completing her quest to solo-circumnavigate the globe. When the 16-year-old arrives at Sydney Harbor on the recently announced date of May 15 and disembarks Ella's Pink Lady at the Sydney........
Teenage global sailor Jessica Watson completes her solo-circumnavigation, becoming youngest to do soOutpostsGlobal sailor Jessica Watson took her first steps on terra firma at Australia's Sydney Harbor on Saturday (Friday evening in the U.S.), completing her solo-circumnavigation odyssey at the same place she left seven months ago. Amid an estimated crowd of......
L.A. NOWTV satellite trucks were beginning to gather outside the modest Thousand Oaks home where teen sailor Abby Sunderland lives with her parents. Occasionally, reporters would knock on the front door of the home covered with ivy and geranium. But no......
L.A. NOWIf, at the age of 16, my daughter wanted to sail around the world by herself despite warnings from sailing experts that she’d be crossing the Indian Ocean during the most dangerous weather conditions of the year, I would tell......
L.A. NOWWith her family under fire since her rescue in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Thousand Oaks 16-year-old Abby Sunderland spoke in their defense in a phone interview with the Associated Press while her rescue boat made a stop on......
The Fabulous ForumAbby Sunderland, the 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl whose dream of sailing solo around the world ended when a massive wave snapped her mast last week, defended her parents in an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday. Laurence and Marianne......
Moms At Work» Orlando Sentinel – Moms At WorkWe all support our kids' dreams, of course. But at what point, and age, do we step in and use parental rule? I started thinking about this when I heard the news that 16-year-old mariner Abby Sunderland had lost contact somewhere in the Indian Ocean on...
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