Gulf of Mexico
A visit to the Texas Coast is a great way to stay cool over the summer.
In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana, the Gulf has shown remarkable resilience. So, too, have the families of the 11 men who died in the disaster. But the shockwaves of April 20, 2010, continue to send out ripples across the gulf of time.
Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.
Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.
Oil company BP said Monday it is selling some deep-water assets in the Gulf Mexico to Plains Exploration & Production Co. for $5.55 billion, a big step in the BP’s drive to cover the cost of its oil well blowout in the Gulf two years ago and concentrate investment elsewhere.