The Berry Islands, Bahamas

Starting Point: Miami Are you daydreaming about escaping the city and heading to secluded cruising grounds that are peaceful yet vibrant, remote yet accessible? Far away from anywhere but just 120 miles east of Miami, the Berry Islands are an easy trip depending on weather and the tide. This 12 square mile cluster of 30 Read More

A Boater’s Guide to Costa Rica’s Shores

FLANKED BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a popular cruising destination for adventurous boaters. But digging into the country’s back story elevates it a step above most lush locations. It’s got verdant vegetation, soft-sand beaches and ample amenities to keep a crew happy. But at this tropical isthmus, green means more Read More

Caribbean Calendar of Events

As U.S. temperatures drop and international travel restrictions do the same, it’s time to cruise through the Caribbean’s azure waters to get a culinary and cultural taste of the islands. Whether you’re a foodie, history buff or racing enthusiast, the islands have something for you. Read on to learn about all the cultural, historical, sports, Read More

Caribbean Arts & Artisans to Treasure

The Caribbean is an art and artisan lover’s paradise. The hot sunlit hues, fragrant foliage and surrounding seas inspire everyone from painters to craftsmen who create body lotions, botanic edibles and model boats from local materials. Here is a sampling of eight artists and their treasures worth the hunt: BILLFISH PAINTINGS by Carey Chen Paintings Read More

Nautical Haunts of the Rich & Famous

Surely you have been guilty of it, too. You see a magnificent yacht arrive in a harbor and want to know who’s on board. Is it a celebrity… a pro athlete? Maybe it’s a tech billionaire? Our culture is fascinated with the lifestyles of the rich and famous, especially intrigued by their pricey toys and Read More

Antigua vs. Grenada

History Antigua Antigua is one of two major islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda, an independent commonwealth between the eastern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Colonized by English settlers in 1632 and then raided by the French in 1666, these lands were first inhabited by native tribes such as the Arawaks. The country eventually Read More

Learn to Cook Like a Caribbean Local

Tucked away in the southernmost corner of the Caribbean Sea on the island of Trinidad, Lystra Seepersad, creator of the Caribbean Kitchen Pool & Lounge, teaches cooking to her fellow islanders and visitors. About 45 minutes from the twin island republic’s capital city Port of Spain, her home is a food oasis fed by a Read More

On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway

Mornings at the home on 907 Whitehead Street in 1930s-era Key West were filled with the faint sounds of a pencil on paper or fingers flicking the keys on a Royal-brand typewriter. By early afternoon, this illustrious inhabitant had finished his work for the day, satisfied with the progress on his latest novel and went Read More

Cruising the Caribbean’s Garden of Eden

Paying $1,000 to get into a country to experience both a volcanic eruption and a Category 1 hurricane might not be anyone’s idea of the perfect holiday, but that’s exactly what we got during our time in the Grenadines. Include a whale hunt and a broken foot, and the list of our experiences is complete. Read More

Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Pastel-colored New England-style architecture, pink sand beaches and turquoise waters are painted together into a masterpiece to illustrate this slice of Bahamian paradise. Situated 60 miles east of Nassau, clusters of sandbars, deep caves and colorful cays make up the gorgeous destinations of Eleuthera and Harbour Island. Eleuthera’s thin isle spans 210 miles of coastline Read More