Fishing Spots – We’ve Got Your Six!

WITHOUT A DOUBT, 2020 was a crazy year, and many travel plans have changed or were cancelled due to the pandemic. Traditionally, the winter months signal a desire to explore a new destination, fishing spots, or return to a favorite state, island or country that has a special place in one’s and angling memories. And, Read More

Caribbean Travel during COVID Guide

The sun, sand and sea that draw visitors to Caribbean travel hasn’t changed due to the COVID-19 virus. What is different, like the rest of the world during this pandemic, is a new normal way of going about life for residents and visitors alike, such as mandatory face masks, social distancing and requirements for testing before, Read More

Just Us and The Abacos

MY HUSBAND DAVE and I have lived aboard our 50-foot Viking Sportfish, Just Us, for the past four years, and we often find ourselves saying to one another, “Can you believe we’re really doing this?” As a 25-year member of America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, I am no stranger to sea voyages. After retiring in 2014, Dave Read More

Charter a Dream Vacation

THE SEA’S RHYTHMIC splash under the twin hulls of the 58-foot Leopard catamaran quieted the sounds of civilization from the nearby harbortown of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve O’Sullivan looked over at his wife and smiled. She was relaxed, tucked into the cushions in the yacht’s comfy cockpit with Read More

Caribbean – Best Beach and Street Food

BEACH BARS, FOOD TRUCKS and roadside stands are full of grab-and-go goodies perfect for a socially distanced picnic by the sea. These regional delicacies are made at down-to-earth eateries where you get a taste of the true Caribbean. Choosing what to order may be daunting, because some of the most delicious specialties don’t give a Read More

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

WHEN THE PANDEMIC forced museums and other arts institutions to close, many of us suffered from culture withdrawal and longed for a time when we could gaze at the exquisite works by the likes of Rodin or Michelangelo. While we wait for all our treasured art venues to reopen, Marinalife invites you to visit some rather unusual exhibits Read More

Cuba’s Working Waterfronts

NOT LONG AFTER publishing his first photography book about Chesapeake Bay watermen, Jay Fleming was ready for a photographic change of venue. He had dedicated three years to taking photos of his home turf and surf in Maryland and Virginia, so he wanted to investigate new places to focus his lens. Traveling abroad sounded appealing. He Read More

Take a Seat at Nicole’s Table

WITH THE ENTIRE house now sparkling clean, Nicole steps away from Caribbean foods in the kitchen and moves outside on the veranda to cool off amid the potted plants and dark wood patio furniture. A gentle breeze greets her, as she looks down at the pink and purple flowers blooming on the foliage in her Read More

Dry Tortugas – A Grand Adventure

CRUISING TO THE Dry Tortugas National Park by boat can be the most challenging part of this amazing destination. Locals warn about two seasons: Winter Storm (December-March) that features high winds and rough seas, and Tropical Storm (June-November), that features more of the same. April and May are known to be delightful. We’d talked about Read More

Homeschool Daze

AFTER 10 YEARS OF planning and preparing for the adventure of a lifetime, we cast off from San Francisco aboard our 33-foot sailboat named Chewbacca. Our crew consisted of me, my husband Bruce, and our five and seven-year-old daughters. When we embarked on our first offshore passage as a family, I should have been giddy Read More