Port Aransas, Texas

Bury your toes in the sand and surf of Port Aransas, the only town on 18-mile Mustang Island. Although locals may refer to it as “Mayberry on the Beach,” the island is very much alive despite its leisurely pace. Known as the fishing capital of Texas, the region also offers exceptional surfing, birding and nature Read More

Marinalife’s 2020 Best Marina Contest

This past year was monumental for Marinalife, as we celebrated our magazine’s 20th anniversary. Among all of the contests and celebrations, one of our most highly anticipated competitions was the 2020 Best Marina Contest. Each year, participants cast thousands of votes for top-notch marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to guests.  The winners Read More

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

Mexico’s East Coast – Seven Secluded Beaches

FORTY YEARS AGO, the phrase “beautiful Mexican beach” automatically called to mind the country’s Pacific coast — Acapulco, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta — rather than the tiny undeveloped coastal towns on the fringe of the Yucatan jungle. What a difference a few decades make. Now, the east coast resorts of Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and Read More

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

LONG BEFORE CRUISE SHIPS, tourists and boutiques arrived in the 1970s, Puerto Vallarta was a popular getaway for Hollywood celebrities that included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and John Huston. They discovered the sleepy seaside village while searching for a location for the 1964 movie The Night of the Iguana, and immediately fell in love with the place. Read More

Gulf Coast Beach Bars: From Funky to Fancy

We combed the bays and bayous of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to find 14 beach bars that give new meaning to the phrase “drinking in the view.” The Gulf of Mexico’s shoreline between the Louisiana/Mississippi border and the southwestern tip of Florida presents an amazing array of coastal features — barrier islands, bays, mangrove swamps, wetlands, Read More

Cajun vs. TexMex – This or That

A culinary competition between the South’s beloved comfort foods and spicy regional cuisines. From Humble Roots to Global Cuisine Cajun In the early 1600s, the Acadians left France and settled in what is Canada today. In 1755, about 14,000 of them were deported, as they refused to pledge allegiance to the British king. Many migrated Read More

Seaside Aquariums Cruising Guide

THE OCEANS contain 97% of the Earth’s water, cover 71% of the world’s surface and encompass 99% of the planet’s living space. Educating humans about this vital piece of their existence is an imperative taken up by aquariums around the world. No longer just a place to watch colorful fish flash along on their endless Read More

Marinalife’s 2019 Best Marina Contest Winners

Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of its 10th annual Best Marina Contest. Thousands of votes were cast for marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to boaters. The winners are determined by a six-month survey of boaters in the United States and abroad. Thank you to all the marinas and boaters who Read More

Isla Mujeres, Mexico – Travel Destinations

At the eastern tip of Cancún, a tiny slice of heaven is tucked away from the clamorous city. Isla Mujeres’ five-mile long island on the Caribbean coast is divided with flat, sandy white beaches on one side and elevated with cliffs and ancient Mayan ruins on the other. Legends say Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of Read More