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 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

Seaside Casinos – Jackpot!

Whether you love the thrill of gambling or simply enjoy the glitz and glamour at today’s world-class casinos, these waterfront destinations are a sure bet. Split into region, the following seaside casinos and gaming establishments are flush with exciting games of chance and endless hours of entertainment. New England A gaming getaway to this historic Read More

Punta Mita, Mexico – Travel Destinations – Marinalife

North of Porta Vallarta, a peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean creating a dreamy tropical paradise on Mexico’s western shore. Located on the north tip of Banderas Bay, Punta Mita has the same longitude as Hawaii, so its pitch-perfect temperature averages 75 balmy degrees in winter and 85 in summer. Its 15 acres of Read More

Houston to Clear Lake

Which of these does not belong with the others: a double-decker carousel, a petrochemical refinery, a runaway longhorn, a space center or the country’s largest urban wildlife preserve? None of them! Along the 35 miles of Bay Area Houston coastline, they all coexist to create an eclectic tourist hub. Houston City Pass offers nine days Read More

The Iron Itinerary

Nearly 90 museum ships are anchored in ports across the United States, including many of the biggest and best military vessels — battleships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers — some serious iron, as they say. This year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day focused the spotlight on these magnificent warships, many of which saw action in World War Read More

Celebrate the legends of fall & relish the spooky side of Autumn

The shift from summer heat to cooler autumn temperatures can trigger images of little Halloween goblins waiting impatiently for dusk, dashing into costumes and hauling plastic pumpkins loaded with candy. The rustle of fallen leaves is drowned out by the laughter of trick-or-treaters hoping for a ghoulish encounter as they traipse around their neighborhood. It’s Read More