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

American Rum Tour – Weekend Getaway

The first person to shout, “I need a rumrunner!” was not a vacationer basking in the sun on a tropical island in need of a frothy frozen drink. Rum is an inspiration rooted in a long history in America. From the colonists and settlers, to the pirates and sailors, to prohibition’s illegal rumrunners and now Read More

Good Shucking Fun!

I was six years old when I saw my first oyster. My uncle Brett, who lived in San Diego, wanted to share his love of nature with my brother and me. He got us up at 5:00 a.m. to watch Southern California’s tangerine sunrises and taught us how to climb rocks with only ropes. One day, he Read More

Southwest Harbor, ME

Lakes, lighthouses and giant lobsters are a few images that come to mind when you think of Maine. The charming feel of Southwest Harbor embodies all the classic New England experiences and much more. Known by locals as “the quiet side of town,” the southwest part of Mount Desert Island is an ideal escape for Read More

The Thousand Islands, NY

If ever there was a summertime playground for cruisers, the Thousand Islands NY region region would be it. This 50-mile span of 1,800-plus Ice Age-formed islands is located along the St. Lawrence River, a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. It offers summertime activities ranging from gilded-age castle tours and shipwreck dive sites to trophy- Read More

New England: Fisher’s Island to Watch Hill

The waters of southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island flow together seamlessly to create a cruising corner packed with maritime history, soft beaches, classic New England dining and activities for all ages. Plan ahead if you want a slip or mooring, as summer attracts many a mariner to these waters. Fisher’s Island, NY Nine-mile-long Fisher’s Read More

Gurney’s Star Island Resort

Located at the east end of Long Island, Gurney’s Star Island Resort in Montauk, NY, is a picturesque scene within a charming coastal hamlet. Formerly known as Montauk Yacht Club, the marina is reintroducing itself as a deluxe travel destination with renovations catered to guest satisfaction. With a $13 million full-property upgrade, boaters have a Read More

New England Whaling

When Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick in 1851, he was at the height of his success as a writer with a knack for mixing his years at sea with building fictional characters based on his shipmates. At the same time, New England Whaling and the American whaling fleet from New England was also reaching its Read More

Maine: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I didn’t grow up in Maine, but my father retired there when I was in high school, so I consider myself a “Mainiac.” During my father’s Navy career, we moved all over the world, never staying for more than a couple years. When my family moved to Maine, I hoped to set roots and make Read More

To Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em: Invasive Species Recipes

Snakeheads on the menu? Sounds like a meal straight out of Hollywood. In reality, it’s how Chad Wells, Maryland-based chef and restaurant consultant, hopes to put a dent in the population of this invasive yet edible fish – the snakehead is a tasty invasive species! Aggressive African and Asian native species traveled to the United Read More