The Hudson River Valley

My family and I completed the Great Loop in October 2017. After returning to our land home, we all missed the water terribly, as well as the life it afforded us. So, we knew we had big decisions to make. After my husband Ben reinvented his career to focus on marine electronics, we moved back Read More

Summer Boating Camps for Kids

These days, children spend much of their time with eyes glued to a screen or heads buried in electronic devices rather than enjoying childhood through real-life adventures. Even before the pandemic, this 21st century way of life presented uncertainties for a future where society lacks environmental education and appreciation. Luckily for families who live on the water, Read More

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor is a classic seaside Maine town, a must-visit for boaters and landlubbers alike. Bar Harbor and Acadia receive much of the Maine accolades, while Camden and Kennebunkport swell with well-to-do summer crowds. Oft overlooked Boothbay is a “wicked cool” coastal harbor (that’s Maine-speak), a bit more humble, with its compact cluster of local Read More

Waterfront Golf Courses on the Atlantic Coast

From New England’s northern harbors down to Florida’s southern shores you find world-class, championship-level golf courses that boast high-end designs, polished greens and stunning waterfront views. The following list presents golf resorts and courses that honor the sport’s rich history and genteel culture. With the arrival of warm weather and desire for oceanfront breezes, it’s Read More

Glamping with the Gals on Little Hog Island

The backseat of Jen’s 1976 Cadillac convertible was piled high with gear and supplies. The three of us — my college roommate Jen, her 12-year-old daughter Estelle and I — climbed into the front seat, because the rest of the car was crammed full of coolers, gear, beach towels, tents, grocery bags and other outdoor essentials. Read More

Lake Champlain vs. Lake George

Lake Champlain Location Split between New York and Vermont and stretching across the Canadian border up to Quebec, this waterway is the Adirondacks’ largest lake spanning 120 miles long. Its outlet at the Richelieu River eventually joins the St. Lawrence River before draining into the Atlantic Ocean. History Named after French explorer Samuel de Champlain, Read More

Outdoor Sculpture Parks & Gardens of New England

Newborn buds peak through warm soil to replenish the earth with greenery. New life emerges as the season turns. It’s finally spring, and the sun’s rays linger as the days grow longer. As we step out into the world from winter hibernation, we are reminded of life’s simple pleasures — colorful perennials, lush green forests, Read More

Oysters – The New England Guide

The rhythmic motion of an oyster shucker can be mesmerizing. With a flick of the wrist, they pop open stubborn shells, and before you know it, a dozen glistening oysters are laid upon an icy bed, ready to take the tongue on an exquisite culinary adventure. Many visitors to New England seafood houses feel obligated Read More

New England Towns

During the past six years of living and cruising aboard our boat MV TAPESTRY, we explored beautiful and historically significant harbors along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada. We also encountered fellow boaters who hadn’t yet ventured north of Chesapeake Bay. Perhaps an introduction to New England’s quintessential waterside towns will tempt them Read More

New England Yacht Clubs – The Eight Most Notable

Clubs have been around for as long as mankind has shared common interests. In New England Yacht Clubs, the advent of yachting for pleasure rather than boating as a profession, plus the familiarity of famed yacht clubs in the United Kingdom and Europe, set the stage for these nautical groups. Today, hundreds of yacht clubs from Read More