There’s an App for That

This year seems to have heightened our use of technology. Remote education and work, online shopping, curbside pick-up and virtual experiences for everything from museums to medical appointments feel oddly normal these days. Technology can also help us find new ways to be advocates for the environment as we enjoy the summer boating season. If you Read More

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

At 191 square miles long and 1,645 feet deep, Lake Tahoe ranks just behind the five Great Lakes when it comes to total water volume. A couple dozen U.S. lakes are bigger, but what Lake Tahoe lacks in surface area it makes up for in unmatched beauty. Sitting at an altitude of 6,225 feet, it straddles Read More

Chicks Marina – Kennebunkport, ME

Where the Kennebunk River flows into the Atlantic awaits an idyllic destination that belongs at the top of your cruising wish list. Chicks Marina, just 20 miles south of Portland, is synonymous with the best of coastal Maine boating. Created a half century ago by local boat builder Booth Chick, the marina has been run by Read More

POTUS Pilgrimage

Over the last 100 years, “getting away from it all” for America’s presidents (POTUS) has involved traveling to the rugged shores of the northeast United States, the sunny climes of Florida or the Pacific coast. Our commanders in chief seek places where they can leave the pressures of the office behind, relax and breathe some Read More

Your Boat Wants to Pay You Back

Did you know that every year the demand for boat rentals increases? That’s pretty good news if you own a boat. Because although we love our boats, it’s no secret that we boat owners have chosen one pricey hobby. Or, some might argue that it chose us. Either way, that’s precisely why Sail.me has come Read More

The Art of Provisioning your Boat

YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT by looking at me, but I am a recovering boat show junkie. Years before we departed on a long family journey, I attended every cruising seminar on topics ranging from The Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew to The Secrets of Making the Perfect Fish Jerky. I thought I knew everything Read More

Glass Bottom Boats – See Beneath the Waves

“All aboard on the glass bottom boat, it’s the greatest show that was ever afloat. Take a ride on the tide with the guide and see, the way out wonders of the deep blue sea.” Actress Doris Day sang these words in the 1966 MGM film entitled – no surprise – The Glass Bottom Boat. Read More

Oahu, Hawaii

WITH ENOUGH NATURAL beauty to be revered as the jewel of Hawaii, Oahu ranks among travelers’ favorite Pacific destinations. The third largest island in this tropical archipelago, Oahu only measures 44 miles long by 30 miles wide, but it’s packed with a multitude of extraordinary attractions and activities. Oahu is called “The Gathering Place,” because Read More

Cabrito Anyone?

“Ferocious with life” was writer John Steinbeck’s description of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. The 760-mile long Baja Peninsula is a ribbon of majestic mountains flanked on one side by the vast Pacific Ocean and the other by a turquoise sea, dotted with islands. Cactus and scorpions dominate the arid landscape while the warm waters teem with Read More

Santa Catalina to Marina del Rey, CA

SANTA CATALINA IS an island retreat off the coast of Southern California. During the past 7,000 years, the island has been inhabited by a fabulous cast of characters: Native Americans, smugglers, gold diggers, pirates, Union soldiers, missionaries and movie stars. More than 500 films, commercials and TV shows have been shot on Catalina. Since 1919, the Read More