Best Nautical Beach Reads for the Summer

New Reads SEVEN AT SEA By Erik & Emily Orton, 2019 This autobiographical, courageous story unfolds from alternating perspectives of the New York City-based Orton family. A husband with no sailing experience, a wife with a deep-water phobia and five children — the youngest with Down syndrome — pack this New York Times best seller with resilience and truth 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 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

Waterside Breweries & Distilleries

The smooth gulp of a frothy beer on a spring day gives us a taste of seasonal transition. We dream of walks in the park to see flowers bloom, baseball games, backyard grills and cool cocktails that are as refreshing as seaside breezes. Today’s trendy IPAs and craft beers have come a long way since Read More

Top 2021 Family-Friendly Boating Activities

We love our boats! They give us, and our families, so much enjoyment and pleasure. But, after a few seasons of cruising across the bay, fishing, or swimming we can find ourselves in a rut – especially young crew members. The next time things get a bit boring onboard, try some of these family-friendly activities 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

Popular Boating Accessories for 2021

Looking for the coolest new boating accessories for 2021? Us too! We’re always on the lookout for what’s new, what’s cool and what’s just plain fun. We’ve put together a list of our favorite boat gadgets and other cool boat stuff guaranteed to make your dockmates green with envy. While some are practical, others are 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

Family Vacation Travel Items

After being cooped up in the house for months, check out these fun and handy items for your next family vacation. FOR THE KIDS KIDS’ TRAVEL JOURNAL Peter Pauper Press Keep your kids’ hands busy and their minds sharp with this interactive travel notebook. The journal is filled with writing prompts and colorful illustrations, ideal Read More