Johns Island, South Carolina – Travel Destination

Just under 12 miles from Charleston with a sleepy, southern vibe, Johns Island, South Carolina is a lovely place to visit in the spring. The largest island in South Carolina and fourth on the East Coast, its 84-square miles of natural beauty blends easily with historic sites and high-quality restaurants reminiscent of Charleston. Johns Island Read More

Marine Visionaries that Shaped Modern Day Boating

Twenty years ago, whether you were on land or sea, the new millennium was on everyone’s mind, especially for these marine visionaries. Today, the computers that we feared would crash are now in the palms of our hands via iPhone and on our helms via nav stations and more. While the future is fickle to Read More

Marinalife – The 20 Year Story

Creating Marinalife and making boating easy has been my passion for more than 20 years. Marinalife has been a huge part of my life, and the incredible road to its success is full of so many stories and wonderful people that it’s difficult to encapsulate this journey into a few pages. But to celebrate two Read More

Battleship Museums – The Iron Itinerary

NO MATTER WHERE YOUR JOURNEY TAKES YOU, you’re never far from one or more of these 90 magnificent floating monuments to U.S. Naval power. American battleship museums are steeped in history that remains relevant today, and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day refocused the spotlight on America’s fleet of remaining warships, many of which saw action 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

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

Thomas Downing: History of a Chesapeake Oysterman

With crystal chandeliers glistening overhead and plush carpets laid out under their feet, the city’s elite felt quite at home in the upscale oyster bar located in downtown New York City. Every night the place was packed with A-list dignitaries, industrialists, merchants, bankers, politicians and society women, sipping champagne and nibbling on the region’s finest 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

The Importance of Lake Champlain

The freshwater Lake Champlain stretches 125 miles from Whitehall, NY, to the Richelieu River in the Canadian province of Quebec, and it only measures 14 miles across at its widest point. The Lake Champlain Valley provides a natural divide between the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack Mountains of New York. Today, Lake Champlain is Read More