Southern Waterfront Communities

COASTAL, COMMUNITY-BASED living seamlessly pairs the land and the sea. With convenient water access and top-of-the-line marine facilities showcased in many of these developments, how do you decide which one is right for you? The choices seem endless with stellar amenities such as challenging golf courses, active clubhouses, tennis courts, pools, spas, walking and biking trails, and palate-pleasing Read More

Maritime Sayings and Idioms

PLACE YOURSELF IN a dark and stormy 18th century scene: a schooner full of sailors dwell in a cabin for weeks at a time navigating a journey with constellations as their guide. They have no communication with the outside world yet hope for a dry destiny. In this scenario, it’s only fitting that unique maritime Read More

Blue Mind – Vitamin Sea

DOES A DOCTOR’S prescription to go boating sound too good to be true? Maybe not. A walk on the beach, paddle on the bay or day out on a boat is the perfect way to produce a healthful state of “Blue Mind.” Blue Mind is a term coined by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

FUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ultimate Dual Water Slide Sprinkler & Splash Pool Thegennaio Perfect for body boarding on a hot summer day, the kids will love this inflatable, double-wide sprinkler slide. The set includes a 190” slide ending in a splash pool, two speed boards and sprinklers that soak kids the entire way Read More

Beachcombing around the Chesapeake Bay

MY BEACHCOMBING DAYS started when I was a child back in the 1960s on a beach called Veasey Cove along the Bohemia River. We would arrive for the weekend in our homemade wooden houseboat powered by a 75 Evinrude outboard motor. My husband and I now own a 43-foot Silverton Sport Bridge. Our boats may Read More

Family Beaches on the East Coast

ARE YOU HANKERING for fresh, salty air after hunkering down all winter? Here are eight family beaches where you and your family can stretch out and breathe easy again. After spending a chunk of early 2020 not going anywhere except the grocery store, the prospect of salty air and endless space seems like a dream. Read More

Chesapeake Bay Anchorages

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY’S 11,684 miles of shoreline are packed with great places to drop the anchor, turn off your engine and kick back to enjoy the view. Whether you’re seeking a place to take a refreshing dip in the water, drop a line to catch dinner, hook up with friends or take the dinghy ashore Read More

Summer Book Club 2020

WHETHER WE’RE OUT on the water or nestled in our homes, we enjoy dreaming about great getaway places and planning our next voyages. The Summer Book Club 2020 is officially titled “Adventures from your Couch,” because you can kick back in your living room, curl up with these eight gorgeous coffee table books and let Read More

Nautical DIY Projects for Boat Lovers

Something about the water not only sparks adventure but also inspires our creative impulses. The ocean can boost our moods, get us motivated and captivate our imagination. Whether you’re out cruising or docked in paradise, ignite your inner artist with these fun nautical DIY projects. CRAFTY Create your own Jewelry Gilded Peach Transform into a Read More

Crabs to Go!

CHESAPEAKE BAY SUMMERS are almost unimaginable without picking a mountain of steamed crabs along the water. You can eat them on your boat or set up a seafood celebration at destinations that have picnic tables and outdoor areas with stellar seaside views. Be sure to pack wooden mallets for your hungry crew, paper towels and Read More