Homeschool Daze

AFTER 10 YEARS OF planning and preparing for the adventure of a lifetime, we cast off from San Francisco aboard our 33-foot sailboat named Chewbacca. Our crew consisted of me, my husband Bruce, and our five and seven-year-old daughters. When we embarked on our first offshore passage as a family, I should have been giddy 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

Diving and Snorkeling Tech

As technology for gliding through the water advances, you can swim faster, breathe easier and even buy a drone that follows you and takes pictures. This cool diving and snorkeling tech present some of the latest innovations to enhance your diving experience. AMEO Powerbreather Loftopia, LLC German engineering has taken the snorkel to a whole Read More

Captain’s Tips – Risk Assessment

Captain’s Tips – Risk is part of life. Anything that adds adventure to our lives adds risk, but seeking unbridled escapades doesn’t have to mean accepting unlimited risk. Boating is one of the most rewarding adventures, and fortunately is one in which related risks can be easily managed. Knowing the most likely cause of boating Read More

New England Clambake – Top 10 Places to Feast

New England Clambake is a custom that dates back well before our forefathers landed on Plymouth Rock. Early Native Americans puzzled out how to cook the region’s abundant seafood, such as clams and lobsters, by digging a pit in beach sand, using hot rocks for heat and creating steam via wet seaweed. Along the way, Read More

Amanda St. Peter, Marina Manager, DiMillo’s Marina

Check in with marina manager Amanda St. Peter of DiMillo’s Marinas in Kennebunkport and Portland, ME in this new edition of Port Personality. What brought you to this marina? When I was 15, I began working for the DiMillo family’s restaurant, which floats in the center of DiMillo’s Marina. In 2011, when the former marina Read More