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

Spring Break Destinations for Water Sports

SPRING BREAK is the season that breaks the bounds of winter and renews our sense of adventure. The vernal equinox signals us to escape the monotony of our everyday lives — and quench our thirst for excitement. Now is the time to plan vacations, embrace your adventurous side, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie with Read More

Whidbey & Camano Islands, Washington

At the tip of the Pacific Northwest, the largest contiguous islands in the United States encompass Washington’s mountainous waterfront. Just below the Canadian border, 18 wondrous miles of the Saratoga Passage separate the beautiful Whidbey & Camano Islands. Rich with lush forests and scenic state parks, Whidbey & Camano Islands stretch only 8.89 NM apart Read More

Provincetown Pilgrimage

The Pilgrims arrived on a sandy land spit in the New World on a wintry day 400 years ago. Contrary to popular legend, that Mayflower voyage from Plymouth, England, did not first arrive at Plymouth, MA, but where we now call Provincetown. The new settlers stayed for five weeks before pointing sails across Cape Cod Read More

Shrimping for Recreation

Visitors are welcome to catch their own crustaceans in Lowcountry waters by shrimping. The two requirements are a fishing license and free SIP (Saltwater Information Program) permit. You also must follow the same season as commercial shrimpers, typically from mid-June through mid-January. “Shrimp occur throughout Georgia’s estuaries and coastal environments, so visitors have lots of Read More

Saugatuck, Michigan

Tucked into western Michigan’s sunset coast, Saugatuck is a delightful blend of beach town, shopping paradise, foodie heaven and artist colony. With its pristine shoreline, soft sands and rolling grass-covered dunes, Saugatuck is a frequent topic for national travel magazines, gaining a reputation as one of the top beach towns in the world. Oval Beach Read More

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

Block Island Memories – Cruising With Members

For many reasons, Block Island, RI, is the hailing port on our boat, Tapestry. Since the 1960s when my parents took the ferry over and stayed at Ballard’s and later at The Surf … to 1970 when my boyfriend and I, newly in love and still in high school, biked from the ferry to the Read More

Casco Bay Cruising Itinerary

“If once you’ve slept on an island … you’ll never be quite the same.” So goes the idyllic poem by Rachel Field. Nowhere is that truer than on a coastal island in Maine in summertime. Casco Bay in Portland is dotted with more than 200 beautiful islands, some more inhabited than others, particularly Peaks and Read More