The Renaissance of the Baltimore Harbor

Much has changed since 1608 when John Smith first explored the banks of the Patapsco River, whose tidal portion forms Baltimore’s harbor and flows into the Chesapeake Bay. From trading posts dotting the shores rose a thriving industrial giant in the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Along the way, the region Read More

2018 Destination Guide: New England

Bar Harbor, Maine Surrounded by Acadia National Park’s pine-covered mountains and granite cliffs, this New England seaside gem has attracted visitors since the mid-1800s. Artists chose this beautiful port for painting dramatic seascapes, and America’s wealthiest tycoons (Rockefeller, Ford, Vanderbilt and more) built grand summer homes along West Street. Historic lighthouses along the shore keep Read More

2018 Destination Guide: Mid-Atlantic

The Hamptons, N.Y. The Hamptons is a unique amalgamation of seaside hamlets and villages, surrounded by white sand beaches with dramatic dunes. Old World charm peacefully coexists with upscale glitz, producing some of most expensive ZIP codes in America. Land that once grew potatoes now yields grapes for vineyards such as Martha Clara, Duck Walk Read More

2018 Destination Guide: Southeast

Cape Charles, Va. We start on Southeast boating guide in Cape Charles, Virginia. On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, this exquisite little getaway town awaits your arrival. Located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, this dreamy destination delivers rural hospitality eager to slow down the pace of hectic Read More

2018 Destination Guide: Florida

St. Augustine, Fla. In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed his ship on this part of Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He didn’t stay long, but he did lay the groundwork for what would become America’s oldest city. For almost 400 years, St. Augustine’s 42 miles of white sand beaches would Read More

Boating Destination: Washington, DC Riverfront

Winds of change bring a renaissance to the Washington DC riverfront As the Boomerang pirate tour boat cruises past the Lincoln Memorial filling the air with lively music and contagious laughter, you almost expect Old Abe to vacate his big marble chair and walk down to the banks of the Potomac River to join the Read More

Boating on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes, and the only Great Lake located entirely in the United States. Lake Michigan’s name is derived from the Ojibwa tribe word mishigami, which means “large lake.” The French entrepreneur and woodsman Jean Nicolet was the first European to explore Lake Michigan in 1634. Since that Read More

Providence, Rhode Island

Fire fuses with water in a stunning display that sparked a renaissance in Providence, Rhode Island more than two decades ago. On a full lighting night, some 80 blazing braziers stretch on the city’s rivers. The wood fires reflect on performers and musicians lining the streets of this unique Rhode Island capital. The dichotomous art Read More

Savannah vs Charleston

Exuding Southern charm, these two storied cities rich in history, cultural heritage and tourism face off. Who wins in the Savannah vs Charleston match up? ART Savannah Comprised of the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center, the Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the Southeast — growing from a Read More

Nashville, Tennesee

Country music may have put it on the map, but this is not Nashville, Tennessee’s only draw. A multifaceted character paints a different picture of this destination from what you might expect — historical sites and museums, exciting sports, vibrant shopping and cuisine. But, of course, if country music is your thing, “Music City” will Read More