New England Towns

During the past six years of living and cruising aboard our boat MV TAPESTRY, we explored beautiful and historically significant harbors along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada. We also encountered fellow boaters who hadn’t yet ventured north of Chesapeake Bay. Perhaps an introduction to New England’s quintessential waterside towns will tempt them Read More

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

At 191 square miles long and 1,645 feet deep, Lake Tahoe ranks just behind the five Great Lakes when it comes to total water volume. A couple dozen U.S. lakes are bigger, but what Lake Tahoe lacks in surface area it makes up for in unmatched beauty. Sitting at an altitude of 6,225 feet, it straddles Read More

St Lawrence Seaway Cruise

Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially opened the St Lawrence Seaway on June 26, 1959 in a dedication ceremony near the harbor of Montreal, Canada. After some speeches, the two leaders boarded the royal yacht Britannia and sailed through one of the seaway’s new locks. According to on-site British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporting, Read More

Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Pastel-colored New England-style architecture, pink sand beaches and turquoise waters are painted together into a masterpiece to illustrate this slice of Bahamian paradise. Situated 60 miles east of Nassau, clusters of sandbars, deep caves and colorful cays make up the gorgeous destinations of Eleuthera and Harbour Island. Eleuthera’s thin isle spans 210 miles of coastline Read More

Port Aransas, Texas

Bury your toes in the sand and surf of Port Aransas, the only town on 18-mile Mustang Island. Although locals may refer to it as “Mayberry on the Beach,” the island is very much alive despite its leisurely pace. Known as the fishing capital of Texas, the region also offers exceptional surfing, birding and nature Read More

Portland, ME vs. Providence, RI

From quirky founding fathers of fishing villages to dazzling urban ports, which of these seaside cities will you choose for a New England cruise? Portland, ME or Providence, RI? How It All Began Portland The peninsula that juts out into Casco Bay along the Fore River was settled in 1623 by British Captain Christopher Levett. Read More

Mexico’s East Coast – Seven Secluded Beaches

FORTY YEARS AGO, the phrase “beautiful Mexican beach” automatically called to mind the country’s Pacific coast — Acapulco, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta — rather than the tiny undeveloped coastal towns on the fringe of the Yucatan jungle. What a difference a few decades make. Now, the east coast resorts of Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and Read More

Just Us and The Abacos

MY HUSBAND DAVE and I have lived aboard our 50-foot Viking Sportfish, Just Us, for the past four years, and we often find ourselves saying to one another, “Can you believe we’re really doing this?” As a 25-year member of America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, I am no stranger to sea voyages. After retiring in 2014, Dave Read More

Charter a Dream Vacation

THE SEA’S RHYTHMIC splash under the twin hulls of the 58-foot Leopard catamaran quieted the sounds of civilization from the nearby harbortown of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve O’Sullivan looked over at his wife and smiled. She was relaxed, tucked into the cushions in the yacht’s comfy cockpit with Read More

St Augustine, Florida – Discover the Magic

ST AUGUSTINE MAY BE called the “Ancient City” but you’ll find no dull gray here. America’s oldest city is bustling with the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of a place in its prime. Past is present in the brick-lined streets winding between centuries-old buildings, many with Spanish colonial and Moorish influence. Horse-drawn carriages and hidden courtyards create Read More