Oahu, Hawaii

WITH ENOUGH NATURAL beauty to be revered as the jewel of Hawaii, Oahu ranks among travelers’ favorite Pacific destinations. The third largest island in this tropical archipelago, Oahu only measures 44 miles long by 30 miles wide, but it’s packed with a multitude of extraordinary attractions and activities. Oahu is called “The Gathering Place,” because Read More

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

LONG BEFORE CRUISE SHIPS, tourists and boutiques arrived in the 1970s, Puerto Vallarta was a popular getaway for Hollywood celebrities that included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and John Huston. They discovered the sleepy seaside village while searching for a location for the 1964 movie The Night of the Iguana, and immediately fell in love with the place. Read More

Useppa Island — A Pristine Private Getaway

The pleasures of yachting are not found in material things, instead in positive feelings of the heart that lead to precious memories. As a long-time yacht captain originally from Alabama and now residing in Florida, I am a native cruiser of southern waters. Over many years, I completed America’s Great Loop in my 18-foot Cobalt sterndrive boat. Read More

Jekyll Island, Georgia

IN THE EARLY 20th century, you’d be hard pressed to find a more elite venue than Jekyll Island, a secluded sea destination two miles off the coast of Georgia and home to a private club for some of America’s wealthiest families – Rockefellers, Astors, Pulitzers, Morgans and Vanderbilts. Away from business and social pressures, it Read More

St. Petersburg, Florida

ALREADY HERALDED AS a great destination, St. Petersburg just added a spectacular new venue that has everyone buzzing. After $92 million in renovations, St. Pete’s Pier opened in July 2020 and dazzled the city with 26 eco-friendly acres of fun and food jutting out into Tampa Bay. Highlights include sunny and shaded walkways, landscaped green Read More

Chestertown, Maryland

AS YOU STROLL down the streets of Chestertown in Kent County, MD, you feel like you are stepping into a time machine. Colonial-era architecture and funky antique shops align a waterside neighborhood overlooking the Chester River. Founded in 1706, the Victorian town was named one of Maryland’s six Royal Ports of Entry. Wealthy merchants flourished along 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

No Hard Feelings Cruise

ABOUT 30 MEMBERS of England’s Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) joined the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) in September 2019 for a taste of Chesapeake Bay cruising. Altogether, 78 sailors on 20 boats enjoyed some of the best fall cruising the Chesapeake has to offer — good winds, perfect temperatures, cool nights on the Read More

Old Saybrook, CT to Gardiner’s Bay, NY

THE CONNECTICUT RIVER, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers, is the longest river in New England, beginning north of the Vermont/Canadian border and ending its flow more than 400 miles later in Old Saybrook, CT, where it spills into Long Island Sound. The estuary at the mouth of the river is graced with grassy Read More