Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It only took 40 years for a dusty Mexican fishing village at the end of the Transpeninsular Highway to be transformed into one of the most famous resorts in the world. Back in the early 1980s, sport fishermen and beachcombers made the thousand-mile journey from San Diego to Cabo in small charter planes, accompanied by Read More

Best Boating Lakes in the South

When the weekend isn’t long enough to go for a saltwater cruise, or when it’s time to change up the boating lifestyle with a freshwater fix, then head to one of the great boating lakes in the southern United States. From far inland to nearer the coast, several lakes in the south Atlantic and Gulf-bordering Read More

Anna Maria Island, FL

Whether you’re a boater, beach bum or history buff, you will find Anna Maria Island an amiable oasis. This beautiful barrier island stretches almost eight miles, with Tampa Bay and St. Pete to the north and Longboat Key to the south. It’s shored by the Gulf of Mexico and by two bridges on the Intracoastal Read More

Topsail Island, NC

Located north of Wilmington and just south of the New River Inlet on North Carolina’s scalloped southern coast, Topsail Island remains a well-kept secret among locals. You can’t blame them. This kind of laid-back charm is hard to come by, with many nearby beaches awash in tourists and traffic. Part of the reason Topsail has Read More

Smith and Tangier Islands

When you’re at the Bay and see a man in the water pointing a camera at a net full of fish or capturing the moon rise above a rusty historic lighthouse, it’s most likely to be Jay Fleming. His resolute determination to chronicle life on the Chesapeake Bay has yielded an unrivaled collection of heartwarming Read More

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor is a classic seaside Maine town, a must-visit for boaters and landlubbers alike. Bar Harbor and Acadia receive much of the Maine accolades, while Camden and Kennebunkport swell with well-to-do summer crowds. Oft overlooked Boothbay is a “wicked cool” coastal harbor (that’s Maine-speak), a bit more humble, with its compact cluster of local Read More

Hampton, VA

As you cruise around the mid-Atlantic looking for summer fun, drop anchor at Hampton’s bustling port. During its 400-year history, it has attracted adventure seekers from explorers and pirates to astronauts and race car drivers, earning its reputation as a happening destination. Located near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where the James, Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers Read More

Tilghman Island, MD

If you’re looking for a bucolic place to experience an authentic Chesapeake way of life, then plug Tilghman Island into your GPS and get ready to explore. Tucked away on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this timeless treasure measures only three miles long and one mile wide, but it magically blends the past and present into one Read More

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