Florida Beer & Wine – Take a sipping tour around the Sunshine State

The short list of reasons why people love Florida includes year-round warmth, pristine beaches, palm trees and spectacular sunsets. Now you can add top-notch wine and beer to this list. Over the past decade, the Sunshine State has become a major alcohol producer of Florida Beer & Wine fueled by entrepreneurial ventures across the state. Read More

Florida’s Top 10 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Tourists aren’t always kind to Mother Nature, but when you visit these Florida eco-tourism destinations, you can explore nature in its prime. They come to her spectacular places eager to be awed but often leave behind trails of trash, squander her resources and snag mementos that should be left undisturbed. Fortunately, conservationists are educating, building Read More

Georgetown, SC

Southern live oak trees drape over calm waters lining the seaport city of Georgetown, SC, creating a tranquil getaway that will make you love the Lowcountry.  Less than an hour south of Myrtle Beach, Georgetown is a perfect rural escape. The waterfront community is home to retail shops, restaurants, museums, fishing grounds and boating activities. Read More

Cruising Southern California

San Diego is America’s southwestern-most boating destination. During the day, the sun is bewitching; at night, the cool breezes are captivating. The sheltered bays provide superb coastal hopping and easy docking options. Beyond the natural beauty of the coastline and its beaches is the enticing hum of the shoreside world. San Diego has so much Read More

Celebrate the legends of fall & relish the spooky side of Autumn

The shift from summer heat to cooler autumn temperatures can trigger images of little Halloween goblins waiting impatiently for dusk, dashing into costumes and hauling plastic pumpkins loaded with candy. The rustle of fallen leaves is drowned out by the laughter of trick-or-treaters hoping for a ghoulish encounter as they traipse around their neighborhood. It’s Read More

American Rum Tour – Weekend Getaway

The first person to shout, “I need a rumrunner!” was not a vacationer basking in the sun on a tropical island in need of a frothy frozen drink. Rum is an inspiration rooted in a long history in America. From the colonists and settlers, to the pirates and sailors, to prohibition’s illegal rumrunners and now Read More

Good Shucking Fun!

I was six years old when I saw my first oyster. My uncle Brett, who lived in San Diego, wanted to share his love of nature with my brother and me. He got us up at 5:00 a.m. to watch Southern California’s tangerine sunrises and taught us how to climb rocks with only ropes. One day, he Read More

Greenport, NY

The well-protected harbor at Greenport has drawn vessels for centuries. Once a whaling and shipbuilding port, it later became a menhaden fishery and oyster center and eventually offered a haven for tourists. Today, visitors come by land and sea with loyal boaters flocking to this destination during the summer months. Claudio’s, a waterfront landmark, is Read More

Southwest Harbor, ME

Lakes, lighthouses and giant lobsters are a few images that come to mind when you think of Maine. The charming feel of Southwest Harbor embodies all the classic New England experiences and much more. Known by locals as “the quiet side of town,” the southwest part of Mount Desert Island is an ideal escape for Read More

Nova Scotia: Making Memories in the Maritimes

Southwest Harbor, ME to Shelburne, Nova Scotia Distance: 170 NM At our trawler speed, the first day was a long one, almost 22 hours underway. However, the seas were calm, and the sky was clear for an overnight run. We arrived in Shelburne at two o’clock in the afternoon and took a mooring at the Read More