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

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