Explore a Stunning Barrier Island in the Gulf

SOUTH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, far from endless flatlands and rambling cattle ranches, are small waterfront communities important to Texas history, its seafood industry and the preservation of nature’s most amazing creations. This quiet little slice is notable for unspoiled landscapes, abundant fishing and seafood epitomizing the word fresh. DAY 1: PORT MANSFIELD Port Mansfield went Read More

The Hudson River Valley

My family and I completed the Great Loop in October 2017. After returning to our land home, we all missed the water terribly, as well as the life it afforded us. So, we knew we had big decisions to make. After my husband Ben reinvented his career to focus on marine electronics, we moved back Read More

Enjoy a Southern Maryland Getaway

Ready to go beyond the places in Maryland that grab the tourists, the headlines, the buzz? Spend a weekend in the quiet southwest corner of the state and explore the earliest beginnings of Maryland from the first colony on St. Clement’s Island to the site of its first capital, St. Mary’s City. Along with fascinating Read More

Florida’s Islands – Marco to Captiva

IT’S A WATER WAY of life on Florida’s Islands on the southwest Paradise Coast. Every beach town has the essentials: brilliant sand, shimmering water and hypnotic allure, and its own unique identity. The mood along the coast shifts with the breeze from sophisticated metro to quirky beachside. Day 1: Naples Marco Island to Naples — 15.7 Read More

Santa Catalina to Marina del Rey, CA

SANTA CATALINA IS an island retreat off the coast of Southern California. During the past 7,000 years, the island has been inhabited by a fabulous cast of characters: Native Americans, smugglers, gold diggers, pirates, Union soldiers, missionaries and movie stars. More than 500 films, commercials and TV shows have been shot on Catalina. Since 1919, the 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

Padanaram, Massachusetts

THE PLAINS OF ANCIENT Mesopotamia are connected to Massachusetts? As unlikely as it might seem, when you sail into town, the plains from antiquity were the inspiration for Padanaram’s moniker. The story goes that early 19th century resident Laban Thatcher named the little village when he compared himself to biblical Laban, who dwelt in, yes, Read More

New England Seaport Sampler

When the Puritans set sail in 1620 to flee religious persecution in England, their long journey across the Atlantic was rewarded with a place more beautiful than they had imagined. As those travel-weary settlers exited the Mayflower, they were greeted by one of the most magnificent coastlines in North America. Timber-rich mountains reached down to Read More