Sailing Long Winded

LAST JUNE, my fiancé Josh and I settled on our new home together. Except this home wasn’t at our preferred location. And this home wasn’t a house. We just bought a new-to-us 1981 S2 9.2 center cockpit sailboat, named Sur la Mer. We got her from her second owners in Forked River, NJ, just off of Read More

Blue Mind – Vitamin Sea

DOES A DOCTOR’S prescription to go boating sound too good to be true? Maybe not. A walk on the beach, paddle on the bay or day out on a boat is the perfect way to produce a healthful state of “Blue Mind.” Blue Mind is a term coined by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author Read More

Dry Tortugas – A Grand Adventure

CRUISING TO THE Dry Tortugas National Park by boat can be the most challenging part of this amazing destination. Locals warn about two seasons: Winter Storm (December-March) that features high winds and rough seas, and Tropical Storm (June-November), that features more of the same. April and May are known to be delightful. We’d talked about 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

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

FUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ultimate Dual Water Slide Sprinkler & Splash Pool Thegennaio Perfect for body boarding on a hot summer day, the kids will love this inflatable, double-wide sprinkler slide. The set includes a 190” slide ending in a splash pool, two speed boards and sprinklers that soak kids the entire way Read More

Cajun vs. TexMex – This or That

A culinary competition between the South’s beloved comfort foods and spicy regional cuisines. From Humble Roots to Global Cuisine Cajun In the early 1600s, the Acadians left France and settled in what is Canada today. In 1755, about 14,000 of them were deported, as they refused to pledge allegiance to the British king. Many migrated Read More

Marina Jack – Sarasota, FL

SITUATED ALONG DOWNTOWN Sarasota’s Bayfront where sugary white beaches meet burnt orange sunsets, Marina Jack is Southwest Florida’s premier destination. As the gateway to the Gulf Coast, the full-service marina boasts 298 wet slips for vessels up to 150 feet, more than 25 boatlifts for up to 53 feet and 85+ mooring balls for traveling sailors. Read More