Top 10 Maritime Museums

As you cruise around America’s coastline, do you ever gaze at the night sky wondering what it was like to navigate a boat by the stars instead of a GPS? Do childhood fantasies of cavorting with pirates still stir in your heart and conjure up dreams of sailing with rum-guzzling scoundrels? And when veterans reminisce Read More

10 Destinations to Catch Your Dream Fish

We’ve put together a list of 10 spots worth a look whether you simply want a change of venue or are looking to cross a species off your “bucket list.” Keep in mind some of these same locales have dedicated seasons, size and bag limits for the species noted and some also require a fishing Read More

Cruising Sanibel and Captiva Islands in the Gulf of Mexico

Both Sanibel and Captiva Islands are marketed with the motto “Naturally, you’ll love it here.” That tag line sets the tone for both of these Southwest Florida winter destinations on the Gulf of Mexico. They are sanctuary islands that are committed to the preservation of their flora and fauna, limited growth and development, and both Read More

Top 10 Best Beaches in the South

When cold wintry winds start blowing up your britches, it’s time to follow the snowbird migratory path and head for warmer climates. Instead of shoveling snow in a puffy coat, go build sand castles in your bathing suit. With so many southern ports to explore, how will you select a spot that suits your fancy? Read More

Cruising the Gulf Coast – From Orange Beach to Pensacola and Beyond

When the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway canal from Mobile Bay opens into Wolf Bay in Orange Beach, Alabama, it begins crisscrossing a series of estuaries tucked behind the finest white-sand beaches in the world. This stretch of beach between here and Panama City, Florida, boasts sugar-soft sands that once were the tops of the Appalachian Mountains. Read More

Top 12 Seafood Dives

What’s one of the best ways to get to know a new location? Find the area’s best seafood dive and start eating like a local. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite spots. 1. Dirty Al’s Seafood Restaurant – South Padre Island, Texas Hanging out on a gorgeous barrier island with tropical breezes and crystal-clear Read More

Top 8 Casinos Near Water

From high rollers to hayseeds, people come from all around to experience the electrifying-atmosphere of a casino. No mere gambling dens, today’s premier establishments feature an eye-dazzling array of table and video games as well as fun-filled entertainment, stylish retail offerings, world-class restaurants and lavish accommodations. Even if you don’t plan on wagering, casinos are Read More

The White Sands of Naples Beach

NAPLES, A TROPICAL oasis nestled on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast (aka Paradise Coast), welcomes boaters with its vibrant blend of things to see and do and its laid-back, relaxed vibe. From an abundance of natural attractions and incredible fishing excursions to luxurious city-side amenities, Naples is an all-in-one destination with something for everyone. The white Read More

From the Gulf to the East Coast of Florida

Our journey started as we pulled out of Waterford Harbor Marina in Kemah, Texas, in May aboard our sailing vessel Fidelity, a 42-foot Valiant. My husband, Kevin, Windy, our Boston terrier, and I were excited to cross the Gulf of Mexico and explore the many towns that dot the shores of Florida with hopes of finding Read More