Voyaging

Destinations To Die For: The Spanish Virgin Islands

By | Posted November 2007

Palomino Island is the private playground for El Conquistador resort guests. When we met six years ago, little did I know how quickly I'd be bewitched. (Then again, good...

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Destinations To Die For: Mazatlan, Mexico

By | Posted November 2007

Mazatlan's protected harbor is home to a large charter fleet. I was sitting on the foredeck of the trimaran as we passed Isla Tortuga (Turtle Island) and spied the sunbathing...

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Destinations To Die For: Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas

By | Posted November 2007

Man-O-War offers service facilities, great hospitality, and protected anchorages. My roots are in runabouts—I've built a few, owned more, and enjoyed 'em all. So I...

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Destinations To Die For: Southport, North Carolina

By | Posted November 2007

I found the town of Southport, North Carolina, somewhat by accident. It was May 2005, and I was taking the company boat, a Luhrs 41 Convertible, up to New York from Florida. It...

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Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

By | Posted November 2007

Preston's marine-supply store in Greenport's Harbor Wharf opened in 1880. I first became smitten with Greenport, New York, after my friend Caroline was married there a...

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Destinations To Die For: New York, New York

By | Posted November 2007

Pedestrians and cars alike traverse the Brooklyn (background) and Manhattan Bridges, each more than 100 years old, every day. Full disclosure: I'm a born and bred New Yorker...

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Destinations To Die For: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

By | Posted November 2007

While cruising the Exumas is great, chartered flights also offer amazing views. It's no wonder that with crystal waters, hidden coves, and quiet harbors, the 365 cays of the...

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Destinations To Die For: Key West, Florida

By | Posted November 2007

Sunsets like this are a virtual sure thing at Mallory Square. The hot, orange-hued ball in the sky melts into the sea while my eyes record the sky's constantly morphing...

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Destinations To Die For: Panama City, Florida

By | Posted November 2007

The Panama City Beach area is loaded with quiet bayous and creeks. I guess there's some disagreement over whether newspaperman Howell Raines actually coined the term Redneck...

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Destinations To Die For: Block Island, Rhode Island

By | Posted November 2007

Block Island offers up two quintessentially New England lighthouses. Truthfully I'm somewhat loathe to sing the praises of Block Island in September, and it's not because...

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Destinations To Die For: Penobscot Bay, Maine

By | Posted November 2007

Stonington Harbor on Deer Isle is one of many fine overnight spots in Penobscot Bay. You can't even say "August on the coast of Maine" without getting a little...

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Expand Your Horizons

By | Posted October 2007

Some spots like sunny San Diego will begin welcoming more yachts in the mega size range.Something started bugging me shortly after I started working here more than a decade ago:...

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A Hint of Charter

By | Posted September 2007

I had used the C word. And now the sommelier was rabid.It was sometime between glass number seven and glass number nine on the tasting menu that I innocently, if perhaps a bit...

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