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Destinations To Die For: The Spanish Virgin Islands

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 looks, charisma, and a...

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Destinations To Die For: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 Exumas have long...

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

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 was plenty excited...

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Destinations To Die For: Southport, North Carolina

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 was a long trip, and...

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Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 few years ago. The...

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Destinations To Die For: New York, New York

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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, so perhaps you...

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Destinations To Die For: Penobscot Bay, Maine

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 dreamy. When cruising up...

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Destinations To Die For: Block Island, Rhode Island

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 I don't love it...

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Destinations To Die For: Panama City, Florida

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

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 Riviera to describe...

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Tough Trip to Charleston

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2007 | Add a Comment

Capt. Bill PikeThe view from Betty Jane's wheelhouse while we were southbound on the ICW on a showery day.Things got off to a mangy start. Right in the middle of breakfast, my buddy Chuck called from...

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Errol Flynn Marina, Jamaica

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

To say that the actor Errol Flynn had an eye for the ladies is like saying the artist Jackson Pollack had an appreciation for paint. While much has been made of Flynn's wicked, wicked ways (a phrase...

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Desirable Destination: British Columbia

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

Sensational Sunlight | AugustObviously the ideal time to cruise the waters of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska is during the summer. The weather is mild, the days are long, and animals are...

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Emerald Bay

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

You'd be hard-pressed to find a yacht owner who hasn't heard of or been to the Exumas. This Bahamian chain has been a favorite destination for decades, for good reason: crystal-clear waters, natural...

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