Destinations

Destinations

Joy (Stick) Ride to Key West

The whole thing started with a simple, straightforward question. I was standing under a chandelier at a cocktail reception at the Atlanta Boat Show, with a glass of Perrier in one hand and a toothpick-skewered scallop in the other, when Tom Duncan, Sea Ray’s ad agency guy, eased alongside and asked, "So Bill, if you have room on one of the long boat trips you sometimes do for the magazine, could

Monster Marinas

Let's be honest. When people think megayachts, they think money—and for good reason. Not only are these vessels costly to own and operate, they have an enormous positive impact on local economies. Take, for example, a recent study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates on behalf of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. It found that nearly 1,500 megayachts cruised into

Destinations To Die For

The end of the year is upon us, and that's not a bad thing. While you look back on all the wonderful boating memories you have from the last 12 months, you're probably also dreaming about adventures in the year ahead. Maybe you're a fisherman who wants to spend the morning searching for striped

Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

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 wedding took place in a small, white chapel in this historic fishing village, and the...

Destinations To Die For: New York, New York

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 native Floridians (if there are such things) or Californians may find me biased.

Destinations To Die For: Penobscot Bay, Maine

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 to Penobscot Bay from the southwest, Tenants Harbor, home to boatbuilder Lyman Morse, should...

Destinations To Die For: Key West, Florida

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 colors. In this sublime postcard moment, the knots that seemed forever housed in the tops of my shoulders...

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