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Best Caribbean Party Islands to Visit

Best Caribbean Party Islands to Visit

06th Aug 2019

Our Guide to the Five Best Party Islands in the Caribbean Caribbean vacations are not just for balmy sea breezes and swaying palm trees anymore. Many travelers are seeking the best party scene under the sun for dancing the night away under the stars. Choose carefully, fellow roof-raisers. The best Caribbean party islands can be … Continued

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Why We Should All Be Talking About Helping Mobility-Impaired Sailors

15th Aug 2019

In 1989, the late Don Backe was paralyzed after a car accident and learned to relive his life from a wheelchair. He had been an avid sailor and he was encouraged by friends to carry on sailing to lift his spirits. How CRAB began A few years later, he founded Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) … Continued

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Best Beaches in Tahiti to Visit

Best Beaches in Tahiti to Visit

06th Aug 2019

Best Beaches in Tahiti to Visit Few things can conjure up a vision of grass-skirted dancers, lush tropical vegetation, vanilla-scented sea breezes and breathtaking stretches of sugar-sand beaches like the word “Tahiti”. If Tahiti is not already on your travel bucket list, it’s high time to add it. Spectacular beaches await with swaying palms, idyllic … Continued

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Creole Cuisine in Martinique

Martinique Dishes: Creole Cuisine to try

22nd Jul 2019

Martinique Dishes: Creole Cuisine to try Located in the southeastern Caribbean, the tiny little-known island of Martinique has natural charms that take cenDishester stage with towering mountains blanketed in rainforests, stunning postcard-perfect beaches, and year-round balmy trade winds. But the more refined side of Martinique serves up a level of culinary mastery that also attracts … Continued

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A Skippered Charter Story

Ease of Sailing the Abacos: A Skippered Charter Story

22nd Jul 2019

The Freedom of Sailing the Abacos Why I chose a Skippered Charter I wasn’t completely new to sailing. Nor was I a seasoned boat captain. I had no license, no formal schooling, and no experience sailing the waters in our chosen destination – the Abacos. My husband and our friends were already sold on a … Continued

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Five Istria Wineries You Need to Visit

12th Jul 2019

Five wineries in the Istria region of Croatia  In recent years, you may have begun hearing more about Europe’s burgeoning Istria wine region. It’s interesting to note that the Istrian peninsula – made up of Slovenia, Italy, and mostly (about 90%) Croatia – is one of the oldest winemaking regions in Europe, the first grapes … Continued

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Lisa Blair’s guide to dealing with a crisis when sailing solo around Antartica

03rd Jul 2019

Australian sailor and world record holder, Lisa Blair has an inspiring, unbreakable spirit even when she loses her mast and is then crushed by a containership in high seas, a thousand miles offshore.  Her fortitude is astounding and her achievements speak for her. She’s got the fastest time for circumventing Australia on a monohull and … Continued

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Your Complete Spanish Virgin Islands Cruising Guide

25th Jun 2019

Have you been longing for a tropical island vacation complete with long, uncrowded stretches of beach, gentle sea breezes, near-empty anchorages, rare flora and fauna, and world-class snorkeling? All without leaving the United States – no passport required? It might sound impossible, but it’s all waiting for you in the “secret” Spanish Virgin Islands. Even … Continued

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Five Best Rum Cocktails for a Taste of the Caribbean

17th Jun 2019

Five Best Rum Cocktails for a Taste of the Caribbean White sand beaches, salty ocean breezes and a rum cocktail – the three are virtually inseparable! The distilled alcoholic beverage we call rum is so deeply associated with the Caribbean – and the sea – with good reason. The first production of distilled rum took … Continued

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Sailing vacations are the answer if you want to discover true freedom

14th Jun 2019

Jane Cloughley is from Manchester in the UK and sailed in Greece recently on one of our yachts. She is featured in our recent #MoreWomenatSea video with friends, and found some time to explain how she got into sailing and what it means to her… How did you get into sailing? My husband and I … Continued

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