Sea Change Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Sea Change
Escape pressures of everyday life and find a renewed sense of peace and tranquility in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

If there was ever a time to get away for a spell, this is it. At home in the U.S., we’re dealing with a recession that won’t go away. We are in political turmoil, split down the middle; one half diametrically opposed to the other. Watch the news on television, and what you get is an ...

Read More
Call of the Wild Alaska
Call of the Wild
A “Mother Goose” charter cruise refreshes the mind and renews the spirit.

Cruising is my thing. In particular, I enjoy landing places I’ve never been before. When we were planning Lakeland Boating’s special charter issue last year, I suggested we cover the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve spent time in Seattle and Anacortes, the Wa...

Read More
Thrill Coast Sandusky, Ohio & the Erie Islands
Thrill Coast
Sandusky, Ohio and its surrounding island communities offer inescapable joys and excitement for visitors around every twist and turn.

Nestled into Sandusky Bay, on Lake Erie’s southern coast, lies the gem of the Great Lakes: Sandusky, Ohio. The city and its host county, Erie, home to 77,000, have long been destinations for tourists and thrill-seekers of every sort, in every season. With a whole host of entert...

Read More
Les Cheneaux Islands Hessel & Cedarville, Michigan
Les Cheneaux Islands
Brimming with beauty and a storied maritime history, the Les Cheneaux islands in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are a boater’s dream.

A long the north shore of Lake Huron in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula lies an archipelago of 36 islands called Les Cheneaux. While the actual meaning of Les Cheneaux remains murky, most accept a loose translation from French meaning “the channels.” The archipelago is ...

Read More
French Connection Québec City, Canada
French Connection
Canada’s Québec City offers visitors a bit of Old World Europe right here in North America.

Bienvenue. Welcome to Québec City and the Île d’Orléans. Join me as I share a recent visit to Canada’s historic French city. The language is an old, provincial style of French known as Québécois. Don’t be concerned if your French is non-existen...

Read More
Victorian Grace Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Victorian Grace
Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake and the surrounding communities welcome boaters year round with the perfect atmosphere for recreation, relaxation and restoration.

Not every boating destination in the Great Lakes region is a big-water cruising ground. Throughout the Midwest, gem-like inland lakes and their distinctive waterfront communities beckon to trailerboaters and vacationers seeking a respite from the hectic pace of life in teeming metropolises such ...

Read More
Paradise Found Naples, Florida
Paradise Found
Florida’s Paradise Coast, including the charming and eclectic city of Naples, offers a little something for everyone.

If you were to fly over Naples, you might have good reason to think this western Florida city is nothing more than one very long golf course that seems to block the wilderness of the Florida Everglades from encroaching on the pristine white beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on who...

Read More
Picture Perfect Grand Marais, Michigan
Picture Perfect
Whether you choose to explore from the water or via land, Lake Superior’s Pictured Rocks, the country’s first National Lakeshore, remains a stunning Great Lakes treasure.

They soar from 50 to 200 feet above the pristine south shore of Lake Superior, gleaming with subtle hues of cream, apricot, champagne, gold and taupe. They’re streaked from mineral-laden groundwater seeps, and caves, arches and hoodoo-like rock outcroppings decorate their strong arms and b...

Read More
Ticket to Paradise British Virgin Islands
Ticket to Paradise
Come experience the turquoise waters and sugar-sand beaches of the British Virgin Islands.

The sheltered waters of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are considered to be some of the finest blue-water cruising grounds in the Caribbean. Life is good here, no matter the time of year. Situated east of Puerto Rico, there are about 60 extraordinarily beautiful islands in the BVI, many of whi...

Read More
OceanLEDJun13
Cruiser Yachts