Posts categorized: Boating

StrandedonLand

My dear friend Eunique Fowler recently launched Stranded on Land, a website connecting travel and outdoor adventure sport enthusiasts. She was kind enough to invite me to be profiled on her site. Eunique recently embarked on a solo cross-country road trip from Miami to San Diego to put down roots on the West Coast and pursue a new passion. I can’t be more proud of her for having the courage to strike out on her own.   As someone who’s made similar […]

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Somehow, 2015 sped past me in a blur. When I stop to think back on my year, I can hardly remember what even happened. Weird. I’m not sure if it’s because it was super fast-paced or if I’ve just been hyper-focused on my career and scheming next steps. As it turns out, though, I did quite a lot in 2015. I went to Europe–twice–for the first time since 2009, discovering Switzerland, Germany and Croatia, and returning to my favorite city Paris. I traveled […]

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A couple of months ago I embarked on what was easily one of my most exciting adventures yet. I joined Chapman Ducote and his crew on a three-day spearfishing exhibition from Miami to The Bahamas’ Cay Sal Bank on assignment for BOAT International. The story is in their November issue on newsstands now and you can read it here. It opens with: “In spearfishing the action happens fast.” And that pretty much sums it up. It was three action-packed days aboard a fast […]

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So many boat moments. With my crew: Brett, Krista, Ted & Matt aboard Grand Banks

  It’s easy to forget that Manhattan is an island surrounded by water and one of the country’s earliest port cities when you’re tucked inside a cozy West Village bar or caught in the bright lights of Times Square. It was Melville who wrote in the opening chapter of Moby Dick, “There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs—commerce surrounds it with her surf. Right and left, the streets […]

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Aerial view of the St. Kitts Marriott. Image: St. Kitts Marriott

  With rainforest canopies climbing the heights of volcanic peaks, and craggy, sun-baked bluffs rippling across the horizon, St. Kitts is a striking Caribbean island destination. Located in the West Indies’ Leeward Islands, emerald green and aqua waters lap against soft gold sand shores. At 70 square-miles, there’s not a single stoplight on the island. Locals (known as Kittitians) are a laidback, happy lot quick to crack a joke or offer up a recommendation, and they’ll explain that their beloved island is shaped […]

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Dec 27
2013

My Travel Wish List

Where in the world? Somewhere in the central Spanish mountainside.

2013 was a pretty incredible year of travel for me. Since launching the blog a year ago yesterday, a whole world of travel and writing opportunities opened up. I ventured abroad to Mexico, Curacao, Costa Rica and the Bahamas. Within the U.S., I visited my typical “second home” destinations of Key West, New York and Atlanta. I also visited best friends in Nashville and Pittsburgh. And I discovered a little more of the state of Florida with trips to Tampa, […]

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Oct 27
2013

24 Hours in Bimini

Ship marooned at the southern edge of North Bimini Island

Fifty miles due east off the coast of Miami, the islands of Bimini emerge from the turquoise-green sea. This tiny dash of the Bahamas, only 10 square miles in all, consists of two islands, North and South Bimini, and a few uninhabited cays. Its proximity to the blue waters of the warm and swiftly moving Gulf Stream current and the big game fish it attracts—bluefin tuna, sailfish and blue marlin—have drawn sports fishermen here since the 1920s, none more famous […]

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Fethiye

This leg of Ted’s trip made me the most jealous. That is, until I saw his photos in the south of France (wait until tomorrow!), which also made me faint with jealousy. I love boats and sailing, and one of my dream trips is to sail through Greece. Ted’s voyage along Turkey’s coast was basically living my dream. Enjoy! By Ted Donath Our seven-night sailing adventure began in Fethiye, a bustling port town on the southwest coast of Turkey. We took […]

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Reunion Surf Bar

I abandoned New York City seven years ago for a maritime- and surf-themed lifestyle in South Florida, so I’m tickled that whenever I go back, my best friend Ted introduces me to his new favorite bars, and they’re also maritime- and surf-themed. This time, he took me to Réunion Surf Bar in Hell’s Kitchen and The Rusty Knot on the West Side Highway. Since boats, surf, and New York City are three of my favorite things, I’ve got a couple of […]

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Downtown Miami from sea.

This time of year in Miami, everyone’s favorite thing to do is complain about how busy we are. We talk of that thing called “season” and how we haven’t had a moment’s rest since Art Basel. And it seems February has reached the fever pitch. Within about two weeks time, we’ve had the Miami International Boat Show, Art Wynwood, Social Media Week, and The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We find ourselves saying ridiculous things like, “OMG, […]

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