| Oct 16, 2012
How do you keep spouses and kids happy at the boat show? You go where you know they'll see things that they like.
If you're serious about buying a boat, but they're not interested in the process, leave the negotiations for another day. You and the family...
| Oct 16, 2012
The best thing about the boat show for someone serious about buying a boat is the opportunity to comparison shop.
Imagine being able to go car shopping and being able to check out three different makes of automobile in one dealer's showroom. That's the...
| Oct 16, 2012
You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else. Should the two of you go to the boat show together?
Of course you should.
Your partner might not care about boats, but it's fun to take in the sights and people-watch. And...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Except for the gang of giddy men and women covered in skulls-and-crossbones and sipping from cups of rum in the corner, the Rum Bar at Panama Hattie’s looks like any other tropical-themed watering hole. Typically, this group can be found wearing...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.
Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet.
1. Explore the pristine coves of...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:40 AM
The hour is 11:30 on this Saturday night aboard the American Queen, somewhere south of Natchez, Miss. The dance floor in the Grand Saloon is deserted, and a lone man sits in the 24-hour Front Porch lounge, reading a paperback novel. The evening's...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:46 AM
LAKE CHELAN, Wash. - Here are three games you can play on a half-day outing aboard a rented motorboat as you explore this fjordlike lake, one of Washington's favorite spots for sun fun:
-Barbie's Dream House: Which classic lakefront cottage - or which...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:00 AM
SHAW ISLAND, Wash. - This island isn't all about nuns, but you'll be hard-pressed to avoid the topic. Especially if you're driving too fast on that first hairpin curve just up from the ferry dock, and you meet the prioress rounding the corner in her...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Harbor officials don't get this type of application often.
Newport Beach yacht racer and businessman Chris Welsh has applied to park his deep-sea submarine atop a 125-foot long, 60-foot wide catamaran in the middle of the bay....
| May 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Getting yourself, your home, your car and your boat ready for the storms ahead.
Get the essentials ready now: when you are collecting supplies to see you through the storm, make sure there is enough of everything for two weeks. Keep these goods in a...