United States

  • The Elegant Eastern Shore Escape, Oxford, Maryland

    The Elegant Eastern Shore Escape, Oxford, Maryland

    During our boating journey around the US, we visited the secluded Oxford, MD, and were shocked at how peaceful and artsy the town was. We didn’t have much time to research Oxford before visiting, but when we stumbled upon some of the best home-made ice cream in the United States, cute hand-painted picket fences all…

  • Solomons Island Travel Guide – Everything You NEED to Know

    Solomons Island Travel Guide – Everything You NEED to Know

    Solomons Island, Maryland, is the getaway you’ve been waiting for. Located at the mouth of the Patuxent River on the Chesapeake Bay, it represents a rich history of maritime endeavors from the time Isaac Solomon started his Oystering enterprise in the late 1800s until today, as tourism brings people from all around for the local…

  • Smith Island, MD – Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

    Smith Island, MD – Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

    Smith Island MD is the last inhabited island in Maryland. It is slowly disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, both from rising sea levels and the erosion of its sand foundation. It is estimated that without intervention, the Island will be mostly gone by 2050. We visited Smith Island on the last weekend of May while boating America’s Great…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Crisfield, Maryland

    The Ultimate Guide to Crisfield, Maryland

    We lived on our boat in Somer’s Cove Marina, next to downtown Crisfield, Maryland, throughout the Fall of 2021. We felt like locals as we lived and worked from our boat and explored Crisfield during our three-month stay. Crisfield has something that many towns in the United States lack, and that is a rich culture…

  • The 10 Local Best Restaurants in Islamorada, Florida

    The 10 Local Best Restaurants in Islamorada, Florida

    We lived in Big Basin, Islamorada, for three months on our boat in 2023. Since this was our second time in Islamorada, we’ve been both tourists and locals, and here are the 10 best local restaurants in Islamorada, Florida! We have a mix of local bars, small breakfast spots, and great places only open for…

  • Best Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

    Best Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

    One of the best parts about the Florida Keys is snorkeling in the beautiful water. We’ve visited the Florida Keys three times, spending over three months exploring the area, and have snorkeled on several occasions, visiting several different locations. We’ve compiled the best snorkeling locations, gear, and tips and tricks to make your snorkeling experience…

  • Boating Guide to the Big Bend in Florida

    Boating Guide to the Big Bend in Florida

    This is a guide to Boating the Big Bend in Florida, also known as Florida’s Gulf Crossing Rim Route. Boating in some of Florida’s most beautiful Gulf waters, with landscapes that take you back to Old Florida and unique things to do that leave you with lasting memories. The Big Bend in Florida is a…

  • Boating Florida’s Gulf Crossing vs. Big Bend

    Boating Florida’s Gulf Crossing vs. Big Bend

    Post Summary: Boating Florida’s Gulf Crossing or Big Bend The Gulf Crossing is an open water section of the Great Loop that all boaters must complete. The Great Loop is known for being a boating adventure that goes around the Eastern portion of the United States in protected waterways, with a few exceptions of open…

  • The Ultimate Guide for Boating the Tennessee River (Chattanooga Side Trip)

    The Ultimate Guide for Boating the Tennessee River (Chattanooga Side Trip)

    The Tennessee River (Chattanooga side trip of America’s Great Loop) is a must-see. There are dramatic landscapes, cute small towns, and some of the most beautiful scenery on the mid-west rivers! In this post, we’ve compiled all of the tips and tricks we learned during our trip on the Tennessee River, including tips we received…

  • Everything you need to know for Boating the Cumberland River (Nashville Side Trip)

    Everything you need to know for Boating the Cumberland River (Nashville Side Trip)

    Discover scenic landscapes, charming small towns, and one of the best big cities while experiencing the beauty of the Cumberland River on a side trip to Nashville, Tennessee! One of the pieces of advice we received from a Gold Looper was to take all of the side trips along the Great Loop. We took that…