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View from the Spanish Fortress in Hvar town, Croatia

Sailing Croatia 7 Years Later

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Croatia was not mad that I hadn’t visited in 7 years. In fact, she looked fantastic and welcomed me with open arms. This newly-appreciated vacation mecca has grown in so many impressive ways that I leaped for joy when I saw her this May. Rediscovering Split and the surrounding islands was a grand adventure and a grand surprise!

Summer Getaways for short term adventure. Board in Boston, Marblehead or Salem

Getaway Yacht – Boston, Marblehead and Beyond

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The Classic 49′ Motor Yacht CAROUSEL is the perfect getaway yacht from Boston to Marblehead (or vice versa) for a romantic overnight for two.  Her pretty sheer line turns heads.  With a dark blue hull and enough teak to uphold traditions, this is a modern classic with well-proven construction and 21st century comfort.

Ballards on Dock by S-Y STARFISH with Captain Sam and FirstMate and Chef Jen

First Time’s a Charm: Notes from a First Yacht Charter Adventure

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When Michael and I got down to the really planning his vacation, I knew it was (understandably) hard for him to wrap his head around the whole thing that is a yacht charter.  It is a big expense and many charterers save a long time to take such a trip, so I did not take this task lightly.  I knew if a friend had the faith in me to move forward and book a boat for him and his family, that I better make sure they’re on the right one, going to the right destination with the right crew.

Remote respite on an island oasis in Belize

Vitamin Sea: Sailing in Belize for Wellness and Yoga

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In the heart of “the other Caribbean” in Belize…you will find wellness and retreat at sea.
This past January, I had the opportunity to sail out of Belize City on the 46ft Fountaine Pajot catamaran TRANQUILITY. This beautiful and aptly-named yacht was our wellness and yoga retreat in Belize. While I may not have perfected my yoga headstand on this fam trip, I can confirm that it’s better to practice yoga on the forward deck of your private yacht than on a paddleboard! Not only did I rediscover the best sailing within this “2nd greatest barrier reef system”, I met the finely-tuned team of yacht crew, dock staff, office and Belize in-house concierge service.

Couple enjoying Italian sun and Amalfi Coast cliffs on deck of 70ft luxury Sunreef catamaran S-Y Ombre Blu 3

Michelin-Star Dining and Sailing: OMBRE BLU3 on the Amalfi Coast

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This May and the first week of June, on Amalfi Coast sailings, all OMBRE BLU3 guests will enjoy a special complimentary Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing at the Two Star Michelin restaurant – La Torre del Saracino, with Chef Gennaro Esposito. Stunning views to Naples and Mt Vesuvio will heighten the experience!