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Latest Boating Lifestyle Articles

  • Flotilla Cruises – Bow to Stern

    Flotilla Cruises – Bow to Stern

    A comprehensive how-to guide to planning a sailing cruise with more than one boat on the journey In previous articles about chartering, I have discussed several towns on the Chesapeake from which you might start a charter and a number of my favorite gunkhole destinations. Switching gears a bit, I’d like to begin to discuss flotilla…Read More »
  • Saltwater In Her Veins – Lisa ‘The Boatanista’ Almeida and Her Lifelong Passion for Boating

    Saltwater In Her Veins – Lisa ‘The Boatanista’ Almeida and Her Lifelong Passion for Boating

    The Boatanista joins Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast to share her unique passion for the boating lifestyle Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away with…Read More »
  • Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

    Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

    Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I…Read More »
  • Pod-Casting a Line with Dan Glickberg – Fish Tales with a Seafood Expert

    Pod-Casting a Line with Dan Glickberg – Fish Tales with a Seafood Expert

    Fish and seafood expert Dan Glickberg joins Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast to talk fishing, equipment and culinary tips Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come…Read More »
  • Sailing Destinations on the Chesapeake Bay for a Relaxing Escape

    Sailing Destinations on the Chesapeake Bay for a Relaxing Escape

    Top sailing destinations on the Chesapeake Bay where you can relax, explore and drop anchor while avoiding crowded anchorages on the bay If you read national sailing publications, you might come to the conclusion that the Holy Grail of chartering is the Caribbean. However, the Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful, marvelous, and occasionally challenging venue for…Read More »
  • Best Holiday Boating Posts and Images on Instagram

    Best Holiday Boating Posts and Images on Instagram

    16 Instagram posts and images that capture the Christmas holiday spirit in a very nautical way Scrolling through your Instagram feed over the holidays, you can’t help but notice a boat-load of really creative holiday posts and images for boating. Boating businesses – ranging from marinas to boat accessory suppliers – always seem to have fun with…Read More »
  • On-Water Standards: Sailing On and Off the Dock

    On-Water Standards: Sailing On and Off the Dock

    Seamanship – for me – means practicing skills that make me nervous and challenge my abilities to handle a sailboat I’ve been watching the US Coast Guard’s efforts to build a skills-based standard for recreational boat operation for some time and with mild skepticism. The effort was started in June of 2011 as the National…Read More »
  • How to Keep Wine Glasses from Spilling on a Boat

    How to Keep Wine Glasses from Spilling on a Boat

    SPONSORED POST Royal Stabilis is the maker of anti-spill crystal wine glasses that enable a better wine experience and peace of mind on board your boat. Relaxing with a good glass of wine is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon or evening on board your boat. It’s a great way to savor some peaceful…Read More »
  • Nautical Doormats Made from Reclaimed Maine Lobster Rope

    Nautical Doormats Made from Reclaimed Maine Lobster Rope

    SPONSORED POST This post is brought to you by Maine-ly Fish Prints, makers of hand made doormats and other products made from 100% recycled lobster rope previously used by Maine lobstermen. MyBoatLife.com was given product samples in exchange for an unbiased review. A doormat is your first impression when visitors arrive at your front door, so why not…Read More »
  • On Being Number Two

    On Being Number Two

    The love of being on the water and the constant search for new challenges brings a Chesapeake Bay sailor to an experience that he had not quite expected Sometimes I think I came to my sailing life in reverse. What I mean is that I knew from the age of fifteen that I was drawn…Read More »