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Creating New Traditions

Sunset December 24, 2013 from Sandy Key, Florida

My husband and I grew up in large families with great holiday traditions centered around lots of food, music and love. My family celebrated Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop’s with a formal turkey dinner while Clint’s family had Christmas …

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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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Grenada is the HOT SPOT for New Year’s Eve

Enjoy the Fireworks at Marina Port Louis on New Year's Eve

If you’ve ever spent the festive season in the Caribbean, you’ll know how much fun it really is. Grenada has by far the most joyful and jubilant celebrations of all the islands and this year it will be outdoing itself …

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Ivar Carty – From Father To Son

Part of the day’s catch in Ivar’s boat. Photo by Jan Hein

One of Anguilla’s legends, Ivar Carty, was an unpretentious mariner known around the island as Ivar the Diver. Each morning, weather permitting, he launched a 12ft boat from his home on the beach, climbing in with a bailer, buckets and …

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Walter Duke + Partners Celebrates 40 Years

Walter Duke and Partners

Fort Lauderdale was still a seasonal town with little development back in 1975 when Bob Clobus, fresh out of the U.S. Army Finance Corp in Vietnam, founded the commercial real estate valuation firm that is now Walter Duke + Partners. …

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Sailing with Charlie: Fishing Karma

fishing karma

I wrote a story not long ago about how we humans could learn a lesson or two from our underwater world. As we dive or snorkel through the clear warm waters of our coral reefs we see no signs of aggression …

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Dream Vacations and a Touch of Wind

dream vacations

This month we take our annual look at what’s new on the charter scene. This is always a popular feature, for who wouldn’t want to sail to sun-kissed islands, while an attentive crew panders to their every whim? Over the …

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New Location for 104th Anniversary of Zeidel & Company

Zeidel & Company

What started as a small family business tailoring uniforms for the captains of elegant wooden yachts owned by turn-of-the-century tycoons and Hollywood movie moguls, has grown into a multi-generation company offering a full line of nautical apparel. This year, Zeidel …

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Pirates of the Virgin Islands

pirates BVI

The British Virgin Islands have long been associated with pirate activity. There’s fantasy, hearsay, hyperbole, myth and fiction – and a nugget of truth here and there. We know that Sir Francis Drake passed through these islands in 1595 in …

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How Toilet Seat Cut in Islamorada Came to Be

Toilet Seat Cut

Toilet Seat Cut, a bona fide tourist attraction, is in the waters of Florida Bay around mile marker 90 in Islamorada. About 250 decorated toilet seats line a 60-feet-wide manmade channel near mangrove islands and seagrass flats enabling boat travel …

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Aruba : Unique Culture & Fun Things to Do

Aruba

Aruba is fun to visit because there are so many places to see and diverse things to do. Whether traveling with adults, or in a family with children, the island’s compact size makes it enjoyable for everyone. The constant winds …

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