For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.
The period of reprieve from the rain, lasting only a few weeks, can occur sometime between July and August -- a time when prices at the hotels and resorts can be as much as half off the cost of staying later in the year.
Maybe you're not an "artist" by anyone's standards at all; maybe you're just a guy who really loves fishing. I don't know. But I do know this, there is a thing in you that drives you and your one mission on this planet is to find it, follow it and do what you love.
In Feng Shui and Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that health for an individual occurs when chi flows freely through the body nourishing every cell. The same is true for a space -- whether it is your home, office, public environment or even a ship!
Today I was love challenged. My son, his dad, who is my best friend, and I drove up to Gravenhurst, Ontario for a delightful lunch cruise on the Segwun, an old steamship that has been plying Lake Muskoka, off and on, for about 120 years.
Chao Le seems to live their lives as the day comes. They rather use trading instead of money.
They fish, hunt for pearls and sell their handcrafts to tourists. Like the local Thais, they have a calm, respectful way about them.
This year's America's Cup, held in San Francisco, is the epitome of boat races that harkens back to the 1800's -- making it the oldest trophy in American sports. These hotels offer some of the best views of the race, so you can take in the event in style.
When they weren't listening to toe-tapping music on Pigeon Island National Landmark, festivalgoers dined out, went sailing, sightseeing, beach hopping, zip lining or hung out at a diverse range of resorts that offer travelers very distinct vacations.
It's probably too late to return the Mother's Day card and gift, but it's not too late to plan your special Father's Day gift. Think material things. Think wonderfully expensive material things. Think boat.
Boat Magazine is a biannual nomadic publication that focuses on a different city for each issue -- we choose cities with big stories to tell and we pick up and move there for a few weeks, working with locals to put each issue together.