Ahoy! Sail Away With Me
Collected by Jenny Burbank
"And there's no cure like travel / To help you unravel / The worries of living today. / When the poor brain is cracking / There's nothing like packing / A suitcase and sailing away." --Cole Porter
Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland’s largest and most famous geothermal spa lies around an hour outside Reykjavik, quite close to Keflavik Airport. With a dramatic setting amidst large black lava boulders, the steam-filled, creamy-blue pool area is a striking and...
Boracay, Malay, Philippines
One of things I love about Boracay are the sunsets. Every day, or even every trip I've taken, I experienced very interesting sunsets, with the skies creating all sorts of colors and patterns during the golden hour (first and last hour of sunlight)...
Talisay - Laurel Rd, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines
I've always wanted to go sailing at least once in my life, and I mean on one of the hobie cats where I can participate in and not the big party sailing yachts. I used to live in San Francisco and enjoy watching the small sailboats go out on the...
Old road, Antigua and Barbuda
Watching sailing from a distance can be like watching an insect’s funeral procession: white specks slowly moving across a blue background. But if you get out on the water, a boat race comes to life. Deckhands sprint across the decks, sails...
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Learn to sail in Antigua and St. Martin. Sam is an amazing coach and offers adventures to gain mileage, explore the off-the-beaten-path islands that are only reachable by boat and also provides adventures for singles. I ended up on a beginner...
Karagözler Mahallesi, Fevzi Çakmak Cd. No:1 D:57, 48300 Fethiye (Mugla)/Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
The James Bond movie, Skyfall, featuring Daniel Craig hit cinemas in 2012 and the movie featured one of Turkey’s finest travelling experiences – a ‘blue cruise’ on the Mediterranean from Fethiye. You too can live like Bond, James Bond on the...
North Shore Road, St. John, St John 00831, USVI
Caneel Bay resort arranges day-long charters on sloops through its local partner New Horizons. The boats hop between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Guests stop to swim in the natural pools at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and have a Painkiller...
Abtal Al Tahrir, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
I was fortunate enough to stay at the Old Cataract Hotel by the River Nile a wonderful experience in itself. But the stay would not have been complete without a very restful trip in one of these lovely old wooden sailing craft. Just the sounds of...
19.357600, -81.376401, Cayman Islands
I’ve been to a lot of beautiful islands, but the clear blue waters surrounding Grand Cayman are some of the best I’ve experienced. To get out on the water and see it for yourself, hire a charter boat for the day to head out to amazing snorkeling...
Matemwe Beach, Matemwe Beach Village, Matemwe 0000, Tanzania
I have heard the mysterious word, Zanzibar, my whole life. After Mt. Kilimanjaro and photo safari in the Serengeti, etc., my son and I kicked back a few days on the fabled Zanzibar Island. While there, we took a snorkeling trip to a small...
Port de Sóller, Illes Balears, Spain
Sailing with Mark was a highlight of our trip to Majorca. Mark was so friendly and a great captain. He sailed us to have lunch at Sa Foradada, another highlight of our adventure. If you ever have the pleasure of going to Soller look them up and go...
21202, Lećevica, Croatia
Croatia may now be the go-to place for sailing and to some is ‘done’ but for me the reason why it is so popular is clear. Clear blue seas, warm days, hidden coves, great waterside bars serving some of the best seafood in the world. Sailing down...
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
If you're looking for something outdoorsy to do on a beautiful day in Auckland, this is it. Book a 1.5 hour sailing cruise through the Explore Group, and you won't be disappointed. Sit back, relax, have a drink and enjoy the gorgeous skyline while...
Playa Conchal, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Whether under the noonday sun or overlooking a romantic sunset, one of the best ways to explore the Nicoya Peninsula is by sailboat or catamaran. There's a good chance you'll spot green turtles and dolphins swimming through the Guanacaste waters...
08022 Cala Gonone NU, Italy
Renting a boat in Cala Gonone was just amazing. We went up and down the beautiful coastline with white washed rocks and water that continuously changed different shades of brilliant blue. Stopping to discover beaches and caves, diving in the clear...
English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier sailing events on the global yachting calendar. Competitors come from all over the world (and, of course, there's homegrown talent from Antigua) to compete in a variety of daily races for a range of...
1 1/2 Cuadra al Norte de El Timon, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
We spent the day (11am to 6pm) with Captain Zach and his crew-- Byron and Ezequial. We could have not asked for a better experience. We sailed south to a nearly deserted beach while sipping Mai Tai's and Cuba Libres. When we arrived the only other...
Saint Barthelemy, St Barthélemy
Nothing says romance like a private yacht excursion - though that's not really in the budget for most folks. Luckily, there are outfitters on St Barths that have made sailing an affordable experience - and put high sea romance within reach....
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