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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Lake Huron, Travel, Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating

Monday, September 2, 2019

When boating season starts to wind down, most Great Lakes boaters begin the process of winterizing their boat. Whether they have to prepare the boat for winter storage or for the long trek down south if they are fortunate enough to be “snow birds”, the boat needs to be properly maintained. The mental checklist begins with

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Travel, Winterization, Hauling, Service & Repair, Trailers

Monday, August 26, 2019

If your vacations include being out on the water and getting back to nature, reap the benefits of a blissful getaway in a premier destination while staying “green.” New to chartering or experienced, it’s never too late to practice healthy eco-friendly habits on board. Think Global, Buy Local One of the best and

tags: Travel, Charter, Engines, Sailing

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Coupling luxurious travel with a love for the planet can be challenging to say the least. Bee + Hive makes sustainable exploration possible and simple, acting as an association of hotels, parks, and restaurants that are committed to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural sustainability. These travel resources promote preserving the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Travel, Boating 101, Charters, Environmental Impact

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas, from the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington to the “shipwreck alley” of Michigan’s Thunder Bay and the turquoise-hued shallows of the Florida Keys. These national treasures present great opportunities for

tags: Boating 101, Travel

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Travelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to reestablish operations in

tags: Company Expansions, Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charter

Monday, July 22, 2019

The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine the Canal” stakeholder sessions this week in Lockport and Brockport and in

tags: Travel, Events, Law & Politics, The Great Loop

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Moorings aims to make your vacation as smooth sailing as it can be, and that includes stress-free packing. Along with an expertly-crafted checklist provided prior to your trip, here are a few items to help you pack like you know what you’re doing! Documents - Don’t leave them on the dresser! Pack your passport, proper

tags: Caribbean Islands, Travel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Committed to small-ship cruising on the North American and Canadian coasts, Victory Cruise Lines is highlighting its first two itineraries since joining the American Queen Steamboat Company. Operated by the leader in U.S. river cruising, the 202-guest M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II cruises traverse all five Great Lakes plus Canadian

tags: Great Lakes, Travel

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