Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

Like anything else in life, boating with your children is multi-faceted. There are pros and cons to boating with the kids in tow. The shared experience can be joyous, heartwarming, and downright fun. However, it can also be stressful, chaotic, and challenging! We share many happy memories out on the water with our kids. However, […]

Kids On Board: Simple Principles for a Safe Voyage

Kids On Board: Simple Principles for a Safe Voyage

Any boater who has kids knows that boating with them can make for incredible joy and/or incredible pandemonium. Boating is such an amazing family activity!  During the first days following their birth, most boaters already begin to picture junior sitting alongside them in the captain’s seat. Besides keeping your kids calm and entertained, you must […]

Hey! Who’s the Captain? Kids & Decision Making

Hey! Who’s the Captain? Kids & Decision Making

I used to drive a sporty car, live in a cozy, inexpensive apartment and vacation in the Caribbean. Now I drive a minivan, live in a good school district with outrageous taxes (we’re leaving when my youngest graduates high school!), and vacation at Disney parks. Ah, the days when decisions were ours alone to make! […]

Where Have All The Manners Gone?

Where Have All The Manners Gone?

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I don’t get mad if I’ve shopped for lunch with friends on the boat only to have Mother Nature cancel my plans with all day thunderstorms. But I do get steamed after filling the boat with provisions for 10 people, only to have each and every one cancel at the last minute. And when friends […]

Blending Boating & Business

Blending Boating & Business

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plenty of boaters take refuge on the water with family and friends, leaving stress behind on the shore. However, some share their boats with clients, co-workers or even bosses as they build strong workplace relationships or create new moneymaking opportunities. We asked readers about their business entertaining experiences, and asked social pros for their takes […]

OOPS!

OOPS!

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. We’ve all been there. Something happens, and everyone onboard or on the dock laughs. Everyone, that is, but you! It may take you a few years to find the humor in a mishap or a misstep, but now you can tell the story and smile. I asked our readers if they had any chuckle-worthy […]

Boaters Behaving Badly

Boaters Behaving Badly

March 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Plenty of people seem to shed their inhibitions at the dock. Maybe it’s the relaxing, social nature of a day spent boating, or perhaps it’s the charge of the water’s atoms. Then again, it could be that spending time in the snug-ish quarters of the average boat magnifies rude behavior because we can’t escape […]

What Did You Say?

What Did You Say?

March 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Boaters are a sociable bunch, but when people get together, there’s always a chance that someone will say something that’s better left unsaid. Seven boaters shared their “Whoops!” “Oops!” or “Oh, no, you didn’t!” stories; some will make you laugh in gratitude that these gaffes didn’t come your way, others may remind you of […]