Local Culture and Luxury in MAUI

The beauty of the northwestern coast of Maui is stunning, from the white sand beaches of Ka’anapali to the coral reefs and coves of Kapalua. Nothing says peaceful elegance and serenity like the legendary Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, located on the western edge of Maui near Kapalua Bay. The Polynesian people who previously inhabited this area were drawn to the protected cove’s hospitable shores … [Read more...]

New Zealand: Sailing The Marlborough Sounds

Kate Ayrton explores the South Island by sea. Located on the Northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the Marlborough Sounds is a remote pristine maritime oasis unmarred by tourist development. In fact, it’s one of New Zealand's best kept secrets and where the locals go to vacation. This intricate labyrinth of waterways consists of four Sounds–the Queen Charlotte Sound, the Kenepuru Sound, … [Read more...]

Sail Away in Santa Barbara

If the idea of billowing sails, a stiff breeze and setting a course for the sun inspire you, then maybe it’s time to learn how to sail. Whether you plan on plying local waters or dream about doing a bareboat charter the next time you are traveling, Santa Barbara provides optimum conditions to learn with its reliable wind, offshore islands and substantial sailing community. The Santa Barbara … [Read more...]