Category: Maryland

Baltimore Inner Harbor—mingle with history, enjoy the spirit of today

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes – SBFL 11* – PLANNED & VISITED – Baltimore is not the Maryland version of Georgetown in Washington, DC, nor of Williamsburg in Virginia, nor did the locals ever want it to be. Because of being a major port on the eastern seaboard, some say Baltimore was a sailor’s town throughout its history, up to the early 20th century—and Baltimore has a very long maritime history. Fells Point, located in a deeper section of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was one of the earliest settlements, and was where the Clipper Ships were made. There are only a few places in the US that had that distinction. It was a working waterfront, with tugboats coming and going, major freighters stopped right at the...

Chesapeake Beach, a town envisioned as America’s Monte Carlo back in 1900

4 things to do in Chesapeake Beach today … Estimated reading time 16 minutes —   This time I am in a train called the Chesapeake Beach Railway on the way to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, located on the Western shores of the Chesapeake Bay. As our avid readers know, this blog is about pleasure boating, coastal living, travel, and lifestyle. My wife and I are boaters, rediscovering coastal towns on the way to our Slow Boat To Florida journey on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) with our 26’ SeaRay Sundancer, Life’s AOK. However, the spirit of this blog is to not assume everyone may have a boat. If you have a boat, that is great! Also, if you are a boating enthusiast and appreciate boating,...

Chestertown, a hidden gem on the Chesapeake Bay — 2 reasons to visit this summer

Honestly, there is nothing hidden about historic Chestertown, Maryland. As a matter of fact, it’s been well known from the Colonial Era, down to the 1940s as the home of the baseball superstar, Bill “Swish” Nicholson, and today, as the home port of Sultana and more. It’s only hidden if you are on the Chesapeake Bay headed down to enter the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Norfolk, Virginia, — sailing in between Boston and Florida and not slowing down to smell the roses, so to speak.

This Oxford is in the US and here are the top 2 reasons to visit

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes – *SBFL 9 – PLANNED – I am big on time capsules and time machines. Sometimes, especially during this trying time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wish there was a type of time machine that I could use to go back in time, but not to live there, like in the Outlander stories in the popular Starz TV channel series. My interest is more in being a visitor of a town for a day or two. Just long enough to take it all in, without tangling up in their lives and their reality. I just want to be a short-term, sight-seeing time traveler. Yeah, I am very happy in 21st-century earth, even with the pandemic and all that, thank you...