Trips of Discovery - FOR ME, BOATING IS NEVER JUST ABOUT THE DESTINATION, IT'S ALWAYS AT LEAST AS MUCH ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

A nautical nirvana from sea to land  –  A boater’s rendezvous with Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia, Turkiye – Part 2

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes – ABR* – Welcome to Part 2 of our rendezvous with Istanbul! After embracing the allure of the Bosphorus with its glimmering waters in Part 1, it’s time now to immerse ourselves in the vibrant streets of Istanbul. Let’s spend a few days here, delving into a culinary adventure that promises to tantalize our taste buds. Istanbul is not just a city to be explored from the water; its true essence unfolds on land, waiting to be discovered by those willing to wander its enchanting streets and hidden corners. Food Lover’s Paradise Now, let’s delve into the heart of Istanbul like locals, exploring the flavors that make this city a...

A nautical nirvana from sea to land – A boater’s rendezvous with Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia, Turkiye – Part 1

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes – ABR* – Prepare to embark on a voyage that combines the thrill of sailing with the enchantment of exploring Turkey’s rich history and culture on land. In this three-part adventure, we’ll set sail on the sparkling waters of the Bosphorus, navigate the bustling streets of Istanbul, and venture into the heart of Anatolia. So, grab your captain’s hat and join us as we uncover the hidden gems of Istanbul, Ankara, and magical Cappadocia. Touch down in Istanbul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where history waltzes gracefully with modern vibrancy. An exhilarating blend of East and West, Istanbul welcomes you with open arms and a promise of unforgettable experiences. Allow...

Voyage to the Viking shores – A boater’s rendezvous with  Reykjavik, Iceland

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes  –  ABR* – Iceland, a land where fire and ice coexist, offers a myriad of experiences for those who seek adventures on land and waves. Its untouched landscapes and frigid azure waters hide secrets waiting to be uncovered by the intrepid boater. The allure of Iceland extends far beyond its geological wonders and the stark beauty of its icy realms. It’s where the ocean becomes a living entity, narrating the lore of the land, whispering the ancient rhymes of the sea. Boaters venturing into these icy domains are greeted with ethereal landscapes, where glaciers meet the sea and volcanic islands dot the horizon. Each ripple in the water seems to...

All ashore for A Boater’s Rendezvous with Copenhagen and The Royal Danish Yacht Club – Part 2 

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes  –  ABR* – Picture this—you’re cruising through the salty air and cobblestone streets of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. There’s the fairy-tale allure of castles, the irresistible pull of mouthwatering Danish pastries, and that ineffable “Hygge” vibe that’s as cozy as your grandma’s knit sweaters. But what if I told you there’s a hidden nautical treasure? The highlight of our visit to beautiful Copenhagen was finding a hidden gem—the legendary Royal Danish Yacht Club (RDYC), a place that’s steeped in maritime majesty. And here’s the kicker—you don’t need to be a card-carrying member to dine in their on-site restaurant. That’s right, landlubbers and seafarers alike can dine in royal splendor without being...