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Sailing Charters in the Virgin Islands

If your travels include dreaming of sailing on the balmy ocean, consider booking a charter in the Virgin Islands. You’ll have two types to choose from–crewed and bareboat–and no matter which you choose, the freedom to plot the course of the experience is all yours. Here are all the ins and outs of booking a sailing charter to match the experience you want.

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Explore Coastal Maine Aboard a Windjammer

Named for their ability to “jam” into the wind when they carried freight up and down the New England coast, windjammers trigger images of the Great Age of Sail. Nowadays, passengers can enjoy a windjammer cruise—you can help with the sails, curl up with a book, snap photos, sunbathe, bird-watch, or just settle back and enjoy spectacular sailing you’ll never forget. Maine expert Hilary Nangle shares everything you need to know about cruising around Maine’s coast.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman has always viewed growing up in Northern California as both a blessing and curse. There is so much to see, do, and experience all within a short drive—from broad sequoias in the Sierras to ancient lava beds north of Mount Shasta, from creaky Gold Rush towns to the pampering Wine Country—that she began to wonder why anyone would ever leave.

Elizabeth was eventually lured out of the Golden State to Alaska’s far north, where she traveled the Inside Passage, baked bread under the midnight sun in Denali National Park, and chronicled the state’s burgeoning sustainable agriculture for Alaska Magazine. These adventures culminated in penning the travel guide InsightGuides: Alaska.

But Elizabeth knew her California roots were too deep to stay away for long. Raised in Carmel, where her great-great grandmother opened the first restaurant (a soup kitchen with dirt floors!) at the turn of the 20th century, she would always call California home. So she returned and devoted herself to writing about the state she loves most. Her work has included the travel guides SmartGuide: San Francisco and InsightGuides: San Francisco, as well as reporting on food and sustainable agriculture for local publications.

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman is the author of several Moon travel guides, including Moon California and Moon Napa & Sonoma.