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Powerboaters Adrift in the Inlet // Why Boaters Need Emergency Situation Plans

We had for a pretty strange exchange one Sunday with some power boaters. I was teaching a sailing class, and we were on our final leg of the sail. Those statistics about the most dangerous time on the water being 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon were ...
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Baby’s Coffee // Key West Cyclists’ Destination

A vacation on or near Key West simply could not be complete without a visit to Baby's Coffee, now on Highway 1, whether you walk, drive, or arrive there on two wheels. Cyclists' Destination As soon as we walked in the door, we knew this place catered to cyclists. Before ...
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St. Augustine Sailing Sisters’ Bikini Race Benefitting Rethreaded and Betty Griffin Center

Over 65 women participated in this year's annual Bikini Race, donations more than doubled to over $10,000 raised for charities, and a record-setting 18 boats registered. Although the forecast called for rain and storms, the day was sunny with a very light breeze, and all boats started and finished. This ...
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Summer Reading 2019 // Incredible Books about Naturalists, Diving, and the Ocean

Our recent visit to the History of Diving Museum Store inspired some book purchases. Their selection is varied and delightful. If you can't make it down there, here are my top choices: Ocean-Inspired Reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson is the "if you only read one book from this list..." ...
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Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Since we've been captaining more and more charters for prospective brides and their bridal parties who want photo-worthy destinations, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into what goes on when we host a Bachelorette Party on board one of our beautiful yachts for Brides-to-Be. Getting Nauti With My ...
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India Hicks Closing Her Multi-Level Marketing Venture // Lifestyle Brand // Buy Now or Cry Later

As a frequent visitor to the Bahamas, Eleuthera specifically, I've been following India for years - her island lifestyle and endeavors were similar to my own. She surprised me when she introduced her branded goods at IndiaHicks.com, a multi-level marketing, direct sales scheme, also known as a "MLM." But, I ...
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Why We Buy // Motivation // Fear Mongering and Gear Mongering // Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

For so many aspects of our lives, we possess countless items "in case of" this and "in case of that" due to motivating factors identified ages ago in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. If you were to look closely, there are so many products that consumers purchase "just in case" that ...
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Difference Between Physical and Chemical Sunscreen

FAQ: What is Physical Sunscreen? There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to block the sun’s rays... As consumers become more ecoconscious, we learn there are a lot of differences between types of sunscreen. One confusing distinction is between "physical" and "chemical" sunscreens ...
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How to Decide What Goes Into Your First Aid Kit // Situational Specificity // Bleeding Control Kits

First Aid Kits Will Not All Be Alike What goes into a First Aid Kit, or a Classroom First Aid / Bleeding Control Kit may be different from one for a whole school, a range bag, a vehicle, a boat, and so on. Then there's the IFAK - the individual ...
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