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Sail away your workday troubles

by Danielle Connelly on 25. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Your day’s itinerary starts off with a laidback breakfast on deck prepared with fresh ingredients and love by the captain’s wife, followed by a late morning snorkel and sail from island to island in the British Virgin Islands.

Sounds like the perfect vacation? And it is, according to travelers Michael and Martha. The couple hails from Massachusetts and travels with regularity. They love the ocean, beaches, and boats, though they are by no means, experienced mariners.

Each winter they take a vacation to warmer climates and discovered a perfect getaway, staying on a sailboat for their accommodations. “We did a few trips to the BVI where we stayed not once, but twice on a sailboat run by the captain and his wife and we loved every single second,” was Martha’s email reply about her trip.

The couple and their two teenaged children flew to St. Thomas where they met the captain and his wife. From there they went from island to island. Every day was an adventure. They followed a loop around the islands but otherwise, everything was unscripted.

Snorkeling. Hiking. Kayaking. Exploring caves. Finding Happy Hours at local haunts. Just some of the items on the sailing adventure.

“They would find beaches that were deserted...just us. When we were ready for lunch they would return from the boat and deliver incredible picnics,” Martha tells us. “We had nine to 10 days to do whatever we wanted. It was one of the most exciting, relaxing vacations ever -- even with kids!”

Olga Mitchell -- born to fly

by Danielle Connelly on 22. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Olga Mitchell took her first airplane flight when she was 12 years old. And from then on she was hooked.

Prepare for every in-flight emergency

by Danielle Connelly on 17. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

In-flight emergencies can be anything from a sick passenger in need of medical attention to more severe scenarios such as a fire or electrical failure.

The Pilot Personality

by Switlik on 11. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Aviation is a fascination for many of us. If you have ever been to an airplane show or exhibit, you've seen first-hand how many people are interested in so many aspects of flying and aviation.

We’ve always been particularly interested in pilots. What motivates them? How did they get started as a pilot? What are they thinking about when flying; whether for commercial flights or their own private planes? Those of us who have traveled on a small aircraft or have been right next to the pilot have an even better appreciation for what the pilot does and his or her level of command.

Latest and coolest aviation gear

by Switlik on 10. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Flying is serious stuff but it can also be a lot of fun—especially if you are into gear and gadgets.

Luckily there is a lot of really cool gear to choose from! We've researched and have come up with our list of must-have items for aviators and lovers of aviation.

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