Sea Dreaming

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Bettina Fischer is living her dream — literally. Interviewed on SeaDream I, anchored in the turquoise waters off the coast of Tortola, the 36-year-old from Bonn, Germany, says she spent quite a lot of time dreaming about her vacation (with her boyfriend) — and then proceeded to live the dream once on board. “I imagined… [Read More]

It’s Friday, Must Be Tortola

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Here at Soper’s Hole, in the British Virgin Islands, it’s hard to believe it’s Friday, a workday mind you. The tiny harbor is bustling with leisure boats, coming and going, some setting sail under the gentle breeze. It is a playful and carefree atmosphere, with dolphins frolicking astern of SeaDream I, one of the few… [Read More]

Dutch Deception?

Today, on my SeaDream sailing, I hiked to the highest point in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. No, I’m not geographically challenged. The Netherlands, as anyone knows, is as flat as a stroopwafel, but within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, situated in the Netherlands Antilles, is Saba, a rugged island rising abruptly from the sea… [Read More]

Nevis Or Not

I’d never been to Nevis until this morning, and while it was a pleasant stop, Nevis was not nearly as beautiful as Virgin Gorda, where SeaDream I called yesterday. The great thing about yachting, however, is that you don’t need to feel guilty if you decline to disembark. “We’re past the point of ticking off… [Read More]