Cruising Grounds

Walking off my twenties on the Camino de Santiago

Where in the World: Story and photos by Sonja Maryn “So, what brought you to the Camino?” It’s a question asked at any time of any interaction with anyone you meet…

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New immigration checkpoint for Andaman islands

India’s Port Blair airport has been designated an authorized immigration clearance point, making it more convenient for yachts traveling to the Andaman and Nicobar islands, according to a statement from…

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New Zealand council may tax yachts that anchor out

A proposal before the Auckland Council in New Zealand seeks a fee for foreign yachts that anchor in the area, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. Boats…

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Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Headhunters, warriors, spears, bows and arrows – ready for something different? Then join me on a trip up the river without a paddle (although…

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Great travel photography calls for ‘insider’ eye

Photo Exposé: by James Schot Welcome aboard, photo enthusiasts. Happy sailors and I have one thing in common: a love of  traveling – meeting people, experiencing different cultures, tasting the varieties…

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High winds, rain wreak havoc in Italy

Strong winds and heavy rain ran over Italy this week, killing 11 people in landslides, rising floodwaters, tornadoes, fallen trees, and rough surf. Winds of up to 110 mph were…

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India lifts visit limit to Andaman Islands

In a move to boost tourism in the Andaman Islands, the government of India has removed a 30-day restriction on foreigners visiting 29 of the islands, making it possible for…

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New Customs House in St. Kitts nearly done

The Customs House in the Marina Village in Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts is scheduled to be complete in September. When it opens, it will include customs and immigration, marina…

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Indonesia looks at scrapping luxury goods tax on yachts

Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said her ministry is studying a proposal to eliminate the luxury goods tax, or PPnBM, imposed on foreign cruise ships and luxury yachts arriving…

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New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

By Jenifer Rosser Crossing the South Pacific offers a multitude of dazzling countries, islands, lagoons and reefs to enchant even –the most discerning yacht owners, guests, captains and crew. We…

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