Meet The Monsooners to St. Lucia & Martinique!

   After the enormous success of our first partnered trip with The Yacht Week last September, we return less than 4 months later with TYW for the Caribbean: Saint Lucia & Martinique. Umbi "Pretty Reasonable Skipper" Genovese: Returning again as our skipper after...

Mecca Wasn’t “Ta’if” on Us!

Ta’if About a 2 hours’ drive north of Jeddah lies Ta’if. Located within the Mecca region and one of the oldest towns in Saudi Arabia, it has been famous for its rose production and views over Mecca itself:     Along the way we stopped to say hi to the...

Return of the Jeddah

    Picking up from where we left off after 2 days in and around Riyadh, we're now in Jeddah: the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a port city on the Red Sea.     You can tell it's a port because of all the abandoned fishing...

Picnic on the Edge – Jebel Fihrayn: The Edge of the World

    After our first day in Riyadh with an early 6am rise and coffee, Salwa's partner Mohammed picked us up in his car where we began our 2.5 hour drive to the Edge of the World:     Stop by for the Saudi Arabia's distinctive black camels before you...

You’re Going to Miss …Sardinia & Corsica

 Press play.No, I really mean it.PRESS play and read the post with the music . . .  Did you press play yet? Are you hearing music playing?OK, you can keep reading then.  You're going to miss ...…the moment you were invited to come on your...

A My-“Riyadh” of Potential

 Got my third booster for COVID-19 yesterday! And what better way to revel in my potential side effects of the booster than a 12 hour red-eye flight from NYC to Abu Dhabi to Riyadh?  The days of loopholes and hurdles to obtain a business or transit visa...

I Want “Paler-mo” Of It!

 After 2 days relaxing in the off-the-beaten-path island of Lampedusa, the gang took a direct evening flight out to Palermo, capital of Sicily, afterwards.  Founded by Phoenicians under the name of “Ziz” and later renamed by Greeks “Panormos”, which...

“I Love Lamp”-edusa

  Definitely didn't look nearly like this 24 hours prior to taking this photo...     After a week rampaging throughout Sardinia's coastline including a pitstop in Corsica — with a final night belonging in a 90s teen prom movie (I really can't describe...

The Yacht Week Sardinia Day 7 – Poltu Quatu to “Olbia” Good Time

  Pulling off an all nighter along the rainy docks of Porto Cervo to watch the sunrise, we then slept in through the subsequently stormy waves while returning to our base marinas in Olbia. After some of us struggled with our land-sickness, heading back into and...

The Yacht Week Sardinia Day 6 – Poltu Quatu to Porto Cervo

  Our 6th morning saw us sailing towards Porto Cervo along the coastline of Costa Smeralda, but not before recreating TYW legendary circle raft:     Get out your floaties again here! It's your last chance to enjoy the festivities of a floating festival:...

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