Looking for the Best Cruiser for Traveling Coastal Waters and Rivers

We were looking for a boat that could navigate our river system all the way down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. From there we were going to navigate the coastal and intracoastal waterways of Florida to get over to the eastern seaboard. From our back yard where the river is at, you can navigate about 25,000 miles of waterways. This includes canal access from the rivers into the Great Lakes now. We were shopping for power boats for sale to fit our needs.

We wanted a cruiser with separate cabins for guests. We needed a large galley and a fully enclosed saloon for entertaining. We also wanted a large swim deck and a fly deck. Continue reading

Vacationing in Niseko and Exploring Hokkaido


When on vacation in Niseko on Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island, many are there to ski or snowboard. The area is well known for its many ski resorts featuring thrilling slopes and runs for both beginners and experienced skiers. While some on vacation are more than happy to spend their entire time skiing and snowboarding and taking in the restaurants and atmosphere of the resorts, others may want to take Niseko day trips to nearby towns in Hokkaido to experience a wider variety of the Japanese culture offered throughout the region.

While vacationing in Niseko, vacationers can decide how they want to spend their time. There are ski and snowboard lessons available for both kids and adults for anyone who is not confident out on the slopes. Continue reading