How to get there from here
Sometimes, when it comes to cruising trips, it's not so much a matter of "where to go" as it is "how to get there."
For those looking for a suspenseful true tale of a massive storm on the seas comes "Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival" ($24, Simon & Schuster, March 2010) by Michael J. Tougias.
Daring on the Bering Sea
Capt. Sig Hansen has made a name for himself starring in the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," which draws more than 49 million viewers per season.
Rollin' on the river
Many people know of the Hudson River only through their association with New York City, but Jessica DuLong has a much broader perspective.
The ultimate DIY
Don't want to pay someone else to fix something small on your vessel even if you're not sure how to fix it yourself? Paul Esterle's "Maintain and Improve Your Powerboat" ($24.95, McGraw-Hill Companies, 2009) offers 100 do-it-yourself ways to make your boat better than ever.
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