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Essential Sailing Destinations: The World's Most Spectacular Cruising Areas

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."

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In "Essential Sailing Destinations: The World's Most Spectacular Cruising Areas" ($34.95, Sheridan House, 2009) no stone is left unturned, no haven unexplored. Sixteen sailors weigh in on the best places to cruise, including the coast of Australia, the Indian Ocean, Mexico's Gold Coast, Ireland and Scotland. Each entry includes full-color photos of the destination as well as a locator map, best cruising months, local languages and currency. Compiled in a wide hardcover binding, each destination is rated by its navigational difficulty, family friendliness and facilities for diving, sightseeing and dining. A full index also includes useful Web sites and suggestions for further reading. For information, visit

This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Sections of the April 2010 issue.