Longer and warmer days are approaching, inspiring waterborne adventures. We implore you then, not to merely dip your toe in, but rush to a life on the sea … or canal, or river, or lake, or body of your choice.
Houseboats and sailboats are more than offbeat lodgings. Life on the water is simpler and you gain a greater respect for the forces of nature. You also use less, the world is your backyard and nobody thinks it’s weird if you take a bath in the ocean.
Flip through the gallery above for 15 maritime picks, from houseboats to sailboats and even a South Indian kettuvallam. Enjoy and all aboard.
1. Venice. 2. South Africa. 3. Amsterdam. 4. Benicia, California. 5. Charleston. 6. Kerala. 7. Key Largo. 8. Montreal. 9. Murray Bridge. 10. Newport. 11. New Zealand. 12. Palawan. 13. Poros, Greece. 14. Sydney. 15. Wakefield, Quebec.
Sarra Sedghi is the assistant editor of Paste’s food and science sections.