Captain Dave Carraro skippers the FV-Tuna.com and catches giant cod and tuna like nobody else. The star of National Geographic’s TV show "Wicked Tuna" is one of the attractions at the New England Boat Show, a nine-day nautical extravaganza featuring more than 800 new boats.
Check out luxury vessels, fishing boats, family runabouts, navigation equipment, marine gadgets, fishing gear, a Sailfest, and the Miss GEICO Offshore Race Boat. Seminars, clinics, and an interactive learning center help you get schooled on buying, caring for, and upgrading boats. History and geography lessons await, too, at "Old Charts of New England."
Feb. 22-March 2. Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Feb. 23) and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (March 2). Mon-Fri 1-9 p.m. $15, under 16 free with adult. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston. www.newenglandboatshow.com
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.