Open Water + Boating = Most Awesome Summer Ever #sponsored #MC #DiscoverBoating

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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Do you love boating? If you have plans of getting together with a few of your favorite friends this summer and heading out on the open water, then you really need to check out Discover Boating.

If boating is good enough for Jake Owen, it’s good enough for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Country People Love Boating

I am from the country and around here boating is a way of life. When I lived in Martinsville, Va., especially, people took their boats out on the surrounding lakes all summer. I used to know a guy who owned a boat and we would go out on Philpott Lake at least weekly. There really isn’t much in life more relaxing then going out on the boat when it’s dark, laying back and just looking up at the stars. We even took a family member out for her graduation. Graduation night on a boat! I told you country folks love boating.

Americans are taking to the water in record numbers: Of the 241.9 million adults in the US in 2013, 36.6%, or 88.5 million, participated in recreational boating at leastonce during 2013 โ€“ one of the highest percentages on record.
~ National Marine Manufacturers Association

Gone Fishin’

You might remember reading about Johnetta’s son and nephew meeting some of their fishing heroes not too long ago on this blog. It’s great to fish from the shore or a pier, but it’s another experience altogether from a boat.

Discover Boating and make it a great summer #sponsored

I am hoping to go boating some more this summer as I don’t get to go out nearly as often as I would like to. If you are like me and hoping to hit the open water soon, then you need to check out Discover Boating. Discover Boating is packed with interactive and unbiased information to help you learn all you can about the boating lifestyle. From an old pro to a novice boater, there is so much information available on this site, that you are bound to learn something that you didn’t already know.

Discover Boating Facebook Contest

Submit your favorite 4th of July boating photos. You could win in the Discover Boating Facebook Contest which will run from mid June through early July.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I haven’t been out on a boat since I was a kid. I would love to get back out on the water.

  2. I would love to go on the water. It has been years for me as well!

  3. My boyfriend had a boat for years so we should rent one for the day since he knows how to drive them!

  4. My son loves boats me not so much. will have to check into this

  5. I would love to get on the water and go boating it is something I have never done personally. x

  6. My brother is into the whole boating fishing deal. I have kids so am a bit nervous. Maybe when they get older although they do enjoy riding the ferry.

  7. We are looking forward to going boating on the lake once we get settled from our move. I am getting worried that it will never be warm enough for us though. Fingers crossed that I am wrong.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I can imagine that was a huge change in climate for you guys. Hopefully you will adjust soon.

  8. We are water babies, and flock to the sea whenever we can. no excuse will cut us short from going to the open water!
    congrats on being and ambassaror, we would be beyond ourselves to be you!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Thanks a bunch! As far as ambassadorships go, this is definitely a fun one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. We love the water! We go every weekend!

  10. I’ve only been on a boat a few times and loved it! Hope this summer we get to go on a boat again.

  11. I’ve gone boating maybe twice in my life. Definitely not enough. I would love to do more boating!

  12. I’ve always loved boating since I was a young girl. There is something exhilarating about having the wind blowing on your face while you are out at sea.

  13. I would love to spend more time on a boat and to enjoy it.Only one problem i have serious sickness whenever i step foot on a bot lol.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Have you ever tried anti-nausea meds? I am wondering if they could help you.

  14. I think it would be so amazingly awesome to own a boat. We live up north though, and it’s so cold for such a big part of the year, so it’s probably not an investment we’ll make. I can dream though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. We sold our boat a few years ago and have regretted it ever since. We are definitely look to repurchase another boat!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oh no. I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that you find one that you love really soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I love boats, I’ve been on many through out the years; it’s a great experience that everyone needs to have.

  17. My dad has a boat that we still haven’t been out on–my toddler would probably move it!

  18. Used to love going to a lake and boating. Tons of fun, we would do tons on the lake. Great family vacas

  19. I do love boating but usually only get to really take part when I travel back to the midwest. I have family members with boats and it is always a great family fun day.

  20. I wish I had a boat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We live on the water but only have a kayak!

  21. I want to get out on a boat for fun one day. 5 years of my life I lived on a boat but it was for business (ex. Coast Guard).

  22. We live by a lake so get to enjoy it often!

  23. amanda mcmahon says:

    I love getting out in nature. I am trying to avoid too much sUn exposure though.

  24. I dont get in the water much but going for a boat ride would be fun. What a fun time!

  25. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My son has a boat and being out on the water is like being in a different world. It is so relaxing. There is nothing like it