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We’re Gene and Katie Hamilton, the creators of and we’re happy to have you join us. As a writer and photographer we’ve been using binoculars for as long as we can remember. We are members of Outdoor Writers Assn. of America and authors of Coastal Cruising Under Power (McGraw Hill) and Practical Boating Skills (Hearst Marine Books.)

In 2020 when the Pandemic hit and shut down the world for us, we developed BringBinoculars as our third website. What began as a hobby has grown and evolved as a content site about our firsthand experiences using binoculars for birding, boating, stargazing and traveling. We also feature advice from experts and manufacturers to keep up with the changing designs and features that make binoculars so useful.

Here are some of the ways we use binoculars:

  • Focus on a bird on a nature trail
  • Find a special star in a dark sky
  • Read road signs in a motor home
  • See the fine print on a billboard
  • Find a motel room number on a poorly lit door
  • Read the marking on a navigational marker cruising a boat

A bit of history

We’ve been writing on the Internet for many years, first about home improvements beginning with HouseNet, a bulletin board system (BBS) which morphed into an early website and the home improvement channel on AOL.

Later we developed DIY or Not based on our long-running syndicated column by Tribune Publishing.

Some of our home improvement books include Fix It and Flip It (McGraw Hill) and a series of Home Improvement for Dummies© (For Dummies).

Over the years we’ve been honored as award winning writers and authors for our books and magazine articles by Boating Writers International and the NAREE, the Assn. of Real Estate Editors.

Thanks for visiting us here at Drop us a line if you have any questions about binoculars. And we’d love to hear how you use binoculars.

We’d like to hear from you, so please share your stories, suggestions and ideas with us at

Gene and Katie Hamilton, St. Michaels MD