Controlling cruising costs involves more than just choosing between two products. The Pardey’s new DVD details many of the choices that will affect your budget. [More] Cost Control While You Cruise
Cruising & Chartering
Ahhh, living the dream! But what's it really like? What do I need to know?
Tips and skills to help you have a great time, whether it's on your own boat or a charter:
Also check out my free and paid courses to help every step of the way.
Headed to Spanish-speaking countries? You need this book — specialized vocabulary you won’t find elsewhere, arranged by cruising situation. [More] Spanish for Cruisers
Don’t have a discount card at the grocery nearest the marina you’re at for just a few days? You may still be able to get those discounts! [More] Provisioning & Loyalty Cards
Blue Horizons isn’t a typical cruising book. There’s no how-to or travelogue. But if you want to know how voyaging makes you FEEL . . . [More] Blue Horizons
A concern for many cruisers is how to share special occasions with family and friends when you’re apart. Four ways to celebrate “together!” [More] Celebrating from Afar
If you were sick or injured while ashore, would you have ID? And would that ID provide a way for first responders to contact someone on your boat? Or know what meds you take? Your medical conditions — or drug allergies? Road ID provides all this and more! [More] Road ID: ID for Boaters Too
If you’re taking groceries back to the boat by dinghy, you need to protect certain things (say, sugar) from getting wet. Here’s how to do it! [More] Provisioning by Dinghy
Tips for taking better photos of your cruising fun! Simple things that will have a big impact. [More] Better Cruising Photos
Several tips for improving your Sailmail or Winlink connections. [More] Speeding Up Sailmail and Winlink (Blue Water Sailing, August 2006)
Lighting a fire with book matches can burn your fingers! Use these tested tips to do it safely. [More] Light My Fire!