Cruising is mentally challenging. There are so many new things to be learning, to be coping with. Seven helpful ways to deal with the stress and make cruising enjoyable. [More] The Mental Aspect of Cruising
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.
How to choose your emergency contacts for various purposes, and the information they’ll need. [More] Choosing Your Emergency Contact
Travels by boat are so much more uncertain than travels by land. We think we understand that and allow for it, but any cruiser’s first trip seems to be filled with surprises about just how long it takes. [More] Travel Time
How feasible is it to support yourself by working while you cruise? What does it take to really do it? Elena from Kittiwake tells all! [More] Cruising Stories: Working from a Boat
Photographer Ray Crowder takes great photos of people and boats in Boot Key Harbor – Marathon, Florida. I was thrilled with the photos he took of me! [More] New Pictures!
What is being a success at cruising? Jaye Linder tackles that question as friends have changed their plans and feel somewhat apologetic. [More] Cruising Stories: Successful Cruising
Is it really feasible to spend the summer on a boat in the Keys? My experience (spolier: this is our second summer here). [More] Summer in the Keys
How do you decide what back-up systems and components you need on your boat. Here’s the framework we use. [More] Redundancy and Back-Up Systems
A smartphone (or tablet) app to check in to the US when arriving by small boat — regardless of your nationality! Learn the ins and outs of the CBP ROAM app. [More] US Check-In via ROAM App
An absolute riot. Organize a Rumbrella Regatta in your next anchorage! Here’s how it works. [More] Rumbrella Regatta