An overview of cruising on a sailboat or trawler, looking at what it’s really like and who can go cruising. [More] What Is Cruising on a Sailboat or Trawler?
Preparing to Cruise
Cruising involves so very many things -- and some skills that many of us find a little different than for living on land.
Good news -- you can develop many of these long before you set foot on a boat.
The decision whether to go cruising is highly personal and everyone has different considerations. Seven things to think about as you decide whether cruising might be for you. [More] Should I Go Cruising?
Coming up with great gifts for someone who is downsizing or already living aboard their boat can be tough. Eleven things that will be truly appreciated. [More] 11 Great Gifts for Cruisers
Cruising has lots of different definitions; you can make it what you want. Eight areas to think about as you contemplate a cruising life. [More] What Is Cruising?
What do you do when you run out of money in your cruising kitty? Megan Downey shares how the crew of s/v Clarity faced the financial realities of cruising. [More] Cruising Stories: The Financial Realities of Cruising
Nine great books on everything from deciding to go cruising and how to do it to buying a boat and maintaining it, with a couple of “let’s dream about it” selections too. [More] 9 Great Books for the Soon-to-Be Cruiser
You’ve decided to cruise. Now you’re wondering if you can really become “a cruiser” — you know, learn everything that cruisers need to know. Second thoughts and feeling overwhelmed are normal. Tips to help you cope. [More] Preparing to Cruise and Overwhelmed
How do you break the news to your family that you’re going cruising? Make them feel comfortable with your decision? Elena tells how she did it with her disapproving parents. [More] Cruising Stories: When Family Doesn’t Want You to Cruise
Family of 5. 10-year circumnavigation. Homeschooling and sailing. All the boat stuff. What’s it like? Watch the Giffords in their Today Show appearance — witih great photos from around the world. [More] Cruising Stories: Gifford Family on Totem Circumnavigates
You’ve decided to downsize, but where do you even start? The job can appear overwhelming. Here’s a guide to making it manageable. [More] Downsizing 101