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
Preparing to Cruise
Cruising involves so much -- and some skills and mindsets that many of us find a little different than for living on land.
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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] When Family Doesn’t Want You to Cruise
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
If being willing to try something new is a basic cruising skill, being willing to stink at things while you’re learning them might be just as important. [More] Doing New Things . . . Badly
Cruising itself may be new, and it’s made up of all sorts of individual items that are going to be “something new” too. Preparing for the challenge of doing all sorts of new things. [More] The Courage to Try Something New
Five years planning. Two years around the world. How a family of five decided to head off cruising and made it happen. [More] Where the Magic Happens
Preparing to cruise? There are lots of non-boating skills you can be gaining before you even move aboard. Seven that you may not have thought of! [More] Practicing Cruising Skills
Wondering what to do with a lifetime of photo albums as you’re downsizing? Scanning them is a great option and this scanner makes it faster and easier than ever. [More] Downsizing: Old Photo Albums
Thinking of going to a boat show and want to make the most of your time there without being overwhelmed? My tips for a fun and productive time! [More] Going to a Boat Show