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
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.
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
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] Cruising Stories: Where the Magic Happens | Craven Family
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
The boats at anchor all look so pretty and the thought of living on one seems like a dream come true. But how do you know if it’s really for you? [More] How Do I Know If I’d Like Cruising?