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
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.
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?
Project boats are sooo tempting. They seem like an inexpensive way to get into boating. Truth is, they’re likely to end up being more expensive . . . and you won’t be out on the water! [More] Project Boat for a First Boat
A guide to the factors that will determine your expenses and things to consider in making a budget that you can live on — and enjoy! [More] How Much Does It Cost to Cruise?
There just aren’t cell towers out on the water — or in many great cruising anchorages. So how do we stay connected with family and friends? [More] Staying in Touch