Read one cruiser’s harrowing story of abandoning their boat in a Gulf of Mexico Storm. What did they do right? And what do they wish they had done? [More] Abandoning Our Boat In Mexican Waters
"Cruising Stories" are little glimpses of the cruising life.
They're not how-to's or travelogues. They're emotional and raw, hitting both the beauty of this life and the tough times. Above all, they're real.
Why go cruising? It’s riskier than staying home. Here’s how one cruiser answers. [More] Why Go 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
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
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
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
Twenty tips to help your relationship strengthen while living in constant close quarters. Start by sharing this with your partner! [More] Cruising Stories: Sheena Jeffers – Seas Life
Thinking about starting a YouTube channel to fund your cruising? Seems simple enough, right? Elena of Kittiwake tells what it’s really like. [More] Cruising Stories: Kittiwake on Having a YouTube Channel
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
“We were totally unprepared to deal with the stress presented by cruising; we didn’t stock epoxy to fill broken hearts or spare battens to reinforce weakening bonds.” [More] Cruising Stories: Brita Siepker