Not sleeping well is one of the biggest complaints that new cruisers have. It’s a big change on every level — new bed, new “home,” new noises and new worries. Some tips to ease the transition. [More] Sleep . . . or Lack Thereof
The reality just not living up to the dream? Wondering if you were nuts to buy a boat?
You're not alone.
Before you decide to sell her, read how we coped with some of the common frustrations and that time Carolyn was totally, completely and entirely fed up!
If you’ve had a horrible, awful, miserable trip I want to give you hope that future ones are almost certain to be better. [More] Avoiding Trips from Hell
I get it. Trying something new can be intimidating. That’s true even after ten years of living aboard and cruising. But I’ve discovered that I can do a lot more than I think I can! [More] You CAN Do It
Want to go cruising but wonder if you can really afford it? In this podcast, I discuss a number of factors that will affect the bottom line and talk about some common pitfalls in the budgeting process. [More] What Does It Cost to Cruise?
Fifteen coping strategies for hot flashes and lowered heat tolerance that can accompany menopause — and 3 boat features that will really help. [More] Hot Flashes in a Hot Climate
Yes, mistakes will happen. But happens next? [More] Mistakes Happen
Had a trip from hell and wondering if this is really what you want to be doing for “fun?” Future trips will almost certainly be better – here’s why. [More] Bad Sailing Days
The boats at anchor look so pretty. What would it be like to live on one? A dream or a nightmare? How to know if you’d like cruising and living on a boat. [More] How Do I Know If I’d Like Cruising?
It’s great to get opinions and ideas from other people . . . but don’t blindly follow their recommendations if they don’t make sense for you! [More] Don’t Blindly Follow Experts
What do you do when medical issues collide with your plans? Here’s how we’ve handled three of those situations — with great results. [More] When Medical Issues Arise While Cruising