Being prepared for offshore cruising not only means having gear to handle heavy weather, but also gaining confidence to face your first storm at sea. [More] Overcoming Fear and Gaining Confidence
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 I was totally, completely and entirely fed up!
What can you do leading up to your cruising adventure to make the first year learning curve a little less daunting? Practice some non-sailing skills that you’ll be needing! [More] Practicing Skills for Cruising
Friendships formed on the water are special. Is it the people or the circumstances? Nica explores a few of the many amazing friendships formed by time on the water. [More] Boating Friendships
How do you decide what comes with you on the boat and what stays behind? Space is limited, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have ANY treasures aboard! [More] Bring the Joy
Cruising is supposed to be fun. When it starts getting stressful, the fun goes out the window. Three simple ways to greatly reduce the stress. [More] Three Ways to Reduce Cruising Stress
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
Ever worry about how to maintain your alone time on a boat? There are a few tricks – and a surprising way to think about it. Listen along as Nica shares some tips you can implement on your boat too! [More] Privacy on Board
Making new friends, leaving friends behind. It can be tough on both ends. Eleven suggestions to make it easier. [More] Cruising & Friends
You’ve sorta talked about cruising for a while. But how do you really decide to do it? [More] How Do You Decide to Go Cruising?
The decision to trade one thing for another is the subject of Lin Pardey’s first podcast, and as always she has great insight on the decisions you have to make. [More] The Things You’ll Miss