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
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!
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
Is being fit to sail a matter of physical strength or are there other qualities needed to be fit to head out cruising? Nica Waters introduces her podcast. [More] Fit2Sail: An Introduction
Making the transition from “preparing to cruise” to actually cruising can be tough. It’s filled with so many unknowns! Tips for casting off the dock lines! [More] You’ll Never Be Ready
Making the transition to cruising the Caribbean isn’t always as simple as “sailing off into the sunset” implies. How one mom has adjusted! [More] Cruising Stories: “H” Draper | Fille de Joie