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
Does your dream include cruising in foreign waters?
Learn to deal with officialdom and foreign languages with these articles.
Sleeping on passage is essential for safety and enjoyment. But being able to do it is harder. Tips to make sleeping well easier! [More] Sleeping on Passage
A checklist of the documents and other things you need to have before taking your boat to the Bahamas. Downloadable PDF if you want. [More] Bahamas Checklist
Comparing the cruising in two favorite destinations for US-based boaters — both are great first international destinations but very different. [More] Cruising Comparison: Bahamas vs. Sea of Cortez
How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing. [More] Route Planning to Cross the Gulf Stream
T-Mobile ONE 55+ provides a great deal on talk, text and unlimited high-speed (4G) hotspot data. Find out the details and how to get it here. [More] T-Mobile ONE 55+ Unlimited
How to make sure you buy the parts that will really fit and are exactly what you need, without making a second (or third) trip — even in a foreign language! [More] Shopping by Example
Where do you even start with building up the stock of spares for your boat? How do you know what you do and don’t need? Listen in for our tips. [More] Stocking Spare Parts
Cruisers need stuff. Sometimes, “stuff” that can’t be found locally. So we have to get packages. But how? Strategies for both domestic and international shipments. [More] Getting Packages When Cruising
How DO cruisers communicate with loved ones back home? Alternatives that are MUCH cheaper than international phone rates and work just as well! [More] Communications Apps for Cruisers