Category Archives: Countdown to Cuba

Pack Smart, Pack Safe & Book Giveaway #3

“Thru-hulls?  Oh, hush!  Nothing goes through my hull.”  You gotta love Mitch!  And every other new boat owner out there who is in that particular stage of boat-buying grief: Denial. When he thinks he is the only person in the … Continue reading

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HASTA LUEGO!

This is it!  Our official goodbye.  We are out!  Off!  Headed to Cuba!  See you next year.  Phillip and I were dreaming about this moment every day at the shipyard, every time we encountered a new problem, found a new … Continue reading

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#84: How to Rig Your Boat for Heavy Weather Sailing

Even after crossing the Atlantic, I still believe some of the worst wind and sea state I have faced has been in the Gulf of Mexico.  As Phillip and I prepare to sail across it to Cuba this winter, we … Continue reading

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Cuba Prep Update!

ERRNNGH.  ERRNGH.  We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program for this important announcement: Phillip and I just filed our Permit to Enter Cuba! Hey crew!  I thought I would take a short break from the Atlantic-crossing saga to get you all a … Continue reading

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#77: How to Make Money Remotely (and Keep Your Daydream)

If you feel money is your biggest roadblock to living a life of travel and adventure NOW, this video is for you.  I have shared the numerous, creative ways I have found to make money so Phillip and I can … Continue reading

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#75: How to Get Your Wife to Go Cruising

She is NOT a passenger, she is crew!  There’s no magic secret to getting your wife (husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other) on board with cruising.  She just needs to know the realities and infinite rewards of the lifestyle and want … Continue reading

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