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Month: August 2017

Cruising Lifestyle

A Cruiser’s Education

We have met tons of cruising families while out chasing stars, and it’s obvious that a lot of their time and schedule revolves around homeschooling. Talking to (usually) cruising moms about how they structure classes and spend time teaching their kids got me thinking about how much David and I are learning organically from cruising….

Travel & Sailing Blog

One-Year Visa for Australia!

A big, exciting thing for us this year is that we are planning on spending cyclone season in Australia!  Normally we don’t have too much work to do to visit a country, but since we are staying so long in Australia, we’ve got our work cut out for us.  A few rainy days in Tonga…


Ha’apai, Tonga: Untouched in the South Pacific

We’ve been full-time traveling around the world since October 2014.  Tonga was our 21st country/territory to visit on our boat, Starry Horizons, and it’s definitely on my Top 5 list – because of the Ha’apai group. About the Ha’apai Group Tonga is divided up into five island groups. The capital of Tonga is Nuku’alofa, located…


Cruising the Ha’apai Group of Tonga

When we decided to spend this extra year in the South Pacific, we wanted to find quiet places similar to the Tuamotus group of French Polynesia, where we were for two weeks in 2016.  Two of the main island groups we missed that are less-traveled are the Ha’apai group of Tonga and the Lau group…