Using the Marie Kondo Method to Tidy Our Boat

About Marie Kondo & Tidying Up Marie Kondo is a Japanese woman who has been obsessed with tidying up her whole life.  She’s sold millions of copies of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and is an organization consultant. What spurred us to read her book? ...

Exercising While Cruising

Exercise has always been a part of our lives so it would make sense that we would exercise onboard Starry Horizons.  However, it’s taken over four years to develop some good habits and settle into an exercise routine. Before Cruising Back in land life, David and I both...

Snorkeling Off Your Cruising Boat

Snorkeling is one of our absolute favorite activities when we are cruising.  When the water is clear, I like to get in at least every other day for a snorkel.  It’s great exercise and exposes us to the marine wildlife around us.  Since we’ve been cruising for almost 5...

A Year with Our Drift Paddleboards

I wrote a while back about unboxing my new Drift Paddleboards I got in Australia and taking them for a spin.  Since then, I’ve had a blast paddleboarding with the Gemini Twins (or the singular, Lord and Lady Gemini) all over Southeast Asia. However, after my first few...

Magma Products Nesting Pots and Pans Review

I was already a huge fan of my Magma Products nesting cookware set.  I had brought a set over to France when we moved aboard the boat and easily fell in love with them.  However, after four years and some mistreatment on my part, my pans were not doing so well.  Thankfully, while...

Tools for Cruising Boats Sailing Around the World

One of the things David and I love about cruising is being out in remote locations, away from cities and towns.  For the last four years, we’ve been able to go to some amazing places like the Lau group of Fiji and the Ha’apai group of Tonga.  This also means...

Reducing Disposable Plastics

Cruising Southeast Asia has made me so angry about plastics. It’s horribly depressing to realize that while plastics and waste, in general, are an issue in the United States, it’s nothing compared to the issues in countries like Indonesia. The prevalence of single-use...

Gear & Cameras for Sailing Videos & Photos

We’ve been using making sailing videos since 2014, and have surpassed 15K subscribers.  We’ve had a lot of video and photo equipment come and go.  Here’s what we are using currently. Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates...