How to Break Out of the Cruising Funk

David and I have been suffering lately from what one of our friends recently declared “senioritis”.  In thinking about it, there are a lot of similarities between college and our adventure; 4-5 years (the five-year plan was mine!), steep learning curve, alcohol-heavy...

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...

Top 5 Best of 2018

This was our fourth calendar year (wow!) living full time aboard Starry Horizons and sailing around the world. We are so lucky to have such amazing adventures. While 2018 was fun, it was a more challenging year than we’ve ever had before. Read the best of 2017. Despite its...

Post-Earthquake Lombok – A Cruiser Project

We arrived on the north side of Lombok after a rough two-night sail from the Komodo area.  Marinas in Indonesia are extremely rare, but two of them are on the island of Lombok: Medana Bay Marina and Marina Del Rey.  The Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally was stopping...

Visiting the Emergency Room in Labuan Bajo

Indonesia seems to be hitting the cruisers rather hard.  While many have come down with occasional cases of “Bali belly”, others have had more serious issues.  I woke up one morning in Pasarwajo with some troubling symptoms – not debilitating, but concerning....

How to Read Hundreds of Books While Traveling (Mostly Free)

When you can do (almost) anything you want every day, what do you spend your time doing? For me, the answer is reading.  From a young age, my mom read us books like Little House on the Praire, A Wrinkle in Time, Redwall, and Narnia.   But reading as an adult...

Cruising for Good: Sailing Charities

David and I do not currently ask for donations to fund our cruising kitty via Patreon or other sources from our viewers/readers/followers.  It’s amazing how many cruisers we meet who are helping to fund their trip this way, whether it is super successful, like Riley...