Cruising Skills to Learn at Home (& in Lockdown!)

Cruising Skills to Learn at Home (& in Lockdown!)

It’s a tough time all over the world right now, and every cruiser we know is trapped somewhere and seriously contemplating their futures. The repercussions of the COVID-19 virus are going to be felt for years in our community. There are many people out there somewhere along the process of moving into the cruising life;…

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 social environment, draining your bank account…. As we’ve recently discussed, we’ve got less…

Using the Marie Kondo Method to Tidy Our Boat
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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?  Starry Horizons is pretty small compared to…

Top 5 Best of 2018

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 challenges, the social aspect of our…

Visiting the Emergency Room in Labuan Bajo
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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. The first thing we did was WebMD the symptoms, and I was feeling…