How to Read Hundreds of Books While Traveling (Mostly Free)
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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 is hard; before cruising, my favorite…

Out Chasing Stars Presentations
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Out Chasing Stars Presentations

April 30, 2017 – Seattle, Washington This is the presentation we gave at my Grandma’s retirement community in Bellevue, WA on April 30, 2017, covering the first half of our sailing circumnavigation. We cover a lot of topics from how we got started and the basics of Starry Horizons all the way to some of…

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….

Highlights of 2016

2016 was our first full calendar year of cruising, and It was a fabulous one (I think our best!). We started the new year in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean with family onboard. We cruised the rest of the chain to Grenada, hopped over to Panama, and then transited the Panama Canal before crossing the Pacific…

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Using our Phones

We’ve already covered communications at sea, where we are out of cell phone service.  But what about being near shore?  How do we use our cell phones to communicate with family, friends, and make arrangements on land? Google Voice Transfer Step one for us was to transfer our number to Google Voice.  This allowed us…