Cruising Lifestyle

Hair Care While Sailing

The first thing EVERYONE is saying to me back home is a comment on my hair. I’ve allowed my hair to grow much longer since we took off cruising. Due to all of our sun exposure, it’s also lingering closer towards the strawberry-blonde part of the spectrum then it ever has before.  Washing Hair On…

Provisioning for 30 Days or More
Cruising Lifestyle

Provisioning for 30 Days or More

My most time-consuming job on Starry Horizons is the position of Chef.  I spend a lot of time grocery shopping, storing, and cooking our food on board.  It’s a good thing I like doing it – with the exception of schlepping to the store! There have been several instances where we’ve cruised to places where…

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Generator Day

We have a pretty massive generator – 12kW – onboard Starry Horizons. Because of our big generator, we got a big watermaker. We run our generator about every 4-5 days to fill our water tanks, but that’s not all we accomplish. Since our generator is so big, the watermaker doesn’t apply enough load to be…

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Provisioning with the help of Amazon

Provisioning our boat now is an extremely different experience than while in Europe!  Instead of struggling to find certain items (peanut butter) and hauling carts full of food back to the boat with my own manpower, I am taking advantage of our Amazon Prime account and shopping from my couch. Of course, this time I’m…

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Notre Maison est Votre Maison

We are just a few days away from our flight and getting to see Starry Horizons in person. As we have been saying our goodbyes, we are encouraging all of our friends and family to visit. That being said, there are a lot of things that a guest aboard should know. We will be learning…

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Important Documents for Cruisers

Aboard Starry Horizons we have three binders that hold our important documents. These are the documents we’ve needed to cruise over 30,000 nm and complete formalities to visit over 35 countries. Travel Folder This is the binder we bring with us whenever we arrive in a new country or even arriving in a new marina….

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The Beginning

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. That quote has been attributed to Mark Twain, but even if it was…