Galveston Art Tour by Bicycle

I’m a proud Houstonian; I’ve lived there most of my life (from about two years old on).  I graduated high school out in the ‘burbs, bought my first house inside the loop, and my parents still live out in Clear Lake.  And all my life, Galveston has been...

Oahu Hawaii for 2 Days (+ Flying HNL to VAV)

David and I took a short flight from the Big Island to Honolulu, Oahu.  We settled into our Airbnb in Waikiki. We didn’t have big plans for the next few days, except our one goal: Pearl Harbor. Oahu Geography Lesson Oahu is the small island where Honolulu is...

Big Island Road Trip for Four Days

We’d just arrived in Hawaii on our first ever visit. We had a week planned, and that started with a four day Big Island road trip! Disclaimer:  I will not get a commission if you book any of these Airbnb site.  However, if you’ve never used Airbnb before,...

One Day in San Francisco

Aside from a 6-hour layover in San Francisco, David and I had never been, so we jumped on the opportunity to spend one day in San Francisco while passing through on a sailboat. San Francisco Public Transportation It was incredibly easy to get around in SF.  Tickets to the...

Sailing from Portland to San Francisco

We flew back to the states for our first paid crewing gig on a sailboat – we’ve been hired to help the owners of another FP Helia from Portland, Oregon to Hawaii. Arrival in Salpare Bay After spending some time in Seattle with David’s grandmother and then at an...

Cruising Maine with Friends and Family

Our passage to Portland from Lunenburg was quick! Sail Repair One of our first orders of business was getting the spinnaker out. The spinnaker rip was fixed by Canadian Sail Makers, a Doyle rep, who had the sail the whole time we were in Canada. Unfortunately, they didn’t...

Passage through the Florida Bay

We departed Palmetto Thursday morning at 9 am.  I have done a ton of research on this route, speaking with other boat owners and delivery captains to determine that yes, we can cut through the Florida Bay instead of going around the Keys. The biggest hurdle is the Snake Creek...

Three Days in Miami

There’s a ton to see and do in Miami. I’ve been three times, exploring different parts of Miami each time. I’d break it up into a day for each place: Miami proper, Key Biscayne to be outdoorsy, and Miami Beach for the scene! Eat So Much Food Miami is the best...
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