Snorkeling Off Your Cruising Boat

Snorkeling is one of our absolute favorite activities when we are cruising.  When the water is clear, I like to get in at least every other day for a snorkel.  It’s great exercise and exposes us to the marine wildlife around us.  Since we’ve been cruising for almost 5...

A Year with Our Drift Paddleboards

I wrote a while back about unboxing my new Drift Paddleboards I got in Australia and taking them for a spin.  Since then, I’ve had a blast paddleboarding with the Gemini Twins (or the singular, Lord and Lady Gemini) all over Southeast Asia. However, after my first few...

Magma Products Nesting Pots and Pans Review

I was already a huge fan of my Magma Products nesting cookware set.  I had brought a set over to France when we moved aboard the boat and easily fell in love with them.  However, after four years and some mistreatment on my part, my pans were not doing so well.  Thankfully, while...

Tools for Cruising Boats Sailing Around the World

One of the things David and I love about cruising is being out in remote locations, away from cities and towns.  For the last four years, we’ve been able to go to some amazing places like the Lau group of Fiji and the Ha’apai group of Tonga.  This also means...

Reducing Disposable Plastics

Cruising Southeast Asia has made me so angry about plastics. It’s horribly depressing to realize that while plastics and waste, in general, are an issue in the United States, it’s nothing compared to the issues in countries like Indonesia. The prevalence of single-use...

Gear & Cameras for Sailing Videos & Photos

We’ve been using making sailing videos since 2014, and have surpassed 15K subscribers.  We’ve had a lot of video and photo equipment come and go.  Here’s what we are using currently. Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates...

Liferaft Servicing

Starry Horizons is over three years old, and that meant our liferaft, a VIKING RescYou™ liferaft, 6 person model, was due for a liferaft servicing. Getting your liferaft serviced is fascinating.  We got to watch Graham from MarineSafe pop open our liferaft.  He inflated it...

Drift Paddleboards: Unboxing and Test Run

Starry Horizons is not overly burdened with toys.  A lot of our space seems to be taken up with spare parts and safety gear instead of toys, but we have been carrying an inflatable kayak around for the past three years. Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were...