Deciding to homeschool your child or children on land is a massive decision. Not only are you choosing to be responsible for the educational success of a child it’s YOUR child. And then homeschooling on a boat further increases the challenge. Concerns over your abilities may arise in addition to fears that boat schooling may inadvertently
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What’s it like to sail around the world with a child or children? What happens with education? What’s the scoop with voyaging with kids? When we tell someone that we’re in the process of sailing around the world, the person often has many questions. When we tell someone that we have a six-year-old daughter there’s
The other day a newbie cruiser called me a ‘veteran’ to the cruising life. After 1 ½ years of living on our sailboat in the Mediterranean full-time the last thing I feel like is a veteran. Things have certainly changed – both my husband and I have gained more confidence and we feel more comfortable
On May 3rd 2014 my daughter turned 4 years old. If we were back in England, she’d be starting school in September. I think it’s far too young for children to start school but nonetheless it plays on my mind that Sienna won’t be following the same path as her friends. As a mother, I
When my husband and I decided to sell all our possessions, buy the largest boat we could afford and sail around the world we had mixed feelings. On the one hand, we were excited to finally live a dream that had been growing for over ten years. On the other hand, we both had several
If you have the opportunity to take your child or children to a foreign country, there’s obviously a massive learning opportunity. I created this ‘Homeschooling: Learning while Travelling to Foreign Countries’ Checklist for my daughter, however I think that the rest of the family will benefit just as much! Similar to a treasure hunt, this
We’re doing a lot of sailing preparation… Next month I’m lined up to do a 1-day radio course. This course will professionally teach me how to use our VHF radio – to make calls, receive calls, do PAN PAN and MAYDAY calls (distress calls), and general radio stuff. Hubby has already taken the course so
You only have to submerge yourself into a bunch of YouTube sailing videos, read the book, Dove, or experience a week-long sailing charter to gain a glimpse into the benefits of becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Most people would agree that sun-filled days, tropical white sandy beaches, daily adventures, new friends and an amazing variety of free anchorages are truly a dream come true.
But are those the only benefits to becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser?
If you’re on the path to break ties with ‘normal’ land-based life and sail off into the sunset what should you expect? Is it just sand, sea and adventure or is it more?
The meaning that we attribute to things and events in our lives causes us to have a bad time or a good one. By becoming aware of the meaning you give to things and then changing that meaning you can create far more good times than bad. And living on a boat will provide you
How do sailing families celebrate birthdays? Let me back up…Some of our viewers are waiting for their children to leave the nest before they head out to sea. Others don’t want to wait – the kids are going to have to come! And many that are making plans to live on a boat will eventually