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[Read More]
Homeschooling On A Boat – The Truth
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[Read More]
Questions Answered Living on a Sailboat
On on our new homepage video, we list the most common questions we get asked. They include: what do we do when we see pirates, what’s the best boat to go cruising in, how much does it cost to buy a boat/live the cruising life, how do we do our passage plans, what’s it like sailing in storms and sailing at night, what’s life like for a kid on a boat, how do we manage our provisioning and cooking, how do we run a blog/youtube channel/social media (and make money) from remote locations and how can we help you to convince your partner to go sailing. Get all these questions answered about liveaboard life below.
Arriving in America after two years of sailing
Four days ago we arrived in Fort Lauderdale mooring up at the Hyatt’s Pier 66 Marina. When we first entered the marina we didn’t know how long we’d stay. Discussions were had yesterday to leave today but a tropical storm is gaining strength and instead of departing it’s going to be a waiting game. For[Read More]
Young boat kids – what about temporary formal schooling?
Since 2013, my husband, Simon and I have been sailing around the seas with our daughter, Sienna. When we started, Sienna was 3 1/2 years old. We are what you would call full time live-aboards For the first couple years, we circumnavigated the Mediterranean, wintering for six months in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily and at[Read More]
Interview: What happens when a 10 year old gets invited to go sailing the globe?
So…What does happen when a 10 year old gets invited to go sailing the globe? She says, ‘Yes,’ of course! At least that was the response Lily Eames-Jevons, from Spilsby, Linconshire England gave when her mother, Jayne, asked the question. On April 2013, after selling their house and possessions, Jayne and Lily flew out to meet[Read More]
Homeschooling a five year old on a boat
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[Read More]
Ten months of living on our sailboat full time – Do I have tears of joy or tears of sadness?
It feels like ages since I’ve written about my thoughts and feelings regarding our ‘new’ lifestyle of living on a boat rather than in a house. This time last year, my husband, Simon, and I were living in a temporary apartment taking courses on diesel engines, motors, water pumps, water makers, refrigeration, air conditioning/heating, First[Read More]
My fears about homeschooling my 4-year-old daughter are completely gone after only 1 month!
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[Read More]
A boat is no place for a child! (Really?! I don't think so)
By far, the biggest question we get asked when we tell people we’re sailing around the world is, ‘But what about your daughter – is she coming with you?’ My husband often replies to that question with, ‘you’re welcome to keep her if you want, but considering she is our child, yes, she’s coming with[Read More]