Garrett and I have spent the last year living on our 35’ sailboat in the Bay Area. Here are our takeaways on what we enjoy the most, what we enjoy the least, and what we’ve learned during our year on the water as liveaboards.
Planning on visiting Paris in the winter? Plane tickets and accommodation are usually cheaper and the crowds are certainly thinner. Here’s my guide on where to stay, what to wear, what to see, and how to enjoy Paris the most during the wintertime.
My travel guide to Bath, Somerset: Bath is the largest city in Somerset, England, situated in rolling green hills in the valley of the River Avon. It’s known for its natural hot springs, Roman-built baths dating back to 60 AD, 7th-century abbey, and 18th-century honey-colored Georgian architecture. The popularity of the hot springs drove Bath to become a popular spa town in the Georgian era, and Jane Austen called the city home in the early 19th century.
Rye, East Sussex is one of England’s most picturesque towns. It’s full of medieval history and architecture, beautiful scenery, and endless charm. It’s perfect for a quiet getaway - just an hour on the train from St. Pancras Station in London. Mermaid Street and The Mermaid Inn are worth the visit alone. If you’re in England and have time to explore the countryside a bit, I wholeheartedly recommend going to Rye. Here are my recommendations for your trip!
Lisbon felt raw. Vibrant. Unedited, like the locals aren’t quite sure yet what to make of tourists. It’s where old meets new and cultures clash together. The homes are peachy orange, robin’s egg blue, red roofed and tiled. There’s graffiti on the walls and laundry hanging from the windows and dramatic musicians playing Fado in the shade. It feels old-worldly and Mediterranean and...real.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on a sailboat? My husband and I have been living on our 35’ sailboat in Sausalito, California for 6 months now. Here are the things we enjoy most about this liveaboard lifestyle, things that we could live without, and the tools that make this experience easier.
A guide for what to eat, drink, and do while in Dublin Ireland. Includes visiting Temple Bar without the crowds, stopping for a meal in a restaurant favored by James Joyce, and learning how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.
Newport, Rhode Island. A little slide of New England heaven. Want to know where to get the best lobster roll and sun on the best beach? Need help choosing which mansions to tour? Curious how to access Cliff Walk? Check out this visitor’s guide to Newport, RI.
I'll forever think of Palm Springs as a place where Buddy Holly plays off of a turntable record and margaritas are sipped from plastic glasses in the pool. Where croquet is set up on the lawn and sliding glass doors are thrown open to capture the palm tree breeze. Where homes are built low into the landscape of the desert and accented with pops of color. Where, no matter what year it really is, you'll feel like you've stepped back into the 1950s.
When the weather wasn’t in our favor, we had to give up on our plans to sail to Half Moon Bay from San Francisco. Read what ultimately led us to make the decision and what we ended up doing instead. (Hint: it still included sailing.)
Curious to know what it’s like to live aboard a sailboat? Here’s a glance into our first 30 days of liveaboard life. (Hint: we love it!) Being able to call the San Francisco Bay your backyard is pretty sweet.
A local's guide to Nob Hill, the quintessential San Francisco neighborhood. Find out the best bars, restaurants, and sights to see among the steep hills, swanky hotels, cable cars, and historical buildings.
After months of trying, Garrett and I finally got liveaboard status, which means we're moving onto our sailboat! I know it might sound crazy to you, so here are answers to the top questions we've been receiving about leaving our San Francisco apartment to move onto our Sausalito sailboat.
Maui is a beautiful island, full of sights and activities that shouldn't be missed. In this post, read about how to best enjoy Maui through exploring, hiking, sight seeing, whale watching, eating local, and more.
The Pelican Inn in Northern California is the perfect weekend getaway. With 16th century Tudor style architecture, it's charming at every angle. Go for a hike along Muir Beach and then retire to the pub for a pint and fish and chips. It's like a little bit of England in California!