On October 2nd, after five years of dreaming, planning, and scheming, Garrett and I finally cast off the bowlines and began our cruising adventure. In this post, I talk about our first two legs of the journey, from San Francisco to Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz to Monterey. We experienced all sea states, some of which I’d rather not endure again. Read about our first 110 nautical miles of cruising down the California Coast here!
Garrett and I have spent the better part of the last five years dreaming, planning, and preparing to go cruising down the California Coast to Mexico, through the Panama Canal, around the Caribbean, and back to the East Coast. Here’s a breakdown of how we prepared our Rafiki 35 to be ocean and cruising ready! It includes the improvements we made to the boat, what safety measures we have taken, how we organized our tiny living space, and more.
After coming up with the dream to travel by sailboat back in 2014, Garrett and I learned how to sail, saved our pennies, and bought a sailboat two years later. Learn how we saved enough money again by the spring in 2019 to be able to quit our jobs to travel and go cruising in this post!
In 2014, Garrett and I came up with a dream of traveling the world by sailboat. But we didn’t know how to sail, and we didn’t have any money. In this post I talk about how we learned how to sail and how we saved money to be able to buy our Rafiki 35’ sailboat outright in the fall of 2016.
A few days ago, I announced that Garrett and I quit our jobs to be able to travel and sail full-time. Today, I want to talk about how we came up with that plan. Everything was born from one conversation where we each spoke about the five different things that really mattered to us. Read this post to find out more about what we value and how we made room for it in our lives!
Garrett and I have a big announcement! We both quit our jobs this week to follow our dream to travel and sail around the world full-time. This is something we’ve been hoping to do for years and we’re so excited that the day to share this with you has finally come! Read this blog post to find out more about our summer travel plans in Europe and our long-term cruising plans that will kick off in the fall. Cheers!
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.
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.
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.
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.