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Holiday gift ideas: inspired by social side of cruising

   The cruising lifestyle shimmers with a wide social streak; gathering for cockpit sundowners or beach barbecues is routine, and comes with distinct practices. Using these rituals as a springboard for holiday gift ideas spurred a fun conversation (and opinions!) around the boatyard lounge this morning, one which will probably be reprised around the firepit […]

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Holiday gifts that cruisers want

As avowed minimalists, this feels slightly awkward putting a post of holiday gifts together. But the reality is that there are useful needs to meet in a life afloat. This peek into what works hopefully aids those anticipating a similar path: a personal look what’s worked for us, and what’s on our wish list, as idea fodder […]

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Gifts that give a little more

Among the lessons cruising has taught me: that a frugal life brings returns in personal happiness, and that seeking simplicity results not in deprivation but in a feeling of abundance. Living in our floating Tiny Home, “stuff” is the enemy. Still… once the tryptophan effect wears off after Thanksgiving, there’s an undeniable pull for a lot […]

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Gifts for sailors: ideas for the cruisers in your life

Who wants to cut into the cruising kitty for gifts that won’t work when you take off? It’s just about that time of year, so Jamie and I came up with a list of fun and affordable gifts based on our everyday cruising life. Maybe some of these will fit the sailor in yours! We […]

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Holiday gifts for cruisers

Shopping for a sailor? Getting ready to go cruising, and don’t want to spend on things you won’t use in your life afloat? Here is a list of suggested gifts we love (or wish we had!) that you can take with you…and some distractions to help you keep the cruising dream present while you wait. Dream fodder […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Part 3: water games.

Continuing the theme: if you don’t have a boat yet, are there cruising essentials you can buy in advance? We covered books, and some ideas for personal gear. All very practical. But there’s more to cruising than pure practicality, so think about those things which will be part of your everyday enjoyment. For us, most of those […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Part 2: personal gear.

Continuing the theme: what “stuff” makes sense to acquire before you even have a boat, but actively anticipate cruising? The last post on books was the most obvious one to me, because (as a committed bookworm) there’s so much to gain from them and feed the dream while you’re still in the early stages. Buying […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Start with books.

In the theme of the last post: what “stuff” is helpful to acquire before you even have a boat, but actively anticipate cruising? One area that makes a lot of sense (and not just to us- thanks for the comment, Carolyn!) is to pick up the books that are staples of a cruising boat’s bookshelf. […]

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