Back to cruising! OK…almost.

With the US Sailboat Show over, life starts to return to normal…except nothing about our time in the USA feels like our ‘normal’ cruising life. I miss life without a schedule. We all crave warm weather and clear water. But some cruisey routines have returned: hanging out with other cruisers, for sundowners or to share knowledge; picking […]

What does it take to be an adventurous family?

We met the most fascinating cruiser recently. Erik and his family cruised through less traveled corners of the eastern Mediterranean and north Africa.  They left the US numbering seven, and returned numbering eight. The Hemingways had amazing experiences and visited unusual places that I’m so interested to share with our family- Senegal! Morocco! Israel! In […]

Arise TV interview: more than just alt family living

Jamie and I recently spent time talking to Christina Brown, host of Our Take on Arise TV. We were joined by other families who choose alternative lifestyles based on travel. It was a fascinating discussion with varied perspectives on similar goals: to help our children be citizens of the world. You can watch the full […]

Boatschooling: interviewed by The Sociable Homeschooler

Vivienne, of The Sociable Homeschooler “…Your children, and a willing heart”: the most important things you need to homeschool, according to Vivienne McNeny of The Sociable Homeschooler blog and radio program. I think no matter what path your choose for learning as a family, this is a beautiful fundamental to keep in mind. It’s not intended to […]

The Sailing Podcast interviews Totem

Just recently, Jamie and I spent a really nice hour chatting with David Anderson of The Sailing Podcast. He and his wife Carina have a great series of interviews for sailors. David had been in touch with us a while back, but took months for us to be parked in a place with dependable internet […]

Sharing our experiences: Totem’s IWAC interview

The same month that we were in the throes of final preparation to depart from Mexico for the Marquesas, a very cool undertaking called “The Interview with a Cruiser Project” was started up. This brainchild of cruiser Livia (of SV Estrellita 5.10b) began as a way to organize the responses of experienced cruisers to a series of […]

American Dream movie trailers, and an invitation to discuss

Back in November I shared information and a link to the movie that our family has a bit part in: American Dream. The story of our family’s journey to find a different path for our lives is woven with that of others: all questioning the “American dream” and finding their own way to redefine it. […]

American Dream – the movie

Stuff. We all have an abundance of things that we don’t need, right? I’m pretty sure everyone reading this falls into that category. As we fulfill these artificial needs for a better TV, a newer car, a bigger house… what is the real cost? One of the big motivators for us to move onto the […]

We’re on the Today Show!

Not the show, but the affiliated website- either way- it's *very* exciting for us! Our family was recently included in a story by Laura Coffey as part of a series on homeschooling and traveling on – "A moveable feast: For some, the world is a classroom." For newcomers to our site via MSNBC, welcome! […]

An interview with Niall

Where are you? Marina Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz, Banderas Bay, Mexico. How do you like Banderas Bay? Really cool. Seeing a Spanish lady, a kind of seahorse, and a thorny seahorse in Punta de Mita. The alligators (12’) roaming free in the jungle tour in paradise village. Do you want to be in Banderas Bay […]