Please send us an email or post your questions so we can add to this growing list!
Where are you going?
The plan is really to have no plan. I know that is frustrating, especially when people ask us where we are headed and we answer, "south." However, when your travel depends on the direction and strength of the wind and your vehicle is a 35-year-old boat sitting in a corrosion-inducing bath, time and timing are both very fluid. The general idea is to travel south until Panama where we have to either turn left (Panama Canal) or right (South Pacific). We have one year and we will see how far we can get.
How can you afford this?
When we tell people that we will be eating ramen noodles for a year, it is only partially a joke. However, because we do not have a mortgage at home, utility payments, children, many health expenses, etc. cruising is actually a pretty inexpensive way to live. Yes, boat repairs are expensive. As two incredibly frugal people we have scrounged and saved and plan to do this on a shoestring. No, neither of us has a trust fund. No, we do not plan to do (much) work on the side. Yes, we have the most amazing budget spreadsheet that Excel has ever seen.
How can we send you mail?
How kind of you! We love getting mail. There are a few ways this can be accomplished:
1) General Delivery/Post Restante to the local post office wherever we are.
2) Ship to the UPS/FedEx/DHL/etc. warehouse near where we will be.
3) Mailboxes Etc./UPS Store
4) American Express Office. This one is for letters only.
However, if you would like to send us something please email and ask for an appropriate address because the blog may not be completely up to date.