This Couple Balances Work and Play While Cruising The World

“Freedom.” That is how Victoria Fine describes her life.In April, Fine left a big job at Slate to launch her own business, Finally, a growth hacking company that offers editorial and audience development solutions to grow digital audiences. In June, she set sail with her husband and now lives full-time on a

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Beauty Abounds in Desolation Sound

Warm water and amazing scenery are just the beginning in this idyllic playground  (published March 2016) As we rounded Sarah Point on Malaspina Peninsula and made our way into Homfray Channel, our jaws dropped and mouths went agape. In front of us, British Columbia’s Coast Mountains shot straight from sea

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Fitting Out

Readying a small boat for a Pacific crossing  (published December 2015) Outfitting a boat for an ocean crossing is no easy task. Like so many aspects of cruising, every decision represents a trade-off: cost versus utility, safety versus comfort, savings versus preparedness. Given a finite amount of space, what should

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Just Sail the Boat

(published December 2015) I was on the dock casting off lines when Jill put the engine in reverse. Then, when she powered up to back us out, nothing happened. We didn’t move. Not good. After securing us to the dock again, I immediately expected the issue to be transmission or

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An Alaskan Sailing Adventure

Exploring the wonders of beautiful Kachemak Bay  (published November 2013) Anchored in Halibut Cove in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay State Park, my boyfriend, Arun Jain, and I watched the sun set around 11:30 p.m., signaling the start of the long, pink and blue twilight of an Alaskan summer night. A pale

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Here, Kitty Kitty

Working while cruising, can the two mix?  (published October 2014) Sounds good, doesn’t it: working as you cruise around the globe. Many sailors fantasize about such an arrangement, but just how viable is it to work while you cruise? What are the risks and the limitations? What are the rewards?

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Never Without Bread

A foolproof recipe to keep your crew fed at sea or to share at that next beach-side potluck  (published August 2014) As a bit of a tomboy, I’ve always felt somewhat deficient around women who can knit hats and effortlessly produce pastries, all without mussing their glossy hair à la

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Challenges of Re-Entry

How a cruising couple returned to life on land after a three-year voyage to the South Pacific  (published June 2014) I feel I’m balancing between two worlds, trying to hold on and not fall down into a deep chasm. Some days I do well. I’m poised like a ballerina—in control,

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