Urupukapuka, New Zealand

(published August 2016) We have a lot of favorites in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, but Urupukapuka is the one place that had it all: protected […]

Coastal Cruising Meets Passagemaking

After selling their Dufour 35, Namani, the author and her family enjoy a final month aboard during the delivery along the East Australian Coast  (published June […]

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 […]

Weekend Warrior to Ocean Voyager

How to step from casual cruiser to successful blue water sailor  (published January 2015) Day sailors with big dreams might leaf through the pages of sailing […]

Broken Bay, Australia

Sydney’s Second Harbor  (published December 2014) We’ve all seen images of Sydney’s stunning harbor, with its iconic opera house and coathanger bridge. But just 20 miles […]

A Tongan Feast

Finding the best of what this beautiful island kingdom has to offer  (published November 2014) Apparently, we had it all wrong. The best thing about Tonga […]

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 […]