The best-kept secret to world traveling, is that it’s best done aboard a sailboat. Sailing (cruising) around the world isn’t new, but it hasn’t exactly made it to the mainstream yet either. And maybe that’s a good thing. You can read about why I chose sailing and cruising below.
I was lucky in that I was introduced to the idea personally, via a close friend that has completed a sailing circumnavigation. So the thousands of questions one has when they hear about this idea, I was able to ask someone with far greater experience and get relevant and timely answers. The questions ranged from financial tactics to sailing tactics, and the answers were quick and based on experience. Honestly, if it wasn’t for this resource, I’m almost positive I wouldn’t have made the decision to undertake this – and you wouldn’t be reading The Nomad Trip. Bummer of a thought, right?
As I type this, I have very limited sailing experience and virtually no cruising experience. Although I did try a very short (by sailing standards) sailing adventure in the Bahamas, to make sure I could handle the disconnect and the extended boat life. Of course, a 9 day trip sailing around the Bahamas hardly prepares one to cross oceans or take 5 years off and circumnavigate – but it is a start. The next steps are a mix of learning how to sail and cruise, getting my financial life together, selling a ton of gear, and purchasing the requisite boat and sailing equipment.
Recent Sailing Posts
Alrighty, since we’re getting charter bookings (thanks!) we decided it is time to put together a quick guide to Panama City. Getting to us (NOMAD) is simple and fairly quick considering you’ll be going from civilization to a part of Panama that you can only really explore via boat (San Blas/Guna Yala). We handle this, though […]
It’s finally happening. We (Marissa and I) are offering customizable and fully crewed charters onboard NOMAD. For the time being we’ll be in San Blas (Kuna/Guna Yala), Panama. There may be some other locations in our future (think Cuba) – but for now we’re happy to have the white sand beaches, the palm trees, the […]
Finally, out of Havana. Back onboard NOMAD. Life starting to seem normal again. Back to the familiar problems: finding provisions, lugging around diesel containers, running out of water, everything corroding and breaking. The normal, expensive boat problems. Familiar, grinding, frustration. Long quiet periods shattered by moments of terror. Back with friends. Then saying goodbye to […]