Cruiser Blogs

Below are our favorite cruiser blogs.  When we aren’t on the move, we like to live vicariously through them. Besides enjoying reading about their adventures, we learn many important things that help us become better cruisers. 

Windtraveler – This site is written by a young mother, traveling with her husband, young daughter, and soon to be twin babies.  Brittany is a proficient writer and her posts are interesting and contain many practical ideas.  They are almost half our age, yet living the dream.

Dunn Travels – We met and traveled with Cathie and Tom aboard SV Interlude in the Bahamas and love reading about their life on and off the water.

Aboard Dignity  We followed Steve Southwood’s blog for years aboard his Lagoon 420.  Steve died in 2013, but his blog will be kept online for several years by his wife Helen.  They sailed extensively in the Caribbean, South Pacific, and Australia/New Zealand. We corresponded with Steve occasionally because he was an early owner of the hybrid Lagoon 420 and was always willing to answer questions.

Matt and Karen’s Soggy Adventure – Matt and Karen own a Lagoon 420. They contacted us after reading our website and came to see us in Stuart. We met them again in the Bahamas and had a great time, especially when we saw the many creative changes they made to their sailboat.  We always like to hear about and visit other Lagoon 420’s and with Matt and Karen’s help we have copied quite a few of their ideas, such as installing a solar hot water heater, a cockpit table, a hinged top for our salon bench and many more.

Sunspot Baby – We met George and Lynn several years ago when we were anchored in Miami waiting to cross to the Bahamas.  They sold their catamaran in 2013, but purchased a powerboat also named Sunspot Baby.  Hopefully they’ll continue to post blog entries, but in the meantime it’s fun to read about their past adventures since they traveled extensively in The Bahamas. LIke many of the cruiser friends we have met, Lynn and I continue to keep in touch by email.

Taking Paws – This site is written by the owners of Active Captain.  The blog is mostly about their dogs, two golden labs, and is fun to read.

Sailblogs – This site lists blogs of sailers who use Sailblog software.

The Trawler Beach House – The blog is written by a very experienced cruiser and is filled with valuable information for anyone who owns and/or cruises on their boat, especially on the east coast and Bahamas.

Adventures of The Jubilee – We met Judy and Bill (aka Ju – Billy) in The Bahamas when we discovered not only were we fellow Minnesotans, but we lived very close to them in the Twin Cities area.  (We sold the house…..they still live there during hurricane season, leaving their boat in Puerto Rico.) They travel in the Caribbean during the winter and write an extremely interesting blog.  Anyone going to the Caribbean would learn a lot from their detailed reports.

Summer Breeze – When we spent three weeks in Bimini waiting for good weather, Jim and Nancy were in the slip next to us.  We enjoyed their company so much that we have kept in contact with them, even though we went different directions when we left Bimini.  Their travels as CLODs (Cruisers living on dirt) are as interesting as their cruising adventures.

Big Run – We met Bob and Sharon one night in Blackpoint, Bahamas.  The next day we sailed with them to Long Island, enjoying the benefit of their experience going to some very interesting places in the Bahamas we hadn’t visited yet.  Bob’s sense of humor, alone, is reason to read their blog.

The Monkey’s Fist – This site in a compilation of cruiser blog entries, organized by topics.  The information is interesting and very helpful.

Common Sense – We met this couple briefly at Cooley’s Marina in Ft. Lauderdale in February, 2012.  They were leaving for a trip around the world, or at least part way around it and had just purchased their sailboat.  We marveled at their experiences as they crossed the Atlantic and traveled across Europe and Asia.

Life Out Loud –  We met this couple and their dog briefly in Georgetown, 2013.  They were on their first cruise outside the States, having recently puchased their sailboat.  We headed north and they continued south to the Caribbean.  Because they were new to sailing, it was interesting to read their adventures.

Salty Dawg – We met Alice and Gavin a few days after we moved aboard Seas the Day in 2008. They were in another slip at Los Olas Marina in Ft. Lauderdale. They went with us on our first solo sail and saw us off when we headed out as very new sailors, on our way to Texas.  They eventually sold Salty Dawg and Gavin continues to write an interesting blog about their life in Portland, Oregon.

Zero to Cruising – Mike and Rebecca are Canadians who bought a small catamaran, learned to sail and are now starting a chartering business in a larger cat, a Leopard 4600.