The last time on Round #3 we spent a year here. Why? Well, the primary reason is our daughter and three grandkids are dirt-dwellers here in S’pore ...

We've cruised Indonesia Four Times! 1.) We’ve spent a lot of time in the world’s largest Islamic country and, 2.) We’ve barely scratched the surface. ...

eXXpedition Round the World, a two-year scientific research mission to study ocean microplastics and pinpoint solutions to prevent plastic pollution ...

So the word got out that Noumea was Fiddler’s Green on earth. ...

A very magical, completely rent-free place for sailors—a tropical island without any land. Without any people. Yet with an endless supply of food. ...

As we circumnavigate, we tell curious locals that we are from an island close to Bob Marley’s home—everyone in the Third World loves Brother Bob ...

The whole idea, after 59 years of living aboard and four circumnavigations, it to have fun and kiss life full of the lips.  ...

My ongoing love affair with the eastern Caribbean has lasted over four decades. As if God and Walt Disney created “Let’s build a Paradise for yachties.”  ...

About 20 years ago, my wife Carolyn and I were lazily cruising the Tuamotus in French Polynesia when we were accosted by a large group of Polynesian canoes. At the time we had little idea where we were and became ...

I didn’t have a Bimini on my first two boats. I was too wacked out to realize that orange disk in the sky was the sun. Now that I’m 66 years old and my parchment-like skin is thinner than a Zig ...

My wife Carolyn and I love people. We often attend parties as we sail, invite people aboard for dinner, and mingle with the dirt dwellers ashore. In addition, we adore having guests—but only for brief periods of time and only ...

I’d just finished my first circumnavigation in 2004—and, admittedly, I was feeling pretty good. Perhaps I was feeling too good, too smug. I’d had a couple of drinks and was wandering around seeing old friends or bragging, depending on viewpoint. ...

If you have visited the Caribbean and love music then you may have come across Stan and Cora Lojda of Ruffanuff (their band name not their boat name). The Lodjas are a quirky Czech/German couple with husky voices, however, their ...

  We recently went 38 blissful days from Luderitz, Namibia (Africa) to Nevis in the Lesser Antilles. This is about 5,400 miles as the crow flies and 6,000 miles as we happily wandered it. It was, really, a 38-day orgy ...

Women have caught up with men in most disciplines and professions, but single-handed female sailors remain a rare sight. In the Caribbean we still met a few, but that changed in the South Pacific. Maybe women are discouraged by the ...

The world’s first vessel to be totally powered by renewable energy will launch on a six-year world tour in February, making stops in Miami and Nassau in 2020. Nicknamed the Solar Impulse of the Seas, in a nod to the ...

I was dozing off on the Singapore bus, returning to Ganesh after a day attempting to figure out how to promote my latest book while lying around my cockpit in Southeast Asia. It was a complicated marketing problem—and I pride myself ...

Wind vs. Solar: Just keep your wind generator for what it is best at—generating noise and vibration and not-much-else. Max out your solar ...

  Bound for the Windward Islands from the Bahamas, perhaps via the Dominican Republic and the Mona Passage, you’ll often find the subject of dirty fuel at the top of the agenda over those keenly awaited sundowners. It was mid-March. ...

  Modern marine diesels are amazingly dependable—but not fool-proof, not idiot-proof. I know this. I’ve learned it the hard way. This idiot has injured a number of ‘em. Being a klutz around a marine engine can be very, very expensive. ...