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Keeping greens fresh without a fridge

  When my partner, Robin, wants to get my attention, he’ll come home with a big beautiful bouquet of freshly cut collard greens. If it’s a special occasion, maybe a dozen stems of rainbow chard. I’ve always liked greens and, as anyone who’s lived without refrigeration can attest, nothing says “I love you” like a …

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Conducting a quick boat survey

Congratulations you think you may have found your next boat! Now what? Time to take a closer look. Viewing a boat for the first time can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re a first time boat buyer. There are so many areas to inspect, questions to ask, and lists to check. Just the excitement of being on a boat can be enough to fog our judgment.

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When your partner falls in love with a sailboat

Photos by Stellar Exposure When your partner falls in love with a sailboat….For anyone who’s ever come home to a newly sailboat crazed girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife, you’ll appreciate this guest post by the talented Sheena Jeffers, a young salt and writer in Virginia Beach @seaslifeforgood. I write this from a pretty broken place. That’s, sometimes, …

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Hacking Big Adventure – 5 friends sail & climb Greek Islands

I called Ian Drogin on Skype to interview him about his recent expedition: a 6-week sailing and climbing adventure throughout the Aegean Sea where he and his crew tackled several limestone crags in the Greek Islands. I was half-expecting to meet some burly hybrid sea-dog/mountain-man. After all, the trip sounded like the kind of thing …

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Where are all the young sailors? A millennial’s perspective

Photo credit: Andreas Ronningen Where are all the young sailors? A millennial’s perspective We bought our first sailboat 5 years ago; we were 24 and 29. As we immersed ourselves in the sailing community we began to notice that all of our friends were in the 50+ age group. We found ourselves wondering, “Where are all the young …

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10 ways to go sailing for under $100 a month

Photo credit: Tomas Salas Don’t own a boat? Want to go sailing? Here are 10 ways to get your sailing fix for under $100 a month The high costs of boat ownership are a BIG reason why there aren’t many young sailors. There’s an assumption that sailing is only attainable in retirement once you’ve racked up …

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