We are alone on the boat! (Vlog)

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Here’s a quick video about our 3 weeks outside on the mooring. Rike and Jari are by themselves on the boat and things keep breaking!

Coding Resources for kids

How to help your kids learn coding and programming The search for good learning material just never ends! We are trying more and more to cater to our kids‘ interests Continue Reading →

News from the PONYO crew!!

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We are slowly catching up. This video is about our sail along the Spanish South coast between Alicante and Malaga, voilà!

Cruising Morocco? Do it, you’ll love it!

So we sailed from Tanger to Rabat, the trip was nice, something around 30 hours and good wind half of the trip. Rabat is a little tricky to get in, Continue Reading →

How to take your kids out of school if you are German!

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For Germans it can be difficult to get their children out of school to go traveling as the German school system demands kids to be present at school and homeschooling is illegal. That’s why we get many questions, from Germans especially, about how we do it, what’s with school, do we get child allowance etc.

So I made a short explanatory video (in German) about how we managed and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Sardinia to Africa

And we are sailing again! So our engine broke down and we had to exchange it for a new one, remember? Those almost 3 months between beginning of November and Continue Reading →

New video: Escape to Italy part I (Boatnotes Ep. 11)

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Since being stuck on the boat without moving anywhere for so long wasn’t helping board moral we decided to jump on the next plane and go to mainland Italy.

5 tips for happy travel with teens

Traveling with teens – are we crazy?! We have always been traveling with kids. First as single parents, respectively, and after Ric and I had met, together as a family. Our Continue Reading →

Sicily and Worldschooling – history alive (Boatnotes Ep. 8)

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New video up!