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 →

4 things that can make traveling by boat a challenge

One of the many upsides of cruising in a sailboat is the freedom you have to go almost anywhere. Beautiful beaches, charming port towns and secluded bays – there you Continue Reading →

Storms, birthdays, family visits and a beautiful little island (Boatnotes Ep.9)

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Still stuck

Someone recently said to me she thinks the universe is trying to teach me patience and lowliness („Demut“ for my German readers, I just looked it up because despite my Continue Reading →

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

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New video up!

7 things that make cooking on a boat a challenge

7 Things that make cooking on a boat a challenge First thing to know about me: I’m very interested in food and I enjoy cooking. I like to put thought Continue Reading →

Latest video: Touchdown in Italy – Fortresses and Volcanoes (Boatnotes Ep.7)

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Check out our latest video: We have a rough trip from Corfu to Italy: first thunderstorms then just storms. Sleep-deprived we are happy to find a cosy marina spot in Roccella Ionica where we stay a couple of days for some tours and boat repairs (the bad weather had cost us our portside position light). We continue to Catania, Sicily for a Geology lesson: driving and hiking up Mount Etna!

Thunderstorms, Corfu and more thunderstorms (Boatnotes Ep.6)

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Next chapter, finally!

After 4 weeks in Carloforte, desperately trying to organize a new engine, we could finally take the next step and move to the shipyard where the engine is going to Continue Reading →

Engine troubles and rescue missions in the South of Sardinia!

Finally, after 5 long weeks, I have my laptop back and I am as happy as a clam and I can continue posting! Right now we are stuck in San Continue Reading →