Last week it hit me, Easter was our last first holiday on our boat. That’s right, we’ve officially celebrated all of the holidays on Light & Salty. Each celebration has been unique and we absolutely love all of the new memories we’ve created. We’ve also been able to incorporate a lot of our traditions, as…

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If you’ve been following our Great Loop adventure from the beginning, you might remember my post about our first night anchored out. In case I wasn’t clear enough…it was a nightmare. Truly. However, since I wrote that post 9 months ago, I’ve fallen in love with anchoring. Coming off of a particularly wonderful experience, this…

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One year ago this week the world shut down. I shared this quick little blurb on my Instagram account last week detailing the initial day(s) our world started changing. In case you missed it: One year ago, Brent and I woke up in a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. We were there for an event with…

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Content for Greece: An Island Hopping Overview provided by Mom With A Map staff writer Greece arguably has a greater culture than any other country on Earth. It was here that Socrates first taught his followers about natural philosophy and Hippocrates taught the world about the art of medicine. We’re still living with the consequences…

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7 months ago if you told me we’d still be talking about Canada not opening up, I would have laughed (and then maybe cried.) Last summer, there were tons of boats asking the million dollar question: “Will Canada open their border to pleasure crafts this summer?” We were one of those boats. While many opted…

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Crazy things happened this past year. Perhaps craziest of all: our family getting featured in a popular boating magazine, Passagemaker. Before I share a few details, first let me let you know where you can pick up a copy. We are in the March issue, which is out now. If you don’t have a subscription,…

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planning your vacation

Planning Your Vacation Makes It So Much Better by Mom With A Map Staff Writer I know. With all the crazy travel things 2020 brought- you are a little out of practice at planning your vacation! Now is a great time to start thinking about the next time that you get jet off somewhere and…

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Day To Day life on a boat

When people ask me what a typical day on our boat is like, I have to laugh a little. There literally is no “typical” day. The beauty of living on a boat is that every single day can be different. We change locations, scenery and even climates. My kids play with new friends, in new…

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A few months ago if you asked me my expectations about the Florida Everglades a few thoughts might have danced around in my mind: Mosquitos. Alligators. Swamp. Heat. Not exactly a pretty picture! In fact, we had no real plans to go there because nothing about it sounded appealing. However, we needed a place to…

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Before we started The Great Loop this is the type of post I thought I’d be writing each week. Boating meant a coastal lifestyle, right? And surely we’d spend the majority of our time island hopping. Alas, it hasn’t quite been as dreamy as I imagined. We’ve spent months on inland rivers, in locks and…

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