After 2,000 nautical miles, I thought we’d experienced it all: fog, tides, hurricanes, locks and shallow water. But then we reached the Great Lakes and boating became a whole new ballgame! The Great Lakes are, in fact, great. However after spending the last 6 weeks in them, I can also list about 20 other adjectives…

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Planning a healthy vation that keeps families safe is a huge priority for many people right now. While the travel industry may not be back to full speed yet, people are beginning to get creative with their planning. There’s a general sense out there in some parts of the internet that going on vacation is…

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Of all the things we’ve experienced boating around The Great Loop, perhaps the most mysterious is the Erie Canal. Admittedly, I knew very little about the waterway until we arrived on the scene! I’ve had so many people reach out with questions that I’ve realized I’m not the only person with very little knowledge on…

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Before I jump into the name of our boat, I’ll first address the easier (and more comical) topic, our city. Now that we are in the Great Lakes I’m really enjoying watching people’s expressions as they question where we’re from. Our boat clearly says Charlotte, NC on the back, yet so many people ask us…

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We spent 75 days this summer boating the East Coast. Our boat started on the South Georgia Coast in Brunswick and went north until we arrived at the Hudson River in New York. Before we bought a boat I thought that route was 100% self explanatory. You just boat along the beach, right? The answer…

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Y’all would not believe how many texts and emails I receive with boat bathroom questions. I’m serious. Apparently people want to know ALL THE THINGS about boating. At first it was just my close friends that dared to ask weird questions. But they keep coming…so I am just going to answer them here in one…

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Tangier Island in the Middle of the Chesapeake Bay

If you read my last post (Getting Our Boat Through Canada) or if you’ve been following along on social media- you probably know that we spent quite a bit of time this summer exploring the Chesapeake Bay. Admittedly, this was Plan B. When we began moving our boat up the East Coast, we really hoped…

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There is so much to this story. Hope, heartache, big decisions, government regulations, research, and so much more. I’ll try to include as many details as possible for those curious. Or for other boaters attempting to do the same. And, if nothing else, for our own personal memories! First let me begin by saying, this…

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Heading north on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) out of North Carolina, we faced our first big decision: steak or swamp. Let me tell you, this is a widely debated fork in the road for boaters! For those who know me well or have followed our family travels for a while, you may remember that I…

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