Pizza cooking

Cooking On A Boat (No Oven, No Appliances)


Many people ask us how we cook on board – isn’t the galley too small? Don’t we miss having electrical appliances? Not really! As I (Elena) mentioned in our post about what we eat on board Kittiwake, we have a varied diet, which includes risottos, fish and vegetables, Parmigiana, “tortizzas”, and more. Check out that blog

Sailing Kittiwake

Gifts For Sailors And Cruisers


It’s not easy to choose a gift for a sailor or a cruiser. While there are a million things we may need – tools, boat parts, pilot books to name just a few – if you want it to be a surprise, it’s very hard to figure out what would turn out useful. I’ve compiled a list of cruiser-friendly

Is Living On A Boat For You?


When we started looking into cruising and living on a sailboat full-time, I often secretly wondered whether it would be for me. I knew I’d love exploring new places, getting to see nature and wildlife often, and swimming most days. However, I had no idea whether cabin fever would drive me nuts, or how I’d react

the cost of cruising

The Cost Of Cruising (2018)


Last year, a post on the cost of cruising was one of our most popular articles on the blog. We decided to follow up on it with some up-to-date figures. Our budget and spending habits haven’t really changed; however we had to adapt to new circumstances and places. Let’s look at our spending for the

Connecting to the internet from a boat

How To Get Online From A Sailboat


Being able to get online from a sailboat while cruising is fundamental. It’s important for passage planning, looking up weather information, searching for the nearest grocery store, and staying in touch with family and friends. However, for us it’s even more important – our livelihoods essentially depend on it, as we earn our income by working from

cheap budget chartplotter

Cheap Tablet Chartplotter [Video]


Want to go sailing but can’t afford a chart plotter? No worries. There’s an easy budget solution. You can use any Android tablet as a chartplotter with a simple app and a few maps. Ryan explains how it all works in the video in just 2 minutes. It’s simple and straightforward. We used this system