There are plenty of things you can do to improve your chances of securing a passage even if you’re not an awesome chef, super experienced sailor or a doctor. Most of them are common sense but somehow totally missed by so many boat-hikers. [Read more…] about Boat Hitchhiking Part 3: How to Find a Boat
I first heard of the Azores around 2010. Yup, that’s true, I’d never heard of them before. I read about them in an edition of the Lonely Planet magazine and the spread was filled with photographs of glistening azure volcanic lakes and forested mountains. I had to look them up on a map, I had no idea where they were. [Read more…] about The Azores – A Subtropical Paradise in Europe
Welcome to Part 2 of the How to Hitchhike on a Boat series! If you missed it, you can read part 1 here. In Part 2, I’ll talk about the best time to cross the Atlantic.
The best time to cross the Atlantic
Although boats can technically cross the Atlantic at anytime, due to hurricane season in the Mid- and Western Atlantic, the vast majority of sailors go at the same time. For this reason, I will only talk about the normal crossing season. [Read more…] about Boat Hitchhiking Part 2: How an Atlantic Crossing Works
Let me tell you, being single after many years really blows your weekends wide open. It’s quite astounding actually. Suddenly there’s no one to suggest things, no one to go on an impromptu cinema trip with and no one to lie around in bed with in the morning making hours bleed into days.
Since giving up drinking in December, I don’t even have a hangover to deal with.
All I’ve got is time. It’s odd. And novel. I’m learning to play guitar.
I was chatting to a friend on the phone on Friday evening when, just before we hung up, he suggested I go for a bike ride. It’s not that this was a suggestion far out there, it’s more that sometimes all it takes is a tiny remark to draw your attention to something obvious. [Read more…] about Cycling the Exe Estuary Trail – an impromptu peddle
Welcome to the How to Be a Boat Hitchhiker Series!
This 11-part series will go through everything you need to know if you want to head out to one of the marinas famed for their boat hitchhiking opportunities. Whether you want to hitch across the Atlantic or simply thumb a ride from England to Spain, this series will tell you the need-to-know information. [Read more…] about Boat Hitchhiking Part 1: Why Hitchhike Across the Atlantic
‘Is it a vibrator?’ asked my friend over Whatsapp the day before she was due to visit me. I’d told her I had a NutriBullet.
‘No…it’s a smoothie maker!’ [Read more…] about Review: Lean Greens Superfood Powder