Home sweet home on a sailboat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Our home is a Beneteau Oceanis 473, which for the non-boaters, means it’s 47 feet long. I won’t bore you with the technical details (yet), but the basics are the boat has two bedrooms (cabins), two bathrooms (heads), a relatively large living room (salon) and kitchen (galley). We also have a gigantic cockpit [...]

gocycling in Europe – ebike

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness, Plugin-electric vehicles, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the plug-in hybrid. I also love the outdoors. Most my friends love the outdoors as well. Sam and my husband, Stretch, talk about going on a bicycle trip in Europe, but there is no way I am in that type of shape. I take bicycle classes at [...]

The Cruising Trifecta – Sunning, Sailing and Snorkeling

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

After what seems like weeks in La Paz, we finally got a good week to sail to the Islands of Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida with our Canadian friends Matt and Madalin, and we’re happy to report that they didn’t disappoint. The local cruising community refers to the bungee cord that keeps [...]

The Streets of Italy, Mine is Bigger Than Yours

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , |

Rita started it. The day we moved into our villa in Naples she was at our front gate. A small dark Italian woman with laughing brown eyes, she came to our house the first time with Italian coffee. The following week, the button on our security gate was pushed a dozen times by Rita. Buzz, [...]