Month: November 2017

In which we miss all the weather windows

We were so excited to get up to Marina Chiapas, and be among cruisers again.  It is a great marina, although they’re still recovering from the effects of the September earthquake and subsequent mini-tsunami. Friendly boats, great staff,… Read More

Extracurricular Activities: Guatemala

Our trip to Guatemala wasn’t all vocabulary and verb conjugation; the school organized different activities for their students, and we jumped into most of them. First off, a tour of the historic downtown. I’m sure you will be… Read More

Overland to Guatemala: a little Spanish school for everyone

Since before we left on this epic trip, Michu and I had been planning a week of language school for the whole family. A lot of different places offer high-quality language instruction, but when we arrived at Chiapas… Read More

Day of the Dead

You’d think our biggest struggle around the holidays for the kids would be Christmas. Far from friends and family, no snow, serious limits on the presents…or maybe Thanksgiving? But no; on our boat, the biggest struggle is Hallowe’en…. Read More

Cost to Cruise: October, 2017

Boilerplate disclaimer: this is not what it will cost you to go cruising. People’s constant advice, discussing cruising finances, always seems to be: It’ll cost what you have. We did not find this helpful in our planning, however… Read More