Posts Tagged ‘Thomas’

When in Venice …

When in Venice …

ride in a gondola! Sure, it may be one of the most cliché, touristy things to do in entire world, but there really is something magical in gliding past ancient palaces and marveling at magnificent Venetian engineering and architecture. A gondola ride through the narrow canals of the floating city has long been romanticized, and […]

How to tie an Arab headscarf

How to tie an Arab headscarf

Wearing a headscarf in Morocco is a cultural tradition for both women and men but also very practical when you find yourself in the middle of a Sahara sandstorm. In this video, Thomas demonstrates how to properly tie an Arab headscarf.

Photo of the week: Snowkiting in the Alps

Photo of the week: Snowkiting in the Alps

Thomas coming off the kicker at Brambrüesch.

Rapperswil, my new home away from home

Rapperswil, my new home away from home

“Do you want to meet me at the castle to watch sunset?” read the text message I received from Thomas. Clearly a rhetorical question I thought, but still I responded “YES! You read my mind!” I had spent the afternoon wandering around the small town of Rapperswil, attempting to discover my new home away from […]

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

THE GOOD: My youngster of a boyfriend turned a year older! For Thomas’ twenty-something birthday I thought it would be nice to make him his favorite cake … Black Forest. In my efforts to make the most perfect Black Forest Cake, I scowered the internet for the best recipe. I stumbled upon the blog Passionate […]

Golden Sands & European Trysts: My Next Big Trip

Golden Sands & European Trysts: My Next Big Trip

“About to take off!!! YAYYYY Can you please email me German words? Need a crash course! See you soooon! Love you heaps!!! MWAH” … was the erratic email I sent to Thomas as the cabin doors closed. The plane was ready for departure, and I was ready for yet another adventure abroad! Long- term travel […]

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

I had anxiety about the toilet situation aboard Wonderland after the captain showed me a large mason jar she uses to pee inside and dump overboard. She also had an assortment of “she wees” a portable urinary device advertised to allow women to “stand up and take control.” There was a toilet onboard but she […]

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

“Which sheet do you pull to take in the jib?” Captain Evi asked me. As I looked at the multitude of ropes, a mix of solid colors and patterns across the rainbow I felt a sense of confusion and dread. “This one?” I guessed, grabbing hold of a white rope with red dashes. She frowned […]

Evi in Wonderland

Evi in Wonderland

In my last post FEMALE CREW ONLY,  I spoke to the challenges we had in our search for a boat to sail to the South Pacific. We are happy to announce that we found our boat and have a cool lady captain! But before I tell you all about Wonderland (the 40 ft sloop yacht we will […]

My next adventure … wherever the wind blows!

My next adventure … wherever the wind blows!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore… Dream… Discover. – Mark Twain My next big adventure … sailing to the […]

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