Hi outbound, just remember that any change is....well...a bit unsettling. Spending a bunch of money can be un-nerving for anyone. I'm a lot like your honey. Having a home to come back to appeals to me, no matter where we many go.
Yes, I remember those days of sextants and dead reckoning. However, all these new fangled instruments sure make things easier. My hubby is having a ball discovering how to use these things. However, in saying this, I think it is a good idea to still be able to make your way using a chart.
I wish you the very best and I'm sure you guys will have tons of fun. Enjoy...no matter what!
ETA: Sorry, I almost forgot...welcome to this fun and informative place.