Join Date: Apr 2006
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Cruising destinations for economic refugees?
I don't want to start a politickin thread... But just found out our "growing fundamentally sound" economy cut my wife's job. Say hypothetically it gets much worse... Would "world cruising" be a sound alternative to staying here and getting poorer? If fuel oil gets any more expensive we simply will not be able to heat our house through the winter. Hell, I haven't even paid for last years heating at $3/gal and winter is fast coming. I know how much it costs to cruise, and considering that would be less than my current minimum living expenses by as much as 70% it seems like maybe a sensible alternative. If we have to relocate to find work anyway may as well go global right? I refitted the boat to sail from Hawaii to CA and it is still in pretty good shape, just need some provisions and charts.
So what would be some good Pacific destinations? Everyplace seems to be tightening their greencard/guest worker regs and/or imposing hefty customs/cruising fees. Is the whole world going to shut down or is there some cruisers paradise where the storm here can be ridden out?