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S/V Hello World. They're about our age and came from our dock in Seattle. I also like their attitude. It's very Smackdaddy....

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The vogage of the Gadfly. I own a Formosa 41, lived in Melbourne and plan to sail to Australia.

The Gadfly is a Formosa 41 out of Melbourne and sails all over Australia. Bias? None!

Great blog though. He is a single owner it seems and takes crew from all over the world, a few each, a few weeks at at time. They've sailed all over Australia and now SE Asia. Also, in true Aussie fashion, their entire blog seems to revolve around procuring more booze. I've lost count at the number of unscheduled stops they've made because they ran out of grog early.....

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There are so many good ones out there, but my current daily reading list includes these:

Log of s/v Del Viento: Well written and thought provoking blog of a family cruising the Pacific and U.S. West Coast.

Sailing Wondertime: Crossing the Pacific with two young kids, reminding me often of my own family.

Windtraveler: A couple (and recent newborn) cruising the Caribbean, offering gear reviews, advice, tips, stories, etc.

Zero to Cruising: "Fun loving couple" cruising the Caribbean on a catamaran. Great photography!

WaveTrain: SAIL Magazine editor Charles Doane writes his uncensored thoughts and opinions.

Sail Far Live Free: How could I leave my own blog off the list?

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Rather than starting a new thread on this topic I found a slightly older one via google search (site:sailnet.com "favorite blogs") that I thought I would kick off again.

Anyway, I have been spending more time with blogs lately and have really enjoyed them. Sailnet is great and the knowledge that you generous folks have sent my way is invaluable. But as my wife and I are getting more focused on the "cast off our lines" event planning we find that blogs have been also very informative. Blogs are great for capturing the emotions of cruising and the day to day decision making process.

Here is our list and why
Banyan - This is our favorite blog hands down. Banyan is taking the exact route will we be doing. The writing and pictures are outstanding. A very good sense of humor, rates high in my book. The crew of Banyan have really opened up their personalities for the world to view.

Commuter Cruiser ? The Information-Packed Resource for Part Time Commuter Cruisers! - This blog is very pertinent for us as we will also be commuter cruisers, cruising six months a year. While they have mostly done the western Caribbean we will be in the eastern Caribbean but it is still highly relevant for us. I really like how they organized their blog with categories of information. A very good resource. Really good information on costs of cruising for commuter cruisers.

Zero To Cruising | Fun-loving couple sailing the Caribbean on their catamaran - I think this one is on everyone's list. Extremely well done and well organized. I like the FAQ section. Fun to read.

The Sailing Podcast - Not a true blog but David has over 30 podcasts of interviews with cruisers. We downloaded them all from Itunes and play them while hanging out on the boat. Most of these interviews that he does are over 60 minutes long and incredibly informative. Each podcast has a theme that he does a deep dive on with the interviewee.

http://svbebe.com/ - This is an interesting blog of a couple doing an around the world cruise. Their approach is a bit high end ($$) but by far the most detailed of their travels. The details of their six year cruising costs is amazing. All sorts of detailed information across many topics. Anyone with a hint of OCD would get a thrill out of this blog

Waimangu's adventures - This one is from a couple from Ireland. I met them long ago in NI and have always followed their adventures. They do their cruising on a budget and are creative on how they get by. By far the best pictures and narrative of cruising adventures that I have seen. They don't blog that much but each entry is a novel and a great read. Usually a blog entry consists of narrative, photo album, video's and a google track. They cruise for 9-12 months then go back to Ireland to work for a while to refresh their cruising kitty.
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Didn't see Tommays' blog listed:
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"a blog by someone who spells bad and writes even worse SO read no more if you cant deal with it"
When I saw that statement I was HOOKED!
Awesome renovation work on his site.
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Bumfuzzle is my favorite sailing blog. I know Pat and Ali stray from the usual sail blog format, but to me the blog is more. It represents the dream of the family liveaboard lifestyle. Plus, their dedication to the site and the beautiful photos are unmatched. They have always been my advocate for the dream of touring the world - until recently. It sounds like Pat's awful experience with his last trip has caused him to second guess his liveaboard lifestyle?
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To YouMeandtheD---
Yay!!! I love finding new sailing blogs. I just perused a couple pages of yours, I love Union's, it was the first sailboat I ever looked at. We just bought a Downeaster 38... Plan to head out in a couple years. Needs some work first.

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Ok and NOW I'm hooked on Banyan as well. AND it's spelled right. As a Floridian...that's important. I will never get my boat refinished. Maybe it's a good thing that my marina doesn't have internet.
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Check out KATIE & JESSIE | - Aboard Lovely Louise -

They are taking a break for now, but will resume in the fall. So are we, but since it's hurricane season it's a good time for a break and boat work.

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