Blog Adventures

Avoiding the Keys Disease: My Love Letter to Marathon

By Kelly / April 23, 2021

They day we pulled into this crowded anchorage flanked by 300 or so boats in the mooring fields, tied off in rows, resembling a nice, floating trailer park, I was concerned. I knew we would be dropping the anchor and staying for a while and being in a harbor with this many boats could only mean…

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Life on a Sailboat During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Kelly / April 19, 2020

This is the story of how I came to be living on this sailing vessel and what life is like now during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This blog post began as an email to NPR, to explain my situation, in hopes that we may get chosen to do a podcast episode in their new series “Hunker…

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Pertinent Lessons for Covid-19 Times, Learned from Surviving my Partner’s Suicide

By Kelly / April 12, 2020

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ May we rise from these challenges wiser and stronger, more resourceful and resilient, more connected to ourselves, our local and global communities, and our beautiful planet Earth. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The night I found the love my life dead, my heart and life were shattered into a million pieces that never quite fit back together in the same way.…

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Tips for the Modern-Day Pirate

By Kelly / March 26, 2020

Oh the Caribbean and it’s horrendous history! As I travel from island country to island country I research the islands’ histories and give presentations to my crew. The general overview for each country is often the same: the gentle and agriculturally skilled Taino &  the warring Carib Indians lived on the islands; they often battled…

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The Queen of the Sea

By Kelly / February 14, 2020

The Queen of the Sea A giant snail has captured my heart and allowed me to look deeply at my environmental ethics and the ways humans have pillaged the seas for centuries. The queen conch, in its perfect spiral home, grows to over a foot long, with a silky smooth pink inside. Its shell has…

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My Humbling Life at Sea

By Kelly / February 2, 2020

One evening this past week, I found myself in the men’s bathroom of a strange, pulsing club in the British Virgin Islands. As I was trying not to let any of my things touch the inside of the bathroom sink as I rinsed, my small bag of white powder hit the floor. In my mind…

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The Inspiration to Carry On

By Kelly / January 13, 2020

The Inspiration to Carry On This fall my dear friend Bryan Edwards crossed over the rainbow bridge after a strong battle with pancreatic cancer. He lived a wildly adventurous life in the mountains of Arizona and sailing the sea in the Caribbean. In one of our many conversations we had this year as he was…

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The Fu*#*d up blog post

By Kelly / December 20, 2019

I wrote this post back in March of this past year (2019) and then hesitated to post it. As I am picking up my blogging again now that I have closed the hostel and started traveling again, it feels important to not skip over it. The Fu#*!%d up stuff is part of the journey as…

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My Life with the Pacific Crest Trail

By Kelly / December 20, 2019

My life immersed with the Pacific Crest Trail …..It’s hard to describe the way the pulse of the culture nourishes and sustains my heart and soul. When I get in the midst of the swilrling, whirling universe of hikers and trail angels, and the forest and the trail itself I know that I belong. I…

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In honor of my Granny

By Kelly / March 10, 2019

My Granny: my crafting queen, a story teller, a world traveler, a lover and collector of the finer things in life, a brave and adventurous woman, a proud southerner, bold and set in her ways, unconditionally loving, radiant and smiling up to the end of her almost 92 years. Oh how I miss her. This journey…

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