Sail Away: Change Your Life: How to Escape the Rat Race & Live The Dream

Sail Away: Change Your Life: How to Escape the Rat Race & Live The Dream

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by Nicola Rodriguez
     
 

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You long to escape the daily grind, buy a boat and sail away. This book tells you how to turn your dreams into a reality.


There is practical advice on everything from choosing a boat to crossing oceans. You’ll be guided through each step of the preparation before casting off on your adventure of a lifetime. There’s information on everything

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You long to escape the daily grind, buy a boat and sail away. This book tells you how to turn your dreams into a reality.


There is practical advice on everything from choosing a boat to crossing oceans. You’ll be guided through each step of the preparation before casting off on your adventure of a lifetime. There’s information on everything the would-be blue water sailor needs to consider, including safety, communications, children, ocean passages and budgeting.


Learn about routes and destinations around Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond to help you cruise the Mediterranean, cross the Atlantic or circumnavigate the world. Colour photographs and charts will inspire and inform in this essential guide for the 21st century blue water sailor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119952589
Publisher:
Fernhurst Books Limited
Publication date:
12/09/2011
Series:
Traveller's Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
838,227
File size:
26 MB
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Turning the Dream into Reality

Why would you want to make a sailing boat your home and cast off to venture beyond the horizon?

That’s what my husband and I did. We wanted to have our adventure, our taste of paradise, in this life, not in the next. So in 2002 we set sail and lived the life we’d always dreamed of. Our four-day stay in magical Bimini slipped to four weeks. We spent five weeks anchored off the beach at Freeman’s Bay, Antigua, one of the most beautiful anchorages in the world. Why? Because we loved it.

As a well-known pirate of the Caribbean once said: ‘What a ship is, what she really is . . . is freedom.’

Freedom from the demands of work. Freedom from the daily grind of office politics and social one-upmanship, schedules, the normal, the ordinary, school term times, the school run.

Freedom from traffic and parking restrictions. Time out to explore on every level. Time out for yourself and your partner. Your boundaries will become the horizons you sail over; your perceptions will change with the tides. Teacher, labourer, lawyer and chef will all merge into a sailor of seas.

How much would you give for perpetual summer? To turn the cold rain and grey clouds into

sunshine and blue skies, not for days but for weeks or months in the Caribbean or the Pacific.

And then perhaps having explored in T-shirt and shorts you may want to go further, to the cooler waters of higher latitudes. The world really is your oyster.

While escaping the humdrum is challenging and doesn’t mean a life of ease, even in the toughest times you’ll be in a place that most call heaven on earth. For weeks on end you’ll be somewhere that most people only visit for their precious fortnight’s holiday and you’ll have the luxury of not knowing which day it is, let alone which week. You’ll be cruising, dropping in and out of the tourists’ world as you wish, part local, part traveller.

As JRR Tolkien wrote, ‘Not all who wander are lost.’ One of the many joys of cruising is the unexpected pleasures – be it the thrill of discovering a stunning, uncrowded anchorage or the exhilaration of feeling free to go wherever you want. Freedom doesn’t mean release from stress, but it does mean stress on your own time, stress at your command. You will have to fix the boat, but you will be setting the agenda.

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Meet the Author

Nicola Rodriguez dared to dream the impossible. She wanted to see the world with her family. She wanted to have her own adventure, a taste of paradise, and most importantly – freedom. Freedom from the demands of life, and time out to explore on every level. With careful planning (and the gift of yachting equipment), her dream came true, allowing her to travel, escape and explore the world by yacht for four years while raising her family.

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Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For someone wanting to learn about the cruising lifestyle this is the perfect first read. Don't expect this to be an all inclusive guide for cruising the world. But the author does a wonderful job of informing the want to be cruiser of things they may have not even though of. She provides multiple points of view with input from other cruisers. Where this book leaves off she directs you to more specialized resources that will have the most current information. Over all a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK available on the world market on how to travel the world for free! Excellent book, very well written, great facts, documentation. Highly recommended.
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Information overload!
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281 pages of great content on the topic. Very high quality writing, information, excellent photographs. Great coffee table book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every human on the surface of planet earth today dreams of such an adventure. This book taught me how to make that dream a reality, sail the world on the earth's waters.
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Fun book, traveled all over the world when i finsihed (in my mind). Sail boat traveling family as they traveled the world's oceans, continents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun nonfiction book for any adult on planet Earth today! Escape the rat race, travel the world for free (almost free). Learn how in this book. Very good pictures, provided excellent information.