What is a good reason to go cruising?
Happy Monster: You can sleep in your own bed and cook your own food while you have a new backyard every time after sailing. You have the one million view on a very low budget. If you want it just do it.
What advice would you give to parents thinking about taking their children cruising?
Delos:  DO IT! DO IT NOW!  When you meet another compatible kid boat, change your plans and hang out together. They don’t have to be the same age. Social interactions become incredibly important.

What do you wish someone had told you before you started cruising?
  • Colleges are going to love that your kids made this trip.
  • Your family will become very close.
  • This is not a vacation; it’s a way of life.
  • It takes six months to adjust.
How would you recommend that someone prepares to cruise?
Gallivanter:  Go now. One can never be fully prepared.

Do you have any specific advice for couples cruising?
Hotspur:  Plans are good, but let your plans be loosely woven. Go with the flow - be as flexible as possible. I think that is a good recipe for this kind of lifestyle - because it is ever changing and moving, just like the tide.

How would you recommend that someone prepares to cruise?
African Innovation:  Don't prepare yourself to death. It's better to just go for it, because no one ever leaves fully prepared and most of the preparations you do, you normally end up changing afterwards anyways.

What is something you think potential cruisers are afraid about that they shouldn't fear? 
Aliana:  We both agree that the fear the unknown whether it be weather related, country related or boat related most of the time its never as bad as it seems and the cruising community is a tight knit of people who are always willing to help.