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I have never sailed before, but I really want to buy a sailboat to live on and to travel the world with, possibly for the rest of my life.
What tips would you give to someone who wants to do something like this?
Don't worry about the technical aspects of sailing. I'll take the sailing courses.
What I'm looking for here is more the things you don't learn at these courses, like how to preserve food, what foods preserves the best, how do you take showers/clean your clothes, good ways to make money while sailing, things to bring, things not to bring, what type of boat would be suitable, what type of boat would not be suitable etc.
Any tip, big or small, is appreciated.
Pic is of Albin Vega, Swedish made boat, and it has cruised around the world on many occasions, the more extreme being trips made by Jarle Andhoy and his crews to Antarctica and to the north of Spitsbergen in Berserk.
I am Norwegian, and Jarle Andhoy is one of my inspirations for this.
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How can a solo adult find other solo adults to travel with?
My mother, who's in her early 50s, doesn't work (never really has) but through inheritance and divorce has loads of money and a steady income. But she does NOTHING but sit in her house in her small town day after month after year. She's the queen of NEETs. She's also extremely un-self-reliant, and ADD to boot. Also ex-alcoholic.
I'm trying to talk her into traveling somewhere to get out of her rut, but she says she doesn't have any friends who want to (since they have jobs / are poor). She also doesn't want to go on a package vacation (she's done that Caribbean package vacation thing I few times and doesn't like being herded around).
What she needs is to find someone(s) with a similar disposition to travel with together, but not on a big organized group bus tour. I know in Korea, where people don't do anything alone, people will be matched up with strangers to travel with (never learned the details, since it seemed so ridiculous). Is there a way for English-speaking people to do the same? A website or company that matched people for travel?
Her situation seems not dissimilar from a lot of "how do babby travel?" threads posted here by foreveralone NEETs: she has the means to travel but no friends or confidence in traveling. Is there any solution besides the typical "just do it, traveling alone is great!"?
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I'm taking my family (wife, 6yo daughter, and a 6yo friend of hers) on a roadtrip vacation in a couple weeks. It's through what appears to be some pretty bland territory so I'm hoping you guys might be able to help fill out some neat things to see/do.
Pic related is the tentative itenerary:
July 1st - Leave from Louisville, KY to St. Louis, MO, spend the day doing things there then spend the night. This day is easy because we've been to St. Louis a bunch and there's tons of stuff to do
July 2nd - Drive from St. Louis to fucking Mount Rushmore. This is the shitty day. What is there to do in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or South Dakota? The badlands look awesome but we won't be there until like 10PM
July 3rd + 4th - Hanging out in Mount Rushmore area. Suggestions welcome. Maybe drive back to the badlands one of these days? I was thinking Bear Butte looked neat in pictures but maybe not.
July 5 - Drive to Minneapolis. This day blows ass too. It's shorter to drive back across SD instead of going north to ND but I didn't want to drive that same stretch again. Should be able to hit Bismark and/or Fargo during daylight hours
July 6 - Spend the day in Minneapolis, probably at the Mall of America. We've never been, hopefully it's cool?
July 7th - Either spend another day in Minneapolis or drive to Chicago and spend the day there, not sure. Open for suggestions.
July 8th - Spend most of the day in Chicago (not sure doing want) drive back to Louisville that evening.
The wife booked the hotels before we confirmed our itinerary so where we are when is basically set in stone (which sucks, I would have liked a third day at Mount Rushmore).
Suggestions on things to do en route or at places?