Las Palmas – prepping for the Atlantic crossing…

The Line Extends – Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation continues This installment finds Jeff and his crew in the Canary Islands preparing for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Being down one crew member, and while awaiting the arrival of our final crew …

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Guadeloupe to Trinidad – with a 14 month-old baby!

The Line Extends – tales of Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard his Catana 431 catamaran Today! My catamaran Today! has been waiting patiently in Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe for my return. Andrew Dove, the local North Sails representative, has been …

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Gibraltar to the Canaries – Major Injury

The Line Extends – Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation continues This installment finds Jeff and his crew sailing from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands in preparation for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Big seas, a 27 knot puff and a loose mainsheet …

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Crossing the Atlantic

The Line Extends: Crossing the Atlantic One in a series of stories about Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard Today! It’s blowing 24 knots true out of the southeast, and has been raining off and on all night. Scott is driving in …

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The line extends – north from St Lucia

The Line Extends – tales of Jeffrey Smith’s circumnavigation aboard his Catana 431 catamaran Today! After three days at the dock in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, recovering from our race across the Atlantic, it was time to fuel up and …

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Burning Man – preparation, experience, tips and ideas

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Burning Man Equipment List Following is the list of equipment I take with me to Burning Man so I can be 100% self-sufficient. That being said, I generally find I have too much food and in 2016 too much water. …

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Motorcycle Trip Preparation: Alaska

“The Milepost” is published each spring and contains the latest information for the variety of routes to Alaska from Montana, Idaho and Washington.  It is an excellent guide and lists out details for every segment of each route.  I originally …

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Charming the Snake – a quick trip to Morocco with Scott

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Scott and I had sailed my boat from Barcelona to Gibraltar and were getting things cleaned up. We looked across the harbor, past the “Rock” of Gibraltar, and could see Africa!  Another continent! Someplace we had never been… We signed …

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Equipment List: Adventure Travel by Motorcycle

If you are planning a long trip on your motorcycle, take a look at this list. Please add a comment if you see anything missing. I will be expanding this list and also discussing various solutions for communications, entertainment, repairs, …

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Building a Sailing Catamaran in France

After years of research I decided to build a sailing catamaran in France to use as I circumnavigated the globe. I had been racing monohulls and  multihulls for years and really enjoyed the speed, stability and responsiveness of multihulls. After …

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Trip Report: Motorcycling from Seattle to San Francisco to Photograph the America’s Cup

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As soon as I found out that the America’s Cup was coming to San Francisco in 2013, I made plans to take time off and head down to photograph and experience the event. One of my best friends lives near …

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