As I’ve searched the internet, I’m always on the look out for stories of cruising families. I think having kids while cruising adds a different perspective and different challenges to the cruising lifestyle. I feel we can gain tips and inspiration from these families who have done, or are currently doing, the same thing we are working towards. It is interesting to see how they started, the ages of their kids, advice, and the places they have cruised. As I have searched deeper, it has actually surprised me how many families I am finding and the wealth of information they provide on their blogs. The age the children spans from infant to teenager. Our girls will be 3 and 4 when we depart so I’m especially interested in families with children these ages. The S/V Wondertime, S/V Totem, S/V Rebel Heart , S/V Asante, S/V Ganymede, and S/V Del Viento are all boating families that have caught my eye in the last month. While some of them are back on land and others are still cruising, they all seem to offer some advice and experience in getting starting. CruiserForum has also provided a wealth of information.
The following is a limited list thus far. As we edge closer, I want to lengthen this list and get more in depth on certain topics such as finances, skills needed, insurance, safety, kids, ect.