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We are both huge readers on Starry Horizons, and we read to entertain and to learn. Our bookshelf is limited, so we keep it full of the best reference books for cruisers. Maintenance, route planning, weather, and more!
Are you looking to document your adventures while sailing or cruising? Here's what we use to produce excellent quality photos and videos.
We've been making videos and sharing our photographs while cruising for seven years. Here's a look at some of the cameras and accessories we use to take these amazing shots!

Boat Gear & Outfitting

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World circumnavigators reveal the best places to charter a sailboat around the world; no matter the time of year or region.  We discuss pros and cons, plus show you itineraries of our favorite places we've sailed to.  OutChasingStars.com
These are the three most important knots for sailors that one should be able to do at a moment's notice. Make sure you know these three knots by heart. OutChasingStars.com

Catamarans & Sailing

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Our 3rd calendar year of full time travel has some amazing highlights - and is definitely our best year ever! Best of OutChasingStars.com
The Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada is a beautiful drive, and very easy to do. There's plenty of hiking and stunning views. OutChasingStars.com
My best tips and tricks to read hundreds of books for free while traveling the world, including why you should buy a kindle.  OutChasingStars.com

General Travel

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What is a coco de mer and where can you find them? Learn about this species endemic to the seychelles. #seychelles #travelseychelles #cocodemer #valleedemai
Seychelles is home to a variety of endemic species, many of which you can find during the wonderful hike in Valleé de Mai on Praslin. OutChasingStars.com #seychelles #travelseychelles #travelafrica
Learn about what we've affectionately named the butt nut and where you can find it in the Seychelles!

Africa

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While sailing the Chesapeake Bay, we visit the middle regions for several months. This area is the region between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. #sailing #chesapeakebay #chesapeake #sailingthechesapeakebay
We cruised the southern Chesapeake and then the upper Chesapeake, until finally, we made it to the middle! Despite our circuitous route, we explored more of this region than any other and had a blast doing it. #sailing #sailingthechesapeakebay #chesapeakebay
We spent five weeks sailing the Southern Chesapeake Bay! We made stops at Cape Charles, Norfolk, Hampton, Mobjack Bay, and Deltaville.

Americas

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Seafood and biking through the wineries are do-not-miss activities in this cute French coastal town.  OutChasingStars.com
Out Chasing Stars Ile de Re, France in One Day - A Bike Tour - Out Chasing Stars
Out Chasing Stars Ile de Re, France in One Day - A Bike Tour - Out Chasing Stars

Europe

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Somes Island is a great escape from Wellington. It's just a short ferry ride to explore some of New Zealand's history and nature. #somesisland #newzealand
Planning a visit to Wellington, New Zealand? Here are our favorite things we did while visiting this windy city on the north island of New Zealand. #newzealand #wellington #wellingtonnz #tepapa #zealandia #somesisland #nzroadtrip
Auckland is an awesome city to visit...and nearly impossible to miss since it's the main airport.  We start our five-week adventure in Auckland.  OutChasingStars.com

New Zealand

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Based in Mooloolaba, we explore some of the hotspots around the Sunshine Coast of Australia: hiking, beaches, and seafood!  OutChasingStars.com
Where to anchor and provision while cruising Lake Macquarie. Plus, meet some kangaroos! OutChasingStars.com
We spend some time cruising the Northern Gold Coast area, from Southport to the Coomera River to Jumpinpin.  OutChasingStars.com

Australia

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Dominica is one of the more rugged islands to cruise in the West Indies, but it's well worth a stop for the natural beauty.  OutChasingStars.com
We had to move quickly while cruising Carriacou in Grenada, but it's a beautiful place, and one we hope the visit again. OutChasingStars.com
If you have a day in Soufrière, Saint Lucia, luxuriate in springs, see a waterfall, and hike to view the stunning Pitons mountains! OutChasingStars.com

Caribbean

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We went to the Annapolis Boat Show to shop for a boat. Here's what we learned, and how you can make your trip to the boat show successful! OutChasingStars.com
Every sailor and cruiser should have these reference book aboard their boat.
Sometimes picking up a mooring ball is the best option. Learn when you should pick one up and how to do it safely. OutChasingStars.com

Boating

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French Polynesia is one of the most amazing places to sail in the world. We spent ninety days cruising the islands, and here are our favorite places. #sailing #sailfrenchpolynesia #polynesia #frenchpolynesia #tahiti #moorea #borabora #fakarava #tuamotus #marquesas
French Polynesia includes Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and many other fantastic islands to visit. We spent three months in the islands, and here are our favorite stops. #frenchpolynesia #polynesia
French Polynesia is one of our favorite places. We spent three months traveling through the islands and have ten favorite, don't miss places! #frenchpolynesia #borabora #raiatea #tahiti #moorea #southpacific #polynesia

South Pacific

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We spend a week in Satun, Thailand, eating out every night at the six top restaurants and getting introduced to the local dishes. OutChasingStars.com
Seeing the wild orangutans near the Camp Leakey research facility in Borneo was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!  We booked a 2-night klotok tour in Kumai, on the Indonesian side of Borneo.  OutChasingStars.com
Here are five amazing things to do while visiting Phuket, Thailand.  Plus, a one-week itinerary to make the best of your stay.  OutChasingStars.com

Asia

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As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com Sailors, Sun, Sunscreen, Sun Protection, Waterproof Sunscreen, Protection, Sunburn, Mineral Sunscreen, Spf 50
Sun Protection While Sailing
As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com
There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet - except in dreams. - Jerome K. Jerome  50  Best Sailing Quotes   Compiled by Out Chasing Stars Adventure, Sailing Quotes, Sailing Adventures, Sailboat Living, Sailing Trips, Boat, Ocean, Out To Sea, Boat Galley
Sailing Quotes: 50+ Of Our Favorites
There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet - except in dreams. - Jerome K. Jerome 50 Best Sailing Quotes Compiled by Out Chasing Stars
We get to climb aboard and sail on two Gunboat Catamarans, a sleek and sexy performance cruiser.  OutChasingStars.com Catamaran, Alternative, Buy A Boat, Fast Boats
Checking Out Gunboats: Tribe & Fault Tolerant
We get to climb aboard and sail on two Gunboat Catamarans, a sleek and sexy performance cruiser. OutChasingStars.com
Here are five things we have on our boat to prevent man overboards or to help in the rescue.  OutChasingStars.com Newport, Boat Safety, Bigger Boat, Rescue, Us Boat
Man Overboard Prevention
Here are five things we have on our boat to prevent man overboards or to help in the rescue. OutChasingStars.com
Sometimes picking up a mooring ball is the best option. Learn when you should pick one up and how to do it safely. OutChasingStars.com Pick Up, Sailing Charters, Escape Travel
Four Tools to Make Picking up a Mooring Ball Easier
Sometimes picking up a mooring ball is the best option. Learn when you should pick one up and how to do it safely. OutChasingStars.com
Here are over twenty perfect gift ideas for sailors, practical items that will get a lot of use around the boat. Gift Ideas, Ideas, Gifts For Sailors, Sailing Gifts, Gift Ideas For Men, Boating Gifts, Buying Gifts, Staff Gifts, Practical Gifts
Gift Ideas for Cruisers & Sailors
Here are over twenty perfect gift ideas for sailors, practical items that will get a lot of use around the boat.
What's the difference between a personal AIS and a PLB, and which one should youhave on your sailboat? Let's look at that, and also explore other things we have onboard to prevent man overboards or to make rescues easier. OutChasingStars.com Cruise Boat, Overboard, Prevention, Blogging Guide
Man Overboard Prevention
What's the difference between a personal AIS and a PLB, and which one should youhave on your sailboat? Let's look at that, and also explore other things we have onboard to prevent man overboards or to make rescues easier. OutChasingStars.com
Plan on attending the Annapolis United States Sailboat Show? Here's ten tips to help you navigate the largest sailboat show in the US. OutChasingStars.com Travel Usa, United States, Marine Weather, One Day Tour
Tips for Annapolis Sailboat Show
Plan on attending the Annapolis United States Sailboat Show? Here's ten tips to help you navigate the largest sailboat show in the US. OutChasingStars.com
Do you have these five safety features on your boat? The most important goal is to prevent man overboard situations, but how will you find the person who's gone overboard? OutChasingStars.com Sailboat, Invitations, Boating Tips, Safety
Man Overboard Prevention
Do you have these five safety features on your boat? The most important goal is to prevent man overboard situations, but how will you find the person who's gone overboard? OutChasingStars.com
We spend a month sailing the Ha'apai group of Tonga, an untouched paradise in the South Pacific, with stunning views & a newborn humpback whale. Tonga is an amazing place to sail, whether you are chartering on on your own boat. Islands, Tonga, Destinations, Cook Islands, South Pacific, Pacific
Sailing the Ha'apai Group of Tonga
We spend a month sailing the Ha'apai group of Tonga, an untouched paradise in the South Pacific, with stunning views & a newborn humpback whale. Tonga is an amazing place to sail, whether you are chartering on on your own boat.
The Annapolis Boat Show can be overwhelming, with hundreds of boats, vendors and classes. Here's our top ten tips. OutChasingStars.com Sailing Outfit
Tips for Annapolis Sailboat Show
The Annapolis Boat Show can be overwhelming, with hundreds of boats, vendors and classes. Here's our top ten tips. OutChasingStars.com
Here are ten exercises you can do in small spaces with minimal equipment, such as when you live in a sailboat or tiny home. OutChasingStars.com Diy, Minimal, Gym, Swimming Workout, 20 Minute Workout, Cardio Workout, Bodyweight Workout, Band Workout
Exercising While Cruising
Here are ten exercises you can do in small spaces with minimal equipment, such as when you live in a sailboat or tiny home. OutChasingStars.com
We didn't make it around the world, but we were able to wrap the world around us. - Jude Couvreux50+ Sailing QuotesComplied by Out Chasing Stars Travel, Outdoor, Around The World Trips, Trip
Sailing Quotes: 50+ Of Our Favorites
We didn't make it around the world, but we were able to wrap the world around us. - Jude Couvreux50+ Sailing QuotesComplied by Out Chasing Stars
Here's how to exercise when you liveaboard a boat full time. We circumnavigated the world, regularly exercising as often as possible. OutChasingStars.com Extra Thick Yoga Mat, 20 Minute Yoga
Exercising While Cruising
Here's how to exercise when you liveaboard a boat full time. We circumnavigated the world, regularly exercising as often as possible. OutChasingStars.com
For five years while cruising around the world we've had great tasting RO water from our watermaker.  Here's a review, install tips, and more!  OutChasingStars.com Pressure Pump, International Waters, Making Water, Diesel Generators
Cruise RO Watermaker Review
For five years while cruising around the world we've had great tasting RO water from our watermaker. Here's a review, install tips, and more! OutChasingStars.com
We went through every single inch of our sailboat and cleaned house, getting rid of hundreds of pounds of stuff. Here's our thoughts on how to Marie-Kondo your small space. OutChasingStars.com Interior, Boat Cleaning, Boat Storage, Sailboat Interior, Tidying
Using the Marie Kondo Method to Tidy Our Boat
We went through every single inch of our sailboat and cleaned house, getting rid of hundreds of pounds of stuff. Here's our thoughts on how to Marie-Kondo your small space. OutChasingStars.com
For five years while cruising around the world we've had great tasting RO water from our watermaker.  Here's a review, install tips, and more!  OutChasingStars.com
Cruise RO Watermaker Review
For five years while cruising around the world we've had great tasting RO water from our watermaker. Here's a review, install tips, and more! OutChasingStars.com
A classic guide to the cruising lifestyle, written by Lin and Larry Pardey. OutChasingStars.com Yachts, Sailing Yachts, Sailing Gear, Readers, Book Review, Guide
Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew
A classic guide to the cruising lifestyle, written by Lin and Larry Pardey. OutChasingStars.com
What information should go on your boat card and how to get it designed and printed. Boat cards are a great tool for keeping in touch. OutChasingStars.com Boat Card, Boat Stuff
New Boat Cards for Cruisers
What information should go on your boat card and how to get it designed and printed. Boat cards are a great tool for keeping in touch. OutChasingStars.com
What is a float plan and why should you send one?  Download our checklist to get the right information to the right people, quickly!  OutChasingStars.com via @outchasingstars People, Rafting, San Juan, Sailing Lessons, How To Plan
How to Send a Float Plan
What is a float plan and why should you send one? Download our checklist to get the right information to the right people, quickly! OutChasingStars.com via @outchasingstars
Out Chasing Stars Crossing the Equator in Lingga, Indonesia - Out Chasing Stars Videos, Indonesia, Friends
Crossing the Equator in Lingga, Indonesia
Out Chasing Stars Crossing the Equator in Lingga, Indonesia - Out Chasing Stars
One of the best parts of the liveaboard sailing life is hopping right into the water off of your floating home! Here is the snorkel gear we use while living on our sailboat. Snorkelling, Dinghy, Boat Accessories, Sailing Basics
Snorkeling Off Your Cruising Boat
One of the best parts of the liveaboard sailing life is hopping right into the water off of your floating home! Here is the snorkel gear we use while living on our sailboat.
A look at what vaccines we are taking before we start off on our circumnavigation sailing around the world. OutChasingStars.com Humour, Asia Travel, Vaccine, Start, Vision Board
Vaccines for Cruisers
A look at what vaccines we are taking before we start off on our circumnavigation sailing around the world. OutChasingStars.com
World circumnavigators detail their favorite locations around the world after a 4+ year circumnavigation.  Where do you want to go sailing?   OutChasingStars.com Adventure Travel, Camping, Travel Destinations, Wanderlust, Sailing Catamaran, Cruise Travel, Us Sailing
Best Sailing Destinations
World circumnavigators detail their favorite locations around the world after a 4+ year circumnavigation. Where do you want to go sailing? OutChasingStars.com
Having trouble picking up mooring balls? Here's four tools we use to make it easy and safe to pick up a mooring ball anywhere in the world. OutChasingStars.com Sailing Knots, Dock
Four Tools to Make Picking up a Mooring Ball Easier
Having trouble picking up mooring balls? Here's four tools we use to make it easy and safe to pick up a mooring ball anywhere in the world. OutChasingStars.com
Do you know what a MARPA target is? Learn this nifty trick your radar can do to help you avoid collisions. OutChasingStars.com Power Boats, Speed Boats, Radar, Identification System, Did You Know, Do You Know What
Radar Feature: MARPA Targets
Do you know what a MARPA target is? Learn this nifty trick your radar can do to help you avoid collisions. OutChasingStars.com
Every sailor and cruiser should have these reference book aboard their boat. Books, Book Bundles, Great Books, Guide Book, First Language
Starting our Library: Books for Cruisers
Every sailor and cruiser should have these reference book aboard their boat.
As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com Face Skin Care, Skincare Routine, Diy Skin Care, Face Care, Facial Skin, Acne Face, Beauty Products Online, Health And Beauty, How To Apply
Sun Protection While Sailing
As sailors, we spend a lot of time out in the sun, and skin care is no joke. Here's how we protected ourselves throughout our world circumnavigation. OutChasingStars.com
A look at the books for cruisers we have stocked on our library that have helped us through the years. OutChasingStars.com Inspiration, Library
Starting our Library: Books for Cruisers
A look at the books for cruisers we have stocked on our library that have helped us through the years. OutChasingStars.com
These are the three most important knots for sailors that one should be able to do at a moment's notice. Make sure you know these three knots by heart. OutChasingStars.com Fishing Knots, Rope Knots, Knots Guide, Survival Knots, Knots Diy, Tie Knots, Rope
Best Three Sailing Knots
These are the three most important knots for sailors that one should be able to do at a moment's notice. Make sure you know these three knots by heart. OutChasingStars.com