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in our cruising life, it was easy to be
We’ve met cruisers in Mexico
Lin & Larry Pardey’s anthem, “go
swayed by fears of the unknown. But
on boats that cost them less than
small, go simple, go now,” has inspired
embracing the unknown, and finding
a used car, living frugally, and
sailors for years. It’s been more than 30
excitement in some uncertainty, is an years since they introduced their world
essential part of cruising. At some point,
having the time of their lives.
in their first book, but how they did it
it’s essential to just STOP and decide to
It’s not for everyone, but that’s a
and what they experienced in engineless
go without. You really don’t have to
lifestyle choice – you can cruise on
Seraffyn, surely motivated the small
plan for every possible eventuality.
a micro-budget.
budget cruisers in particular. This isn’t
a figment of another generation: we’ve
Managing Your Lifestyle met cruisers in Mexico on boats that
Once You’re Out were staying in marinas, eating in cost them less than a used car, living
restaurants, and spending locally for frugally, and having the time of their
When people ask the million dollar souvenirs. No surprise, their monthly lives. It’s not for everyone, but that’s
question, “what does it cost to go expenses were not terribly different a lifestyle choice – you can cruise on a
cruising?” they are usually wondering then when they were home in the San micro-budget.
about the ongoing costs for boats Francisco bay area. These luxuries Back to the original question: are
already out cruising. It’s possible to live might be important to their happiness, we rich? I don’t think so, but the guide
on very little, and it’s perfectly easy to but there should be no surprise when in Mismaloya hammered home for me
spend a great deal. There are books and it comes to paying the credit card bill. again that it’s all relative. We don’t feel
bloggers that explore budget nuances We find ourselves very satisfied with rich; if anything, we feel frugal, and
in excruciating detail for those who our shift to simple living. We tend to minimalist. We are rich by the standards
want to consider the numbers. stay in anchorages, we rarely eat out; of the overwhelming population of
We have learned that it costs as and when we do, it’s skewed toward world to even have this opportunity,
much as you have to spend. Cruisers street vendors. We rarely purchase and grateful every day to be here.
we met in Mexico last year complained souvenirs, but have found numerous
that cruising was much more expensive treasures beachcombing. It’s easy to This month, “Totem” is gunkholing
than they anticipated, based on their live in the same places, enjoy the same north from Zihuatanejo to Bahia Banderas.
research before departure. We looked culture, beautiful beaches and sunsets, Follow along at www.sv-totem.com
at their lifestyle and weren’t terribly and have an extremely different cost of
surprised by the high cost. They living.
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