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black lives matter
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The uprising we could all see coming – BLACK LIVES MATTER

“First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more […]

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Best EPIRBs of 2020
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Best EPIRBs of 2020

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, also known as EPIRBs, are small radio transmitters that are connected to a global emergency communications network that helps search and rescue groups to locate you in the event of an emergency. These devices are especially necessary on ocean-faring sailboats where currents, tides, and weather can make for unpredictable and […]

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long-distance relationships during coronavirus
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When love isn’t essential: long-distance relationships during coronavirus

Here new Young Adventuress contributor Sydney shares her story of long-distance relationships during coronavirus across a border when love isn’t considered essential. If you had told me a couple of years ago that a massive global pandemic would soon shutter borders and keep us all at home indefinitely (oh wait, Bill Gates tried to, yet […]

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Best Marine Radars of 2020
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Best Marine Radars of 2020

Though once only reserved for very large commercial or passenger vessels, radar is now compact and ubiquitous on smaller sailboats. Marine radar is 100% necessary to help you “see” through fog, darkness, and inclement weather. Even if you enjoy navigating by the stars, it’s nice to have radar available to let you know of incoming […]

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impact of coronavirus on Wanaka
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When paradise in New Zealand becomes a ghost town

For the first time in the nearly five years I’ve lived in Wanaka, a bustling, up and coming mountain town, the streets are quiet. The roads are empty, and the doors are shut. The lights are off, and no one is around. Occasionally, I see the rare pedestrian walking through the desolate streets, and their […]

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Best Marine Stereos And Receivers of 2020
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Best Marine Stereos And Receivers of 2020

Maybe you’re headed out onto the water for a day exploring your local coastline or maybe you’re prepping for a multi-day cruise through the Caribbean. Either way, you’re going to want to bring your favorite tunes with you to enjoy while you’re on board your sailboat. Whether you prefer to tap into your extensive music […]

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dumb quarantine fights
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6 of the dumbest fights I’ve had with my partner in mandatory lockdown

These days I often find myself reflecting on my life and how a year ago, I could have never imagined where I am now. It still blows my mind, and I’m not even talking about this global pandemic we’re all enduring. Seriously, how can we let this have happened? Besides the impending global economic collapse, […]

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Best Marine Toilets of 2020
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Best Marine Toilets of 2020

When nature calls, it’s best to have a toilet nearby to answer that call. When on your sailboat, it’s not always as easy as when you’re in the comfort of your home on land, but a good marine toilet can make things a lot easier. Whether you’re headed out for the day or you have […]

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healthcare for tourists in New Zealand
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How New Zealand’s generous healthcare system saved my ass

How many of us have had to endure those “oh shit” moments while traveling? You know, those kinds that leave your head spinning where you’re all like “seriously, did that just happen to me?” I know I seem to have them in abundance. Sit down and get ready for a wild tale of healthcare for […]

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Best 2 Stroke Outboard Oil of 2020
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Best 2 Stroke Outboard Oil of 2020

Your outboard motor is a significant investment, and you need to protect it with the best 2-stroke outboard oil you can buy. Marine motors face unique stresses, from sitting idle for extended periods in wet, salty conditions to extended runs at maximum revolutions. There are times when it makes sense to economize on consumables, but […]

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