Skimming before caressing tradwinds, savoring tropical landfalls, evading stormy seas - such is the image of the cruising lifestyle, but it can be so much more. Join Lin and Larry Pardey, winners of the CCA Far Horizon Award as they recount some of their most memorable adventures during more than 40 years of cruising. Learn how they planned and executed a seven-month "Champagne Safari on a Beer Budget", outfitting a 4X4 to reach remote corners of Southern Africa.
Share their memories of campfire evenings with Kalahari Bushmen, life in a sculptors commune in Zimbabwe's northern reaches, and days of animal watching at waterholes far from game reserves. Then voyage onward with them into a unique eight-month long island encounter with nine Brazilian families who dreamed of their own offshore adventures. Finally, sail north through the Atlantic to Ireland's music-filled shores and a summer of history, classic sailing, and friendship. Along the way you'll learn some of the truisms that could help you get out adventuring sooner and more enjoyably - whether on the land or on the water. You'll also come to know more about this longtime cruising couple who have been dubbed "The Enablers" because of their enthusiasm and willingness to share their secrets for exploring the far corners of the world on a limited budget.