Traveling across continents is always fun. There are so many ways to do it, and each way gives you a new vantage point on the very land that you’re exploring. If you’ve already gone from coast to coast via the land and traveling by automobile, and you’ve done your fair share of flying, you should try your hand at boating.
Boating is the kind of thing that people get addicted to. It’s not the fast way to get from starting point to destination, but when you start boating, it becomes a lifestyle and the things you get to see and do while gently coasting in knots per hour are enough to make you never want to travel by any other means again. If you’re excited to take a trip by coast to boat, here are some things to keep in mind while you’re planning your trip:
You’ll Have to Find a Boat
Not everybody has the ability to just hop on a boat and plan a trip. You either have to know somebody who has a boat, or you’re going to have to get one for yourself. There are many options for this. You could rent out a boat, you could befriend a billionaire and spend time with yachting experts seeing the most extravagant coastlines of the world, or you could front the expense and just buy one for yourself. Whatever you do decide to do, remember that this is the first step to having some of the greatest times you’re going to have in your life.
Boats Need Maintenance
Water is a very corrosive substance. Anything that spends too much time in the water will start to deteriorate. The same can be said for boats. You have to remember that there is boat maintenance that has to be kept up on, especially if you’re planning a long-term trip. Every night you’re going to have to find a place to port, as well. Plan ahead and figure out your options each night for docking. To make things easier on yourself, try finding a place that allows you to dock for the night but will also do any maintenance or boat repairs.
The Ocean Has Side Effects
In the end, the ocean is an amazing and beautiful thing, but when you’re on it for extended amounts of time, you’ll start feeling the side effects of it on your body. Sea sickness is a side effect that can be combated, so plan ahead to deal with the symptoms. In different news, you’ll spend a lot of time on the open blue getting from destination to destination, so be sure to bring things with you that will help you combat boredom. Card games, books, and other things will be of help.