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Sailing With Purpose

Cruising Adventures on SV Hapai


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“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.
For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Consider It Pure Joy

When James wrote “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2), I’m pretty sure he was writing to me. After nearly 11 weeks on the hard, we’ve had one trial after another and it’s safe to say I’m almost done. What...

Getting Ready to Volunteer Overseas

International volunteering can be an amazing experience for both you (the volunteer), and the community in which you’re serving. However, great experiences don’t come without planning. To ensure your volunteer experience is a good one, you’ll need to make sure you’re...

Keeping Calm in Times of Change

It’s been 4 years since we started to seriously think about selling up and going cruising. It’s been a year since we bought Hapai and 6 months since we got official live aboard status. While the set-sail date in May marks a major milestone in our journey, so much...

5 Things to Pack when Volunteering with Children

If you’re heading off to volunteer overseas, you’ll no doubt be spending time with children along the way. Even outside of schools and orphanages, it’s common to come across groups of children just waiting to have some fun. By carrying a few basic supplies, you can...

Surviving Sea Sickness

There are two types of people in this world; the type who get chronically seasick and the type who don’t. Unfortunately, I fall into the first camp and have been known to get seasick without even leaving the marina. Until recently I relied on seasick remedies for...