True Value of Your Job

True Value of Your Job

What’s your job really worth? New crew entering the world of yachting are blinded by the big shiny boats, exotic travel, and über wealth. Get paid and travel? Images of being bikini clad, drinking champagne, and fanning yourself with hundred dolla’ bills yo! Once a Greenie lands their first job, their initial question is, “What am I going to get paid?”. Hey, isn’t that what … Continue reading

Back of the Head Party

Back of the Head Party

Let the Back of the Head Party commence in 3, 2, 1, GO! So, whats a, “Back of the Head” Party you ask? Well, you know that feeling when a smile widens on your face and theres a certain twinkle in your eye as the guests and their luggage shuffle down the passerelle? We all do. Your focus suddenly … Continue reading

Snowmageddon 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

Dear New England, While you are beautiful in the summer, you can keep your winter. Due to Snowmageddon 2015, it’s too windy here in the Bahamas to take the yacht out today. I am instead forced to sit by the pool with a sunhat on. Thanks for your understanding,

So, You Wanna Be a Yachtie?

So, You Wanna Be a Yachtie?

(Note: This is an 2.0 elaboration to my previous post, “Is Yachting for Everybody? Pt. 1“. Maybe read that first and come back, or not, whatever.) You Imagine: Exciting and exotic ports of call. Azure blue waters. Meals prepared by culinary trained chefs. Big fat cash tip in hand. And a comfy bed to rest your head … Continue reading

The Tomahawk Walk

The Tomahawk Walk

So if you’ve been following my blog or just reading back into my posts, you’ll notice I don’t take kindly to crew who smoke. Why should they get extra 15 minute breaks all throughout the day because they’ve made the decision to reek of burning tar? Or go full on nicotine-fit Rageaholic if they don’t … Continue reading

Two Sunrises to Freedom.

Two Sunrises to Freedom.

Motor Vessel 70950. Day 23. 3rd Day of the New Year. 2015. The days have been drawn into a dark hole of despair. Exhaustion has set in like a heavy weight on the small pinprick of motivation remains. Our saving grace is the light, it has suddenly appeared like a glimmer of hope at the … Continue reading

It’s Christmas Time… in the Islands!

It’s Christmas Time… in the Islands!

Merry Frigg’n Christmas You Flithy Animals! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter and joy. For those lucky ones who were able to spend it with family, we’re all a little jealous. For my fellow yachties with a full boat of guests, you hang in there – New Years is just around the … Continue reading

I’m Baaaaaack! Again.

I’m Baaaaaack! Again.

Hello Darling, Oh how I’ve missed you. Last time I stated, “I’m back!” I really wasn’t. I was in the interim of “season” and “summer trip” two things that are not the same. While I could have written during the month long summer trip over the Forth of July, I was too busy actually working … Continue reading

Happy Birthday… to ME!

Happy Birthday… to ME!

What does a hardworking stewardess need more than anything in life? A…. day at the spa! Also… Breakfast in bed. Double tall Nespressos. Wine. Doggy kisses. A yummy dinner with her love. And possible some boutique shopping.   Sorry ladies, I had to rub it in. I clearly don’t get enough of these.

Hitting Those Milestones.

Hitting Those Milestones.

  Yours truly here will soon hit another milestone. EEEKK! I’m pretty sure I had a birthday last year, so… do I reeeallly need another? At least I’m not like some women who melt down every 5 -10 years once they pass the legal drinking age. I’m sure at some point I’ll just give up counting. … Continue reading

TOP SECRET: Questions for Candidates

TOP SECRET: Questions for Candidates

I’ll be the first to say that I’m a stubborn, judgmental, asshole. Yes, I judge you by your photo, your activities, past boats, and most importantly Facebook. If you’re a chief stewardess who says, “I never do that!” You’re a bold faced liar. It’s in our human nature. Survival of the fittest? Who knows. Maybe … Continue reading

The Hunter.

The Hunter.

She who dies a martyr in a pair of sailor shorts – has the cleanest interior.  After the past few months of heavy use and busy boat interior by myself, I realize I can’t do this job alone. No matter how SuperWoman-WonderWoman-CatWoman-She-Hulk I believe I am, I’m not. I’m now on a hunt. No, I’m … Continue reading

Oh Where, Oh Where Has She Been Hiding?

Oh Where, Oh Where Has She Been Hiding?

Yes, I have been hiding. It’s been a while. I’ve needed a break. If you look back to my post The Flyer, you’ll understand why. I decided to suck it up and finish the season myself. It. Was. Exhausting. I’m clearly not an overly determined 22 year old anymore. Since my return to the states, … Continue reading

AWOL

AWOL

So, it’s been a week and a half since I’ve last checked in. The crossing over was the trip from hell. Taking big sloppy seas to the beam among other things, make you long for land more than a fat kid for cake. In military terms, I’d have been considered AWOL by now. I really … Continue reading

Have Dog. Will Travel.

Have Dog. Will Travel.

Here’s a topic near and dear to my heart. Tika, as I have briefly mentioned before, is our 6 1/2 year old chihuahua and miniature pinscher mix. Don’t ask me why, as a yachtie, I have a dog, but if it were up to me – I’d have a farm! We’re so lucky to have … Continue reading

The 12:00 Flasher

The 12:00 Flasher

Only the übergeeks will truly understand and appreciate. During my four years of university, I worked for the Information Technology Services Help Desk on campus – yes, headset and all. Übergeek. I’m not sure who I convinced to give me the job – I was a marketing student for crying out loud! Apparently someone saw my … Continue reading

The No Makeup She-Hulk

The No Makeup She-Hulk

Warning: Incriminating & Embarrassing Evidence Below. Ever have one of those days… maybe weeks? Once you’ve finished the million little details that allow you to sleep peacefully at night (refer to: What Do You Do All Day?), you take a glass with you to bed. Most people take a glass of water, but instead, this glass … Continue reading