In 2007, Cruising World hired me to write a monthly column documenting the journey of my family as we transitioned from suburban life in Annapolis, Maryland, to the vagabond lives of fulltime cruising sailors. This assignment ended up being more than 60 columns over five years, along with some feature stories too. I remain a contributing editor at Cruising World. Most recently I traveled to Maine to write a story about a Smithsonian research scientist who built a 64-foot schooner to study shallow-water, sub-Arctic algae species and how the changing climate is affecting their distribution and population.

"For the Love of Science and Sailing," April 2018

"Through the Fog in Nova Scotia" March 8, 2017

"Mythbusters" November 2009

"Beautiful Swimmers" May 10, 2011

"Leap of Faith" December 30, 2010

"The National Parks of the U.S. East Coast" January 25, 2015

"An Island Steps Ahead of Its Time: Despite the slow pace of life today and its swashbuckling past, Providencia Island, in the southwest Caribbean sea, has taken a unique lead position in global-, biological- and ethnic-preservation initiatives." July 2012

"Entry by Sea: Bermuda has always been a strategic stopover for cruising sailors, but it's also a destination worth visiting for more than rest and repairs." September 2013

"Osprey's Flight" My Beautiful Laundrette"  February 2013

"Osprey's Flight: Rites of Passage" December 2011

"Osprey's Flight: All Systems Go. Sort of." September 2012

"Osprey's Flight: An Oboard Inferno" March 2012

"Osprey's Flight: Bird, Interrupted" February 2008

"Osprey's Flight: Child's Play" June 2010