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Day 5: Sharing Grapes With A Grown Ass Man: Reconnecting With My Own Humanity Hiking The Syndicate Waterfalls, Dominica

In yoga we do all this talk about “creating a connection with other human beings” and “being the light,” and yet, it’s like, “Oh, share my water bottle with a total stranger who lives on a rural island? Ew no.” I shared grapes with a total stranger. And it rocked my humanity.

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Day 5: Hiking To Syndicate Waterfall On Dominica

Travel websites say, ”To get to Syndicate Falls Trailhead, take a taxi 2.5 miles into the rain forest.” Note: That’s a very literal statement. Before you get out to the actual waterfall, you’ve got to TAKE A TAXI 2.5 MILES INTO A RAINFOREST. That’s half of the fun! Here’s our adventure of hiking to the Syndicate Waterfalls.

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Day 5: Jurassic Park Meets Pinterest--Hiking The Syndicate Trail On Dominica

The Syndicate Trail is a gorgeous, vibrant trail to hike on Dominica. Here’s our experience of the island, and there’s an embarassing story thrown in here, too. If you’re a free spirit or nature lover of any sort, you will thoroughly enjoy Syndicate Trail, and Dominica in general. It’s lush and vibrant flora and fauna is king of all the Caribbean islands.

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Day 5: 3 Keys On How To Not Have A Meltdown While Checking Into Customs In The Caribbean | Ashore On Dominica

If you know anything about clearing customs in the Caribbean, I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories. Here’s my spin on how not to have a meltdown while trying to clear through customs and 3 tips on how to cooperate with Caribbean government officials in Dominica.

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Day 5: Exploring Dominica, Land Of The 5:15 AM In The Morning Pirates

Day 5: This morning we met Titus, the 5:15 AM in the morning pirate of Dominica. Titus rejoined us, suggested some of his favorite activities ashore for the day, we convened and decided on an itinerary, and then joined him in his panga and went ashore.

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Day 4: Night Watch + How To Sleep During An Overnight Passage From Martinique To Dominica.

Overnight passages don’t come naturally for the majority of humans. As a crew member on a boat delivery, you have this concoction of feelings when it’s your turn to sleep, and you're not on watch. This is supposed to be your “downtime,” but there’s always that bottom line “being on call” feeling where you can’t really relax and let go. Here’s a few tips from my experience trying to sleep underway.

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Day 4: How To Use The Toilet On A Sailboat--Sailing Tips And Tricks.

Boat Toilets Demystified: How To Use A Toilet On A Yacht If you've ever been on a sailing catamaran, a day boat, or any other kind of not-quite-mega-yacht sailing vessel, you've probably had this moment of panic when it's came time to...you know...do your business. Here’s a walk through video tutorial on how to use a toilet on a boat. You’re welcome.

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Day 4: Fishing Gear, Big-Bootied Americans, & Doobie Brothers - Last Minute Provisions On Martinique Before Sailing To Dominica

Day 4 consisted of knocking out a few last minute provisions, drinking coffee that was way too strong, and picking out fishing gear before leaving Dominica and starting our overnight passage to Dominica.

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Day 3 Travel Vlog: How To Provision On Martinique For A Two Week Sailing Trip Through The Caribbean

Day 3 Travel Vlog: How To Provision On Martinique For A Two Week Sailing Trip Through The Caribbean

Here’s our video recap of Day 3. Day 3 was all about retrieving my lost luggage at the Martinique Airport, playing that game where you pick up a folded piece of paper with your mouth, and provisioning for our two week trip up island!

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Day 2: Octopus For Breakfast, Lost Luggage, Dirty Diapers | Traveling From Saint Maarten to Martinique

Traveling on Day 2 consisted of octopus for breakfast on St. Maarten, losing my luggage in the multiple leg flights to Martinique, and finding dirty diapers. Read the full play by play of this day of the boat delivery here!

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Day 1: Frank Sinatra, Questionable Beach Walks, Fits Of Giggles | Charleston, SC To Saint Maarten

Here’s the play by play account of Day 1 of our two-week boat delivery from Martinique to St. Thomas - a 14 day journey covering the majority of the Lesser Antilles Caribbean Islands. From Charleston, South Carolina to St. Maarten.

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How To Pack For A 2 Week Sailing Trip in the Caribbean? Clothing Check List

Martinique to St. Thomas. Four hundred and something nautical miles, 11 islands. 5 Hailing Countries and Cultures. Possible sunshine, thunderstorms, bad seas, above sea level, below sea level. How the HECK do you pack for all of that?! And if you have the photography / film bug -- how do you bring your gear to capture all of these amazing places, people and culture?! Today we're diving into the Clothing element of this equation.

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Coffee Shop To Caribbean: Video Editing To Delivering A Sailboat--How Did This Trip Happen?

One day video editing in a coffee shop I got a text message from one of my oldest friends, Laura, here on out referred to as Laurford (because that's her proper name...It's a long story) saying, "Hey, do you want to help us with a boat delivery from Martinique to St. Thomas?" Approximately 2.5 seconds later she received the response back, "YES." And two weeks later I found myself packing a bag for a two-week boat delivery up island on year old Saba 50 Catamaran.

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