Welcome to the Guiding Light sailing & travel blog


jump-to-postThis blog started off as a weekly summary of my cruise along the Gulf and East Coast of America, The Bahamas, and into the time I started charter in the Virgin Islands. Then in the middle of 2013 I started writing shorter fun blogs on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with the big weekly blog on Sundays. In 2014 it dawned on me that I could share even more of the great photos I have the opportunity to capture, if I do a “photo of the day” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Plus, if I have one, Saturday is when I post videos.

I have been blessed to be able to travel extensively during my chartering offseason (August through October) and I love to share my experiences with my readers. So, when I am writing about my travels this cruising and sailing blog gets transformed into a travel blog as well.Photo of the Day

Regardless if I am writing about sailing or travel, I always try and have the “photo of the day” on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I also post these photos on Instagram, so click on the photo to the right and you will be able to see all the past POTD. While there why don’t you FOLLOW me and keep up with each new POTD?

While my “Aboard the Guiding Light” travel videos have their own page, below you will find some fun, short videos I’ve made. You should SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to get sneak peaks of my upcoming videos.

Blogs (newest to oldest)

Now we are at the blog archive and I hope you enjoy perusing through them. If you would like to see post of a specific location, go to the Travel Guide section. Click on the category if you want to see only blogs about cruising, food & drink, guest’s post & comments, life ashore, miscellaneous, offshore, published works, sailing school, or working on the boat.


These were the latest 30 blogs. Would you like to view all the blogs?