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Port-a-Bote; Our NEW Water SUV!

We intentionally set out early from Tucson to get to San Carlos during daylight. Our last trip we arrived too late and it cost us $75 for a hotel room because we couldn’t get out to the boat that night.

We arrived with plenty of daylight but too late to hire the Panga from the [read more by clicking on title]

Living in Mexico

A short update…

This is our second stay in San Carlos, Sonora on the boat. With the two kids it seems like we can’t pack less than a full truck load each trip but we’re trying to get everything situated on the boat to make it easier to get down here at the spur of [read more by clicking on title]

Where in the World Will the McDowell’s Go Next?

We’re looking at the calendar trying to figure out where in the world are we going to be for the next 6 months. In the delicate balance of maximizing our time on the boat and keeping enough cash in the bank we have come to a few conclusions:

We can’t let our cash reserves get [read more by clicking on title]

Incremental Change, Big Difference

A comment from a reader made me think back to a little over a year ago when we first cast off the bowline from a more traditional lifestyle to start living on a boat with a simpler philosophy towards family, money, consumerism, and wealth.

At the end of 2008, we just moved on our [read more by clicking on title]

Mexico: The Fruit of Our Labors

We made it- finally!

Despite the endlees list of things to do and other mindless paperwork that is getting backed up, we headed south to San Carlos with an overstuffed Suburban not knowing quite what to expect. We bought the boat in late June and to that point had not even spent one night [read more by clicking on title]