How to Travel to Hawaii for Cheap

I never really thought I’d have the chance to go to Hawaii. I know it’s beautiful but my dad hates airplanes, family doesn’t travel much to begin with and it’s expensive so I never really had the urge or the means to go. Enter Taylor, my boyfriend who chose Hawaii as his first pick of […]

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A Thank You for His First Mate’s Two Year Anniversary

If you would have told me two years ago that His First Mate would be where it is today I would have laughed. Two years ago this was all just an idea in my head that had no name and no clear sense of direction. It was a blank WordPress page. And now, it has […]

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What Happens When You Become Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) For a Month

Vegetarian- Does not eat meat Vegan- Does not eat meat, dairy or eggs   In the sixth grade, we had to write a report and do a presentation about our opinion of a controversial topic and I got animal rights. Almost 11 years later and I still remember this damn report because of the things […]

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Fall Favorites of 2017

  My earliest memory of fall took place at my grandparents house. They were persistent about raking up their leaves. My grandpa would throw on a light coat and put on his cap to go outside and rake piles of leaves. I did just the same except instead of raking I’d be jumping and ruining […]

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Six Tips to Surviving the First Underway

*For the safety of my sailor and his boat, there are no dates, locations or names posted. The article has been written and posted after his underway was long done and over.  OPSEC for the win. I have been very fortunate in the fact that, for the first two years of this adventure, I have […]

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Changing Your Dreams And Your Career

When I graduated high school, I wanted to be a journalist and a photographer on the side. Maybe even a photojournalist. I wasn’t sure but all I knew was that I loved writing for the school newspaper and no other career path really intrigued me. So with barely 18 years on this earth, I took […]

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