We want to re-rig our 30,000 lb. Kelly Peterson 46’ sloop with synthetic—yes, plastic—standing rigging but almost everyone we talk to (except ‘young sailors’ and those who have it already) are telling us not to! What gives?Read More
Below are a collection of stories spanning our combined experience as travelers, sailors, outdoor adventureres, and food obsessors. You'll also find how-to's, reviews, rants and otherwise worthy subjects. Sometimes we're published. We have another blog from previous adventures that will be converted to this site soon!
Well, we bought the boat for QM Travels. Our trip to Panama was a success, we’re now the proud caretakers of Esprit, a very fine sailboat. So, what’s next? What’s the state of QMT right now? The checklists are only getting longer.Read More
We love food! Or, more specifically, we love GOOD food! Part of the vision of Q&M Travels is sharing delicious, nurturing food with our guests while we take them on epic adventures.Read More
Quincey and I have been massaging this business in our dreams for a long time. Ideas would surface as daydreams, on occasion we'd vocalize them, and then keep dreaming. Eleven months ago, though, while on a sailing charter with paying guests in the Caribbean, the dream came into focus. "We can do this! Let's do this!" We've had our sails full ever since.Read More
Summer of 2015 rolled on while Quincey and I shared a very small, three room one bath beach bungalow with two other adults, two big dogs, and little Pandacat (these roommates, by the way, were the best we could ever ask for). While the galley was huge even in modern standards, the bedroom was much smaller than the lovable 32' boat we now call home. We were really feeling the compression and wanted to find a place to call our own.Read More
Quincey and I are in the Cold Dark North, 400 miles (643km) south of the Arctic Circle in Helsinki Finland. At 60° North, on December 29th, we'll experience less than five hours of sunlight and the forecasted high is 38° F (3.3°C). We might get some snow but likely we'll see more rain. Chance of seeing the sun? Zero percent.Read More