13 reasons not to date a sailor (via Matador Network)

My latest piece on travel site Matador Network already has at least one hater in the comments section, which is always fun. What do you guys think?

Warning: sailors may not resemble picture.

P.S. Thanks to my editor Ailsa Ross for helping shape this piece!

Under the Northern Cross on the Schooner Manitou




Four days on the Manitous, sipping wine or gazing at the stars, sounds like a dream.



Tall Ship Manitou offers multi-day sailing experiences. The Manitou, operated by the Traverse Tall Ship Company, is a traditional topsail schooner, just like the one I sailed on. The price is around $700 for a four day trip, but if you have the doubloons, I recommend going to gaze at the stars or sip wine. Few real ships have overnight voyages open to people of all ages, and until you’ve gazed at the stars from under the mainmast.