Last week we attended the Spring Rendezvous for the members of the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association in New Bern, NC. There were approximately 200 attendees. Of those, 60% were in the Planning stage. That could mean that they have a boat, but are still planning on how they were going to manage their lives while looping. Or, many of them were actively looking for a boat to begin their journey. Much of the discussion involved the Looper Lifestyle.
One of the first decisions for the Looper Lifesyle that everyone has to make is to decide if they are keeping their house or if they are going to sell everything and put things in storage. I learned some new terminology at the conference. A land home is referred to as a “dirt house”. So, I would hear people say we kept our “dirt house”. The other term I learned is that we are “all in”. What that means is that they no longer have a home and they are a full time cruiser. That is us. We are “All In”. There is something about that phrase that I like. It shows commitment to the Looper Lifestyle. It also has a feeling of freedom. We are no longer tied down by “stuff” (other than what is on the boat) and no longer a slave to the house. Plus, no more property taxes! Read more