A boat is a symbol of togetherness. Being on the same vessel means you're sharing the same fate. Onboard illustrates when my husband and I were preparing to sail around the world with our young children. It shows the challenges and the romance of family life onboard a small sailboat.
When I was a child I read Dove by Robin Lee Graham and was inspired to hold this ambition into my 50s. (In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, Dove).