“Kimberly candidly shares her decision-making processes, organizational ideas, and the stumbling blocks she encountered. If you ever thought of taking a long sailing break, this book might be just what you need to turn the dream into a reality.”

— Lin Pardey, Sailor and Author, "Storm Tactics Handbook"

Crew of Three

How Bold Dreams and Detailed Plans
Launched Our Family’s Sailing Adventure

By Kimberly J. Ward

As we sailed out of our cove, our home behind us and the complete unknown ahead, I couldn’t help thinking that I was leaving everything I knew and loved—with the exception of Michael and Ally. Talk about being pushed past my comfort zone in just about every direction.

Kimberly is a traveler, adventurer and gardener. Not a sailor. Yet she, her husband, and their 10-year-old daughter moved aboard their 34-foot boat for two years and sailed from Massachusetts to Grenada and back after two full years of planning.

Available in paperback and e-book now.

Coming soon in audiobook.

Love Us: The Blog

Postcards from the Crew of Three


Early in our travels as a family, I started sending postcards home. Each postcard signed “Love Us,” captured a snapshot, including our thoughts and emotions, from the places we visited. Starting when we left Massachusetts in August 2014 and continuing until we returned home two years later, I did the same with our sailing adventure. Sometimes, particularly at the beginning of our trip, we were able to buy postcards representing the landmarks we visited and the places we saw. Later, say in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, when there was not even a store in which to buy a postcard, Ally and I got creative and made our own.

As we sailed through the Bahamas to Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic, then south of Puerto Rico and through the Virgin Islands into the Eastern Caribbean, and all the way to Grenada and back home to Massachusetts, we chronicled our journey in these postcards. Imagine my surprise when, two years later, I discovered there were more than three hundred postcards!

Love Us: The Blog, Postcards from the Crew of Three, is intended to both preserves these postcards and share them with you. If you want to learn more of our story, check out my blog.