It's YOUR life: never give up, never give in!

World map with Anticruising routes

Two women sailed half the planet, completely unsupported...
... to get to the other side

Out there, it's clear cut: shit will happen, something really vital will break. You can moan, "I can't fix that," and you won't, and you'll die. Or you can scream filthy words, grab the tools, and Jerry-rig the damn thing. It's got nothing to do with luck, god, magic incantations, who's thinking of you, or any other delusional crap; and it's got absolutely everything to do with just getting it done!

Meg AKA Morgan Stone

What is Anticruising?

An anticruise is what we call a humongous (mostly non-stop) voyage aboard the sailboat we escaped with. It's about doing what's right for you without anchors, chains, expectations, and fear. An anticruise is LIMITLESS, insanely DANGEROUS, and intensely REAL. It's as close to the NOW as you can get. It's knowing, you are entirely alone out there, and absolutely everything is up to YOU!

We've done a number of anticruises since the big run-for-our-lives-from-Russia, and even a few cruises; it's why we know that cruising sucks!

elena ivanova

So, What is Cruising?

Cruising through life means: expectations met, no surprises, minimal effort. Of course, it usually comes at the cost of having any reason to be alive. Or it means living for someone else - but hey, as long as you're fed, and you get to fetch the occasional stick, what the heck.

There's also private-yacht cruising. And that's the kind of cruising to which The Anticruise is antonymously alluding.

As an activity (a truly misused word, in this case), private-yacht cruising is pretty much, plodding from anchorage to anchorage; albeit reluctantly, and only when local law enforcement, weather, or some other such concern, makes actually moving necessary. Cruising's modus operandi is to remain firmly anchored in the zone of maximum comfort.

Anticruising is the opposite: as much forward motion and as little stopping as possible. In other words, anticruising IS sailing. It's not about getting to a destination, or even having one, but about the journey.