About me
I am Brazilian, piscean and traveller. Working as a yacht stewardess gives me the oportunitty to be close to the ocean, which is where I always wanted to be. This blog is the result of a desire to share my life with people who are seeking for a new adventure and also to help those who cross my path. Welcome to my world!
Got a job on a yacht? Find out here how to pack your bag for your new adventure
Don't forget that you're going to live on a yacht and that it's very likely that it won't be much room there.
08/08/2017 - Updated on 09/08/2017 00h50


 
So you've done your STCW, you have your ENG1, got your first job onboard...Hooray! That's awesome news! Now it's time to pack your bags and I'll be here to support you all the way too.
"But Sabrina, I want to bring the whole world with me. I want to feel like home and to avoid getting homesick". Just wait a second, guys! Don't forget that you're going to live on a yacht and that it's very likely that it won't be very roomy there. It's time to find out how to pack only what is truly necessary, with a little extra room for your purchases along the way, of course.
 
Let's start our little list!
 

Bag (1)
Choose a bag where you can fold when it's empty. I love my Dakine bag. It's light and it has lots of cool sections, which helps me organize myself. It doesn't use up too much room when it's empty either.
 
Health and personal care (2 to 5)
Working and living on a yacht means that every basic expense, such as food and personal hygiene, should be paid for. However, there's always something that we prefer and in a way, we (girls) need. My basic skincare list includes sunscreen, face masks and moisturizer for my hands. In order to take care of my health and get that vitality boost, I like having Super Green every morning.
 
Comfort (6 and 7)
Nobody wants discomfort during the day, right? So make sure your workday is truly enjoyable by bringing a few items. First off, indoor shoes. We are barefoot for long periods of time on the boat – therefore, in time, back and leg pains start to increase. Some boats provide the shoes and others don't. When in doubt, if you have a shoe that can be solely used indoors on the boat, your life can improve a great deal. 
A white or skin-tone tank top is another very important item. Sometimes your uniform may be transparent, so that tank top will be more than welcome.
Skin-color bra. I've made that item a mandatory part of my uniform. On workdays, I always use the same bras – both because of the color and because I don't want to damage my other bras.
 
Sentimental fluff (8)
Now let's get to the sentimental part. Bring photographs! Yes, I know that everything is easier nowadays with Facebook and Instagram. But to me there's nothing better than waking up and looking at the pictures of my family members and friends. They give me strength to persevere in less easy days.
 
Fun (9 and 10)
Since not everything is about work on the yachtie world, we do have our breaks and that's when the fun begins. For the fun moments we have the beach basics, after all the possibility of being on a tropical paradise is huge. For those days make sure you have: snorkel, mask, fins and possibly a wetsuit for those that like me love exploring the bottom of the ocean.

Books (11 and 12)
Another thing I always carry with me are books. I love books! I've always wanted to have a library at home. However, since we are focusing on traveling light, I tend to have only two (sometimes three!) books in my bag. I am yet to use Kindle, but I may surrender to the technology someday. The books I have with me at the moment are: "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "Purpose", by Sri Prem Baba and, as always, "Minutes of Wisdom".

Beach (13 to 17)
Of course, you don't want to miss out on basic items: bikinis, swimsuits (Brazilian bikinis are not always welcome and it's best to respect the country you're in), Havaianas (you can take the Brazilian out of Brazil, but you won't take Brazil out of her feet. Havaianas to the end!), sunglasses, sarong and beach bag. You'll be ready for a well-earned day off.
 
P.S.:
I wasn't attempting to advertise the brands mentioned above. I use all of them and I truly recommend them.




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