September 15, 2008
Last Letter From Home

September 1, 2008
Saying Goodbye

August 15, 2008
The Circle Closes At Arue

August 1, 2008
Last Days In Rangi

July 15, 2008
The Road To Rangiroa

July 1, 2008
A Social Whirl

June 15, 2008
The Land of Men

June 1, 2008
Sweet Days in Hiva Oa

May 15, 2008
Homing In

May 1, 2008
A Perfect Day At Sea

April 15, 2008
Beating Across The Pacific

April 1, 2008
The Worrier Transits The Canal

March 15, 2008
The Boys And The Hunt

March 1, 2008
Sweet Landfall In Panama

February 15, 2008
Gloom in Cartagena

February 1, 2008
Connections With That Long-Ago Girl

January 15, 2008
Where the Boys Are

January 1, 2008
Life On The Hard

December 15, 2007
Last Letter From Vermont

December 1, 2007
The Final Countdown

November 15, 2007
Welcome Aboard Shangri-La

November 1, 2007
More Bad Dreams Than Good

October 15, 2007
When Our Systems Overwhelm Us

October 1, 2007
Shaking Off The Remoras

September 15, 2007
The Deal Is Done

September 1, 2007
The Search For Shangri-La

August 15, 2007
The Birth Of A Dream

August 15, 2007
Tania And Sons

August 15, 2007
About Tania

August 15, 2007
About the Family

August 15, 2007
About Shangri-La

August 15, 2007
Voyage Itinerary

August 15, 2007

August 15, 2007
Tanias Books

August 15, 2007
Chartering With Tania

August 15, 2007
Tania And Sons

By Tania Aebi

In May 1985, when Tania Aebi was 18, she cast off from lower Manhattan, alone, on her 26-foot sloop, Varuna. For the next two and a half years, with only a cat for company, she sailed 27,000 miles around the world, returning to New York the youngest woman to ever circumnavigate the world solo. Her book about this adventure, Maiden Voyage, became an inspirational bestseller, published in eight countries.


Fast forward 20 years. Now living in Vermont, she’s a mother to two boys – Nicholas, 16, and Sam, 13. Between lecturing, earning her captain's license, earning her BA and MFA, she’s also been managing and renovating properties, leading learn-to-sail 10-day flotillas in different countries, and writing.


In September 2007, hoping to give her boys a taste of adventure, Tania has set off cruising with Nicholas and Sam as crew, on a 36-footer named Shangri-La, and headed from the Caribbean through the Panama Canal, to the South Pacific. There she turns the boat and her boys over to her ex-husband, who’ll sail with them to Australia. An unorthodox arrangement? You bet. See how it’s playing out, right here, in “The Log Of Shangri-La,” twice a month on