Living the Cruising Dream

Welcome Aboard Liberty!

Liberty was featured in the June ‘06 issue of Cruising World in their “Classic Plastic” column. 

 Please see the “what’s new” section at the bottom of this page.

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Ty and Suzanne have been cruising since June 2003.  We sailed north to Newfoundland, south to the Bahamas, back to Canada, and south to the islands again, then crossed the Atlantic Ocean to explore the Mediterranean.  We’re now back on the U.S. east coast. Here you’ll see our photos and read about our  adventures to date.

Thanks for joining us to learn about
 the cruising life.

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“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

This site serves two purposes: to keep our family and friends updated as to our latest adventures, and to provide useful information about cruising to those sailors who plan to live the cruising dream themselves some day. We’ve tried to include things of interest to everyone, so please check out each of the buttons on the left. If you like what you see, add the site to your list of favorites, because we update it regularly.

Suzanne’s book Living a Dream is now available in a new edition published by Paradise Cay Publications with the same compelling stories but twice the photos and a great crisp look. Blue Water Sailing magazine says:

“Suzanne Giesemann’s wonderful story about breaking away from busy professional lives ashore to go cruising is both highly entertaining and inspirational.  Whether you are an aspiring cruiser or simply a lover of well-told stories, Living a Dream should be the one sailing yarn you read this year.

Click here to read more about the book and find out what readers have to say.

Order your copy now!

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Suzanne’s latest book, It’s Your Boat Too:  A Woman’s Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water, empowers women to get more involved in all aspects of boat ownership.  Have more fun and be a safer boater by applying the information in this book.  Don’t just go along for the ride, ladies... It’s your boat too!

A male reader says, “You managed to do in 1 hour what I’ve been trying to do for 5 years” (motivate his wife to enjoy sailing).  His wife said, “It kept me up half the night reading...I’m ready to get out there and do this now!”
Order your copy now!
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We cruise with a canine crew member, our little buddy, Rudy. To read about Rudy the Sailing Wiener Dog’s latest adventures or to find out what it’s like to be a canine cruiser, check out Rudy’s Page.

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What’s it really like to sail across an ocean? Read a highly personal account in Atlantic Crossing Journal

Ty did a lot of research to get Liberty ready to sail the Mediterranean. Read how he prepared the boat to deal with different electrical current and other modifications for cruising Europe.


Suzanne has a monthly column in Blue Water Sailing Magazine called “Giesemann Onboard”. In each issue you can read light-hearted, entertaining, and informative stories of general cruising lifestyle interest (not just the “pink” stuff).


Ty is the new president of the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA).  He invites you to take the virtual tour on their newly updated website at and find out how SSCA can help prepare you for cruising.

What’s new on the site since the last update: 

  • See What We’ve Been Up To for the latest aboard Liberty.
  • Suzanne's latest book, The Priest and the Medium, (the true story of psychic-medium Anne Gehman and her husband, the former Jesuit Priest Wayne Knoll) has been released from Hay House. For more about Suzanne’s books, see her website:
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If you like the site and/or have any questions or comments for us, please see “Contact Us” and send us an email.


     “It is the journey, not the destination that matters.”

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