Panorama Holiday: West Coast Sailing

With a total of 2,448 miles, Route 66 is one of the most iconic tracks across the United States. Countless songs, films, and books tell the tales of this extraordinary journey through the country, like an explorative immersion through history, time, and also a lesson of self-discovery. But if you’re after an adventure that takes you through a variety of landscapes, challenges and wildlife, you need to give up your drips of a road trip. 

Instead of driving miles, take a look at nautical miles, the distance between Seattle and Mexico matches almost in nautical miles the mileage of the infamous Route 66. If time isn’t an issue – you need to have more than a couple of days off, you should be looking at a few weeks to sail and visit, which could be ideal for a late summer break – you should consider a west coast sailing holiday that will take you back to the route of former trade sailors. 

From Seattle To Mexico

While the east coast of the U.S. gives you plenty of tropical islands — just south of Florida for instance with the Bahamas and Cuba to name but a few–, accessible little nooks and plenty of shallow water, the sailing conditions on the Pacific side are entirely different. Miles of exposed cliffs and the absence of small harbors between the major ones make up for an adventurous route that brings you closer to the elements

Be warned that this will not be an easy time, but you will love to get to understand the seak the wind and the rocks as you sail. It is a challenge for someone who has found their sea legs; otherwise you might not enjoy the journey. The views between Seattle and Mexico are magnificent, and you can definitely remember the feeling of freedom of a road trip when you feel the wind in your hair. 

You don’t have to be an expert

Don’t worry about sailing a boat in challenging conditions. While the Seattle to Mexico route is one of the least accessible at first, you can hire a team of professional sailors with a Yacht charter, so that there is nothing to worry about. For long trips, it’s best to hire the services of experts to accompany you safely to your destination. 

However, if you want to learn how to sail a boat, you can also take lessons ahead of the departure so that you can sit down with the sailing team and have a chat about what they do, how and why they do it. It’s a great way of learning more!

Stop and make memories on the way

A sailing vacation doesn’t mean that you can’t take regular breaks and visit cities on your way down to Mexico. San Francisco is an obvious stop, and you can even spend a night in town. You should also spend a couple of days in San Diego if you need to relax on a sandy beach before heading back onto the Pacific. You can kill some time in the zoo too, as you can be sure that you’ll be seeing only sea life once you’re back on the boat. 

In short, if your family is ready for an adventure, sailing the west coast down to Mexico can give you all the exciting and breathtaking views you dream of. A word of warning, though: It’s not a vacation for you if you haven’t found your sea legs! 

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