Destinations, Travel, Memories, School, Customization, Sale

Back to school time, 15% off custom orders!

Whether your child admits it or not, when they leave for college, they'll miss home. Their own room, home cooked meals, help with their laundry, familiar faces, familiar places.

We think our fleece blankets are the perfect care package to send your son or daughter. If they can't be home, they can wrap themselves with memories of home.  Design a blanket, they come in 2 sizes, with map or chart imagery of your home town or even their favorite location. 

Now through Labor Day, our fleece blankets (and all our custom items) are 15% off! Have questions, email us any time! Sales@notfornavigation.com or call 877-858-6453

We look forward to capturing memories for you or your loved ones!  

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NFN Featured on The Grommet

We are feeling so grateful today for the wonderful feature by The Grommet. Check out the video below - or head over the The Grommet to see the full feature for yourself.

www.thegrommet.com/not-for-navigation Everyone has a place they hold near and dear to their heart, and Not for Navigation turns that location into a customized, lasting memento. Founder Heather Jernegan paired her printing background with a love of her favorite place-the New England coast-to start this collection of charming, map-printed textiles.

St Bart St Barth St Barts

I love this bag and want to keep it for myself! But...there's a heart marking a location making it very special to a certain some one. Maybe I should just to to St Bart instead lol 😁 #saintbarths #saintbarts #saintbarth #saintbart #saintbarthelemy #lucky #luxlife #condenast #coastalliving #retailtherapy #custommade #madeinamerica #chartbag #chart #map #travel #lovelife #lovelocal #caribbean #paradise #yachting #yachtclub #nautical #nauticalbag #nauticalfashion #nauticalaccessory #coastalliving #sun #sup #surf #scuba #surfexpo 

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"Mainer"

There is some validity to this {verb} "Mainer" and I'm beginning to understand it. Every time I've had a work related event in Maine, as that's the only reason I've visited Maine in the past years, I am so pleasantly surprised by the kindness.  

People are helpful, friendly, pretty down to earth, they seem organic, and like they have a different appreciation for life. I love all the Chevys and Fords I see, especially the ones hauling vintage campers like the 60's & 70's style teardrop made by Airstream. It seems people flock to Maine for their love of nature and the land. To slow down and take a fresh breath of green air. 

For those folks residing in Maine, the ones I've met hold true to my now definition of a "Mainer" . Kind, natural, polite, lovers of the land. Even though I live in Massachusetts, I feel like I'm PART "Mainer". 

And how would we define a "massachusettser"???? Hmmmmm that's a blog for a rainy day. 

Close up of our new southern Maine insured tote

Close up of our new southern Maine insured tote

People are so nice in Maine

When I was s kid, my parents would drag my sisters and I to Maine like every weekend in search of a place to move. My brilliant dad even rigged up a tiny b&w TV and a camcorder to the cigarette lighter in his van for us to watch Disney movies...mind you - this was over 20 years ago. (Ugh, I'm getting old. ) I thought...if we move to Maine my life is over. There is nothing cool in Maine. 

Well...now I'm 36 with a family, and Maine sounds AMAZING. The air is clean, the people are NICE!!! and it's beautiful and quiet. Ahhhhh and I used to hate Maine. Today, I love it.

I've been in Yarmouth, ME for the Clam Festival for my business... We sell and market our AWESOME chart and map bags & pillows - if you don't have one - you need to get one 😉 The town is cute, the air is fresh and the people are soooo nice and helpful and considerate. I might want to move to Maine! Or the Caribbean. Because is warm. All year. 😁 

Turquoise Maine tote

Turquoise Maine tote

Blue Maine beach bag

Blue Maine beach bag

Yarmouth clam fest booth 108

Yarmouth clam fest booth 108

Any day now

Finally today the birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and I even caught a glimpse of something green in the distance. Everyone was happy too which is a rarity in these parts.  

Any day now I'm ready to wake up to spring here to stay. And the bustle of summer to be back... Most people start planning a trip to the Cape...visiting friends in  Hyannis perhaps? If so, here's the perfect gift: a custom chart pillow.

 

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Border free travels

Thank you border free travels for including Not For Navigation's nantucket chart purse!   

http://www.borderfreetravels.com/bag-plane/

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Turquoise seas

I'd like to be here floating in a turquoise sea!!! 🌴🏊☀️ put your favorite getaway on a #notfornavigation pillow and bring vacation into your home!! 

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blizzard 2015

A snow storm here and there is fun. It makes winter, winter, for sure. Power goes out, light some candles, have a hot toddy, have uninterrupted conversation, maybe a little snowshoing... 

Disconnecting from the world is nice. For like 2 hours. Then I want the snow to stop, the tv to come on, and my internet to work. I'd also like to drive my car which is currently disappearing in a snow bank. 

How did people do it? How do people do it. Lots to ponder sitting here in silence!  

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Everything coconuts

Pardon my language... My text to my Miami bestie tonight after she tortured me with "I'm sailing and it's chilly I had to wear a jacket because it's 60 degrees" wah wah wah.

To which I responded:  "I wear a f-ing utilitarian down north face jacket to my knees, a hat, gloves, knee high snow boots AND leg warmers!!!! Uuuggghhhhh lol F*** WINTER. I need everything coconuts right now. "

Everything coconuts. Coconut oil, coconut lotion, coconut sun tan spray, coconut water, coconut milk, coconut vodka, coconut chips, coconut sea salt hair spray, coconut cups to drink out of, coconut bubbly water, coconut perfume, coconut cream, coconut mornings by the j band, my little coconut baby, coconut grove, my friends awesome blog smashing coconuts, whole coconuts. I want everything coconut because that means I'll be somewhere warm, tropical, exotic, amazing, happy.  

It looks warm here!!  

 

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good people

Ever wonder why bad things happen to good people? I ponder this quite often...in many regards. Whether it's a deliberate hurt or nature taking it's course...there is never a solid answer.  

Perspective is also something I think about simultaneously. What's bad to one, is nothing to another. And what one can endure, breaks another. 

Is there something positive to gain by unfortunate things that happen? I certainly hope so. 

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if you must

I always thought Valentines Day was when the guy gets the girl a romantic gift. Times have changed! 

If you must get him something, here are a few ideas.

For the traveling man. I toiletry (aka shave) kit with a cool chart or map design of his favorite destination.

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For the homebody with a terrific man-cave. Maybe he loves sports...maybe he misses his home town. Design a pillow with a sporting arena or a map of where he grew up. 

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be mine

With Valentines day on the way, I'm sure you're wondering what the perfect gift will be this holiday for her. 

Something different, something special...hmmm where to begin! This is the struggle for most around a gift-giving holiday. 

Share her most cherished location and let us create a unique piece made special for her!  

Featured below is a beach bag with the Hawaiian islands chart on it. Maybe you honeymooned there...first vaca... Plan a trip and this is how you'll tell her where you're going! ❤️❤️❤️

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play time

One good thing about every day after dec 21 is it stays lighter a minute longer each day. And that's about the only good thing until summer is here.  

Luckily I get to look at cool maps and charts of warm and sometimes exotic areas of the world. This keeps me inspired and focused on why I work so hard: play time. Aka fun in the sun!!  

I have my heart set on a Bahamas trip this year, but hawaii doesn't sound too bad either! 

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White sandy beach in Hawaii

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"White Sandy Beach Of Hawai'i"

I saw you in my dream

We were walking hand in hand

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

We were playing in the sun

We were having so much fun

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean

Soothes my restless soul

The sound of the ocean

Rocks me all night long

Those half-hound summer days

lying there in the sun

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean

Soothes my restless soul

The sound of the ocean

Rocks me all night long

Last night in my dream

I saw your face again

We were there in the sun

On a white sandy beach

On... oooonnnnn of Hawaii

#whereiwanttobe

I love California. Specifically Southern California. Every town on that coast that I've visited, I've fallen in love with. This one in particular, Laguna Beach. I love everything about it. From the salty air and surfers ;) to the little vegan stand and cool coffee houses. 

As I look out my window while the snow falls sideways, I think how awesome it would be to have an Airstream, stock it full of my Not For Navigation chart and map collection of Southern California towns and hit the road selling with my 2 Larry's and our 2 Peke pups. Thus, #whereiwanttobe

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How many bottles of beer...in the bag?!?

Boating and drinking go hand in hand. Thankfully our Not For Navigation chart and map bags are constructed so strong they can tote all your booze and then some! The clip close tote has earned a new title...booze bag ;)

Next time you're packing your cooler see how many beers you can fit in your chart tote! Or champagne, or wine, or rum... For a little punch!  

Take a pic and post it for us to see! How many bottles fit in your  { Not For Navigation } bag! 

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Beautiful by nature

What more could you ask for?? Miami cityscape, a rainbow, salty air, sunshine, Not For Navigation cushions..and on this sailing vessel Sabrosura - amazing people, laughs, adventure, stories, and of course, champagne. 

Ahhhhhhh paradise. 

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