nautical

"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

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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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

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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Happy New Year!

Thank you all for our best year ever! We couldn't have don't it without the support of our great customers and our fantastic team here at NFN. 

Cheers to another amazing year full of happiness, good health, and successes!  

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Last minute shopping

Problem solved. Not For Navigation gift certificate. They can design their own tote, pillow, accessory, or set of placemats! 

http://www.notfornavigation.com/products/nfn-gift-card

 

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Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head.

Treasure island... There must be a lot of them! This one near Florida's St. Petersburg beach looks like coral in the map design featured here. 

It looks warm and fun too!  

St Petersburg beach Florida/Treasure Island

St Petersburg beach Florida/Treasure Island

Home sweet home

Home really is where the heart is. I know this because I stay living in Massachusetts even though the weather is enough to make me pack up and drive far west to the southern pacific coast! 

Pillows with a map of home is a great gift for anyone who loves their home, or has had to leave it. Mark an address with a heart and mark a special address.  

Enjoy 15%off with discount code: NAUTI  

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true north? or false...

"Man, you thought latitude and longitude was rough, just check out this declination stuff!

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you that your compass doesn't work quite right. It doesn't really point to the north pole or the south pole.

Not only that, next year it will point someplace different than it does this year! And, someday it may be completely backwards!"

Maybe this is why I can't find my way!!

Read more on magnetic declination & true north: http://www.compassdude.com/compass-declination.shtml

a little help from our friends

As a growing business, we're asking for a little help from our friends! We'd love for more followers on our social media! 

Please join us...and ask your friends to also. We have fun promotions, give-aways and always updating our product list! Social media links can be found on our page www.notfornavigation.com

Or connect with us here:

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footprint-free

Footprint-free beaches! Not a soul in sight! Sign me UP!

"Swim-ashore beaches, championship sport fishing and spectacular golf courses are just a few of the highlights that make The Berry Islands a desired destination. Composed of a cluster of 30 cays, a majority of these islands are uninhabited. It's not uncommon to stumble across a footprint-free beach or private cove. You could spend an entire day without seeing a single soul. The Berry Islands are also home to a number of cavern, reef, wall and wreck dive sites, as well as a 600-foot-wide blue hole, wonderful billfishing and ancient churches."

Here our Berry Island Tote is adorned with this beautiful cluster of cays in the Bahamas.

yacht bottle carrier

What fun is yachting without some adult beverages?  If you're like my friends and I in Miami, you'll need a sturdy tote to carry all those bottles!

My friend in Miami, also one of NFN's largest fans, has a tote with her favorite area, the Exumas in the Bahamas. I thought she would use it as a beach bag...I should have known better. She used it as a "yacht bottle carrier"!!  I know you're thinking...how many bottles of wine can one carry in our clip close tote?

 10! She carried them "nicely gathered up and down the pier" ...and then stuffed it with jugs of Fireball!  

They know how to party in the little latitudes for sure!

awkward silence

Spice up your dinner table with these conversation pieces. Each place setting can tell a story of places traveled and things seen!

Ever wonder what to talk about...or worry about the possibility of awkward silence?

Its fun to talk about vacations and memories! Here's a great way to start a conversation!


key largo...montego...baby why don't we go...

...to the Bahamas!!  Or anywhere with sunshine and hot sand to sink your toes into. And tropical drinks, of course. Can't make it there? You can dream about it on one of our pillows decorated with Bermuda, Bahamas, ..Featured here is Exumas in the Bahamas in our new map design. Also featured is our NEW 20" x 20" pillow! Check this out along with with the Neck Roll pillow and placemats (come in set of 4 or 6!!)


coastal living

Whether you live on the coast, or miles from the sea, a nautical accent is always charming. Decorated with your favorite destination, the pillows are a conversation piece and a place to rest your head and dream on the memory it captures.

4 pillow styles to choose from and any area you want! Areas featured here:

Tortola, BVI, Dominican Republic, Seal Beach, CA and Nantucket