vacation

"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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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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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

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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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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hustle & bustle

Tis the season! The shopping...the parties...the food & drink. We love the hustle & bustle and the holiday buzz!

We also love the stories of the where and why our customers choose the chart or map they do. It's the gift we receive by making these custom pieces. The memories...the places...the stories. 

Celebrate this year with a custom gift that shows the story of a memory shared.   enjoy FREE standard shipping with discount code: freeship14

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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.

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!!)


Destinations

bahamas is the word this week!

I think its a sign... we are meant to visit the Bahamas. We would love a new account in the Exumas! A very dear friend from Miami, who knows how to live more than anyone I've ever met in my life, says that when you fly into the Exumas, the view of the ocean, islands, and sand looks like god took his bare finger and painted swirls of heaven in the ocean. Whether you believe in god or not, if that doesn't make you want to fly into the Bahamas, then I don't know what will!

Here is a view on a yacht in the Exumas... sporting our nautical chart pillows, of course.