Ben Ho worked as an engineer and business manager for technology companies in Canada before taking off to do something different and see the world. Born in China, grew up in Hong Kong, and moved to study in Canada, he belongs to a generation faced with constant migration and cultural change. But the stories and artifacts of human civilizations remain unchanged; it is this cultural landscape and the boundless beauty of nature that Ben attempts to understand, absorb, and appreciate in his travels. Educated in technology fields, he started working on a MBA later in life, but found that building a wooden sailboat was more satisfying. From that point on there was no turning back: drawn to the sea and the wind, he and his wife go sailing and traveling whenever they can.
This is the whimsical story of a couple who left their comfortable suburban life and embarked on a journey of exploration and self-discovery by living on board their sailboat and cruising the Mediterranean. It is about the challenges and delights of the cruising life, the cultures and histories from the Middle East to the Tuscan Islands, the friendly people they met, and the irresistible cuisines.