I COULD HAVE FLOWN to Europe. I could have hopped a budget long-haul and touched down in Cyprus a day or two after leaving Australia.
Instead I found myself diving the Maldives, dodging pirates off Yemen and sailing up the Suez Canal. Some extreme cruise ship? Nope, this was a yacht delivery.
Sailing the seas beats being crushed into cattle-class airline seats every time, especially if you’ve got some time up your sleeve and an eye for adventure.