More On Us

We thought readers may like to find out more about us through stories, articles and interviews:

Stories About Us

The Unexpected Circumnavigation Volumes 1 and 2” features an excerpt from Part 1, Chapter 18.
Shelf Unbound Magazine, October/November issue.

The Unexpected Circumnavigation” by The Captain
Nordhavn For Sale By Owner Site, August 31, 2012

Around the World in a 43” by the Captain
Nordhavn For Sale By Owner Site, May 10, 2012

“The Unexpected Circumnavigation – Part 2 – Australia to Oman by Christi Grab”
Book review written by Jeff Merrill, News on, May 1, 2012

The Cruiser’s Bookshelf: Nautical Book Reviews by Barbara Thiessen (located on page 38)
 The Seven Seas Cruising Association Commodore’s Bulletin, March 2012 edition. Must be a SSCA member to log into the bulletin

Unexpected Circumnavigation” features an excerpt from Chapter 1 in Part 2 of “The Unexpected Circumnavigation (starts on page 18).
The Mariner Magazine Volume 107, January, 12, 2012

“High Five Kosmos!” by Jeff Merrill on December 20, 2011

The Unexpected Circumnavigation, Part 2 Released” by Jacob Ruytenbeek November 26, 2011

Nordhavn 55 named People’s Choice Winner” on site. November 23, 2011

Nordhavn at the 2011 SD Trawler Fest,” a video recapping the highlights of Trawler Fest 2011 in San Diego, has a cameo with Christi talking about our books and the presentations we did that weekend. Produced by Nordhavn.

Author Christi Grab Answers Your Questions About Unexpected Circumnavigation” by Thien-Kim Lam. From Left to Write Book Club. July 15, 2011

Unexpected Circumnavigation” by Robin Elton. A post about how our book inspired her.
Simple. Green. Organic. June 27, 2011.

From Left To Write Post #1: The Travel Bug” by Amy Brown. A post saying that our book inspired her.
Oh What A Life Blog, June 24, 2011

World Footprints Radio Show, an award winning international show, interviewed both of us about the book and circumnavigation. Listen to the interview here! April 5, 2011

5 Minutes with Christi and Eric Grab of Kosmos” by Jacob Ruytenbeek, March 30, 2011

“Nordhavn 43 with Eric and Christi Grab”
Marketing video produced by Nordhavn to promote their boats

“Power Boating Around the World in Two Years” by Sandy Dhuyvetter
ETN Global Travel Industry News, August 22, 2010

Travel Talk Radio interviewed Christi about the book. Listen to the interview here!
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Point Loma Couple Circumnavigates Globe” by Sebastian Ruiz
Peninsula Beacon Newspaper, July 1, 2010 edition

“Around the World in Two Years: Local Couple Circumnavigates Globe” by Sebastian Ruiz (San Diego Community News Group), June 24th edition

“Around the World in Two Years: Local Couple Circumnavigates Globe” by Sebastian Ruiz
San Diego Pets Magazine, June 23rd edition

First Time Circumnavigators Accomplish Journey, Publish Book” by Ambrosia Sarabia
Sea Magazine, June 2010 edition

“Book Review: The Unexpected Circumnavigation by Christi Grab”
Review written by Jeff Merrill, News on, March 4, 2010

“New Book”
MotorBoating Magazine, May 2010 edition

“First Time Circumnavigators Publish Book” by Ambrosia Sarabia
The Log Bi-Weekly Newspaper, April 16 – 29, 2010 edition

Preparing for Piracy on a Power Circumnavigation” by Christi Grab
Ocean Navigator Magazine, March/April 2010 edition

Someday is Today” by Zuzana Prochazka
Circumnavigator IV Magazine, 2010 edition.

“Taking on the World” by Christi Grab
Motorboating Magazine , July/August 2009 edition (paper version has photos, online article doesn’t)

“SoCal Cruisers Circumnavigate the Globe on a 43-foot Powerboat” by Ambrosia Sarabia
The Log Bi-Weekly Newspaper
June 12-25, 2009 edition for Southern California
June 26-July 9, 2009 for San Diego edition

“PAE celebrates a Nordhavn 43 Circumnavigation” by Jeff Merrill
News on, June 2, 2009

“Around the World Under Power”

“Couple ‘Grab’ Chance of a Lifetime” by Kelvin Marshall
Del Sur Weekly Newspaper, April 2, 2009
We couldn’t find a link to it online, just the paper copy is available

Into the Kosmos” by Sally Bee
Passagemaker Magazine, March 2009 edition (paper version has photos, online article doesn’t)

Round the Clock Watches
Ken’s Blog, August 11, 2008

Pacific Puddle Jump Recap: Into the Great Beyond
Latitude 38 Magazine, September 2007 edition (volume 363)

Small N43s Log Big-time Miles by Jeff Merrill and Jennifer Stern
News on, June 13, 2007

Time to Go N43 Prepares to Go the Distance by Jeff Merrill
News on, June 13, 2007

Training for Long Distance Running N43 Prepares for 2900 Mile Journey by Jeff Merrill
News on, April 2007

Up for Grabs by Jeff Merrill
News on, May 2006


Christi started freelance writing for on educational topics in August 2009. From July 2010 – April 2011, she was also Parentella’s editorial director (in addition to writer). Here are articles she has written for Parentella (note Parentella is no longer active, links might now work):

2 thoughts on “More On Us

  1. Your journey sharing is appreciated. I spent a couple of years traveling through countries and many people could not understand the reason. Many people live in their cubicles and never get anywhere in their lives but do shake their heads when and do not understand that there is so much more to life. I plan on getting started and working very hard when I get older if possible; I am fifty now. I’m a nurse and fine that many people are so closed minded and that is the reason that I like learning new languages, cultures, diets and other life enriching experiences. It really does appear that you chose correctly and so much experience to deal with the rest of the world when it approaches or vice a versa.
    The cultural experiences allow me to work as a nurse very well with understanding. It is unfortunate that people are not so open minded. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences as you are well rounded and educated. Love the writing.
    I need to go back and read some more of the blog as I wonder whom the other crewmember that traveled with you on the journey as I do believe you mentioned in the Nordhavn interview. Perhaps I am mistaken. You present many appreciable facts that will be remembered. Success in life always.

  2. Thank you so much for the nice comment! It’s nice to hear from people who also love to travel and experience new cultures. Traveling is addictive. Once you start, you just want more and more. Nursing is a great profession for people who love to travel as it is a skill that is useful everywhere. We wish you luck with your future travels.

    We had crew members for all three ocean crossings. Two of the three we met through the Nordhavn community, one was a friend from home. We also had several people join us for shorter hops along the way. Most of those people were friends from home, though one was someone we met through the Nordhavn community.

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