Stewardess

How I got my FIRST job!

How I got my FIRST job!

I initially wanted to be a Wedding Planner & honestly, I blame J-Lo for that decision. (She made it look so fabulous in the movie!) After going to school for Event Management & planning a few weddings, I realized I had zero passion for weddings/bridezillas...

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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

I wonder if the creator of the TV show Big Brother was ever a yachtie? I mean it's a very similar concept. A group of strangers from all walks of life are put into a large (floating) mansion & presented with varying team activities (guest trips, safety drills...

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How to build a yachtie CV!

How to build a yachtie CV!

I have been promising to do this blog post for what feels like years now. I have been putting it off because I wanted to make sure I could dedicate enough time to answer the most frequently asked questions & eloquently put into words just how important it is to...

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

I remember my first week as a Stewardess, I was given a huge cleaning caddy of every product known to mankind (or so I thought) & told to memorize what all of the items were used for. While it was great to focus on housekeeping & detailing, I was pretty...

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What to pack?!

What to pack?!

Hi, my name is Gemma and I am a chronic over packer. Yup, I pack stuff that still has tags on from 2 years ago, knowing I probably won’t wear it. I’ve tried for years to curate my wardrobe & packing efforts to no avail.  So in an effort to not only help myself get...

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Dockwalking 101

Dockwalking 101

I have received a crazy amount of requests to share my advice for Dockwalking. Truth be told, I have never dock-walked & I'll explain why below, so I am solely going to be sharing my advice as a Chief Stew who has dealt with countless dock-walkers over the years....

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His & Hers Suitcases

His & Hers Suitcases

When I first started yachting, I had THREE suitcases. It was beyond excessive & unrealistic! I’m now sharing my go-to suitcases perfect for any full time traveling nomad!

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Tips for getting a Couples Job

Tips for getting a Couples Job

When Ben & I first met, we worked on separate boats, doing completely different itineraries. It ended up that we only saw each other 11 times during our first 6 months of dating. And while I wouldn't change anything about our relationship or how we got to where we...

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Q & A with Gemma

Q & A with Gemma

Today, I thought I was start the week off with a bit of a different post... I am so fortunate that so many of you come to me with your thoughts, questions & concerns via DM's. So I've put together a few of the recently asked questions, and decided to share them...

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First Time Chief Stew

First Time Chief Stew

My first time as Chief Stew I remember clear as day. I returned from holiday & stepped back onboard as Chief Stewardess for the first time. The butterflies were SO intense that I had just spent the 14-hour flight back to the boat, writing notes, work lists,...

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Pros & Cons of Yachting

Pros & Cons of Yachting

It goes without saying that yachting provides intimate access to some of the worlds most exclusive islands, restaurants & activities. Sounds too good to be true? Potentially...   When looking at yachting from the outside in, it's hard to see past the glitz &...

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Transitioning to Chief Stew

Transitioning to Chief Stew

“Gemma, how did you know when you were ready to step up to Chief Stewardess?”Perhaps one of the most commonly asked question on my instagram these days! Before I go into this post, please keep in mind that this is just based solely on my opinion & personal...

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