Top 3 Reasons to Fall in Love with Boating

Boating is about so much more than hitting the water in a buoyant vessel—it’s more than just water and waves meeting aluminum and fiberglass. Whether you’re powering through the surf in a roaring speedboat or soaking in all that nature has to offer you in a down-to-earth kayak, you’re bound to learn a thing or two about yourself.

And that’s just one of the many reasons to fall in love with boating.

Boating Allows You to Escape the Ordinary

There’s nothing ordinary about being able to defy gravity. When you’re floating out in the middle of the lake, you can escape reality—even if only for just a moment. There’s no other feeling quite like it; it’s like being able to fly.

Boating doesn’t have to try too hard to make you fall in love with it. Moments like that, where you could swear you were transcending time and space, they’re enough to convince you to keep coming back.

Boating is Good for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

It’s a well-known fact that vitamin D is a vital nutrient—and one that you get by going outside and soaking up the sun. Of course, you should always make sure you’ve slathered on at least SPF 30 before spending time in the sun. Still, the benefits of spending time outside are undeniable. Exercise in the form of canoeing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing combines a great workout with great fun, thereby feeding your body and your soul at once.

Boating also forces your mind to stretch to new proportions. To be a great sailor, you have to be able to calculate the speed and direction of the wind; to be a captain, you have to have your wits about you at all times.

If you’re a fan of self-improvement, then falling in love with boating should be a no-brainer.

Boating Strengthens Relationships and Fosters Fun

When you’re out on the water, there’s no need for social media; your social network is sitting all around you, strapped into life jackets. If you’ve been craving that connection with your kids or your spouse that you just can’t seem to find on land, try boating.

Fall in love with boating, and you’ll inevitably grow closer with your family. Boating is the ultimate family activity, and because you’re surrounded by water, feel free to banish technology to the shore.

It’s way more fun to live in the moment anyway!

Leslie WolgamottTop 3 Reasons to Fall in Love with Boating

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  • Doug Reichel - April 1, 2017 reply

    This is a great blog post. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nola - April 2, 2017 reply

    The Wilson family is in the same boat as yours…love boating!

  • Ray Schenkel - April 2, 2017 reply

    This is great! very professional, can’t wait to seem more. I am ready to go boating.

  • Rick Christensen - April 2, 2017 reply

    Boating is fun! Need to do more!

  • G. Cardona - April 2, 2017 reply

    This look so peaceful. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • Josh Blanchard - April 3, 2017 reply

    Looking forward to that boat ride this year!!! ?. I agree boating is so fun!!! What a great way to enjoy the family!!

  • Andrew - April 3, 2017 reply

    Great Post!! It has always been a dream of mine to own my own boat/Yacht. Cannot wait to make that dream come true. Thank you Leslie!

  • Curt W - April 3, 2017 reply

    Boating is a great way for family bonding…I grew up boating and can attest!

  • Teigen - April 3, 2017 reply

    Excited to provide my family with. Thanks for being an inspiration

  • Ryan little - April 4, 2017 reply

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Ryan - April 4, 2017 reply

    Love the post

  • Sherry Engel - April 4, 2017 reply

    It’ll be great to have a lake near by someday. Thanks for being an inspiration to young and older women.

  • Paul jay - April 4, 2017 reply

    Glistening Lake WA, Blue Angels looping overhead, fine music, ice cold XS, and seeing million dollar homes on guided Cobalt tour hosted by our two best friends…..best summer ever !!

  • Rene - April 4, 2017 reply

    Dreaming of boating on the water one day! Thanks for feeding the dream!

  • Michelle - April 4, 2017 reply

    Being on the water helps connect one with God’s beauty up close and personal.

  • Hulio - April 5, 2017 reply

    Thank you for your inspiration, definitely putting some more pictures of boats on my dream wall after reading this!!!!!

  • Nicole S. - April 5, 2017 reply

    The lake life ❤️

  • Teresa Wassermann - April 5, 2017 reply

    Great pics and info. Thank you !

  • Cristin Tustin - April 6, 2017 reply

    Couldn’t agree with you more! There’s something about breathing in the fresh air right off the water!

  • Amanda - April 10, 2017 reply

    Nothing quite like an ocean breeze! Thank you for communicating the value of boating… Dream Confirmed! I will own a boat and I’ll love it! I look forward to sharing it with my friends and family <3

  • Marg - April 11, 2017 reply

    I got to spend summer holidays at the lake and loved being on the water – waterskiing, sailing and kayaking. It’s a great way to grow up and enjoy family and friends! Definitely on my dream board!

  • John McKirdy - April 12, 2017 reply

    Boating to me is so relaxing and luxurious. My goal is to be able to pay cash for a beautiful boat! Now that’s Freedom

  • Trina - April 12, 2017 reply

    Excited to get out on the water more often in the future!

  • Rocio Flores - April 18, 2017 reply

    For us, boating is a time when we disconnect from the world, and connect with our souls. We love boating! Vitamin sea is essential is our lives

  • Samantha - April 18, 2017 reply

    Was able to spend 9 months on a sailing vessel as a teenager, this article reminds me how much I want to get back out on the water!

  • Marianna - April 23, 2017 reply

    Boating is one of my favourite activities. It’s a wonderful therapy, a great family activity, and an excellent way to reconnect with nature, and each other!

  • Brian - April 23, 2017 reply

    Such an inspiration Leslie!

  • Brandon - April 23, 2017 reply

    Boating is the greatest time! I love the water and can’t wait to be able to spend my life on the water!

  • Enoch A - April 23, 2017 reply

    Looking forward to that time for me and my family!

  • Joy Butler - November 19, 2018 reply

    Me and my husband have been trying to figure out some fun ways to our family to grow closer. Boating seems like a great option. I like how you said that you get to abandon technology when you go boating. That would be great for us. We will have to make an effort to go boating sometime.

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