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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: No phone, no problems

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

It has been about 15 months since Holly and I were married and set sail on a week-long cruise to the Bahamas and Little Stirrup Cay for our honeymoon. Since that trip I have answered a litany of questions about the pros and cons of taking a large boat out into the middle of the ocean (honestly, there are no cons unless you get motion sickness). It is a trip

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    By Josh Peterson, editor

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