Lauren Loudon

Lauren Loudon has worked as a yacht chef and stew since 2013. She hails from Lancashire, England.

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Crew Compass: As seasons shift, time for self-renewing sanity check

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Keeping your head and spirits high throughout a busy season can be difficult. Whether it’s a charter boat that’s been back-to-back with guests all summer…

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Crew Compass: Close-quarter conflicts tricky for crew couples

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Working with people is one thing, but being around them 24/7 while living in your work space as well can take its toll. Any personal…

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Crew Compass: Coming my way? Fit a little something in your bag

Crew Compass: by Stew Lauren Loudon Ever crave something comforting from home, something so unattainable at that instant that it suddenly makes the world feel too big? Need a part…

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Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things for me. How  on earth do…

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Crew Compass: Yacht crew enjoy a front-row seat at nature’s greatest displays

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon My favorite thing about being at sea is nature’s unpredictable pattern. There are few things on this Earth that can compare to sitting out on…

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Crew Compass: Yachting sets stage for cast of weird, wonderful characters

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Honestly, some of the people I have met over the past four years of working on boats are beyond bizarre. Some, on the other hand,…

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Crew Compass: Heartbreak gives way to hope in Caribbean

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon We were in Croatia in the middle of an owner’s trip when the Leeward Islands braced themselves for Hurricane Irma to make landfall. In the…

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Crew Compass: New Year’s bucket list proves how fortunate crew life is

Crew Compass: by Chef/Stew Lauren Loudon On a New Year’s charter a few years back, we had guests who very kindly insisted the crew join them for a post-dinner drink…

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Crew Compass: Instant coffee averts disaster on Atlantic crossing

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon For some, crossing the Atlantic is just another week at work – little changes but the constant motion. For some, it’s a great adventure, full of…

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Crew Compass: Camaraderie worth the sacrifices of yachting

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Stepping into the yachting industry is a whirlwind for anybody, no matter how you got here or how prepared you were – or weren’t –…

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