A family of liveaboards write a free e-zine for cruisers. Articles are categorized by their subject: experienced cruisers, education afloat, pets, budgeting, and a good section for those not yet afloat but dreaming about it. Back articles are available on their site.
The anchor down, a glass in hand, friends rowing over for dinner - that's coastal cruising. What this computer simulation does is put you back to work steering, piloting, dealing with emergencies. At least you have a choice, the Chesapeake, Southern New England, Maine, or the Exumas.
One person's list of characteristics for various types of cruising boat - coastal cruiser, cruiser/racer, long-keeled cruiser, multihull, etc. with examples and advantages and drawbacks of each type.
A good place for someone new to sailboat cruising to get the lay of the land. This FAQ contains a useful but general discussion of how to get started, costs, logistics, boat choices, equipment choices, and other aspects of cruising.
Tips for planning both the coastal sailing and the trips ashore, keeping the crew happy on rainy days or long passages, staying in touch, and staying healthy and safe.