It’s taken us 10 years to finally launch our 2-year sailing plan. Why so long? We had student debt to pay off, we needed to save to buy a boat, and we wanted to figure out how to sustain income once we left the dock.
To do this, we’ve invested in rental properties, Kirk works nearly full-time in web project management, and Lauren manages a real estate photography business.
If we decided we loved cruising, we didn’t want to have to stop because the money ran out — especially if we loved it. Why then, is it a 2-year plan? In short: kids. We don’t have any yet, but we don’t want to wait too much longer. So, we’re planning now to cruise for a few seasons as a couple, and after that…we’ll see what happens.
So finally, during the summer of 2017, we moved aboard our new boat in search of what lies beyond the horizon.
Our search for the right sailboat took years: We researched thousands of sailboats online, saw hundreds in person. We made some crazy decisions, like driving 10 hours through the desert in Mexico to see a catamaran, and moving from San Diego to the Midwest in the dead of winter to get the right boat in the right cruising grounds.
What started as a dream 10 years ago is finally coming true, and we are beyond stoked to share our sailing adventure with you.
Lauren & Kirk