Gone With The Wynns started out in 2010 as a way to share our journey with friends and family. So, it really blew our minds when other people started tuning in and joining in on the conversations. Turns out, there are a lot of people who are interested, inspired or have a deep desire to live a similar lifestyle.

sailing as a coupleSo, we started putting more effort into our videos, photos and articles. We try to be helpful, give insight and go the extra mile to help all those wanting to know more about our unsedentary way of life.

As everything has grown and progressed…so has the time, effort and expenses to keep all this going.  Maintaining this website and keeping the videos flowing can sometimes be a beast! It’s become a full time job and one that we love.

We feel (and we hope you do too!) our website is providing a value, whether that’s the entertainment or the information.  Our website is free for all and will remain that way. Our operating costs however are not free and we are incredibly grateful for the support in whatever from it may come.

Without the ongoing support of each and every one of you: the dreamers, the planners and the fellow travelers (even the vicarious ones), none of this would be possible. We wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you and certainly can’t move forward without you either.

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456 Comments

  • Casey

    January 23, 2017 Reply

    Hello J & N, we're Casey and Mike, just another pair of your YouTube stalkers. We're actually in the process of purchasing a Lagoon 420 (hopefully we'll be hearing back from the seller today) and I had a pet related question for you. What did you have to do to get the cats prepped to enter the Bahamas? We're going to be starting in Cyprus, but we'll end up sailing through the Bahamas and the Caribbean so I want to be prepared. I've already gotten her chipped and updated her rabies vac, but I'm unsure if she really needs a rabies titer test or not since we're coming from the states. Also, it seems that the health certs are only valid for months at a time! Do you just find a local vet wherever you are to have a new health cert issued? And do you then mail it back to the states or to their government?

    We've also been looking for insurance quotes and saw the video you must have posted right after the purchase was final. Super helpful info, and we're going to be looking a bit harder at Lloyd's that we were originally. We also had no idea that registering the vessel would be so involved, and we are now considering having someone help us along since we'll be in the Mediterranean at the time the boat is purchased. So thanks for the heads up there too!

    Anyway, we really appreciate all the info we can get. Thanks again for all the great videos!

    Casey and Mike

    • Jason Wynn

      January 23, 2017 Reply

      Hello C&M,
      Not sure if you saw our Bahamas Checking in part of our crossing video but it was surprisingly lax about the cats. I wish I could give you help, but I know the main thing most countries want is Rabies Vaccinations and the documentation to go along with it. I have heard of some countries not allowing people to leave until a blood sample on the feline was analyzed, but I think it's pretty rare. I won't be able to speculate as we've just visited Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas with the cats and it's all gone extremely well.
      As for insurance please do call the two people we received quotes from, they are both extremely helpful. Do not call Lloyds directly (you can just to see), contact one of the agents as they have many connections and discounts that you cannot get on your own. And yes, Kim has been an amazing help in registering the boat and our dinghy.
      Good luck with it all, hope to see you on the water!

    • Casey

      January 23, 2017 Reply

      Fantastic! I'll call them for sure! And thanks for the info on the cats. It's sounding more and more like having her on board isn't going to be a big deal. Saweet!

      We hope to see you guys out there too! Thanks again!

      • Jason Wynn

        January 23, 2017 Reply

        Sometimes over-planning can get in the way, we've seen it with travel, the cats and anchorages. :)

  • Bart Tecter

    January 22, 2017 Reply

    Going the wrong way LOL. I first started reading your blog a few months back after we had purchased our first Class A motorhome (Four Winds Infinity 36A) As I read and discovered your journey was taking you to the sea I got quite a chuckle. I had sailed various boats in Canada for many years and in 1996 my wife and I headed south in our last boat, a Nantucket Island 33, "Pirate Jenny" . Our multi year cruise was again in the other direction as we left from Canada by truck to Annapolis, down the Chesapeake to Norfolk and then Beaufort NC. From there we sailing east to the I 65 and south to the Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Venezuela to Trinidad then back up Island eventually reaching the Bahamas. Now we will start on the east coast of Canada and drive our motorhome westward. Funny that we have sort of met in the middle of our respective journeys. FYI, Georgetown and the BVI are the most expensive groceries in the Caribbean, You'll LOVE grocery shopping in Fort de France, Martinique and don't miss Christmas in Bequia or Carnival in Trinidad. Fair winds to you. We will enjoy reading of your continued adventures as we learn the ropes, as it were, of RV ownership and travels.

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 22, 2017 Reply

      It's amazing how many people we run into that have done both RVing and Sailing. They are such cross over worlds and both offer such unique ways to travel and experience the world. You are now the second person to mention great groceries in Martinique, so I am excited to check it out. Christmas in Bequia...I had not heard that one so I will have to add it to the list. Thanks for following along, for the lovely comment and perhaps we will meet somewhere along the way!

  • Warren Shapiro

    January 22, 2017 Reply

    Really enjoying your videos! I "discovered" you guys a few weeks ago while exploring RV options. I think you both exceed my wife and I in both the repair skills and spirit of adventure departments. But I've found your videos to be both inspiring and fun to watch. Keep enjoying your adventures and I'll keep enjoying following you through your videos. We are conventional homeowners right now, but you never know!

  • bruce

    January 22, 2017 Reply

    ballpark investment on that original solar set-up

  • Kevin

    January 20, 2017 Reply

    My girlfriend and I just discovered you guys! You are so adorable, and we are on a "Gone With The Wynns" binge catching up with your adventures! We too will begin our journey as you have. You are very transparent and don't come across with any ego at all. We follow several other sailing vessels and you are fabulous! Please keep up the great work, and ignore the haters! Cheers! Much LOVE and LIGHT your way.

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