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jason and nikki wynn talking about what they miss the most while sailing around the world

5 Foods We Miss The Most Sailing Around The World

For the past three years, we’ve been sailing further and further away from the good ol’ USA.  While adventure and curiosity pull us further from our homeland, there are some things we miss: Friends, family, unlimited fast Wi-Fi, and food.

Don’t get me wrong, exploring the world and indulging in exotic culinary experiences is exhilarating (I had no idea I was allergic to mango sap and taro!), but the lack of some foods can make home feel very far away.

The first stop we made after landing in California…the grocery store.  Here are the five foods we couldn’t wait to get our salty fingers on.

What foods do you miss the most when you’re away from home?  Let us know in the comments below…and don’t forget to tell us what you want to see at the Boat Show!

If you want to catch up with us in Florida (or anywhere) here’s a list of our meetup locations: gonewiththewynns.com/lets-meet-up

Our Fave Foods

 

 

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

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  • Don Lyons

    I walked into The DIVINO GELATO CAFE in Waukesha, WI, asked for Ice cream and about had my head handed to me by a Gelato snob. So allow me to pass on the snobbery and say Talenti is not ice cream, IT’S GELATO! (SEE: https://www.rd.com/food/fun/whats-the-difference-between-gelato-and-ice-cream/).

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  • Paul

    Jason is meme material doing that cuck face.

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  • Cee

    As a US expat, I can totally relate. Visited home last year after a 5 year stretch, and I was overwhelmed with all the choice at the grocery stores. Great craft beers to look forward to whenever you make it here to New Zealand though, thankfully. 🙂 It’s really taken off here over the past several years.

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  • Pragnesh Vaishnav

    You guys are amazing. Through your article, you make me sail with you. Being foodie, I also love to put more food packets in my luggage. Mr. Romeo is getting naughtier with time. I have just started reading your post back a couple of months, but I am a huge fan of your articles now. Thanks. Keep posting your thoughts…

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  • EDWARD STRINE

    What happened to Jason screaming out that PRO Trump Chant, “USA, USA, USA,!!”. I remember Nikki calling Jason an idiot for making that chant. What happened to freedom of speech? No reason to edit out, “USA,USA,USA!!”.

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    • EDWARD STRINE

      You brought it back! “USA!, USA!,USA!. Great job!

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    • Paul

      They’re Marxists you could see the look on her face she wanted to throw him in the gulag. But then they dive and chase plastic bags around so what can you expect? Hoping they get the red pill eventually but the’re isolated from all the bull shit on that boat so I’m not holding my breath. That and some people are just commies and you can’t fix it ever. May Kek find it in his heart to guide them to the truth.

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  • Deborah Kerr

    Pistachio Talenti – I haven’t had that in awhile & it’s my favorite. I would miss going to pick up a pizza within 10 minutes of home and my Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes!!!

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  • Michael D Emerson

    Captain Romeo, isn’t that French for some kind of salad dressing…These kids are amazing!

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  • Kay Tennant

    BBQ sauce is the bomb ! Stubbs is sold here in Florida and i love it ! I have a great fish recipe that i use a local , more vinegary sauce on Its so easy and it’ll knock your socks off ! I’ll bring a bottle and recipe to the just cats meet up. Speaking of which do you have any idea what the schedule is at just Cats ? Id like to make sure I don’t miss anything, cause i probably wont be there all day. Also, are you still doing a meet up afterwards ? Any idea what, where ?
    I’d love to hear more about the container you sent to tonga. When we built in Costa Rica we had quite a interesting time shipping and receiving our container.

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  • Grant Salmond

    Hi NIkki and Jason,
    Am thoroughly enjoying your channel. Only came across it a few weeks back and trying to catch up on all the happenings. I’ve always dreamed about sailing the world and your show is helping me live that, it’s just awesome, the best reality TV I’ve ever seen by far.
    I’m hoping you guys might be able to visit Australia after your stop in New Zealand – I know there would be some great cruising up the East Coast of Aus in the Whitsunday’s and Great Barrier Reef which would be awesome to see you visit.

    As for a boat show question:
    I’d like to see you guys do a short interview with Ken, your boat sales guy – he seems like a knowledgeable and helpful bloke. Perhaps you could ask him to show you his “ideal” world cruising cat, and then his opinion of a “this will do just right fine” cruising cat. In other words, what is the latest top of the line cruising cat out there, and what is the affordable version that can do almost everything but on a budget. I would like to see yours and his take on that.

    Thanks,
    Grant.

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  • Alan Solomon

    You guys are great and I am laughing with you. I am so glad you are home enjoying the best of Texas and/or California.
    I am dabbling with increasing my veggie intake. I took notes about the the Field Roast, Veggie Sausage, Chipotle Flavor. I do not remember seeing Stubbs BBQ sauce so, I wrote that down too. Instead of my favorite Half Baked, B & J, I’ll check out the Talante. I always like trying different things.
    At the Boat Show. Electric boats would be great as I am always seeking info. on decarbonization lately. I am curious to know what you and Jason are interested in, boat wise?
    I miss seeing the cats. I am wondering how they like the indoors of a house or on a leash outside rather than the familiarity of Curiosities inside? Enjoy. Kind regards,

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  • Piette Beth

    The chocolate beer float sounds lovely! Unfortunately I’m going to need to wait a few days as I’ve been sick in bed all day. But as soon as I can tolerate ice cream or beer individually I’m on it. Hope you enjoy all your food!

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  • John B

    We arrived in Rarotonga Dec 21 shortly after you both left. We saw why it was so hard for you to leave there. We found “the turtle whisperer” and enjoyed our snorkeling with sea turtles and rays. Did the needle hike too. Thanks for pointers during your time there. We enjoy your adventures all the way here from Calgary, Alberta Canada. Safe journeys… Kia Orana.

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  • Paul Beauchemin

    Tried to get to the VIP event as soon I saw it posted last week but was shut out. Too bad – we’re actually in the market for a cat, so Just Catamarans will miss out on potential customers

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  • Keith Clark

    BBQ sauce, eh? The topping of the world!

    I would love to send you a few bottles of our small batch specialty sauces to keep a little bit of home with ya on your travels. A way I can repay the joy I have had watching you two on your adventures. Best of all, they don’t require refrigeration. Sweet, heat and mustard should keep you covered!

    Bon Appetite!!!

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  • Cynde

    Hatches at the boat show for Catarman
    Please tell us the best for a Lagoon small and large hatches … thanks

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  • Randy

    Hey guys could you investigate solar powered boat i.e. will boats ever be fully electric? can the ice motor ever be replaced ona sail boat? And are there exampes at the boat show.

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    • Curious Minion

      There’s at least one manufacturer mass-producing: https://www.silent-yachts.com/ They’ve had a lot of requests to check them out if they’re at the Miami Boat Show.
      Curious Minion

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  • Carol McCarty

    Since I can’t get to the boat show, can’t afford a boat and my health forbids sun exposure anyway just show those gorgeous boats (the inside please!). I don’t even care about the gizmos (sorry Jason) since I’m pretty much a techno dork! Thanks so much for your videos. It gives me a weekly outing in the sun without the troublesome exposure. Have a happy time on land and safe sailing when you go back!

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  • Roger B

    No COSTCOS on the islands? Porter Beers are my 5:00 p.m. beverage with my, you said it, Late July chips and no Total Wine and More stores on the islands? I wouldn’t survive. I have to have my Kroger Deluxe Frozen Vanilla Yogurt and blueberries and blackberries on my salad. I am a seafood person so I guess I could survive a day or two sailing the islands.

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  • Lori T

    Boat Show Idea – if you could roll back time, to when you were new sailors starting out (but know what you know now), which boat would you choose at the show and why?

    Thank you for taking us along on your adventure!

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    • Jon dudeck

      Along these lines; I would be interested in any new features/technology/designs, that based on your experience, would be either must haves or highly desirable on your boat

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  • Bob S

    If I had returned home after being away in the South Pacific for more than a year I’d head to the nearest Polish restaurant for a taste of some traditional ethnic cooking… potato pancakes, pierogi, kielbasa, golabki, bigos, various soups, the whole shebang and paczki for dessert!

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  • Meadow

    I’ve cream is a deff for me! I love the ice cream u held up! I’m an ice cream snob as well. I’ve been splurging on it for about a yr now! Boat show? Upgraded sleeping area & kitchen

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  • Lisa Bee

    BBQ goes on EVERYTHING!

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  • craig hayman

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  • Kristi Black

    I just ate my last Trader Joe’s Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almond and I would be sad, but I’m heading back to the U.S. in a few weeks to help my mom through surgery so I will be stocking up!

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  • PJ Lemke

    I tried guessing what would be in your top 5 list. I did not guess Sausage. I will have to try your chipotle vegan sausage.
    Nikki you are looking radiant, beautiful glow, must be excitement of being home.
    Jason. My favorite stout beer is Moose Drool.
    https://bigskybrew.com/beers/moose-drool/

    Thank you both for sharing your adventures.

    Looking for a pre- owner boat, to boat around the Florida Keys. Moving marina to Marina and hook up to Moorings available to us.

    Flat bottom? Cruiser? Catamaran? Something to live on. Have Fun.
    PJ Lemke

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  • Ruste Wilke

    Costco vanilla ice cream. Best ice cream ever.

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  • Ausonius

    Where are the cats and how did they fare crossing the Pacific?

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  • Linda

    From Seattle, when we are away from home…..we miss our authentic Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai foods. Hole in the wall places are best!!!

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  • Catherine Higgins

    Video idea:
    Compare Curiosity to its 2020 younger sister and pick your favorite thing from your own boat to upgrade. You can only upgrade one item.

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  • Tom Fitch

    You may want to check out coconut based (non dairy) ice creams. We have some Thai restaurants here that offer them and they are exceptional.

    As for the boat show, are there any mfgs. that are building boats in a more “earth friendly”, sustainable way these days? Does anybody still build boats from wood or maybe even bamboo or similar renewables? I know it’s a big ask but I would be interested if you come across anything other than fiberglass, plastic, metal, etc. Interiors too – I read that vinyl is about the nastiest synthetic made for the planet.

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  • Michael Emerson

    Never thought I would get hooked on a sailing around the world show… But I did and I love it. I don’t think I could do without Cheeseburgers, Pizza, and all the stuff that is really not good for you. I’m really impressed how you two took the bull by the horns and made your sailing dream come true.If I ever get a boat it will have be big, have a smoke stack and room service. Be safe out there.

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  • Kris

    From one vegetarian to another, love all your tips! Truth be told, I’m a bit of an ice cream foodie purest snob too😉

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  • Stephen

    Boat show question. Well, actually two. Since the windows on Curiosity leak, and we’ve seen your repair the caulking a couple times, what is Leopard Catamarans doing about this design flaw? The second question is, are you replacing some of the electronic equipment? Why and with what? Ok, that was three.

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  • bobbi

    oooo, I might be able to make that boat show! Would love to see you. If not, video on….all the things you mentions, lol.
    and for the Hashtag, I do like #wynnbeerfloat, JMO…

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  • mary

    I’m glad you posted your favs because I was thinking for a minute it was just beer and ice cream. Nothing wrong with that just doesn’t meet all the food groups. Looking forward to seeing you all at the boat show!

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  • Captain Romeo

    Please don’t post until you get back on the water, your falling out of my top 5 sailing favorites like a anchor without a rope dropping to the bottom of the ocean. You have a lot of competition as you very well know. Maybe you need to get a bird in a cage or a baby on board, but I do love your cats. Hope to see you soon sailing the high seas, or by by for me

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      • Kristi Black

        Excellent response, Nikki! We miss watching you guys now that we are out sailing full-time! You and Jason are truly inspirational, even when you’re not on the boat – and jeez, you so needed a break!

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      • Scott

        Don’t let it bug you Nikki, you guys continue to do you! After sharing a couple burgers in Ft Lauderdale a couple years ago, I can honestly say, you guys are genuine and that’s what matters!

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      • Meadow

        You tell him Nikki! I love ANYTHING you guys post‼️

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      • Wynne Honsinger

        Nikki. I have watched every episode of 9 of the top sailing channels and you and Jason are hands down at the very top. So professional, and both naturals in front of the camera. Just keep on keepin on.

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    • Tom Fitch

      Goodby Romeo – really sorry to see you go!

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