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.

curiosity crew

So, 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.

Below are some of the ways you can help support and show some love.  You’ll notice most of them don’t cost you a dime! So, love away!

Let us know you are with us

 

Shop Our Gear Store

Quite possibly the easiest way to put real money in our travel and information fund without costing you any extra pennies! When we find a product that we think is great and worth recommending, we link to it and add it to our store. We have Amazon and a select few other affiliate links throughout the site and in our Awesome Gear Store, you shop as normal and if you purchase within 24hrs we receive a minimal percentage of the sale price but at no extra cost to you.  Best part is, sometimes those affiliates offer extra discounts for you too!

We are forever grateful for your support as the funds help keep us focused on producing videos and posts. Consider it your good karma for the day (or year depending on how much you spend!).

 

Buy us a beer or simply send a few bucks our way

Use the paypal leave a tip button below.  We’ll toast to you while we upload our next video.

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Get involved behind the scenes and join our crew

Consider becoming a Patreon.  These are our peeps and help support everything we do.  You get crew notifications to come aboard, get the inside scoop on what’s going on behind the scenes, special access and more.  Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns

 

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Thanks to everyone for reading, watching, sharing and being a part of the journey!

 

812 Comments

  • Barbara

    December 7, 2017 Reply

    When I have a lull in life activities my first thought is..... have I checked the Gone with the Wynns videos lately? I am always pleased when I see an update and enjoy keeping up with your travels. Keep up the good work. I have enjoyed the crew on board because that is a challenge to find compatible people that are helping you live your dream. They are probably living their dream too!

  • Mark McAnallen

    December 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys, I'm planning a cruise for just my wife and I, I'm torn between a trawler and a Sailboat, believe it or not there are a few trawlers out there that sip fuel, like can run 7 knots @ only 1 gph. Thats about the same cost for diesel as you spent during your 2100NM trip.
    But I keep going back to what you said about almost becoming allergic to the sound of an engine! Any wisdom for me? Btw I have a Sony A7rii with Zeiss Batis lens's and love it!

  • Bonita Akai

    December 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi,
    We are just about to embark on a year long trip in our cargo van. One of the main reasons I'm contacting you is you are one the travellers we have found with cats. We are planning on bringing our cat with us but we would love to pick you brain a bit about some concerns we have - if you have the time. She is very adaptable as such we are not concerned about the actual travelling and road trip part - we have been practicing with her since she was little, she is only a year now, to be comfortable in cars, in her carrier and on a leash. The latter is still a work in process but it is not horrible in any way. What we are more worried about is our sightseeing, and what to do with her say when we'd like to go in restaurant or some sort of indoor event. We do have concerns about leaving her alone in the van too long. Any help or tips would be great for what you guys did or do when you traveled in you van. Thank you very

  • Bryan Knight

    December 5, 2017 Reply

    Jason - After watching your camera gear review, we decided to buy a Sony A6000. No, not because you have one, but it intrigued me to have a camera smaller (and more affordable) than a full sized DSLR. After reading other reviews, it sounded like a solid camera, placed basically right below full sized in comparison. Picked up a Sony Alpha SEL18200 F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens to go with it. If you have any tips, or ideas, to get the most out of my new camera, would LOVE to hear about them. Thanks for your honest review (on this and your other items)!! :-)

  • Jill Thackston

    December 3, 2017 Reply

    Hi! Where did Dale and the crew go? Will that be in an upcoming video?! Safe travels!

    • Nikki Wynn

      December 3, 2017 Reply

      Yes, you will see the crews departure in an upcoming video.

  • Don

    November 22, 2017 Reply

    A couple questions about the down and dirty of using a compost toilet ... 1) What if you're not a perfect pooper and your aim for the hole isn't so perfect? How easy is the cleanup of the inside of the toilet? ...2) When you sit you usually (often anyway?) Are disposing of both liquid and solids at the same time, so just how do you take care of that and maintain the separation? Thanks!

    • Curious Minion

      November 22, 2017 Reply

      Hey Don. The shape of a Nature's Head takes care of a lot of "flow direction" for liquids, but it's best if you can keep the jobs separate. For cleaning tips check out this blog post: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/composting-toilet-tips-tricks-solving-problems

  • Helen

    November 20, 2017 Reply

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Stumbled on your site while doing RV research. Thanks for sharing so much information/opinions/pearls of wisdom. Happy travels!!

  • Jaime

    November 14, 2017 Reply

    I cannot get your email to work for me, but I know this problem is with me. It's fast to just ask... can I have an email please? I have a suggestion about your laptop.

  • GreyGeek

    November 14, 2017 Reply

    I would suggest that you consider using Btrfs or ZFS as a filesystem for your data. I personally use Btrfs as my root file system, meaning that I boot using it. Either file system as a "snapshot" capability that allows you to backup your entire system in one or two snapshots, which take only a second or two each. Then you can use their "send & receive" commands to move from your SSDs to your spinning disk as a 2ndardy backup. After a crash you can do a roll back in under three minutes. Replacing a disk drive that goes bad is equally as quick and without loosing data. I use Btrfs on KDE Neon User Edition (Linux, which I have used for 19 years) and have three 750Gb HDs on my Acer V3-771G laptop. Two are combined as a single "pool" that combines their capacity, giving me 1.4 Tb of working space. The third is formatted with Btrfs but not part of my operating pool. I use it as the destination for my snapshots. It is only mounted when I need to store a snapshot outside of my pool, or revert to a previous snapshot.

    Here is my command sequences for backing up or rolling back:
    Making a backup snapshot:

    sudo -i
    mount /dev/sdb1 /backup/
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    btrfs su snapshot -r /mnt/@ /mnt/snapshots/@_bkupYYYYMMDD
    btrfs su snapshot -r /mnt/@home /mnt/snapshots/@home_bkupYYYYMMDD
    btrfs send /mnt/snapshots/@_bkup20170628 | btrfs receive /backup/
    btrfs send /mnt/snapshots/@home_bkup20170628 | btrfs receive /backup/
    sync
    umount /backup
    umount /mnt

    Rolling back:

    1) Open a Konsole and issue
    "sudo -i"

    2) Mount sda1 on /mnt
    "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt"

    3) Move @ to @_old
    "mv /mnt/@ /mnt/@_old", followed by "sync"

    4) Move @home to @home_old
    "mv /mnt/@home /mnt/@home_old" followed by "sync"

    5) Copy /mnt/snapshot/@_bkup20170810 to /mnt/@
    "btrfs subvol snapshot /mnt/snapshots/@_bkup20170810 /mnt/@" followed by "sync"

    6)Copy /mnt/snapshots/@home_bkup20170810 to /mnt/@home
    "btrfs subvol snapshot /mnt/snapshots/@home_bkup20170810 /mnt/@home"

    7) Delete @_old and @home_old
    "btrfs subvol delete -c /mnt/@_old"
    "btrfs subvol delete -c /mnt/@home_old"

    8) Exit root and Konsole
    "exit"
    "exit

    9) Reboot

    I enjoy your sailing videos. They are the best on YouTube and you do it without resorting to soft porn. Cudos. Being 76 your videos are the closest I'll ever get to sailing the seas.
    Jerry L Kreps
    aka GreyGeek (retired 9 years ago after 40 yrs of programming, teaching and self-employment.)

  • Terry Valentic

    November 13, 2017 Reply

    Sorry about the computer. Have a safe canal crossing.

  • Robin

    November 12, 2017 Reply

    Just love watching you guys😍. Thanks so much for your really great fun loving videos! Being from Texas, I haven't seen to much of the upper north. Started watching you because of your content up north. I'm psyched to start this new lifestyle too. Hopefully next summer, if all goes as planned. So thanks again, keep up the great work, and please be safe😁
    Rocking Robin😎

  • Tom

    November 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi. I emjoy. Your video's. But when are you going back to the rv life ?. Would like to see more

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