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. Turns out, there are a lot of people who have a deep desire to live a similar lifestyle.

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So, we started putting more effort into our videos, photos and articles. We try to 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!) that what we’re creating 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 and we’re incredibly grateful for your support in whatever from it may come.

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

Below are some of the ways you can show some love.  You’ll notice most of them don’t cost you a dime!

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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 use a select few affiliate links throughout the site and in our 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!  Its a win-wynn!

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

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Consider becoming a Patreon.  This is a place where we can hang out, give you behind the scenes updates, special access and you’ll be the first to get notifications to come aboard.  Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns

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921 Comments

  • Chet Bodge

    August 16, 2018 Reply

    Just wanted to say thank you for producing your wonderfully entertaining and informative videos, my wife and I really enjoy watching them. I discovered Gone with The Wynn’s this summer while temporally disabled due to foot surgery. We love to explore, ride motorcycles, RV and sail on Lake Texoma. I haven’t been able to do any of it at all this summer, what a bummer. We have binge watched all the sailing videos. They have helped me subdue my wandering sprit or a least keep it in check for while.
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work!

    • Nikki Wynn

      August 18, 2018 Reply

      I am sorry to hear you've been laid up but happy to hear we've taken you on some virtual journeys. Hope you heal up quick so you can get back out exploring. Thanks for watching!

  • Dave

    August 13, 2018 Reply

    Hey, just wanted to say thank you for that thoughtful, intimate late night share Jason. The authenticity you guys put into your work is really what keeps me watching. Keep the journey going!

  • Larry Hudgins

    August 5, 2018 Reply

    Hey guy’s, my wife and I just wanted to say thanks for the coupon for Mattress Insider. We ordered a mattress for our RV and was able to take advantage of the coupon. By the way, we are huge fans. God Speed on your travels.

    LLarry and Jill Hudgins

    • Nikki Wynn

      August 7, 2018 Reply

      So happy to help save a few bucks! Hope you sleep like babies. :)

  • Manu

    August 5, 2018 Reply

    Aloha from Hilo, Hawaii,
    I've just recently found your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed joining you on your adventures on the ocean. I am so impressed with your ability to adapt to different situations and "learning as you go" mentality. I especially like your staying as "green" as possible (in spite of the bit coin thing). Most sailing blogs that I have viewed spend very little time if any talking about the environmental footprint that we leave every day. Well done to both of you for that.

    I do have a financial question for you, though. Because you have created this blog and all that it entails, are your expenses relating to your travels deductible business expenses for your taxes? Is "Gone with the Wynns" a business entity of some kind so that you can look at purchases like camera equipment, upkeep of the boat, etc. are looked at as business expenses? Also, are you required to treat your patreon monies as income? I have more question relative to finances but will let your ongoing dialog on your blogs and website.

    Thank you and fair winds and following seas to both of you and of course, your cats!

    • Matt

      August 12, 2018 Reply

      I think that's a bit personal for a public forum.

    • Nikki Wynn

      August 18, 2018 Reply

      We are not nearly as light with our footprint as we would like to be but it is something we're always thinking about. The more we see of our incredible planet, the more we want to preserve it.
      As for the financials, it is complicated as we are a business and Patreon money is an income. To put it simply, we pay a lot in taxes being self employed.

  • MichaelO

    July 25, 2018 Reply

    Great Article!

    I am in the IT field. Currently I am working from home, and absolutely love it! I hate to say this, but I never want to go to an office ever again!
    Anyway, we have 3 more years before our youngest is out of the house, and off to colleges. That is when we will be empty nesters, and are hoping to travel a lot.

    I currently have one project I am working on. I have a 1974 31 foot Airstream Land Yacht, that I am in the process of renovating. I am hoping to do all the work and get that going in the next 3 years. I gave myself a big cushion to work with.

    However, we are not sure if we just want to be tied down to driving all over the place.
    My idea is to buy a plot of land, hopefully something lake front, or close to it - Maybe Smokey Mountains, etc.. Park my RV there, but also have a Catamaran like you guys, to travel where ever we want during the not so cold months.

    Question. Is it hard to get internet access of of the coast or even in the ocean? Does my plan sound crazy?

  • Steve Roller

    July 22, 2018 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki,

    Sorry to listen about your banking issues. I too use bitcoin - Sign up with Coinbase - They have a Visa debit card associated with your bitcoins.
    Another way to continue with Chase is to use a VPN account. I use ExpressVPN - I can choose 8 cities in the United States to associate my private connection from anywhere in the world

  • KWLandry

    July 15, 2018 Reply

    Hi Folks,
    Really enjoying your videos, obviously good quality, well done, a lot of fun to watch.

    However, please provide a Chronological Playlist from the very beginning. For me, the channels I'm most engaged with are those where I can start from the very beginning and take that journey, along with the people sharing their journey.

    Watching "Topic" after Topic playlists is just irritating to me, if I enjoy the videos I'm currently watching I'm not going to stop if the early videos are not as good as the most recent, and, with your backgrounds I'm betting they're going to be pretty good as well, but, that's not the point. I really want to follow the people and their journey, with all the videos as you posted them along the way, I'm watching for the fun of journeying along as you work things out, make choices, go to interesting places, share those "Topic" videos in the sequence they belong in the larger story, etc..., and in chrono order so I'm not constantly trying to put the bigger story together, etc....

    And, if YouTube is telling you you'll get more engagement with Topic Playlists, well, maybe they're right, I did come to your channel via the Sailing topic. But for me it's the people if I'm to spend more time than an initial view or two. And I would expect that to be true for many others as well, because over time I've realized just how common I am. If I like something it's not very long before a big crowd shows up. So, I suspect the Chronological Playlist engages those who are interested in interesting people, and Topics secondarily, and you should definitely not leave that off the table for your channel.

    So, although I came to your videos for the Sailing, as I have for others, if I enjoy a channel beyond a few videos I want to go back and take the complete journey that has taken the people from point A-B in their personal journeys. Of course, it's engaging at a people level that makes the difference in story-telling, film, etc..., so, no surprise there.

    I'll eventually catch-up, to current day of course, but then, all future posts will be that much more meaningful, as I am engaged now with the whole story. Something I'm not going to get by picking through videos in multiple Topic playlists.

    Hopefully we'll see a Chronological Playlist soon,
    Thank you,
    KWL

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 15, 2018 Reply

      All of our posts here on this website are in order from newest to oldest. All you have to do is scroll to the bottom and work your way up. We put a ton of effort into writing posts, editing photos and giving extra tid bits, answering questions and sharing helpful info. As for YouTube, we do have an in order playlist for all of our videos on Sailing (just updated today). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG5YKEqC5FqtOc0m2dD1FTAf2lCPEQZbF It starts at the very beginning before we purchased the boat. We don't have an in order playlist for all videos before that (RVing around the North America). Mostly because videos/blogs were not how we funded our lifestyle. We've been traveling and sharing for eight years now so it's a long backlog of content. We had jobs and blogged/published videos on the side, when we could. So they were not a chronological story. More individual stories of great places/people or helpful topics. Which is why we have the playlists we do. Hopefully that helps clear things up and gives you a place to start. Thanks for joining us!!!

  • Kat

    July 14, 2018 Reply

    You two are my heroes! I love what you do and am learning so much from you. Right now I'm binge-watching your beginning episodes every chance I get to catch up. I'm living and learning on my 42-ft Fountain Pajot Venezia in a marina near Marco Island, Florida. I just moved here in March from Arizona and am working to support the repairs/upgrades my husband (still in Arizona working but visiting regularly) and I are finding on our sadly-neglected baby. We have charter licenses and I just finished and passed the Coast Guard captain's exam so hope to supplement the current income with charters too until he can finish up his projects and we can take off! Best of luck to you and thanks for everything!

  • Doug Roemer

    July 12, 2018 Reply

    I notice you travel with guests from time to time. How do we get on bo ard? Sailing with the Wynns, even if just for a day trip between anchorages, would be an amazing 20th anniversary trip for my wife and me!

  • Mike

    July 11, 2018 Reply

    Hi there. Any chance you will be selling Gone With the Winns or Curiosity shirts? I saw John and Kate wearing them in the last video and would love to own one myself. Thanks for sharing your adventures, its great motivation to move on from the mundane and go cruising one day.

  • Mark

    July 6, 2018 Reply

    Been following you two for a couple of years now and I have to say that you're an inspiration. Today, I rewatched your first day shopping for a sailboat. It's amazing to me the comments that you got on that youtube video. You put yourselves out there and were smacked down by a whole bunch of people - some well intentioned, to be sure. So many people telling you what you can't do instead of how you could do it. You two don't have the personality to let these people sway you, but at the time you two didn't know how to sail and it would have been so easy to get sucked into that negativity.

    Seeing the two of you reach the French Polynesia might seem like a vindication, but my guess is that the two of you would never have been pulled into that negativity in the first place. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    Fair winds and following seas!

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 6, 2018 Reply

      Thanks Mark! We read most every comment, and it's difficult sometimes to brush off the negativity, but the beauty of sharing is: We might get one negative comment but it's outweighed times ten with positivity...then we get comments like this, along with a donation to support the video production, and brushing off that negative comment becomes a non-issue.
      Thank you for your generosity and the positive words of encouragement.

  • Jim Aron

    July 5, 2018 Reply

    Congratulations on your transit to the South Pacific! My Lady and I are just signing up for the Blue Water Sailing School, asking for Jen, in preparation for the delivery of our new Fountaine Pajot Saona. Was just reviewing your sailing schooled series...Episode 5 in particular, a "Tight Spot." Ever notice you came up on S/V Tanda Malaika? Unfortunately she hit a reef in French Polynesia.... godspeed, and wish the best for you four (yes, the cats of the cat, too!)

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 5, 2018 Reply

      Yes, the girls helping in that episode were from Tanda Maliaika. Such a sweet family and we were so devastated to hear about the loss of their boat. Congrats on the new boat and have with Jen! Very exciting times ahead for you!!!

  • Elaine McElhinny

    June 30, 2018 Reply

    A couple of years ago, I was looking for reviews of composting toilets for the 1971 Airstream we had recently bought in a dilapidated state out of a cornfield. Bought Nature’s Head, but unfortunately it burned down along with our Airstream on the Alcan on our move to Alaska last year. So I have been a viewer since then, enjoying watching your sailing experiences. Recently joined the Alaska Sailing Club and took a 4 day dinghy course with my husband and 2 kids. During the introductions I explained how my search for composting toilet reviews brought me to your blog, and eventually to a desire to learn to sail. This got a big laugh from the members!

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 30, 2018 Reply

      Awe, that is a great story (except for the Airstream burning down, that part is terrible)! From composting toilets to sailing...funny how things like that happen. Sailing in Alaska...now that is some good stuff right there and on our bucket list. Have fun with the dinghy classes and hope being a member of the sailing club gives you the opportunity to get out on some larger sailboats! Thanks for watching and taking the time to share your story. Love from the South Pacific!

  • This trip sounds like so amazing.
    Love the boat guys

  • Leon Sebek

    June 25, 2018 Reply

    Additionally, I would like to know more about your freezer comparison and why you ended up staying with your old one

  • Leon Sebek

    June 25, 2018 Reply

    I have a kind of technical question:
    I am curious about the toilets on your boat.
    I thought there was a video where you took out your black water holding tank after installing composting toilets but in recent videos you appear to have an electric flush toilet in your owners head

    • Curious Minion

      June 26, 2018 Reply

      Hey Leon. The 2 guest heads have composting toilets, but they had concerns about being able to find composting medium in out-of-the-way corners of the world, so they decided to keep one marine head (yes, in the owner's head). They never removed any holding tanks.

  • Jonathan Williams

    June 10, 2018 Reply

    Jason & Nikki,
    Just wanted to introduce ourselves and say thank you!!!! We are Jonathan & Vronda from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I just have a few more years and I'll be retiring from a career as a firefighter/paramedic and the plan has always been to retire to the ocean. We have a 25' Catalina monohull slipped at a nearby lake that we sail frequently and are excited to purchase a larger boat and call it our home. Needless to say, when I found your youtube channel and blog, I was ecstatic! We can't thank you enough for posting your lifestyle in such detail.

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 14, 2018 Reply

      Yeah! So glad to hear you are enjoying everything and finding some helpful info. Maybe we'll see you at an anchorage near us soon!

      • Jenn

        June 18, 2018 Reply

        Hi Nikki and Jason,
        Forgive me for commenting on a reply: can't seem to find the way to start a new comment. You two and your fur kids make me smile and laugh. Thank you!!! I recently installed a Nature's Head toilet, thanks to your recommendations and painfully funny video. I love it. One problem I haven't fixed. I hope you can help. I used the test plug you recommended and installed the raised floor. All good. I vented the fan hose through the PVC roof vent pipe. Works great. No smells at all, using coconut coir and bokashi. My problem is that gray water for my gray water draining system, with garden hose attachment on the sewer pipe outlet, backs up in the sewer pipe and barely drains out the garden hose. I'm wondering if plugging the toilet drain pipe created a vacuum? Did you do anything special to allow an air release in the plumbing system after sealing of the toilet hole? Thank you so much and happy travels :)

  • Ted

    May 11, 2018 Reply

    Aloha Y'all.. Are you kids still in Ecuador, or out on the BIG BLUE Pacific ??
    Haven't seen much from you lately, hope everything is fine and dandy with
    all..
    Happy Mother's Day to you Nikki !!
    Aloha to you...

    • Curious Minion

      May 12, 2018 Reply

      Curious Minion here, helping out while the Wynns are crossing to French Polynesia. They are about 2/3 of the way and are doing very well. They've had mostly good weather although it's choppy right now and Jason's a little green around the gills. They're sending pics on a regular basis for posting on Facebook and Instagram, so you can keep up with their progress there.

  • Paige Grimbeek

    May 10, 2018 Reply

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Nikki happy belated birthday. Of course, if you were wondering yes this is from Paige. I can see that you guys have been doing a lot lately and so have we. If you haven't seen or heard yet you can now see. WE ARE MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I personally think that it is not such a good idea because I am leaving all of my friends behind. But if we're meant to move then I guess were meant to move. I hope we can see you again someday. Anyway ..........
    peace!!!!
    Love, Paige G.

  • Daniel Kinney

    May 4, 2018 Reply

    Hello Jason & Nikki.
    You got a new fan. Just wanted to drop you a line to say hello and let you know how much I have enjoyed reading & watching your youtube videos. Love the Furr Babies your Kitty Kats are Awesome. Love their COLORS. They are so beautiful & you guys are so blessed to have them along for the journey. My Catamaran Dream is the 80' SUN REEF CARBON LINE.

  • Angela Siegfried

    April 30, 2018 Reply

    I just wanted to say You and I come from two very different places and yet I find you so personable, down to earth, & easy to relate to. Also you have the most wonderful, & enjoyable to watch sea crossings (the longer the better) on YouTube, in part because I feel like I'm there and the quality is superb! (and I watch a lot of sailing channels so I have a lot to compare to).
    I'll never be able to sail like you due to age and health issues so thank you for what you do. xo
    Cheers!

  • Don Mc

    April 28, 2018 Reply

    Hi, I caught one of videos on you tube and you were taking your ASA courses. I'm going to take my ASA 101, 103, and 104 in the near future. I saw that you guys used flash cards. My questions are where did you get the information for the flash cards. Did you feel that the end of the chapter preview test were adequate for the final exams?

    From what I have seen from the videos that you both have a great sense and passion for adventure!
    Thank you in advance for any information.
    Have a great day! Don

    • Curious Minion

      April 28, 2018 Reply

      Hey Don. There's a link to the flashcards in this Sailing Schooled video, and I know the Wynns don't link to products unless they really believe in them! https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-schooled-tests-patience-tight-spot

  • Lori K

    April 17, 2018 Reply

    Hello! Do you have an affiliate link for Bluewater Sailing School? I learned about them by watching your videos and now I'm seriously considering a catamaran course this summer. I'd love for you guys to benefit from the referral...maybe there is even a discount code you can pass along? Thank you for the great information and entertainment and best wishes on your adventures together.

    • Curious Minion

      April 17, 2018 Reply

      Links to Bluewater SS (and yes, a discount code) and to the text books used are in the last Sailing Schooled episode: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-schooled-tests-patience-tight-spot Good luck!

      • Lori K

        April 21, 2018 Reply

        Thank you - this saved us over $600!

        • Curious Minion

          April 22, 2018 Reply

          Woohoo!

  • George Murray

    April 13, 2018 Reply

    Love your videos, just one simple question: how did you all make your money? I mean, your not working a normal job like most people do, so I'm wondering did you hit it big in the stock market, did you inherit money, a very lucrative business sold / still operating in background?

    I'd love to do what you all do, I know it isnt an easy road and at times I'm sure its maddening. But, your freedom, your passions, your dreams are being lived out live and I'm still trying to figure out how to get to where you all are: financial freedom, living a dream on a sailboat, and travelling the world. Happily married, 2 young kids, full time employment, 1 dog, and a small garden/ yard. Cheers to both of you from Seattle!

    • Curious Minion

      April 13, 2018 Reply

      Hey George. You can head to the "Make Money and Travel" section of the blog to see how the Wynns and some other nomads finance their travels. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel

  • Chris Smith

    April 6, 2018 Reply

    Hey you guys,
    I just got hooked on your series in Youtube. I have always considered what you guys have done. My wife was always on the fence. Thanks to you guys she is leaning more to considering the lifestyle.
    We love the ocean and are scuba certified. You guys have also helped me take on my own youtube project. When we were looking to get scuba certified we were wondering how "financially" we were going to accomplish our goals. I have started my own you tube "Scuba Diving on a Budget". I have yet to edit my first video.
    You guys keep up the good work and adventures and stay safe.

  • Haley S

    April 5, 2018 Reply

    Hey Nikki and Jason!
    I am a new follower (just a few weeks now) and I am loving your posts and videos! I am a college student, currently studying for the GRE to (fingers crossed) to get into grad school. I am constantly feeling bogged down and stressed about school and my future... until, that is, I found your videos! I have so enjoyed catching up on some of your past videos. I love how they take my mind off the stress of things, even if only for 20 minutes at a time. Your adventures and outlook on life inspire me and have helped me out a lot, so thank you for sharing all you do!

    Wishing you safe travels!

  • Lissette

    April 5, 2018 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki. It's been a complete pleasure following you both on your beautiful journey. I've recently started following you and I've really enjoyed learning about all aspects of living aboard. I currently work from home (so internet is crucial), but for the first time in my life you've made me believe that it is possible to live aboard full time. I realize that due to my job, I may not be able to spend months at sea, but I can certainly start somewhere. Thank you so much for your honesty and for generously sharing every detail. It truly helps people like me that are dreaming of taking the plunge and living aboard. My children are approaching adulthood and the more I research, the more I am excited about this dream of mine. Having a dream is one thing, but seeing how others pull it off (the good and the bad) really helps feed the dream. Now I just have to figure out how to buy a boat! haha. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for what you do. I do have one question. Have you thought about day charters as a way to make money from your different locations? Do you think it's a good idea?

    • Curious Minion

      April 5, 2018 Reply

      Hi Lissette. Good for you for thinking of ways to make your dream happen! Chartering opens up a can of worms though. First is insurance. I'm sure if your insurance company knew you were doing charters your rate would be crazy. They may also require you to be licensed and jump through some other hoops like drug testing. Second is location. In the U.S. the Coast Guard requires you to be licensed and inspected for running charters with 6 or more passengers. If you wanted to charter in other countries you'd have to check out the regulations there. Hop online for some research to see if would be worth it, but I think that to do it legally the insurance issue would kill you unless you were chartering pretty much full-time.

  • Benjamin

    March 30, 2018 Reply

    Jason, you did great adding the very soft heart beat in the back ground at the end of "Lightning Scares & Flying Squid - Sailing to Ecuador" video.
    Who's idea was that?
    I have been following you both since Burning Man adventure. Funny how I just got back from a trip to Zion inspired by you and here is this huge twist to your normal videos. I am so glad I don't have to wait 7 days because I am an adventure junky like you both.

  • Jonathan

    March 21, 2018 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki! Been following you for a few months now because we are selling up to embark on the of the grid lifestyle for a while and buying our own leopard 40 or a lagoon 410. But owners version of course!!! We are based in Brisbane Australia and It occoured to me that i should try helping out others while we are boat shopping. We are not actually ready just yet to go boat shopping but I would love to crew on other boats. If you are looking for someone who can help on those long testing passages then i can help.
    Sailing is in my blood and I was a navigation officer for the australian government for several years so have a great understanding of the australian coastline. But of course it could be a long time before you get across to Australia! But if you wanted me to join i could join you anywhere along the way at all!. Even eastern pacific. Just putting it out there!!
    By the way if i joined you, you would then have your own electrician and marine technician on board to tackle those boat projects!!
    Cheers!!

    • Wayne Wolf

      March 24, 2018 Reply

      Hey Nikki & Jason. Check out this video on youtube of the Panama Canal Transit. It is from RAN Sailing, episode 93. Fast forward to 6:30, and take a look at the line handlers on the Oceanis 510. I think you will instantly recognize them, LOL. Dale & Justin! Wow! Small world.

      https://youtu.be/XhvCcW8gsYk

  • Venice Scherer

    March 19, 2018 Reply

    Do you have a stove and an oven and how is it powered?

    • Curious Minion

      March 20, 2018 Reply

      Curiosity has both but they produce a lot of heat. Nikki usually uses a breadmaker, a countertop oven and an induction cooktop. You can find more info on all of them in the gear store. Just click on Kitchen Faves https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/store

  • Gary B

    March 19, 2018 Reply

    I feel for you ! ( I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days)) I have been ordering from "STARWEST BOTANICALS" for years. I think you will find something you like.

  • Mark Russell

    March 16, 2018 Reply

    Hello, I have, over the years enjoyed reading your posts and learning from you some of the do's and don'ts. I found you by accident about 5 years ago and have, on and off been following you. I like what you had to say about the lithium batteries but, like you, the price scares me. But, I am thinking long and hard about it. Currently using AGM deep cycle batteries my sister bought for her business. They work but, are heavy, take a long time to recharge and 100 ah does not last long. But, they work in a pinch.

    One of the things that caught my eye was the AC you run on batteries. I saw that on your sailboat page. I was trying to find out if that is an option for an RV rather than the roof top models you see on most RV's. I will keep looking through your pages on your RV to see what you did there.

    Thank you for what you do and be safe out there.

    Mark

    • Ralph Cartwright

      March 17, 2018 Reply

      Marl check out Polarstorm.com we can do the RV with no roof mount system, as well as sailboats Tractor trailers and emergency vehicles.

    • Gary B

      March 19, 2018 Reply

      Good morning, I replaced both roof mounted A/C units with window a/c from wall mart. You will need to use the silver flexible solar blanket to create the cold air return duct. But they use a MUCH lower amp cycle.

  • Chenwei

    March 16, 2018 Reply

    Hi Guys,
    First, Thank you for sharing your sailing adventures. Love the youtube videos.
    Second, I would like to get in touch with Matteo as I have a question about the Easy Start. Does he have a professional email or phone contact? I'd love to talk with him as he seems to know his stuff. If not, I will just contact microair.net
    Thank you again for your great videos and sharing all the knowledge you've gained.
    Cheers

  • Eric

    March 11, 2018 Reply

    What are some of the projects you are completing on the Pacific side of Panama before you start your voyage to the Galapagos and eventually French Polynesia?

  • Dave

    February 9, 2018 Reply

    Just discovered you on YouTube. Both my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the RV and sailboat adventures. We're 68 & 71, not spring chickens any longer but your Alaska adventure has re-inspired us to renew our plans. Thank you for the honesty you both exhibit onscreen, hope the light always shines on your lives. Didn't realize sailboating required so much work-thought all you did was sit back and watch the horizon LOL!!!! Now I know better.

  • Adrienne Cone

    February 8, 2018 Reply

    Hi guys, we love your videos. So far, we've watched you up until you returned to Ft. Lauderdale to replace your rigging. Absolutely love your format and can't wait to see where you go next. Just one question - what is that weird coffee press you have with the two silver handles? We saw you use it on the way back to Ft. Lauderdale. My husband saw it and said, "I don't know what that is, but we need it on our boat." His birthday is coming up. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Curious Minion

      February 9, 2018 Reply

      That's the Rok! Not surprisingly, there's a whole post in the Gear Store about coffee. If you order the Rok using this link it won't cost you anything extra & will put a few pennies into the sailing kitty. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/coffee-tea

  • Moe

    February 8, 2018 Reply

    My husband and I have been binge watching your awesome sailing videos lately. We love what you’re doing and are living vicariously through you! Thanks for taking us all along on the adventures. Both the good and the bad!
    God Bless!

  • Park Ow

    February 7, 2018 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki,

    I’ve watched all of your sailing videos and look forward to your new posts on YouTube. I plan to learn to sail in the San Francisco Bay Area. Would love to own a catamaran. I really liked your video when you demonstrated how to plan your trip down to Panama. What is the software used to predict wind and current as well as help you plot your course? Happy Travels! How do I sign up to be on your crew?

    • Curious Minion

      February 7, 2018 Reply

      All of the software and books used are listed near the bottom of the blog page: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/leaving-plan-biggest-passage Crew calls will go out from time to time - just stay tuned!

  • Richard Morholt Sr

    February 4, 2018 Reply

    BLACK MOLD ?
    MIX IN SODIUM BICARBINATE
    (BAKING SODA) KEEPS BLACK AWAY LONGER

  • Ron

    February 4, 2018 Reply

    Your videos are great. Thank you.s

  • Pete & Sue

    February 1, 2018 Reply

    If I can get a address or a way to get the clamp on meter I will buy it for you
    My wife and I love listening to your discoveries
    Your maintence tips are awesome
    So let me know
    Pete and sue

    • Nikki Wynn

      February 1, 2018 Reply

      You guys are super sweet! We did pick up a basic amp clamp once we got to Panama City but thank you a bazillion for the offer.

  • Jason Charpentier

    January 30, 2018 Reply

    Hi guys. Love the videos. If memory serves me correctly you guys did a video about the vote purchase. I think you said you had a paperwork agent that helped you out and it's worth spending the money. If you have any referrals for a buyer's broker or a paperwork agent please let me know. The boat I'm serious about is out of Tampa. Thanks again.

    • Curious Minion

      January 30, 2018 Reply

      It's all in the blog post: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/exhausting-journey-buying-cruising-sailboat

  • MikeW

    January 29, 2018 Reply

    Hi Both, I have loved all the videos. I particularly like the way leadership flip-flops so easily between you. I've learned some stuff about a couple sailing together from watching you guys that I needed to learn! Anyway, I am boat shopping - chatting to Just Catamarans in FL. I think you've helped me to be really grounded about the priorities and that will save me much wasted disappearing down rabbit holes - thank you🙂

  • AJ

    January 28, 2018 Reply

    Great Show! :) I have been binge watching the sailing portion of your adventures. Great video, music and editing! Stay safe!

  • Collins Bruer

    January 27, 2018 Reply

    We saw you are losing your crew.
    How do you select a crew?
    Will you share the details?

    thanks

  • Paige Grimbeek

    January 27, 2018 Reply

    Hey its paige, man its been forever since we've seen you. It feels like we have not seen you in a hundred years. And I am only 11 years old!!! you guys must be living the dream according to your videos. Except when you had your computer malfunctions. Anyway just wanted to say hi.

    Sincerely, the most awesome person in the world paige

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 28, 2018 Reply

      Paige, how the heck are you most awesome person in the world? Are you holding down the fort and keeping little Annie in check?

      • Paige Grimbeek

        January 28, 2018 Reply

        Of course, I am who do you think I am a normal 11-year old? I don't think so.

  • Brian Marshall

    January 25, 2018 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason. I just checked your location and it would appear that you maybe going to Peru. If so, that would mean Machu Picchu on the Inca trail. My daughter dragged me along for 21day, had the time of my life (never tell my wife that lol). Sam did a lot of research on trekking companies and came up with Alpaca Expeditions, www.alpacaexpeditions.com . They were not the most or least expensive, but they were the only one that carries a out house with them and it was set up at each meal. It doesn't sound like much but use a squaty potty at the rest stops that a hundred other people use and you will know why. Alpaca Expedition also gives back to the communities that the porters come from. If you do go make sure you apply to climb Huayan Picchu, only 200 climbing passes a day are given out.
    So that's my 2 cents worth. If you want more info about the other places we went feel free to contact me.
    A Sunday isn't complete with out watching the Wynn's.

  • Paul Bush

    January 23, 2018 Reply

    this may help also https://www.faa.gov/uas/media/model_aircraft_spec_rule.pdf

  • Paul Bush

    January 23, 2018 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki, I have been going through your site and love seeing what you are doing, you make it look easy and fun. It is hard work and just have to stay positive and enjoy every moment. I noticed some drone photos and I hope you are FAA remote pilot certified when in the states. since your adventure is commercially fund in one way or the other you can be fined and jailed. So if not please look into it. Also being out of the country can get you in more serious trouble, so be careful. here are a couple of links to read that will help. https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/part_107/remote_pilot_cert/ https://drone-traveller.com/drone-laws-south-america/

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 24, 2018 Reply

      Hey Paul, thanks for looking out for us. We try to be very responsible with our drone and we certainly don't want to disrespect any of the places we are visiting. We look into drone rules with each country we enter and most have their own permits needed to operate in their country. We have applied and been approved for each country so far; Bahamas and now Panama. Let's hope the trend continues. ;)

  • Brian Siebert

    January 22, 2018 Reply

    Our 11 year old daughter may be one of your biggest fans... and by coincidence I had expiring airline miles, so I booked a family trip to Panama Feb 18 - March 1. If you guys are still around Pacific side of Panama, we are planning on heading west of Panama City ending up in Santa Catalina to do some surfing. My wife and I are surf instructors and can take you guys out surfing, for ice cream, or a sundowner (or two). We also have a couple gifts we'll bring down as well in case we are able to coordinate. Our daughter would get a kick out of meeting the two of you as she watches your youtube channel daily. Keep up the good work. We hope to see in in the surf :-) Brian, Simone & Summer (Encinitas, CA)

  • John Lochaby

    January 21, 2018 Reply

    I learned the two most important words in Tex-Mex are...Cerveza and ban~o.
    Can you solve this riddle? Como Como Como Como Como?

    Answer: Why do I eat like I eat when I eat.

  • Michael

    January 15, 2018 Reply

    I was watching the episode where you were in Panama tasting coffee. I noticed your husband had a watch or fitness tracker, would you mind sharing the model and maker of the watch?

    Sincerely,

    Michael

    • Curious Minion

      January 16, 2018 Reply

      Those are Garmin marine watches: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/quatix-5-marine-watch

  • Jeff

    January 15, 2018 Reply

    Love your videos. Looking back at the first time you walked onto the boat you have both come so very far in such a short time as sailors and as skilled videographers and storytellers. You should be very proud of your growth.
    Jason I am a lifelong gearhead..I've built a few hot rods and hot boats in my 40 plus years of playing with them. I've built wiring harnesses from scratch for a few. Not trying to tell you what to do just sharing some thoughts. Those wire crimpers you were using are a pain and are not as consistent as you need in a marine environment where stuff is moving around and subject to so many issues. Find yourself a set of ratcheting crimpers, something like these.
    https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Ratcheting-70005-Insulated-Terminals/dp/B017JX8W2I
    They will give you the exact amount of pressure you need every time you make a crimp. Take a little getting used to but much easier once you do and worth the effort.
    Another thought in the area of 12v wiring...the company below and I am sure others make some very slick marine rated butt connectors and terminal ends of all kinds...rings spades, etc.. If you cant get into the place you are working with a soldering torch or iron I highly suggest using these. They are not cheap but when you put the crimp on the inside of the insulated cover has a glue on it and that aides in strengthening the joint, and it is a shrink tube as well! Just apply a bit of heat from a blow dryer or a heat gun, or even a lighter, and it will shrink right up protecting the wire from condensation and subsequent corrosion..
    http://www.ancorproducts.com/en
    I've used them on a handful of go-fast boats I've been involved in building, and my own projects. Also in a number of road vehicles subject to moisture, etc. Worth the extra expense IMHO.
    Another idea...I saw your "where did that go recovery tools and chuckled, have those myself. If you get in a situation where you need to get a fastener into a hole and get the threads started, try cutting a piece of electrical tape longitudinally down the middle about 2 plus inches long. Then carefully wrap the shoulder of the end of the fastener a couple of times and then around the outside of the socket creating a sleeve of sorts to hold them together. Once the fastener is in and snug give the socket a tug and pull it out, and remove the tape before doing the final tightening. If it would work better you can also stick that same piece of tape into the socket and let the sticky surface hold the head of the bolt in place while you get it started,, then pull it out, remove the tape and complete the tightening process.
    I've learned these tricks because I have dropped that stuff...and watched it fall into never never land. I am not an expert,, just lived longer than you have so I have had a chance to make more mistakes and had to figure a way out of them! In no way trying to slam you, if you know all of this then please accept it in the spirit it was offered...
    All the best to both of you,

  • Neal & Renee Ackerson

    January 11, 2018 Reply

    Nikki & Jason, you guys rock! We totally enjoy following your ventures weekly on YouTube. Keep up the great work!
    I do have a sailing question for y'all. We have recently bought our first sail boat, and sorry its a bluewater monohull (LOL) with aspirations of heading over the horizon this year. We are looking to purchase a new sail set and have heard y'all have bought sails from Precision Sails. Are you able to provide any feedback on their product, customer service, pricing, ect??
    Again, your channel has great content and is really well produced. You have done a great job with it!
    May you have fair winds and following seas
    Neal & Renee A.

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 11, 2018 Reply

      Congrats on the boat! We did not purchase through Precision Sails. We went through a friend and purchased Ullman sails. That said, we kicked ourselves immediately afterwords because we should have gotten a quote from Jamie at Sailing Totem. We are now chatting with him about making a storm sail for us. He is a fellow cruiser and long time well respected sail maker. I would definitely recommend reaching out to him for at least a quote. sailingtotem.com/best-sails-for-cruising-testimonials

  • Daniel Berube

    January 9, 2018 Reply

    Hello, My wife and I are sailors and we do private charters. We are avid sailors and we have been following you blog from the start.
    I have to be honest and say that we are also fans of SV Delos. Youtube suggested I watch one of your videos and I did. At first I was curious to see how to person with no sailing experience would do. We almost expected you to run into big problems. But every week you come back and progress.
    As you know the sailing community is a very conservative one. We tend to look at newbies from up high. I find this attitude counter productive as it may discourage new comers.
    We now watch your videos every week just like we would watch a regular TV program. I can tell that many french Canadians are also watching your videos.
    Keep going and do not give up.
    You are now on the starting blocks for your biggest journey yet, going across the Pacific. We wish you fair winds and safe passage.

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 11, 2018 Reply

      Well, so glad you watched and decided to stick around! The sailing community is conservative but also very supportive. We've learned so much from everyone we meet along the way and it only deepens our love for this unique salty world and the people in it. Thanks for taking the time to say hello and we're Delos fans too. ;)

  • Rob Nasti

    January 4, 2018 Reply

    Are you guys selling any boat swag yet? My wife likes Nikki's tank with the boat and boat name on it.
    Happy New Year!

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 7, 2018 Reply

      So glad you asked. Soon, very soon we will! We needed to get the samples in our hands to make sure the quality was good.

  • Christian Berroa

    January 3, 2018 Reply

    Hey I have been watching your videos faithfully since you guys bought a boat and since I been watching you guys make your way through panama and your actually still here while I'm here to I live in Jacksonville Florida but have a lot of family here was wondering if we could do a meet up in the city somewhere if you have free time! Me and my girlfriend fly back the 8th so we only have a few more days here

  • Peter Roddy

    January 3, 2018 Reply

    Hi Guys, you mentioned that you lost one of your Lithium batteries recently. I'm about to replace the batteries on my new catamaran and am looking at putting in some Lithium batteries. Are you able to shed any light on the cause of the battery failure?

    Also, are you planning on coming to Australia, and if so, any idea when that might be? I'll have a cold beer/hot coffee waiting for you!

    All the best for 2018

  • Wow. Now use your intellect, if everyone was to perpetually travel who would pay your expenses? If you didn't get free gear who would pay for that? You Tube and Patreon allow you to ask for money. The rest of the world works for it. Bravo you found the glitch, the shark has been jumped.

  • Fred & Kim Ancora

    January 2, 2018 Reply

    Hey Guys- Jason you mentioned in your second to last video that you had a interesting way that you wired your solar panels on your boat . Any info that you can share or video? I am just about ready to wire panels on my rv.

  • Pamela Pumphrey

    January 1, 2018 Reply

    Thank you so much for all the previous RV Information a you have shared over the years. We have only been full timing for a year now and have gained so much in site from your videos and website. (We now own a composting toilet). We have recently started our own rv travel/lifestyle blog and would like to know it's ok to reference your videos and add a link on our blog. Thank you so much for you help, God bless and happy new year

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 1, 2018 Reply

      Congrats on the new lifestyle and the composting toilet. No problem at all on sharing the video and linking to us, thank you so much and a big thanks for asking. Happy trails!

    • Curious Minion

      January 2, 2018 Reply

      Woohoo - you're on the road! Feel free to add links to GWTW content on your site (but it's never cool to copy content and paste it on your site). Thanks!

  • Sherri

    December 29, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much for your valuable opinions. Keep up the good work! Well love you guys! Sherri and Danny.

  • Bret McGlothlen

    December 29, 2017 Reply

    Just binged watch the whole journey from Miami to Panama and a couple other videos while in Panama. Kept me up until 4 am watching your videos haha. Looks like a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. Keep making more videos!!

  • Norm Wigginton

    December 21, 2017 Reply

    Probably a little late but for future reference.

    https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/support/charging/resuscitate-deeply-discharged-battery

  • John GARVIN

    December 19, 2017 Reply

    Hope you two are safe and well. A hearty ‘Bravo Zulu’ to you.

  • John Lochaby

    December 19, 2017 Reply

    I sent you a small flat package yesterday...VIA Carrollton. Hope it serves you well.

  • Christian Lafaurie

    December 19, 2017 Reply

    Congrats on a well designed Blog. Question. I just bought a Cruising style Trawler yacht and I'm curious as to what speed you cruise at, while using your engines; also how much fuel do you use per hour at that speed. Thanks. Chris.

    • Nikki Wynn

      December 19, 2017 Reply

      Congrats on the trawler! Because we are a catamaran and have 2 engines, we can cruise at 6-7 knots using only one engine and burn about .5 gallons an hour. If we run both engines we can cruise at 8-9 knots and burn about 1 gallon an hour. If we have wind, we can cruise at the same speeds or faster and burn no fuel! ;).

  • Hagai Abramovitz

    December 17, 2017 Reply

    Dear Wynns :)
    I watched all your videos -really enjoyed them.
    I wish I could be there too one day. :)
    Wishing you the best of year 2018 to come.
    A friend from Israel

  • Marilyn Cundiff

    December 17, 2017 Reply

    Good morning from Sacramento, California. I've been following your adventures for several years now and so appreciate the time and effort you spend sharing your delightful stories. Life is one special journey and your videos and narratives reinforce that desire to keep exploring. I travel in my 30 ft. motorhome being very careful to follow instructions from my boss cat Samantha and my faithful companion Juice, a black lab who loves to snuggle at night and keep a watchful eye out for the next adventure. There is so much to see and experience. Your sailing has added another dimension to my love of travel. Thank you so very much! Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas, the very best new year and warm sunshine and gentle winds.

  • 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

  • Sailing Czurus

    November 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi, I discovered your youtube channel some weeks ago and since than we (my wife and me) are watching you sailing in the Bahamas. I am also a beginner, starting to sail so your videos are just great. Thank You! I like the the mixture of landscape photos and technical information you are giving. But we are missing one thing. Actually my wife is missing one thing. She likes your clothes :). Maybe you could post some shop names?

    greetings from cold and rainy Poland.

  • john karner

    November 10, 2017 Reply

    Howdy guys, I'm a bit of a late comer to your posts which I discovered through a post made by Sailing with Ruby Rose with regards to power and am slowly making my way through your Youtube posts with much interest and pleasure. I needed to make comment regarding the youtube post First Solo Voyage where you indicated you have received feedback from haters. In my view you guys are doing what a great many individuals wish they could, as for those haters i can only surmise they either don't have the intestinal fortitude to attempt or achieve their dreams/adventure or are just arm chair critics. I appreciate the time you put into sharing your adventure, what a great way for those thinking of or are about to leap into an adventure to learn, discover pros and cons and places. There's so much to be learnt from real life natural adventures such yourselves and Nick and Terysa (Ruby Rose) I have gotten so much out the postings . Great stuff guys, Fair winds
    regards
    John

  • Jerry

    November 10, 2017 Reply

    I saw you have a dive compressor but I was not sure if you decided to run this directly from the batteries and did NOT buy the gasoline engine or did you get the one with the engine just for filling the tanks? I know you have a lot of Solar and ability to produce power off the grid so I was really curious if you did NOT buy the one with the gasoline engine how well that worked and if you needed to run your generator when using it? Maybe someone else on here can answer that as well if they have experience in this matter?

    • Curious Minion

      November 10, 2017 Reply

      The compressor is the gas version.

  • Izak Petrus van Niekerk

    November 7, 2017 Reply

    AHHHHHHH just saw an episode of going RV in South Africa when I saw you guys on there I freaked out a little! Glad to see you traded rubber for sails! Keep up the good work!

  • Alan Solomon

    November 6, 2017 Reply

    Thank you Nikki and Jason and the Crew,

    Awesome video. I was a little freaked for you at times. I am inspired. I just have to find the time to drop everything. You guys are a good example for me. One of these days though. When that time comes I will watch all of this again. I much rather be in a cave with bats and tarantulas then in my office in front of the computer.

    Best Wishes, Kind Regards,

    Alan Solomon
    [email protected]

  • Jodi

    November 4, 2017 Reply

    Ewe saw your hard sided cat carriers coming off the boat but cannot find them on line.
    What is the brand for that cute little paw print on the side carrier?

  • Stuart Crabbe

    November 3, 2017 Reply

    A safety, FYI, I noticed your fire extinguishers on the boat walk through and unfortunately I believe they are under a recall notice. I am not sure how the manufacturer would get replacements to you, but you need to be aware. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Kidde-Recalls-Fire-Extinguishers-with-Plastic%20Handles-Due-to-Failure-to-Discharge-and-Nozzle-Detachment-One-Death-Reported

  • Richard & Susan Peck

    October 30, 2017 Reply

    We were very disappointed — during an era of increased societal sensitivity to other cultures and beliefs — in the complete insensitivity of climbing and draping oneself over a religious symbol in your Volcán Barú video. Many comments on your YouTube channel also addressed this, without apparent response from you? Would have done this (if permitted) on the state of Christ atop Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro or the Wat Pho reclining Buddha, if you make it as far as Bangkok? We've followed you with interest since your Monaco Vesta days. Sorry to see it come to this.

    • Curious Minion

      October 30, 2017 Reply

      Hi Richard and Susan. Nikki and Jason are in an area with very spotty internet at the moment and asked me to post the following comment on the Volcan Baru post, which I've done.
      Nikki and Jason have some unreliable internet at the moment and have asked me to post this for them:

      Hey guys, thanks for all the love and comments! There have been a few about Jason climbing on the cross at the top of the Volcano we wanted to address. To some this was a sign of disrespect and that was not our intention at all. We think it is important to respect others thoughts and beliefs which is why we wanted to say something about it. We were on a hike, not at a religious site and we honestly didn't even consider that him sitting on it would upset anyone. If so, he wouldn't have done it. We will try to be more mindful in the future.

  • Jathan

    October 24, 2017 Reply

    You two are true inspirations.
    I love watching your adventures and look forward to seeing more of your time in Panama.

    I don't know how you guys make lists for provisioning, but my wife and I use an app called "out of milk" for getting our weekly shopping done for our family.
    I think you two might like it. You can create custom lists and get super detailed with each item, and even track costs. You can also sync your lists between each other to see what's been bought and what hasn't. It also keeps a record so that you don't have to remember what you bought previously.
    Again, not sure how you two make your lists, but just wanted to share an app that might be helpful. (I have no affiliation with the creators...just use it and love it)

    Nothing but love and admiration for you two.
    Hope to meet you guys one day. Whether when you are back in Florida before your next trip, or out on the open seas in a few years......after I learn to sail, get my ASA certs, figure out a budget to live on, have a source of steady income for said budget, and....get a boat.lol

  • Joan E Knox

    October 22, 2017 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki,

    What a crazy coincidence that I found your site. I will probably make this way too long... but what can I say... I'm a talker.

    About 10 years ago I was trying to think of a new and interesting idea for our vacation. I don't know where the idea came from, but I asked my husband if he would be interested in renting an RV and driving down the coast of Oregon and California. We were living in Washington at the time. (We are living in St Louis now due to my husband's job) Much to my surprise, my husband was all for it. So I did some searching and found a nice couple that had decided to rent out their fairly new 35' Monaco. They were really great and spent a lot of time explaining and showing us all about the RV, as we were understandably nervous about taking this huge thing on the road. Well, it was one of the best vacations we've ever had!! I would say it was only second to our honeymoon on St. John. It far surpassed our expectations. It was just as you said in one of you videos... no stress, no schedule. We just woke up every morning and decided what we wanted to do... and where we wanted to go next. We saw some of the most beautiful places... and ate a lot of great food... and spent wonderful time together void of almost all technology.
    So we got the RV bug. But we just couldn't justify the expense for something we could only use every once in a while since we were both working.
    Fast forward to present day. I decided not to go back to work when we moved to St Louis and the plan is to stay here until hubby can retire early in about 5 years. We've talked about selling just about everything, put the rest in storage , buy a nice big RV and spend a couple years exploring the country. But, lately we've been thinking... why wait?? As long as we're here in the Midwest now... buy a small RV and start taking small trips visiting all of the state's around us.
    Okay... if you're still reading... I'm getting to my point now. So tonight we get into bed and hubby has turned on a show 'Going RV'. He says he just stumbled upon it... and it is great because this may give us some good insight into what we may want/need in an RV. So, of course he falls asleep in 17 seconds and I am glued to this show. There are several episodes playing one after the other. Then an episode comes on about this nice couple who has decided to quit their jobs, buy an RV and travel the US for 2 years. Sound familiar? So, as they are looking at different RVs, they are asking great questions so I am taking notes about things I want to remember that we will ask about. LED lights, clean burning diesel etc. While I'm watching... I think to myself "I wonder if maybe certain states are better than others to purchase an RV." So, I grab my tablet and do a Web search on "What's the best state to buy an RV". Among the results I see a link for 'The shady truth about buying an RV'. That really piques my interest and I click on it. So I begin to read the article, and I scroll down, see the video and start to watch it. After about a minute or so... I think to myself... this couple looks just like the couple on this episode. So, I pause the TV... and continue to watch your Web video. And sure enough... it's the two of you. That is a crazy, crazy coincidence if you ask me!!
    Anyway, I know this was a probably much longer than it needed to be. But, I just thought you'd get a kick out of it as I did.
    I love your site. Especially the map that allows us to see where youve travelled, and read stories and look at all the beautiful photos. I especially enjoyed the ones about your visits to Washington and Oregon. Made me a little homesick... but I know we'll be back there some day.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Jon Knox
    Future RVer

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 22, 2017 Reply

      It is funny how one thing leads to another isn't it! Good luck on your hunt for an RV and I couldn't agree more...why wait! Start taking those weekend trips!

  • terry rule

    October 18, 2017 Reply

    Really enjoy your helpful advice and information you share.I see you haven`t stopped in Missouri yet-if you ever need to stop in mid Missouri near Danville, there is a great r v park Named Lazy Days.Near Hermann Mo.-several wineries to visit.Right off hwy 70.
    Happy camping,
    Terry

  • Paige Grimbeek

    October 18, 2017 Reply

    Dear Jason and Nikki, my family and I miss you guys dearly and we love your videos a lot. Even though you are not here literally with us, when we watch your videos it's like your here. just to inform you on what's happening over here while you guys were and are away. Well, sadly we had to put mocha down because he had a blood clot and he became lame. We had to put him down the night after you guys were at our house. Also so far I have begun 6th grade, I come home tired every single day. You guys are amazing and I don't know how you do it all??? We also got a new kitten after mocha died and her name is Annie Oakley. She is super cute and she is small and white. You know the average female Siamese kitten. I can't wait to see you again even if it's in 18 years. It feels like we haven't seen you in years, either way, i am glad you guys make those videos so we can see what you're doing(kind-of). We miss you lots and wish you safe travels everywhere you go.

    Love, Paige Grimbeek

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 19, 2017 Reply

      PAIGE! So stinking excited to see hear from you! We miss you guys like crazy too. If you start working on your parents, I think we can convince them to bring you all to the Pacific for a visit. Looks like you guys had a good time in the Bahamas...so you are already well versed in hanging on a catamaran. So very sad to hear about Mocha but Annie Oakley seems like a great playmate for Tiny. Thanks for watching our videos and hopefully you will come co-star with us someday! Give your brother and sister a hug from us.

  • Dave Willmore

    October 18, 2017 Reply

    I am getting old and thinking about retirement. I want to go full RV, but the wife does not so she is giving me 6 months out of the year. So the questions...
    You look like you were both successful before going on the trip. Did you sell your businesses to fund your first years of travel, and/or had you saved enough to feel comfortable to take off on the journey? The class Bs that I am looking at are in the mid 100s and that is quite a bit of money for us.

    Doe your new business/work bring in more cash than your old businesses? I don't need numbers.

    Take it from an old guy from the corporate life, you did the right thing. I don't know if I would have had the skillsets needed to accomplish what you have accomplished and I know we as a couple are nowhere as good looking as the two of you (I bring the curve way down, my wife is right up there with you guys).

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 18, 2017 Reply

      Hey Dave, once you are out traveling about you will meet so many other couples who are in a similar situation. One wants to be out on the road full time while the other wants to keep a home. Lot's of people strike the balance and I am sure you guys will find yours. We were both successful in our business and you can learn more about how we made money then and how we make money now and travel here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel We had saved up but it was the fact that the motorhome was our home, not a second home (we couldn't have afforded it otherwise). Our expenses became less on the road than living stationary (which was a surprise).

  • Colin and Helen Cattanach

    October 17, 2017 Reply

    Hi both,
    Just wanted to say Hi and mention that our 9yr old son Daniel came downstairs for brekkies this morning. I was catching up with sailing vids and was watching Vagabonde. He said, "Is that the Wynns" I said no, not this time. He asked me to put your vids on, so I complied (easy decision). Both he and Isla (our daughter) love the vids Impacting and informing and shaping him/them every day. Thanks both.

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 18, 2017 Reply

      Awe guys, thanks so much for watching! I am always so surprised to hear that kids like watching our videos. We had a 10 year old come up to us at the dock not long ago super excited to take a selfie. I was shocked to hear it wasn't his parents that watch but just him. He told us he wanted to be a sailor one day too. It was a bit sobering...knowing we're influencing a future generation. No pressure right?! One more reason to remember to be good citizens of the world and mindful of what we put out into the world.

  • Dan

    October 16, 2017 Reply

    Nikki and Jason,

    Stumbled over your site while looking around at catamarans and trying to get ideas for a land locked guy looking to early retire and leave the world behind.

    I have a couple questions for you.
    I enjoy staying fit, is the work around the boat enough to maintain a decent level of fitness? I know you're not getting the cardio when you're not swimming, but how about general fitness? Could you put a stationary bike on the boat?
    What about weight control? Without the cardio are you able to control weight or is it something where you simply loose weight because of more lean foods and constant light activity?
    Is a boat your size big enough to support a small scuba compressor to fill personal use tanks?
    You mentioned in one of your videos, you would show your monthly costs to live aboard, where is that located? That would be a huge factor in me buying now or in a few years.
    How long did it take you to actually learn and be comfortable for blue water trips on your own? I know you took the sailing classes and had a couple Captain's come onboard to teach you. But what about your personal confidence to go out where there was no land in sight?
    Is a boat that size something someone could handle alone, with a bit of training and experience of course?
    And I guess the hardest question of all...is it worth it to trade normal life on land and temp life on the water for full time water life and occasional visits to land?

    Love the videos and so envious of your adventures!!! Keep it up...we're all living vicariously through you two!

    Dan

    • Curious Minion

      October 16, 2017 Reply

      Whoa! That's a bunch of questions! Let's see what we can do.
      Fitness: On some of the passage videos we've seen Nikki working out with resistance bands. Assuming you had the room and could adequately secure it, you could certainly put a stationary bike onboard. Boat maintenance and sailing do provide light fitness, and when they're near shore there's always hiking, diving and snorkeling. Weight control I'm sure is a combo of portion control, pescetarian diet and constant activity.

      Monthly costs: costs for the 6 months of Bahamas cruising were posted here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/cost-sail-bahamas

      Dive compressor: they do have one on board and linked to it here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/diving-coral-sailing-bocas More to come on it in future techie videos.

      Boat size: if you're going to be a solo sailor, there are boats that are geared toward that and some have a high degree of automation. A quick Google search pulled up info on the 10 best boats for solo sailors, forum discussions on the best size boat, and how to get started solo sailing. https://www.google.com/search?q=boats+for+solo+sailing&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS689US689&oq=boats+for+solo+s&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2.3860j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

      As for whether or not it's worth it, I'm sure Nikki and/or Jason will chime in here but that is such a personal decision that it's something you're going to have to work out on your own. As you're considering your choices, keep in mind that there are as many ways to live aboard as there are boats out there. Some people live on moorings in a harbor and commute to land every day by dinghy. You can cruise the Great Loop, the shores of the Great Lakes, or the Intra-coastal waterway and rarely be out of sight of land. You could choose bluewater sailing and make long passages without a chance to come ashore. Or you could mix it up! But living on a boat doesn't mean you have to cut yourself off from land.

      Hope that helps!

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 19, 2017 Reply

      Hey Dan, you are loaded with questions...just like we were when we first started dreaming. We know that overwhelming need for knowledge. ;) The more you read, watch and generally research the more it will all start to click together.

      Curious Minion already did a great job of answering some of your questions but...First things first, you need to set foot on some boats. Perhaps make an appointment to take a look at some boats for sale in your area or look at joining a local sailing or yacht club. It's a great way to meet fellow sailors and get the opportunity to go sailing. Being on the boats and around other sailors will help answer so many of your questions. Some things just won't make sense until you get out here. Especially on topics like how long it will take you to get comfortable, that is different for everyone and you won't have a clue until you start sailing. We've documented every step, so scroll to the bottom of our sailing page and work your way to most recent.

      Fitness - working around the boat and sailing are not enough exercise. A lot of sailors, including us, use bands (look up TRX suspension training) and yoga along with lots of swimming and walks/runs on the beach.

      Is it worth it? We have been full time traveling nomads for almost a decade now, so of course we think it is. For us, we can't imagine any other way of living but that doesn't mean its for everyone. There is only one way to find out. Make a plan and put it into action.

  • Dean Meyers

    October 15, 2017 Reply

    I have watched and enjoyed your adventures for at least 3 years. I was sad when you announced you were going sailing since I am a part-time RVer (but on the verge of full timing it). But I have truly enjoyed everything about your sailing adventures. I so look forward to your next post. I always feel I'm on the adventure with you because of your great videos. Thanks so much. Happy trails (or sails rather).

  • Alan Solomon

    October 8, 2017 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason,
    This is Alan from Palm Desert, CA. I have been watching your videos and Website pretty intently lately.
    I received a 2018 calendar in the mail recently with a subject matter that I know you will like. I would rather have it go to someone that will appreciate it more than me. You have provided a lot of enjoyment, intrigue and curiosity to challenge myself so, this is one opportunity for me to return the favor and its something you can use.
    Do you have an address I can mail it too where you can receive it? Do you receive mail on the cat?

    Thanks, Alan

  • Paul

    October 6, 2017 Reply

    Go straight out from Drake's Island till you hit 3-5k depth. You should be almost right in the shipping lane. Troll one on top and one diving plug. Also, some of the best diving and snorkeling in that area is right up against Drake Island.

  • Marc Montero

    October 6, 2017 Reply

    It's fun to see how your psyches seem to be morphing as you continue to travel and see new places and meet new people. So....now that's its been a little bit, how is everyone getting along? You're all pretty laid back as far as I could tell after meeting you, which makes relaxing and enjoying the planet around you all that more pleasant I'm sure. You are all truly blessed! Here's to you continuing to enjoy God's creation and hoping that Sean and I can see you again one day!

  • Chris Smith

    October 6, 2017 Reply

    I have enjoyed your adventures and it inspired me to take the ASA 114 Combo course you did. I picked the same company and meraculously had same instructor. My comment to you has to do with the sailing school company. I would not recommend it to anyone. The instruction was great but the boat was terrible. Recommend you put a clarifier on that sailing school episode warning people to research the boat the school uses. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Paul

    October 5, 2017 Reply

    Was just in Portobelo a few weeks ago. If you are still there and want to here the great history of the place, go see Nilda. She lives on the water, behind the police station next to the boat ramp which is just in front of a good little pizza shop. You won't be disappointed by her hospitality. If you do look her up, tell her hello from the guys that brought her yellowfin tuna and had dinner with her.
    Thanks.

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 6, 2017 Reply

      Very nice. Thanks for the tip Paul! P.S. Where did you catch the yellowfin?

  • John Lochaby

    October 5, 2017 Reply

    Guys, I know you are out trying to prove the earth is round and in far away places...BUT...If you have ever read any of the James Michener's historical novels you know he is a master wordsmith. I am reading Michener's "Caribbean". After all of the islands you have shown us it certainly makes your travels more enticing and gives even more meaning to all those places. I recall one island where you visited and read an info sheet which said the "rich planters house was burned down by indians"...well, I believe Michener's story that the house was actually burned down in a slave revolt. He also explains why there was a revolt. The key people in the book were real people and Michener tell up front the names of these people. I believe you will really enjoy this book. You will also enjoy the book "Texas"

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 6, 2017 Reply

      Sounds awesome! Thanks so much for the book tip, I have been looking for good books on the caribbean but haven't found anything I love yet. I will check out Michener.

      • Charlie Shippey

        October 11, 2017 Reply

        I have been following y'all in your RV travels and now your sailing travels. My wife and I were in Colonial Williamsburg at the DOG Street Pub enjoying adult beverage and a great meal. We were in bar seating and a couple came in and sat next to us. Being the shy, introverted person I am, I immediately struck up a conversation. Turns out they are from Bakersfield CA. Don't know how we got on conversation about RV and Motor Coaches but Dennis asked if I followed your post. Turns out it was your aunt and uncle, Dennis and Cindy Williams. Small world when your are not afraid to reach out! We had a great conversation, gave them some local pointers about the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown) and discussed Gone with the Wynns.
        Now on to books. Dianna Gabeldon has written a series of books, the first being Outlander. Great series of romance, historical fiction and adventure all rolled into one. Another great author is Nelson Demille. Check out The Gold Coast, Spencerville and Charm School to name a few.
        I love your videos and narrative. Keep them coming. And, be happy.
        My wife of 46 years and I are beginning our travel adventure soon. We are selling out and moving into a motor coach to see as much of this continent as we can. We smile every day because we are so fortunate to have each other.

  • Julie Sullivan

    October 4, 2017 Reply

    We are so thrilled to find you! Our financial adviser mentioned your blog to us after we told him we were heading down to Ft. Lauderdale to potentially buy a boat (Lagoon 440) and we know nothing about sailing...so this is extremely educational and timely. We have already watched about 5 videos and will be glued to the site till we watch them all. Thanks for documenting and sharing-Julie and Bill, Victoria BC

  • Eric Van Eck

    October 1, 2017 Reply

    I saw a new 2017 show on the Travel Channel where the two of you buy a new Class1 RV and was wondering if you two were going back on the road? Like to watch your travles.

    • Curious Minion

      October 2, 2017 Reply

      Nope! That's a rerun from early days.

  • Beth

    October 1, 2017 Reply

    Been following you two for years. Looks so fun. Thx for the awesome posts, vids, and info.

  • Alan Solomon

    September 29, 2017 Reply

    Quick question.
    Where do you buy your Veggie Italian Sausage? Trader Joes? Costco?.....

    Alan Solomon

  • Ron

    September 26, 2017 Reply

    I enjoy keeping up with your travels. Ever since you were going around in your motor homes. That inspired my family and I to boy our own Winnebago View. I'm in the military and just got orders to move to Germany. I wanted your thoughts on shipping our RV for a 3 year tour in Europe. I see there are plenty of campgrounds and places to travel. I"m worried about trying to covert the power to the rv. Should I come up with a transformer or upgrade my battery/solar power to operate the rv instead?

    Thanks for you inspiration.

    Ron

  • Derek Hill

    September 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi,
    I have a big solar panel [310 w.] on an aluminum pole on the swim grid. A smaller tube fits in the pole and it can rotate and tilt with one tightening handle. I can send pictures. At 49 degrees north we often get 22 amps but average probably 15-17. That runs our freezer and the fridge. With led lights we usually use 120 amp hours per day. No hot water unless we run the engine. Hardly any shade having it on the swim grid.

  • Alan Solomon

    September 25, 2017 Reply

    Hello, Nikki and Jason.
    You guys have inspired me but, I am not at the most opportune point in my life to take action. I have watched all your sailing videos, every one and I find myself in curiosity as to when the next video will be available? I have watched many of your more recent rving videos as well. I watch at night after work. Bastimentos looks really cool but, I think I would be happy and satisfied in the clear, blue waters of the Bahamas if they are still there after these storms ripped through.
    I'll keep on the lookout for the next video.

    Best Regards,

    Alan in Palm Desert and Coachella, CA

    P.S. I have no Website at this time.

    • Curious Minion

      September 25, 2017 Reply

      Videos are usually posted on Sunday mornings. Thanks for sailing with us!

  • Phil

    September 24, 2017 Reply

    We love you, your life and your videos! My wife and I are new in the RV life and have learned enough to make our decision to buy our first Class C. Since we can no longer see you in the road, we'll continue to watch your videos. Give our best to the cats 😀

  • Aaron Kassen

    September 24, 2017 Reply

    Wynn's, I just finished binge-watching you... Should it feel so awkward and a little creepy? Odd! Enjoying the heck out of your travels as I get myself geared up for the same prospective adventure. I've been using it to get my wife excited about the same idea. Actually, when she saw you cat (boat and feline HA!) she suddenly got on board with the concept.
    I'm finding a plethora of wonderful resources here, and learning experiences galore! Also, it helps that I'm a beer geek, home brewer, and coffee snob as well, so I get just as excited as you guys when new tasty beverages show up, so i gotta keep watching for that alone!! Maybe one day, i'll get to bust out my beer cellar and share a few with you all as a small thank you.

    My eye caught a little trouble that i might be able to give a helpful tip on. Cell phones while traveling.

    This could be a possible universal solution to your cellular communication and data issues at large while seeing the world. Google Fi! It's a MVNO allowing you to use T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular networks as one back on the mainland. Plus it automatically grabs international networks with no gap in coverage. Bahama's Check, Panama Check! etc. Turn coverage on and off as you wish without penalty. No changing SIM cards, no contracts, no data roaming fee's. WiFi calling capable. Google Hangouts integration, so you can call over VOIP Hangouts if it's cheaper/free. Small learning curve for truly exploiting its power, but it might be the thing you're looking for to avoid buying sim cards and minutes regularly. Might be just the thing as having a fully integrated all in one solution could be the thing.
    Full disclaimer, I am a Fi user.
    Useful website for Google Fi: https://fi.google.com/about/plan/#uninterrupted-coverage

  • Jesse

    September 22, 2017 Reply

    I remember you said you lost your inverter recently. Wondering if you got it repaired or changed inverter/chargers. I am looking at the same make and model so I couldn't help but pay attention when you said you had trouble. Let me know what happened please. Thanks.

  • Jen Roberts

    September 22, 2017 Reply

    Just had to tell you guys that you are awesome! You have the best website and best show out there. With all of the depressing stuff you see on the news every day and what is happening in the world you guys take me and my family away from all of it. Thank you! That is it, that is all. Carry on! :)

    • Jason Wynn

      September 22, 2017 Reply

      Thanks so much Jen! We'll keep sharing if you keep watching and reading :) Enjoy your weekend.

  • Tito Valenzuela

    September 20, 2017 Reply

    Hi to the both of you!!
    I guess this makes ME the newest guy. I also would like to thank you for your videos. You've got me hooked worse than the mahi-mahis you got on your way to Panama. I've been binge-watching your videos. Since I started when you began shopping for a sailboat, I'm now going back to watch your previous clips on RVing. However, and because I'm more of a sea buff than a "landlubber", I'd love to see what happened after you guys finished watching sloths and monkeys in Panama. Where are you going next? I know that, unfortunately, right now the Caribbean is definitely out of the question (you'd think NOAA is going to run out of letters after so many hurricanes... Irma, José, María, and so on...). It's really saddening to see the havoc created by those storms on all the people of the islands you probably want to visit, and it's impossible not to fear for the safety of people you might have already met (cruisers, and islanders alike).
    I hope, weather and insurance company allowing, that you get the chance to visit my country (Honduras... still in Central America, and not that far north). You'd get to visit the Bay Islands (we've got the second biggest barrier reef in the world, after Australia's... excellent for scuba and snorkeling), and if you do, drop me a line in advance so I can treat you to a few beers, cocktails, and a couple of tours: Mayan ruins, and Spanish forts.
    I wish you fair winds, safe travels, and happiness.
    Regards.

  • Cat

    September 20, 2017 Reply

    I just discovered your videos and love them! They are super inspiring - I came across your Alaska videos on youtube first since I'm looking for inspiration when I travel back home in a few weeks. I'm Alaska born and raised and your videos were fresh with perspective and fun! Also, I love Nikki's style and how you both travel so fashionably. It would be cool if some of her outfits were on the gear shop page, especially all those cute jackets and accessories! Thanks for making such great content!!!

  • hagai

    September 15, 2017 Reply

    Big like from Israel :)

  • Noel

    September 12, 2017 Reply

    Your story about how much you have to work, despite how easy and carefree your lives look in the videos, is inspiring. You guys are courageous (and if you're anywhere near Hurricane Irma or any storms I hope you decide to not be too courageous!). Exploring a nomadic lifestyle, or just freelancing (instead of being an employee) is something that your post on money and travel makes me feel is doable. Maybe its not a dream lifestyle (laptops on the beach every day...or just laying on the beach minus laptop!) but it's an adventure worth pursuing. And it's also an inner adventure: mind over matter; inner curiosity over a fear driven lifestyle. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Best wishes!

  • Steve

    September 11, 2017 Reply

    The room is definitely NOT empty! Great stuff, keep it up, have fun and be safe.

  • MaryAnnDave

    September 11, 2017 Reply

    :) Just saw your latest vid. My wife stopped what she was doing to see the scuba diving part. Got really funny when the video cut short because of the battery went dead. "What???!!! Dead battery??!!! Why wasn't the battery charged??!!? I wanted to see more!" So hilarious!

    Question: I noticed other catamarans with a wind turbine generator mounted on them. Any future plans for one or two to be installed on the Curiosity? Seems it would be beneficial any time there's wind. Well, as always, be careful, learn new things, enjoy, and share it with the rest of us. Dave and MaryAnn

  • Brian

    September 10, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki following you on your adventure, best of luck.

  • MaryAnnDave

    September 8, 2017 Reply

    Hmm. Ok, I'm a 'newbie' so I'm just going to address one issue Jason brought up in a recent video. 'Hate mail'??!!! Criticism??? I've been watching your videos for ......2? years or so. What is it that you're doing or saying that causes people to react so negatively? Just curious about that.

    Alright, I'll add on something else. I, for one, would like to praise the two of you (now four) for allowing me to see and learn things that I've only been able to dream about for decades. I've spent the last 38 years wrapped around jobs and family responsibilities with no 'doors of opportunities' available. It's not your adventures or sightseeing that gets my attention. My eyes are 'glued' to the screen when it comes to reviewing, researching, comparisons, rebuilds/repairs, upgrades, what ifs/why nots, .... the list is long. You're not just simple 'bloggers' (videos of pretty sceneries, fun stuff, etc.). More like documenters which puts you in my favorite category of David Attenborough, NatGeo, Nature, Science, Explorer, and so on. You are my eyes, ears, hands, and (yes) feet. Jason, for all technical, mechanical, hands on stuff. Nikki, thank you for allowing me to imagine how my wife would be comfortable living in a motorhome or on a boat although she won't because of motion sickness. But, we can still dream and watch as yours unfolds. I'll explain more about ourselves later. For now, thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank Justin and Gale for me. Have they started their own site? Oh!. My wife just told me she would like to see you do more underwater exploring. Shallow areas of course. Until my next email or reply, please be careful and live your lives to the fullest. David and Mary Ann Carey, Aurora, Oregon.

  • Goss Scott

    September 7, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys! Having spend the past 18 years of my life in the U.S. Coast Guard and performing my share of vessel maintenance and haul-outs, I sympathized with you during the time and money you spent in Ft. Lauderdale prepping your boat. Because of you guys, Sailing Nahoa, S/V La Vagabond, and the other catamaran vloggers, I too have pointed my dreams toward eventually living and sailing on one with my family. I am glad ya'll are safe from Irma. Have you seen the pictures of Paraquita Bay? Obviously my heart goes out to the safety and well-bing of the lives impacted there first and foremost, but I was curious what your thoughts/reactions were to the sight of all those beautiful catamarans destroyed? Why do you think so many chose to ride it out instead of sailing away? Did they have different insurance (hopefully)?

  • Melissa Hargett

    September 7, 2017 Reply

    Hi, It is Melissa of the Cat Solarium again. I am writing to see how relieved Nicki is to have sailed below the 12th parallel... Im from Florida. It's gonna be another disaster. If you guys need anything. I have a friend that lives in Panama, an American. I would gladly put you in contact with him to get anything you need. Again, I am proud that you took the long sail over but it was so worth it.

  • Alan Solomon

    September 7, 2017 Reply

    Hello, how are you?? I am the new guy. Thank you for all the cool videos. I am living vicariously through you both. Your videos and the blue, blue water relaxes me. Very cool. Thanks.
    I keep watching nightly. I only saw a couple RV videos. But, the catamaran and the cats and the blue water is filling my head. That must mean something??
    I have been thinking about it. I know you are both from Texas. I hope both your families are okay with all the rain in Texas. That is also in my head and from my heart.
    Take care, Best Regards,

    P.S. keep making sailing videos in blue, blue water. Thx....

  • Dono van Heerden

    September 5, 2017 Reply

    Good morning Wynss!

    Love the tunes on your Vlogs, please refer the artists so I can download and support the artists.

    Ciao

    Donovan

    • Curious Minion

      September 5, 2017 Reply

      The are always listed at the end of the video with the links to the blog. Usually bottom-center of the screen.

  • Jeff Hallin

    September 4, 2017 Reply

    This might be of interest to you: https://www.skyroam.com. Keep making great videos!

  • Peter Ley

    September 4, 2017 Reply

    After the Canal the three of us went to visit Panama City where a man stopped me in the street and said, ''Keep that your young girl with you. Don't let her out of your sight, she could be kidnapped'. She had stopped by a shop window while we carried on walking. He was referring to our young South African crew member. He was very serious about the risk of kidnap.
    Mind you, that was 30 years ago, even so it's worth remembering that you are in a different part of the world and the risks are higher. It's still worth it, though.

  • Mike Helwig

    September 4, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for your videos. I actually look forward to Monday mornings now so I can watch your latest video. I find your videos extremely well done and really enjoy your adventures. You are an inspiration for what I would like to be able to do some day. Not sure it will ever happen for me but nice to be able to live it through you.

    Thanks...Mike (from Carlisle, PA)

  • Jim Bolling

    September 3, 2017 Reply

    Love your videos. Have been following your postings and videos since your Alaska RV trip. Have made two RV trips from South Carolina to Alaska and everywhere in between (all 49 via RV or car). I always check out your postings prior to heading to a new destination. At 74, I will have to live your global adventures from my computer (besides I get motion sickness too easy). Will be RV'ing soon to Georgian Bay in Ontario.

  • Barry Echols

    August 30, 2017 Reply

    According to your Garmin tracker your Panama volcano expedition on August 30 was a success. I checked the weather, lots of cloud cover all day, but I am confident you still got some good photos and videos. Highest recorded altitude on Garmin was 11,452 feet at 8:49 am. Good job guys, march on, sail on, keep filming and sharing it with us. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 2, 2017 Reply

      Oh Barry, it was fantastic! We had a clear view of both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans! It was a 20 mile round trip hike, 5,500 feet in elevation gain and 12 hours of painful bliss. Bliss on the eyes, a little pain on the joints and muscles but worth every second! ;)

  • Richard Skaff

    August 28, 2017 Reply

    Hey you guys. What? Another great video? How do you guys do it? I know I'm impressed.
    Thanks for sharing the good, bad and ugly. Just real life experiences and some truly great video/editing!

    Thanks again and I can't wait for the next one. You're fulfilling a 73 year old's fantasies!

    Richard

  • Kerry Monfort

    August 27, 2017 Reply

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was almost as excited as you all when you made it to Panama. I'm a dark sider in the Northwest and really enjoy your adventures, have fun in Panama!

  • Melissa Hargett

    August 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi Fellow Sailors,
    I am looking for video editing software recommendations. I am the owner and manufacturer of the Cat Solarium. 56tttttttrrrrrrrrrrrr- that was my cat Captain Tiggs walking across my keyboard. We are making lots of videos but need to edit, splice, add music etc. I do not want to recreate the wheel so I am hoping you have time to give me the name of the software you use. I have an Ericson 27 that we are updating. We have watched you since the Motor Home arrived in Florida. I am so proud of you guys taking off to Panama. Thanks for the piece on freezers and your continued detail of your journey. I especially the love the details on expenses. I think you were in the Bahamas and did a break down of your expenses of the past year. As Chris Farley said, "That was awesome". Oh, and I loved the Sony v. Go Pro Cameras. That made life easy. I wish there was an attachment link so I could send you a picture of our Baby Ocicat who currently has his paw in my beer. He has the worlds biggest ears. One day soon, I will apply for a voyage with you guys. We plan on buying a catamaran too and starting out exactly the way that you did, except, I have been sailing most of my life, just not on a Cat. Wynn-Wynn. If you visit our site, you'll see our logo. Can you imagine seeing that on a Spin? Ok, What software do you use???
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    • Curious Minion

      August 27, 2017 Reply

      Jason uses Adobe Premier but it's tough for beginners to get used to. If you're a beginner, Jason recommends starting with Windows Moviemaker or iMovie. Details on all of the camera gear, computers and editing software is given on the blog: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/best-travel-camera-video-photography . Enjoy that cat beer!

  • Daniel DuPont

    August 24, 2017 Reply

    Hey Jason and Nikki...

    We are Jaclyn and Dan... Living full time in Montazuma, CO. Montezuma is just 4 miles from Keystone Ski Resort... or just over the hill from Breck.. where I see you have crushed a few greens;)

    Anywho..... we have been to just over 100 countries within the first 7 years of our marriage.... working on cruise ships... Phun Stuph!!!!!!!!

    We plan to full time RV.. because why not see a lil bit of our country... after all...we have been pretty much everywhere else...

    We found you and have used you two as our inspiration... to make the leap in this chapter of our lives.

    I do have a couple relatively easy questions for you both.... before making the leap... and your knowledge ... a bit quirky... like us:) would be very helpful.

    Hit me up on FB at https://www.facebook.com/danno.dupont... so we can chat it up a bit.

    VERY MUCH looking forward to seeing you in my message box:))))))))))))))))))

  • Mark Plackett

    August 21, 2017 Reply

    Thanks. Your video is a great commercial for our area. We really appreciate it.

    Mark

  • Betttina Arrigoni

    August 21, 2017 Reply

    You inspired us to go full time RVing with your adventerous approach to life! Your sailing adventures are off the chart- keep smiling & keep the energy flowing ⛵️

  • Kristi

    August 21, 2017 Reply

    Beautiful boat, gadgets galore, kitty cats, roller coaster experiences, you guys Rock !

  • Mary Jackowski

    August 21, 2017 Reply

    I have enjoyed watching your videos and one of the things I really liked is that you are always appropriately dressed and there is never any bad language. Unfortunately, I was so disappointed to watch your recently uploaded video and to hear the Lords name taken in vain. I was shocked and so disappointed. Here was one of the few videos like this that was clean and family friendly. I found it very offensive and just wanted to let you know that I feel it is something that should be considered in your filming and editing.

  • David Booker

    August 20, 2017 Reply

    This seems perfect for you guys. ;-)
    https://www.facebook.com/WineWoman1/photos/a.546837542018637.1073741826.546830635352661/1389618127740570/?type=3

  • K Campbell

    August 20, 2017 Reply

    Hilarious Jason, I remember the first time I called in for air support, I completely messed it up, the guy on the other end said, "WTF" Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are you doing! So just a little help "Wynn" Whiskey Yankee November November. Keep it up guys, we love watching y'all have fun.

  • Donna Stevens

    August 18, 2017 Reply

    I have been watching you guys since your RV days also and you get better and better every time I watch. I am in awe of your talents and learning as you go. I just wanted to say keep up the great work and I will keep sharing your videos.
    I do have one question, what app do you use for video editing?
    I started my own YouTube channel, not for profit, but to share other you tubers ideas, tips, and tricks and my favorites.
    And also to share with all my family and friends my concerns and self taught by example.

    • Curious Minion

      August 18, 2017 Reply

      Adobe Premier but it's hard to learn if you're just starting out. For beginners, try Windows Moviemaker or something similar. This post has more on all the camera gear and software (including the editing stuff): https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/best-travel-camera-video-photography

  • Lisa

    August 17, 2017 Reply

    Hey Guys, Thoughts about the composting heads on a boat now that you have had time to live with them a little?? I am really for it, but my husband is still hesitant. Thanks!

    • Jason Wynn

      August 20, 2017 Reply

      The composting toilet works great with limited smells just like in the RV. When you’re peeing only the trap door that covers the solids is designed to divert the liquids towards the storage tank, so it doesn't really matter that the boat isn't perfectly level. As long as the trap door is closed you’re just fine while under sail.
      I do like the fact we kept the flushing head while we're out at sea as dumping the urine tank overboard every few days while underway on a long passage might get old.
      There's no doubt each type of marine head comes with it's own challenges. I've spent days, probably weeks of my life already replace parts for our one marine head, and I can say without a doubt the composting head is by far a more simple and effective solution.

  • Chris

    August 16, 2017 Reply

    Just a note: the 'see more' on the Our Gear page just shows me the name on the new page. Should there be more? It's not coming up. I use Chrome.

    • Curious Minion

      August 17, 2017 Reply

      Oh no! I can't get it to open in either Chrome of Firefox - we're working on it. Please try again in a bit, and thanks for your patience.

  • suzie

    August 14, 2017 Reply

    Quality of your videos, especially among adventure travelers is so superior to most other vlogs.....I have watched since RV days, got so nervous when you announced this transition to the water, fearful for your safety, etc....but now I see how competently and thoughtfully you do all things and await with anticipation each new journey.....your enthusiasm and positive energy is a lift!!

  • Paula

    August 14, 2017 Reply

    Is there a personal email I can receive? Its regarding promotion.

  • Monica Blanton

    August 14, 2017 Reply

    I've been watching you since the RV days and really don't know what I would do without being able to watch your adventures. It feels like I have a personnal explorer at my fingertips. God speed uou two along with your crew and fa mily. Thank you so much

  • Richard Perriman

    August 10, 2017 Reply

    What an incredible website and source of information! I came here trying to find out about solar power for a camper (small UK RV!) and I expect to spend many hours reading all your stuff. Just one question (for now) - if I buy something on Amazon UK through your link do you get any commission? I buy everything on Amazon so it seems like a good idea for you to get the benefit. PS I used to be a lawyer but I gave it up to be a sports photographer - which pays peanuts but is a great 'job'. I now sit in an outdoor 'office' in all weathers having fun!

    • Curious Minion

      August 10, 2017 Reply

      Hey Richard! Glad you're finding the info useful and yes, you can help out by buying through the affiliate links. Every little bit helps - thanks so much for the support! Glad to have you with us.

  • Douglas Carsey

    August 7, 2017 Reply

    Great to see you back at sea. Looking forward to the many videos in the future. You guys are a blast to watch, thanks for all your effort.

  • The Manns

    August 6, 2017 Reply

    So very glad you are at the canal per your current map. Congratulations on your safe gulf crossing! We are grateful for you, and to you.

  • Tom Summers

    August 5, 2017 Reply

    Cheers. A friend sent me this link. We are older professional mariner, and long time sailors. Looking at cats.

  • Kimberly

    August 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki, I just wanted to say thank you for putting your life and person space on camera for all of us to see. My fiance loves watching YouTube blogs. Your show is the only I enjoy the most. I like how well you document things you do, how you approch your decisions, and log what you find useful for your travels. I love watching your amazing experiences and how much you'll learn to do the things you enjoy. Thank you for the inspiration. From a thankful fan, Kimberly P.S. tell the Kitties they have a fan too. :)

  • Charles

    August 5, 2017 Reply

    Why do you not fly the American flag on your vessel?

    • Nikki Wynn

      August 5, 2017 Reply

      Sometimes we do. Flags wear out very quickly on a boat so we try to conserve them.

  • Margaret Lindsay

    August 4, 2017 Reply

    I found ya'lls you tube by chance. .......... not bad, good stuff, now can't stop watching..... uhm hum..... love your cats, I'm a cat lover too! but anyway I like Nikki's outfits and shoes...... sooooo cute, like more info maybe something to include?

  • rob mclennan

    July 29, 2017 Reply

    46 ft Leopard hits reef, and sinks near Hualien French PolynesiaThey were using Navionic charts which didn't show the reef! https://adventuresofatribe.com/2017/07/23/mayday/ MAYDAY! On passage from Mo’orea to Hualien catamaran "Tanda Malaika" violently hits an unmarked reef
    By Sue Richards — last modified Jul 26, 2017 05:56 PM
    Contributors: Our thanks to Lorraine Escher for bringing this news to noonsite's attention.
    When they asked us what happened and we told them that our chart did not show a reef, they asked us if we had been using Navionic charts, and I said yes. He then shook his head and said that at least five boats end up on those reefs a year who were using Navionic charts.

    Published: 2017-07-26 00:00:00
    Topics: Books,Charts and DVDs , Equipment
    Countries: French Polynesia

    • Curious Minion

      July 30, 2017 Reply

      That's why the Curiosity crew uses multiple software programs to plan trips. The more info the better!

  • Bobbi S

    July 26, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Jason for your 'mistakes' video re hooking up the tow pkg. We purchased a 1994 Winnebago a year ago in Phoenix when it was 110 in the shade. The seller assured us everything worked. We handed over the cash and found out when we got home that nothing worked except the engine. A year later, the refrig still doesn't work right after replacing the entire 'guts'. Everything else has been replaced or repaired. Because we can't imagine not being able to have the freedom to wander, we purchased a 2013 Honda CR-V and are trying to figure out the proper tow pkg install. Jason, your videos are not only instructional but hilarious, thanks! We hope to hit the road in September for our first extended trip with the Beast, and your Alaska Chicken experience gave us some good tips. Many thanks for the belly laughs.

    • Curious Minion

      July 27, 2017 Reply

      What a story! I hope you've had all your bad luck up front and that your first big trip will be smooth sailing. Happy to hear that Jason was able to make you laugh. Always remember: if you can't be a good example for someone at least you can serve as a warning!

  • Gary Church

    July 26, 2017 Reply

    I have been admiring your chromed scuba tank holder on your boat's transon. I want one. Where did you get it?

  • Barry Echols

    July 24, 2017 Reply

    Sailing is my passion and I have come to enjoy your presentations more than all of the other sailing video channels simply for your professionalism. It is easy to see all the diligence that went into each video and the accompanying blogs on your website.

    As you venture further away from reliable WiFi I am worried that you will fall farther and farther behind as so many sailing channels do. I realize that a satellite feed is super expensive and not really feasible at the present.

    Have you considered and is it possible to find an island with an airport that you could express or overnight a memory card or thumb drive with a completed video edit to a trusted confederate in the US or elsewhere who could then upload it to You Tube rather than trying to deal with days and weeks of trying to find a reliable WiFi access point?

    Just a thought, and it may have faults, but just thought I would throw the idea out there.

    • Captain Ahab

      July 25, 2017 Reply

      Watch out for Pirates !!!

  • WILLIAM LINNETT

    July 23, 2017 Reply

    WHAT KIND OF CAT DO YOU HAVE?

    • Curious Minion

      July 24, 2017 Reply

      I assume you mean the boat, which is a Leopard 43. All the stats are on the blog: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/curiosity-sailboat

  • Mike Pendergrass

    July 23, 2017 Reply

    You guys be safe... don't get to close to Cuba's territorial waters. We don't want to hear about you on the news.

  • Shawn

    July 22, 2017 Reply

    Hello,
    I have been following the two of you by watching your awesome youtube videos since your RVing days. After watching your off the grid videos I decided to take the plunge and buy a ReLion lithium battery to save weight and have more power capacity. I don't plan on going solar or need an inverter at this time. I have an RV and boat and would like to use it in both applications for deep cycle purposes. My question for you is how do I ensure that both of them are fully charging the battery?

    My travel trailer converter has a rating of 13.6 volts and 35 amps.
    My boat alternator is rated at 12 volts and 65 amps.

    The recommended charge voltage for the lithium battery is 14.6 volts.
    http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/441554/lithium-spec-sheets/RB75_Spec_Sheet.pdf?t=1500230026225

    Any help/information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
    -Shawn

    • Curious Minion

      July 24, 2017 Reply

      I would start by calling the guys at ReLion to ask what they recommend. They're really nice and can help you make sure that you aren't going to damage your batteries.

  • DUKE LANCASTER

    July 20, 2017 Reply

    Discovered your site last week and have binge watched for at least 15 hours in the last couple of days. Your living our dream and I've learned so much from you guys. I love all things sailing and you are the best things I've watched.thanks so much

  • Robert Wolfe

    July 20, 2017 Reply

    Hey,
    I can't wait for the next one. Lets go folks. Rock And Roll.

  • Lincoln Lewis

    July 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi there! Been subscribed to your YouTube channel for over a year and tune in every week with a thumbs up. What apps do you use for navigation? I didn't see any in the Gear section. Cheers!

  • Amy Lakin

    July 18, 2017 Reply

    Hello Captain or Captains and Crew of the Curiosity! I have been trying to find a more detailed list/video of all the work, upgrades and costs made to the boat while in Fort Lauderdale FL. I also heard in your last video you are never coming back to Florida...Why? Have to say I now can't wait for Sundays! Love you guys! Good winds and smooth sailing! Amy

    • Curious Minion

      July 18, 2017 Reply

      Costs and details will be coming soon. And I wouldn't say *never* coming back to Florida - just not for a long time.

  • Reginald Vaval

    July 18, 2017 Reply

    We have been following you guys for months, and envying every moment of it...!!! Finally registering on the website (and facebook) because we don't want to lose a minute of it.
    You guys have a safe crossing.

  • James

    July 18, 2017 Reply

    Tropical Storm Don? Don is going between Puerto Rico and Aruba. Seems the Plan to go North of Cuba has so far been a good one!

  • Jimmy Sanchez

    July 18, 2017 Reply

    My wife and I have been watching , we love your journey together. Makes our day when we do. Now here goes what we learned from you. Watching your hurricane video and the what and the way you secured your boat.
    This last weekend here in Arizona we had a weekend full of terrible storms roll in. 2 people died on Friday, we launched right after it and plannes to stay on pur boat till Sunday.
    Saturday was filled with fun in the sun and the storm clouds moved in and fast. We made it to the marina when the rain started and it came down hard then. The wind started. Went from slight breeze to over 60mph in seconds.
    We where able to tie up just like you all did and helped a few otheres and we ran to the restaurant where a hundred other people where hunkered down.
    The marina dock which is called Pleasant Harbor. Dock busted in 4 to 5 places and multipal boats sunk. 2 fatalities there and 9 including family of 4 which they are still looking for the young man.
    Just wanted to tell you our story and say thank you. For your posts keep it up and we will be watching.
    Jimmy and Joanna Sanchez
    Jessi n Daytona

    • Curious Minion

      July 18, 2017 Reply

      That's terrible! Glad you are safe.

  • Gene

    July 17, 2017 Reply

    Run guys run! Tropical storm formed in the Atlantic will be heading towards your route.

  • Michael Magill

    July 17, 2017 Reply

    I found your website by luck and have enjoyed each video i got, and loved the buying a boat section most of all, and the one section i loved was the broker who did not lead you down a slippery road, but he was there to help and he has. saved you bundles of money, but you are about to take a trip of a lifetime, and i will be there in spirit. Have a safe and uneventful trip that is full of surprises and good times and few if any bad ones. Have a blast and enjoy every moment!!

  • Brian

    July 16, 2017 Reply

    Hello from Baton Rouge. My name is Brian Kelly; my wife Shana and I are fellow sailors. We own an old Catalina 27 that we sail here locally. We've also sailed through the Virgin Islands several times on charters and with friends. Our eventual plan is to escape the mainland permanently and set up shop down island.
    Okay...so....completely binge-watched your sailing journey on YouTube. Love your story, love seeing you fulfilling your sailing dreams. We will be looking forward to seeing where your travels take you, and how the new crew works out.
    If you ever find yourselves back through Baton Rouge or New Orleans, the first round is on me. I'm sure we will run across y'all at some point, somewhere out there. Until then, I wish you fair winds and following seas.

  • Amos Keenan

    July 10, 2017 Reply

    Wonderin who makes the cape you have for cutting hair?

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 10, 2017 Reply

      I am not sure of the brand, I picked it up for under $10 from Sallys Beauty Supply.

  • Barbara

    July 9, 2017 Reply

    I've just started watching you guys yesterday. My husband and I are in the process of listing our home and buying a sailboat to live aboard. We have started searching boats but can't seem to make a decision on if we should go with a catamaran. Why did you two choose one? What do you love be most about it and what do you not like? We will be sailing with a 6 year old and a cat.

  • Jessica H

    July 9, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys! Just started following your blog and LOVE! Nikki I wanted to see if you could email me some of your vegetarian recipes? Your tacos or lettuce wraps or anything easy?! Also where did you get your cuisinart baker?

  • Jay safro

    July 7, 2017 Reply

    Hello Niki and Jason,
    It has been a great year watching your videos. I've been hooked from the start of your sailing journey! I've been passing on your vlog to other sailors and want to be sailing here in New Mexico. We all get excited to see the next video then talk about how we are going to follow in your footsteps. Many of us are already making it happen with the first steps, finding a boat. Sure wish I could make the time to see you both while in Florida. You had talked about doing the cushions in the cockpit and the cost of re-doing them and I'd, if there would be glad to do them for you. I have done upholstery for 25 years and sailing instruction for four years. Just love to share in the cruising world and help were I can as you both have done. Fair winds

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 8, 2017 Reply

      Awe Jay, thanks for the kind words. Doing good upholstery is an art and I am mediocre. My grandmother was unbelievable with a needle and thread and while I picked up some of her moxy, I don't have it like she did. Maybe one day we will meet up and we can tackle the project together (I do have my sewing machine on board).

  • Christian

    July 7, 2017 Reply

    I'd like to send you guys some good beer! Where can I send a few bottles?

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 8, 2017 Reply

      Oh man, I would love to try your smooth moves and oatmeal stout. Thanks so much for the offer! As of right now, I am not sure where our next mailing address will be. I do know it will be in Panama which may not be so easy to ship to. If you think shipping to Panama is an option, shoot me an email and we can go from there. info(at)gonewiththewynns(dot)com

  • Doug Tiffany

    July 5, 2017 Reply

    Notices the fridge - freezer set up, its a pain to hafto get down on ones haunches to access these units, along with not being able to see the contents easily, being a shipwright and rigger, i just finished a converson for a owner and one of the things i did was install a new fridge - freezer, the Stainless steel DRAWER type, what an improvment, the access is wonderful and much more capacity, easy to access and clean, something to check out. Allfernow, Doug.

  • Tim Schmitt

    July 4, 2017 Reply

    So, I've been meaning to reach out and say thanks for a long time. I'm a big fan, and I'm excited when I see a new video pop up in my YouTube subscriptions. As a guy who loves to travel, and has worked in the media for decades, I've gotta tell you: the quality of the video is amazing, the places you travel are fantastic, and the explanations of how the whole thing comes together really makes me feel like I'm along for the ride. I know Jason's sister lived in Austin. Not sure if she still does, but if you ever come back to town, let my wife and I take the three of you for a beer! Keep it going Wynns, it's a great journey and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 5, 2017 Reply

      Thanks so much! Jason's sister does still live in Austin (she loves it there) and I am sure we will be back for a visit at some point. Thanks so much for the kind words and I do hope we see you either in Austin or wandering about somewhere else on the globe.

  • Dan

    July 3, 2017 Reply

    Solar panels and support equipment please

    • greenlibertarian

      July 6, 2017 Reply

      Already detailed at length.

  • Bob Lantinga

    July 2, 2017 Reply

    I was impressed by your accountant. I could never seem to keep a record of my
    money spent. So to you guys my hat is off!, Great Job.
    I really enjoyed your videos of your trips. Being from Galiano Island and have sail the west coast
    of BC I know how great it is to boe out on the water. I had a MacGregor 26X great boat. Towed it to many lakes in BC.
    So nice to have a partner to share the adventures with. I am single and stop sailing due to health at present.
    How hard was it to get permission to enter the other countries by boat. What papers did you have to file?

    • Curious Minion

      July 2, 2017 Reply

      Checking in in the Bahamas was a piece of cake. You just need a passport and you have to fill out an immigration card. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/bahamas-blowing-line-checking-in

  • Charles Noll

    July 2, 2017 Reply

    Watched your video on AC in your motor home. You were able to provide about half the energy needed for your AC with your solar panels.
    Why could you not double your solar power by adding panels using a fold out method of the additional panels. This could be in the form of a extended sun porch. It should not require additional batteries to accomplish this objective! This is for day use only of course.

    • Curious Minion

      July 2, 2017 Reply

      There's just not enough room to store 6 huge solar panels in the RV. If you're talking about folding them up somehow and storing them permanently on the roof, that would also be really difficult as there just isn't enough roof space for that, I don't think the roof could support the additional weight, and securing them for driving would be a pain. If they're stacked on top of each other, how would you guard against breaking with all the bouncing going on? And every single time you needed the panels it would involve climbing up on the roof to deploy them and then again to store them pre-moving. That would get old pretty fast. It's just not practical. If you only move once every few months or if you're stationary that's one thing (and people have come up with some creative solar shades & other deployment methods) but if you're moving a lot it's just not practical.

  • Arthur Coburn

    July 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi, so I must admit I didn't read your entire website but I thought I saw something about how you design websites for fellow "wanna be" travel bloggers and vloggers? That is my dream, to be a family of 4 full time live aboards hopefully on a Leopard, Lagoon or something similar. So........
    Do you design websites?
    side note: I'm having a hard time coming up with a yacht name.............any thoughts on the subject. Our departure window is hopefully 2 years out to be semi-retired.
    Thanks,

  • Doug C

    June 29, 2017 Reply

    Love all your vids, you both are so down to earth and very business savvy. Looking forward to the coming months in your new venture. Take care of the cats. We love them.

  • Andy

    June 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys. I have been following your adventure for some time. My wife and I purchased your sistership; a 2005 owners version L43 and we love it. We are preparing to do the Bahamas come Nov or Dec.

    My question is that beautiful arch you had fabricated at Just Catamarans. May I inquire how much it cost and where the plans came from? I am trying to price that out. I know it's not cheap....

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Andy

  • Sharona

    June 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys, I really really love your videos. Thank you for sharing your life with us it's pretty awesome. I'm wondering if you can recommend a really good coffee maker for Boondocking… Pretty please .
    The hubby and I are tired of crappy coffee.

    Thank you so much for your time !

    • Curious Minion

      June 26, 2017 Reply

      A good pour-over system is nice for boondocking - you just have to boil the water. Have you checked out the coffee & tea section on the blog? https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/coffee-tea

  • Wilhelm Beyers

    June 23, 2017 Reply

    Hey J&N, only caught on to your channel about 2 months ago...been binge watch ever since, hahaha, too much fun! I have now decided to stop watching YouTube for 2 months however while I finish writing my thesis which is due soon...but today I heard some Andrew Applepie music that you use for background and it made me crave another video. Really looking forward to being done and catching up on the rest of your story :-) All the best from Cape Town, South Africa (Great destination to stop over some day with your yacht!)

  • Michael Purkey

    June 21, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki,

    My wife and I stumbled onto your videos just a day or so ago and we love watching your adventure. I have ALWAYS wanted to live a similar lifestyle but have not been able to separate from my current way of life to a more "nomadic" life.... yet. Now in my 60's the desire is still there and watching your travels has rekindled it. Thank you very much and safe journeys.

  • Eric Pearle

    June 19, 2017 Reply

    Hey!
    I used to be a commercial photographer in Dallas too. My wife and I live in a really nice area of Savannah, if "y'all" get up this way, we have a big house on Isle of Hope by the marina, we'd love to have you if it fits your itenerary in any way,
    Love the channel, keep it up!
    Eric Pearle

  • Kimberly

    June 19, 2017 Reply

    Hello Jason & Nikki,
    We were wondering about the interior of the boat.... We have been to see more than a couple of new Cat's lately and the interior has been made so cheap (kind of like an RV inside). How is the interior of your Cat holding up? And the cushion inside and out?
    Thanks!
    Kimberly

  • Aaron

    June 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys do you have a address now that you are in Florida? I have a new bosun's chair I want to send you. We bought 2 and they are to small for us. I would love to give you one. If you want both you can have them just wasn't sure if you would have room for 2.

    • Curious Minion

      June 19, 2017 Reply

      It is crazy in the boatyard and I don't know if anyone responded yet? If you can mail it quickly enough (needs to get here this week), you can send it to
      Wynns
      C/O Just Catamarans
      850 NE 3rd Street, Suite 207,
      Dania Beach, FL 33004

      Thanks in advance!

      • Jonathan Muhiudeen

        June 27, 2017 Reply

        Is this address still valid as I want to mail you a gift

        • Nikki Wynn

          June 27, 2017 Reply

          We are heading out in a couple of days so I don't think it would make it in time. But thank you soooo much for offering!

  • Keri

    June 12, 2017 Reply

    Would you consider talking about how you selected the vehicle that you tow? We need help.
    Thanks,
    keri

    • Curious Minion

      June 13, 2017 Reply

      There are 3 vids about tow cars in the RV section of the blog. This one talks about selecting your toad: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/need-rv-tow-car

  • Nicole LeBlanc

    June 12, 2017 Reply

    Hey Jason & Nikki,

    Just a shout out from @WanderWomanSkoolie! Love watching your videos every week. Can't wait to see where you end up going after you leave Florida along with your new crew members! Be safe and have fun!

  • Scott

    June 9, 2017 Reply

    Really enjoying your sailing adventures. My family started visiting the Abacos in 2010 (we try to go every other year) and seeing your videos makes us excited about 2018. I also enjoy the narration which shows the level of effort you all put in producing these. Thanks from your friends in Southern Louisiana.

  • Guy Courtney

    June 9, 2017 Reply

    Wonderful to travel with you two! Stay safe. Stay the course. Enjoy every heartbeat!
    All the best, all the time,
    Guy
    Mission: Ocean Reef

  • John Wilson

    June 7, 2017 Reply

    I ran across something that looks like it would be a great addition to your equipment. It is a project on Kickstarter that allows you to breathe underwater for about ten minutes. For cleaning your hull or spearfishing, it looks like it would be great. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1897301425/scorkl-breathe-underwater-with-total-freedom

  • Tanya

    June 7, 2017 Reply

    Hello Wynns,

    Do you even know what a treat it is to get your videos? I have been teaching school for almost 20 years. I am currently working on my Masters Degree. (Can't wait until I can retire-I have to play it safe and help pay for three to attend college.) But what a treat-when in the middle of a work day , all of a sudden, out of the Blue (Literally) I get to take a jaunt with the Wynns! Thank you for the Magic!

  • Patrick Nickell

    June 6, 2017 Reply

    Thank you both so very much for your RV videos. After five years of talking about it, my wife and I are taking the Tiny Living plunge and moving into a Keystone Laredo full time! It's been loads of research and your videos on Solar Power have been tremendously helpful! GoPower for sure owes you a big kickback for the system we are buying. Keep living your life and being the awesome and amazing individuals that you are!

  • kerry r davis

    June 6, 2017 Reply

    Nikki and Jason,
    Don't let the mean people, crazy people, or anybody else stop you, or slow you down. It's your life and you can live it any way you want. I think what you two are doing is awesome. Sing when you want to sing, dance when you want to dance, and yell "It's a double rainbow", a million times if you want too. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us on Youtube. Today is the best day to have fun, because tomorrow may never come.
    Kerry

  • Kenny and Bea

    June 5, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys,
    We are at the point of pursuing our life dream of cruising. Kids all grown and just lost our last parent so nothing to hold us back. Accept! Our age. 62
    Do you think cruising life would be too taxing for our age?
    Also we had been working with another broker but seemed to be drawn to Kent after seeing your experiences with him.
    Do you still recommend him?
    Thanks and hoping to hear from you soon
    Kenny and Bea

  • James Machalik

    June 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys! I guess I have always been a "closet" traveler. I have always enjoyed biking around the states. You guys are an inspiration for all of us who have always had the desire to travel but never built up the "nerve" to do it. I really enjoy your videos and hope to do some traveling in the future.

  • rob mclennan

    June 4, 2017 Reply

    Your Living the Dream! I know you have stated this is your Dream, but our was the same. My wife and I had taken 2 cruises on a Lagoon 450 Catamarans and Loved it. Our problem was we were going to wait until retirement 4 years down the road. My wife worked for Disney in Tampa, and I am a self employed Product design Engineer. working from my home studio. 2008 just killed us. My wife started having problems walking, and eventually fell at Disney World. Two weeks later Disney fired her for NO reason. You can do that in Florida! Me being self employed she carried all our benefits. Eventually she became extremely Ill and was diagnosed with ALS which is always fatal! She died in 2011. I can't complain as we had 42 1/2 years together. Her illness destroyed our savings, and the recession our investments. What you and Nikki are doing is fantastic! Live your life for today! Because putting it off may never come! I will continue to follow your travels, and adventures! I now have a GF that hates the water! Sooooooo Oh by the way here is the Link for Key's Lobster fishing, as I sent bad info from my last post. Sincerely Rob Happy Sailing!  2017 FL KEYS LINK: Lobster Season & Mini Season Dates (July) - Marathon Forum - TripAdvisor

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 5, 2017 Reply

      Hey Rob, thanks so much for the kind words. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and the lasting effects that having a medical issue does to ones financial situation. Its just terrible. Life is short and we try to remind ourselves of that often. Thank you for the encouragement. Maybe your GF would like a land yacht? You could always do a lot of ocean side campgrounds. :)

  • rob mclennan

    June 4, 2017 Reply

    Jason & Nikki I Love your channel. There is a couple on here Robert & Sarah they live in Juniper FL. He is a fantastic fisherman, as well as a hunter. His blog on youtube is "Deer Meat for Dinner" I am not a hunter, but I do love fresh sea food. I would suggest getting in touch with them. Here is one of their video's that you will Love! Really! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZxqCE4UaOQ. Lobster season is coming up in July! Your video's are FANTASTIC! What a couple! Thanks.

    • Jason Wynn

      June 4, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Rob, you rock! We have seen that YT channel. Sadly we won't be around FL for lobster season...but we're hoping there will be plenty to snag as we sail south.

  • Darren Vance

    June 2, 2017 Reply

    When you talk about your maintenance cost being on track to 30k your first year, did that include the solar, and new battery set up? Also in your 30k did that cover new sails and rigging? I think a lot if us watching are SO PETRIFIED OF THE UNKNOWN COST of diving into this. I sure am! I would like to see more details on this topic. Buying, insuring etc most of us can wrap our mind around. It's those unknown things I would love more education on.

    Love the videos!

    • Curious Minion

      June 3, 2017 Reply

      A post on expenses will be coming in the not-too-distant future now that there are 6 months of actually living expenses and now that all the refits/repairs are being finished up. Stay tuned!

  • Pauline.hillhouse

    May 31, 2017 Reply

    Hello from Tasmania Australia. We love your videos. My husband and I are about to retire we have bought up 4 children and now time for us. We love your boat.

  • barnabas

    May 29, 2017 Reply

    Your blog about Long Island was shared on Facebook. The portion about Fr Jerome Hawes is not accurate. Fr Jerome was an Anglican priest,
    who built the Anglican church prior to his conversion to Roman Catholicism. THEN he built the Catholic Church of Ss Peter and Paul. He retired
    to hermetic life on Cat Island. Your video is beautiful; but can you correct this fact?

  • markat tracy

    May 28, 2017 Reply

    I was just doing a chef in with the cdc it appears yellow fever and cholera are back on the rise i do hope you have invested in a good mosquito net before you head o the south pacific an ounce of prevention a few extra h1 h2 blockers or antihistamines to treat maine fish poisoning could also save some heartache and an un necessary medical trip. i will bring you a cheat sheets for the things i pack for traveling to your meet and greet. i see the greatest risks to health while at sea 1. trauma /accidents 2. skin damage/ 3. auto and immune stress. so I'm making a plan while we are still on land. I started with an interview with my pcp and travel/infectious disease doctor. i got a list and prescription for meds that would come in handy. fyi BRAZILis like mexico for cheap check ups and over the counter drugs. while i have great insurance coverage I'm taking advantage of it. I'm working with a nutrition/dietican which is fascinating.my ortho doctor said take vitamin c.I eat enough citrus to not worry about this and D( to protect the bones skin and boost the immune systems ability to fight off diseases. the dermatologist says its not the sun as much as the salt air and wind that doesn't get enough attention. so the recommendation was make as much shade as possible on board. moisturize daily with a coconut oil water mixture in a spray bottle. of course apply sunscreen daily and add sungauard to add a uv 30 protection to my bathing suits. $6 a box on line and last for 20 washes.i have scheduled a check up every 2 years on our travels. keep up on vaccinations; watch the cdc for advisory concerns. i prefer homeopathic doctors as my front line defense. I am personally doing a v12 body system review for us. I'm applying normal aging processes and then looking at natural preventative measures. simple things like having oregano oil(natural antibiotic) and a bottle auro earache relief will go along way to fix swimmers ear.good old vaseline helps wounds heal faster. vicks vapor rub for chest congestion and of course since allergies can happen anytime anywhere. antihistamines and hydrocortisone cream. free paint stirrers at walmart are great for splints and o many other things. we look forward to your meet and great. i look forward to your upcoming rigging videos.see you soon Markat.

  • Bill Zindler

    May 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi... My daughter and I love your videos... I have been trying to sign up as a crew member, but am having a hard time getting through on the following site.. https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns.

    I will leave a tip though and keep trying. Hopefully soon we can have our own catamaran and play too! I will just have to keep watching your videos to figure out how to sail :)

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 26, 2017 Reply

      Hello Bill and thanks for the kind words! Such a bummer to hear the patreon site wasn't working for you. Would the site not pull up for you at all or was it giving you trouble at sign up? I will let them know there is an issue. I do hope we see you out on the water!

  • Nacota

    May 22, 2017 Reply

    Good afternoon Wynns! Just a quick note to -
    1. Say we love, love, LOVE your YouTube channel!!! We subscribe to numerous channels but I have to say, yours is one of our very favorites. Your creativity and positive attitude are inspiring. We are also full-timers (motorhome) since 2009 but are mostly stationary due to hubby's job (managing RV resort). Can't wait for retirement when we can cut-loose! Just couple more years.....
    2. You mentioned something on one of your videos a few weeks ago about hiring crew? We know someone who might be interested and who is quite qualified. Did I hear that right? If so, are you still looking?

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 22, 2017 Reply

      We are inviting crew on board but not for hire. Its about sharing the experience with others. We will have an ongoing rotation of visitors. You can learn more about it here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/join-our-crew

  • gina mathioudakis

    May 21, 2017 Reply

    how can you afford to travel?

    • Curious Minion

      May 21, 2017 Reply

      Check out the "make money & travel" section of the blog: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel

  • James

    May 20, 2017 Reply

    Who or what system do you use to maintain your website.

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 20, 2017 Reply

      It's a self hosted wordpress site and we maintain it ourselves.

  • Little Squirt

    May 19, 2017 Reply

    Having lived in Alaska and traveled for work to the Yukon Territory on a weekly basis I must say it is beautiful up there. I've driven to Dawson City, YT dozens of times a month for a couple summers, it's much prettier heading in from Chicken. I drove the Icefields Pwy last summer. My gosh, the PEOPLE!, I must be some type of celebrity in Asia, i kept getting asked to be in their pictures and hold the camera too! (going for a hike is the only way to fully appreciate it) Was it prettier? Not more than the Dempster Hwy, Haines Hwy (it's runs along the largest non-polar icefields in the world!), or Denali National Park, that's for certain. Take a ride on the ferry for the short trip from Skagway to Haines, wow, awesome! I can't imagine a trip to Dawson without watching a show at Gerties and then grabbing a drink at "The Pit". I recommend the Wynns and anyone else to needs a change spend about 1 month in Dawson over the winter so as to better appreciate the "True North". Get your tourist varnish rubbed off! Gerties won't be open, so you can save all that money and put it into the gas guzzler RV of your choice!

  • Alvin

    May 18, 2017 Reply

    Do composting toilets work well for yachting?

    • Curious Minion

      May 18, 2017 Reply

      Two of the 3 heads on Curiosity are composting toilets so, yes!

  • Deby

    May 15, 2017 Reply

    Ahoy! I've been watching and enjoying your videos for some time now. You guys are so inspiring and entertaining! Loved the RV episodes. But, the gorgeous photography, location tidbits and your fabulous boat are all just incredible. And knowing you're from Dallas gives it a personal touch. (We raised our kids in Fort Worth). Many, many thanks for such enjoyable moments!! Looking forward to many more.

  • Scott Ritner

    May 13, 2017 Reply

    You are a lifeline for us soon to be retired folks who are still young at heart. I have lost count of the number of sleepless late nights when the only thing that can remove the stress of the day is watching a couple of your adventures, land or sea. Don't ever stop.

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 13, 2017 Reply

      Awe Scott, you are melting my heart and making me blush. Thanks so much for the lovely words. Know we're wishing you adventurous days and more restful nights.

  • Steffan

    May 11, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys.. We have been following you guys on Youtube for quite sometime now, and you have been a huge inspiration for my wife and I to start a huge lifestyle change. We are selling our home, and the plan is to get into a RV/Travel Trailer. We are going to stay local for the first year, continue working and get to know our unit. After that the plan is to work 6-7 months a year where we live and then the other months its time to get away and see North America! Keep up the videos and maybe soon you guys will see us on Youtube as well!

    Thank you for inspiring us to live our dreams!

  • Jake Dzurino

    May 11, 2017 Reply

    This. Is. Amazing. I really feel compelled to reach out to the two of you and thank you for showing me that my dreams can be a reality. When I was very young, I announced to all my friends and family that it is my ultimate life's mission to own a yacht and spend my time sailing around the world with my closest friends on board. Their reactions were what you would expect (the whole isn't he cute, invite us, keep dreaming routine that people give you). I kept reading and listening to Jimmy Buffett and kept focusing on my dream. I am now 23 and recently quit my awful sales job that I got out of college. I have built my own website, started my own blog and just today designed my own t-shirt apparel to sell. All of my friends and family look at me like I am crazy. I watched your videos and read your content and now I am more committed than ever to do this! You guys are an inspiration. One day in the near future, I would love to share some beers and stories, preferably somewhere where the sun shines all the time. Thank you!

  • Jacki Hillios

    May 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi there.... My husband and I love following you guys, watching your adventures and learning from your videos. We are perpetually bitten by the wander bug and have spent most of our relationship finding ways to keep our full time jobs while wandering around the country in our VW van so we can climb and have adventures. That lifestyle shifted a bit 3 years ago with the birth of our daughter, but we have decided to forge a new adventure lifestyle sailing. We are heading to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow for the inspection of a boat that we hope becomes our home away from home. We both work remotely and hope to find a new normal splitting our time on the boat with traveling for work. We would love to meet for coffee if you have any time tomorrow night or Friday afternoon. Always nice for us to meet other folks who share our love for adventure. Best - Jacki

  • Kerry Monfort

    May 8, 2017 Reply

    Hi intrepid travelers, You two are an amazing couple to be sure; your zest for life and incredible passion for adventure and discovery is matched only by your amateurish zeal and an uncommon and enviable passion for each other! I just scrolled through a collage of your timeline photos, there are some world class shots in there to be sure. Thanks for sharing your expedition with a fellow traveler, you give me lots of smiles!!!!!!!!

  • Jane and alan

    May 8, 2017 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason! My wife and I love your videos! We would also love to follow in your path and you have encouraged so many others to 'follow their dreams'. Thankfully, we are already very accomplished sailors. We have been saving and focusing for quite some time on cutting the land lines. We, (and probably countless others) would be extremely appreciative if you could help us all speed up our goal of following our dreams and shed some light on how, after 6 or so years in the working world, we can also quit our jobs, climb aboard a $500k catamaran sail off into the sunset, live the life retirees dream of, and still pay the bills that go along with cruising (only the wind is free). We think you are financial geniuses! Any information to help your followers to follow their dreams would be hugely appreciated!!

    • Curious Minion

      May 9, 2017 Reply

      Have you checked out the Make Money and Travel section of the blog? There are interviews with some pretty creative people there that might give you an idea. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel

  • Matthew

    May 8, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys, I really admire what you are doing, for that I salute you. I have also come to realize that you guys are coffee and great beer connoisseurs. I know you guys are heading towards Florida and will be there for a while. Would it be possible to send you guys a few items that are local to my neck of the woods?

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 8, 2017 Reply

      Matthew, you are so correct, we love good coffee and beer! Where is your neck of the woods? It's certainly not expected but if you have something you want to share, we can pick up packages in May at Just Catamarans. 850 NE 3rd Street, Suite 207, Dania Beach, FL 33004.

      • Matthew

        May 8, 2017 Reply

        I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a sailor as well but unfortunately not of the recreational type. Do you guys ever plan on coming north?

  • Jared Elzea

    May 6, 2017 Reply

    I love what you all are doing and I love your videos. I have dreamt about living on a boat my whole life. My dream has morphed over time into circumnavigation. My wife was a little skeptical at first but is now "all in". After we have fulfilled some obligations and are prepared we are planning on making a journey of our own. Again, love what your doing and best of luck

  • Tim

    May 6, 2017 Reply

    Keep up the great work on your Videos- we watch every Episode! Can you give us a link to the coffee press that you used on the latest q & a video? We are intrigued about it.

    • Curious Minion

      May 6, 2017 Reply

      Here you go! https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/coffee-tea

  • Robert Brown

    May 5, 2017 Reply

    Ran across your RV solar AC video and found it very interesting. I am a former sailor, naval officer, geographer, and I live in a house which has been powered by photovoltaic panels for 10 years. Check it out at http://www.bbbrown.com/ . It's so nice to see you youngsters, I am 76, having such great adventures in your lives. I enjoyed your RV video and admire what you are doing. Well done.
    Bob

  • markat tracy

    May 4, 2017 Reply

    well one of us is more ready to take off and crew than the other so maybe next time; any chance you would do a meet up on return to Florida? give those of us ho would love a chance to meet you but are unable to crew for you?

    • Luiz

      May 4, 2017 Reply

      Great idea: plan a meet up at a local bar or restaurant. That would be nice for your South Florida fans!

  • Heretic

    May 3, 2017 Reply

    Solar panel tilting in your opinion is something less than optimal; in terms of effort and results, is what I gather from your statements. A 45 degree tilt may be of value to some folks up north with fixed panels. A simple 22.5 degree tilt may be off greater value for more Spring and Fall maximization. The focus I have is upon RV PV panels used increasingly during these seasons. This in conjunction with frequent less optimal exposure orientation at RV Parks, which are overcome with the proper tilt. Those folks (snow-birds) who linger would need a more flexible mounting system for these circumstances. Snowbirds dont need more than a 22.5 tilt. but a 33.25 might be perfect in January.

  • T.J.

    May 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Guys,
    Would love to hear more about how you handle medical insurance, boat insurance, taxes and all of the hidden costs that are not food or boat related. Where is your boat registered?

    • Curious Minion

      May 2, 2017 Reply

      Most of that's already posted on the blog: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/exhausting-journey-buying-cruising-sailboat An update on expenses is in the works, so stay tuned!

  • John Dieker

    April 30, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki, ...a quick note to say that I thoroughly enjoy watching your adventure. I started watching you when you were RVing, and have enjoyed your transition to sailing. You two are energetic, fun, enlightening, and an inspiration to me. I'm in my 60s now, and have a disability which prevents me from doing all that I would like to do, so in some ways I'm living vicariously thru your adventure. It's fun to see the different places, and experience the journey, even if it's via a computer screen. My wife and I recently bought a Class B RV and are taking our time on trips, so that I can travel within my means, but none the less, your previous RV journeys have inspired me to get out and enjoy what I can. I'll never be able to do the sailing part, but that's OK, ....I can enjoy it thru you. You don't realize how meaningful that is to me. Thank you for all you do. Blessings on your travels. You really are touching a lot of lives with your encouraging words, and travels.
    Thanks...John

  • Jason

    April 30, 2017 Reply

    Hi, love the videos, we also transitioning to cat cruising, may I recommend cruising the south coast of Cuba, magnificent waters and culture would be a hit for your viewers. We live in grand cayman, please stop by for stingray city, you have friends here!

    • Jason Wynn

      April 30, 2017 Reply

      We have to be below the 12th by July 1 so sadly we won't be able to make it that way...this year :)

  • Sean

    April 27, 2017 Reply

    I have the same map program as you guys, how did you get the width to change?

  • Richard Skaff

    April 23, 2017 Reply

    Hello again.

    Another great video. You two have become real professional videographers, making your videos really fun to watch.

    Thanks and safe sailing.

  • ed carpenter

    April 23, 2017 Reply

    I see you are in Long Island. Our most favorite Island..Santa Maria resort is my favorite bar and restaurant. Then borrow there bikes and see the Columbus monument. oh, most importantly you have to go to the french guys restaurant. The fun part of that is he can be either really nice or mean..every time I have been he has been in a good mood. Either way, I guarantee it will be the best dinner you have had in a long time. be careful the portions are huge. Also Have the taxi driver "Devit" take you to the private caves, the owner will guide you..he is cool also. then of course there is cliff diving/jumping into the blue hole..
    ok..other than that, I'm a private pilot, just decided to learn to sail, started watching different sailing blogs and became totally hooked on your stories..I love all the hard work you guys are doing and how you keep it so real and honest..:)..stay safe and again..thank you..

  • Walt

    April 22, 2017 Reply

    Hello Wynns:

    My name is Walt and I own Gulkana Raft Rentals in Gakona Alaska. I we busy booking a trip this morning for our upcoming 2017 summer rafting season when the client mentioned seeing your video on our rafting company. Very Cool!

    Thanks for the plug and it always nice to get + feed back from out clients. Prices are the same @ $ 65 for 1/2 day and $105 for full days. We do a bunch of different trips on 5 different river systems here in the Copper River Valley which is also the home to the nations largest national park-Wrangell-St. Ellis National Park and just over 13 million acres of wilderness!

    We been in operation for 18 years and would love to see you again!

    Ready for another adventure? We also operate in the Brooks Range in both Kobuk Valley National Park which is home to 26 sq/mi of sand dunes and 100% above the Arctic Circle and Noatak National Park. Many of our trips originate in the Gates of the Arctic and finish in Kotzebue Alaska.

    Walt

    Links:
    https://www.nps.gov/kova/index.htm
    https://www.nps.gov/noat/index.htm

    • Jason Wynn

      April 23, 2017 Reply

      Happy to share our experience with fellow adventurers. It's always nice when we pay for something, don't mention much to the owner yet the word still gets around. We look forward to our next Alaska adventure but I fear it will be many years away as we're currently sailing about the world much closer to the equator. Enjoy the Spring and Summer!

  • Rick Fourie

    April 19, 2017 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki,
    I've enjoyed several of your video's - thank you for sharing. What would take me hours of research, Jason, you just boil it down to basics and make that discovery so much fun. Nikki, your fishing skills however, "pains" me... Don't know if I missed you catching your Wahoo, keeping my fingers crossed that you did, please send the link when you do! To avoid the Barracuda's, troll in deeper water, deeper than 100'-150' - as soon as you cross the ledge they are going to grab your lure... If you want to catch that Wahoo, get a trolling weight, a bright lure and cable leader - Wahoo do come up to the surface (super shiny lures) but they prefer to stay down and will chew through anything mono - rig up with cable (just google it). Also, where you anchored at Double Breasted Cay, in that scary channel next to the rocks and current as you came in and went; I've caught lots of plate size Mango Snapper right there - a little hook and a small piece of bait - and boom "Bob's your uncle!". Super easy. Oh, and, Lion Fish are delicious and you do the environment a HUGE favor by putting them on your menu. Pole-spear works best, use tough scissors and gloves to cut off the poisonous spines (DO NOT TOUCH THE SPINES!). Truly the best tasting fish in the sea and the very best thing you can do for the environment.
    I'm not a "blow boater" but every chance I get I'm out there enjoying what you guys do. Best wishes and keep on having fun!

  • jerry lee

    April 19, 2017 Reply

    Remind potential crew of getting shots, passports possible diet conflicts as you guys are both some level of vegans. Just thoughts. For a lucky few it should be a great adventure as you two do seem to enjoy your travels and lifestyle. Love the videos and your style.
    We just got back from our second BB charter in the Exuma's. Loved every minute of them. Make sure (assuming you are not there yet) that you do the Thunderball grotto. Dinner at Staniel cay is fun and not expensive. Plus two stores to restock supplies. Compass cay has the bubble pond, Kind of fun.
    good luck guys

  • Thumper McKenzie

    April 19, 2017 Reply

    My wife and I have enjoyed your production through your RV lifestyle videos and now Sailing experiences. We are long distance motorcyclists, and although it is much different than your mode of travel, we can relate to your passion for travel!
    Thank you for the hours of enjoyment both of you have provided, and we are very happy to have found you on Youtube! We would love to buy you a couple of brews!
    "The Road Goes On Forever"
    Thumper & Maggie Mae

  • Billy Mayberry

    April 18, 2017 Reply

    I have been watching all your videos, one after the other, and have fallen in love with your passion and love for doing everything together. I am 45 and am now looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life with my wife after raising four children. Your travels and documentation has been inspirational. It truly captures the joy and frustration that comes with your lifestyle. Thank you so much for all that you do. Don't mind the haters, they only wish they had the nerve to try what you guys have made a reality.

  • Ruth Perkins

    April 18, 2017 Reply

    Hello! I just saw your story on "house hunters - where are they now?" and am so inspired! My husband and I have about eight years before we can begin your sort of lifestyle but I feel so encouraged now, especially knowing that cats CAN be good travel partners! Thank you for sharing your lives and adventures.

  • Marilyn Schmidek

    April 17, 2017 Reply

    I see you two changed your mind - on the sharing our boat with strangers. Don't listen to that Guy that said watch "Dead Calm", it's not like your picking someone up in the middle of the ocean. That movie was Micheal Douglas worst fear, that's how that movie come about. I'm sure your going to ask for police clearances - which are easy to get, if you are who you say you are and money can't buy that one, or something close to it. I would love to sail with the four of you (kitty's included). I travelled a lot and my father could talk to just about anyone he met, and it was a good thing, because he own his own business. He loved all kinds of people because he said you could learn so much, but he also taught me that NO ONE RIDES FOR FREE. A lesson, I've learnt the hard way, more then 5 times - believing in people and thinking they are what they say - Not always true (very hard and costly lesson to learn). I know you two have thought this through, because I've been following you since Alaska (love that country -you missed Skagway) and know you know what your doing. I give you credit for willing to take the risks and put yourselves out their. I just want to give you a piece of advice about your Working Crew Cruise, get the money up front for the week or weeks ahead, as I said no one rides for free. You can always refund if it don't work, but you can't get money out of someone that says they have money and don't have any, and you are footing the bill. Boats cost money, with fuel, sail, maintenance, etc., and this will also get rid of all kinds of people you don't want on your boat. Look up on the internet, working crew cruises are not cheap and the smaller ones are more expensive. Don't sell yourselves short. And the police clearance will get rid of the people that have the money and can sell themselves, but want to use you to get out of the country. My family has been in the heavy equipment business 42 years, so I've learnt a lot about human nature. The reason I told you this, is because I think your both
    very smart people - just save yourself a little grief, no one likes to find out the hard way.
    Sincerely
    Marilyn from Canada, maybe I'II be lucky enough to sail with you two wonderful people some day.

  • Lucas Wynn

    April 17, 2017 Reply

    Wynn...We might be related but in all actuality I have been looking into doing this exact thing for sometime and just stumbled across this. Made it even more real that it had my last name. Thanks for the info, pictures, adventures and freedom y'all spread. I don't have much more to say at the moment as I just started looking deeper into the site.

  • Stephanie Woytkiw and Chaney Mudryk

    April 17, 2017 Reply

    My fiance and I follow your videos and are not quite caught up yet. However, we were watching one where you guys were showing the storage space on your cat for your scuba tanks that had not yet been purchased. Hopefully you have found something since but if not we saw this and thought of you.
    https://www.minidive.com/
    Enjoy!

  • mike jones

    April 16, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki,Just a quick note to say how much i enjoy your travels and learning curve of sailing,navigating and living on board.Your very creative and down to earth. Keep up the good(hard)work you two have taken it to a new level!You Tube to me is better than all the stuff on TV.

  • James

    April 15, 2017 Reply

    Hi Guys, wow, what a beautiful website you have! You did an awesome job on the design, colors, branding, etc.... not only here, but consistently in all your other platforms, congrats! Did you start with a theme? If so, what theme is it? I kinda remember this theme on themeforest, but not this customized? You're videos are awesome too. Can't wait to see you do more sailing, and especially across the Pacific and onwards. I'm also a big fan of Chase the Story, Delos, La Vagabonde, and others like them, so it's nice to see your site among them.

    I think you two could also make a few awesome online courses that would help lots of other people pursue their dreams like this, but in a lot easier and faster way if you laid it all out, step-by-step for them in a series of online courses. Maybe a good project for the off season? I could see you rocking it on Teachable or Thinkific!

    Anyway, keep up the great work, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are counting on you so they can live these sailing adventures vicariously through your videos... -James

    • Jason Wynn

      April 17, 2017 Reply

      Thanks James, sadly we can barely keep up with sharing the adventures so creating an online course is not likely in the cards for us.

      • James

        April 17, 2017 Reply

        Thanks Jason, totally understandable! Your plates seem pretty full... James Wedmore's new podcast, mind your business, talks about just that.

        Episode 88 is perfect for you: all about simple outsourcing, making sure you're doing the architect work, not intern work, and that amazing book by Michael Gerber, "The E-Myth Revisited" All about doing less to accomplish more so you don't burn out. My motives telling you this are selfish: less busy work could me more awesome videos from you guys!

        What theme is your website based on? Is it "Keepsake" by Tommus Rhodus? And did you modify yourself or who did you use?
        Thank you!

  • Kjell O Stave

    April 14, 2017 Reply

    Happy Easter to you and the Caribbean.
    Since you now have shared that you are heading to the Pacific I bet you are route planning. (probably all the time ;) The Pacific is big and you need to slow down somewhere and wait out the next cyclone season or rush through. We are in Vava'u (Tonga) and can definitely recommend it as a cyclone hideout. It is even possible to pay for 'first in line haul' at the the boatyard.
    Most boats come through Vava'u (for good reason) We have already met Delos and last year la Vagabond and are now looking forward to meeting you sooner or later as well.
    Happy sailing and fair winds.
    Kjell Adriana and Kristian

    • Nikki Wynn

      April 15, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for reaching out!!! We are not planning on rushing through and want to take our time. Glad to hear you recomend Tonga and now we have someone to look forward to meeting while we are there!

  • Shaun Williamson

    April 14, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys, we just put an offer in on a boat and it got accepted yesterday - YAY! All the information on all the products you share is absolutely invaluable. I see that you are looking for a new life raft - have you looked at the Portland Pudgy? Its a dingy, life raft and sailboat all in one and will never deflate.

  • John

    April 14, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki, great production you have going, I follow you regularly on YouTube, keep up the great work! We are slowly working towards our own life of freedom and will be taking the ASA fast track to cruising in June in the BVI....can't wait!
    I was looking through your blog and came across that awesome google map that chronicles the places you have visited with various tags. I thought that was such a great feature and would like to do something like that for our own travels. What do you use to create the map? I have looked at google maps and you can do simple pinpoints but haven't found anything so nice as yours. From the custom map style to the individual tag types, I love it. What's the secret?

    John D
    Calgary, AB

    • Nikki Wynn

      April 14, 2017 Reply

      Thanks John! The map is a super fun way to keep track of and share your travels. It is a wordpress plug in and the link is on our map page: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/map

      • John

        April 14, 2017 Reply

        Thanks Nikki for the reply! Sorry, I had seen the map on your home page but somehow missed your map page. Will definitely follow up. Looks awesome! Also had a look at your blog regarding your trip to Banff/Lake Louise as this is local for us (Awesome spring skiing today by the way! ...other than when my 8 Yr old son ran straight into a tree...like perfectly straight, one ski track on either side, a parents nightmare scenario...he's OK thank goodness). Totally agree with all you wrote. Sound like my kinda peeps.

        Fair winds!

        John

  • Johnathan Hall

    April 12, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki, my wife and I love your videos and you are one reason we bought a 2016 bounder. We were at the service center in Indiana this week and unfortunately they found some severe mold throughout one entire side of the unit due to improperly installed windows. Well as expected they are taking good care of us and are giving us a loner unit to continue our trip and will return ours to us where we live once fixed in 1-2 months. The reason I am writing is it turns out the loaner is your old bounder and we just thought it was cool to have it. We do have a picture in it and would love to send it to you if possible. Please let me know how best to do so.

    John & Shonda

    • Nikki Wynn

      April 13, 2017 Reply

      Wow, that is so awesome to hear they are making it right! That is a customer service win! I would love to see the photo. You can send it to info(at)gonewiththewynns.com Enjoy the rest of your trip and thanks for sharing.

  • Spencer & Shelley

    April 11, 2017 Reply

    Greetings,
    I too am curious about rv vs. boat. My husband and I would like to do both but we are thinging about doing just the opposite and sail first. We are both in our early fifties and in good health, so thinking that the boat life would be the most logical for many reasons. It seems to be more in a sailing lifestyle vs. Rv. I think when it comes down to the nut cutting and we can only do one or the other, we probably will do Rv??? However we are doing our first sailing class week after next. To close I'd just like to say thank you to both of you for allowing us to live through your adventures, always enjoy getting your videos and updates😀

  • bruno forssell

    April 11, 2017 Reply

    Hi, I was wandering, which do you like best, sailing or rving?

  • John Lochaby

    April 9, 2017 Reply

    I know you guys are always looking for local, craft brewed beer. Did you know there is a Dallas brewery which brews a beer then distills it into whiskey? I wouldn't know how to get it to you, but if you have friends or family that do know you might ask them to get it to you. Check out Herman-Marshal Distillery .com. They have three different flavors.

  • Loretta Koch

    April 9, 2017 Reply

    Greetings from Spring Lake Alberta Canada...my husband is a huge fan and after a hard day at work, we like to kick back and stream a video....started watching you with the RV series and continued onto the sailing adventure! Also, we were just in Antigua for Spring Break and kept an eye out for you ( but we knew you were much farther North)

  • wayne mcivor

    April 8, 2017 Reply

    HELLO what part of world are you in just now

    • Curious Minion

      April 9, 2017 Reply

      Scroll down to the bottom of the blog and there is a map that will show you where they are right now.

  • Jeff

    April 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi Folks,
    Terrific videos and production value. LOVE THE BOAT!
    Like a lot of commenters here, I'm thinking about cruising the Caribbean too. One thing hit me while watching your videos though, does it get boring? Seriously, I wouldn't mind going for days without interacting with other people, but I wouldn't want to make a habit of it (in between journeys). I think what I have in mind is sailing straight thru several days/weeks to seasonal destinations and then just puttering around there locally for weeks and months and hopefully making new fellow sailing friends there. But from watching your videos I get the impression that you guys aren't running into many fellow citizens of the blue water at all? Is it just your location at this time of year, or is it that you just don't video that part of your lives? Best Wishes! Be safe! Happy Birthday.

  • Douglas Morrison

    April 4, 2017 Reply

    I love your hints, humor and that you share freely. However, my eyes can only take a short amount of exposure to the low-contrast font color and the off/greenish highlight colors that is used. I know it's very popular to use gray (or grey). I'm pretty sure poor contrast doesn't help comprehension... It'll look modern and "kewl" but the intent is to share information efficiently, isn't it?

    Thanks for being there - I'll rest my eyes and come back...

    P.S. I also know that, for some reason, the world is going in this direction. Things have changed since I ran web sites and marketing and brought our company on-line in the late 80's.

  • Jason

    April 4, 2017 Reply

    You 2 have inspired me to buy a sailing catamaran when I retire.

  • Dianne Walmsley

    April 3, 2017 Reply

    We were in Eleuthra at the same time. I recognized the beach from your pictures. The Glass Window Bridge is the most spectacular view. We were at Governor's Harbour for a family holiday renting at Alfred House, Med Point. We may have even seen your boat anchored at the anchorage in town! Thanks for sharing your trip.

  • Tracy Kuhn

    April 2, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki - I absolutely love the professional and thorough job you have done chronicling your blue water sailing journey. I plan on embarking on the same journey someday, and your insight is priceless to my learning process. Until then, I'm happy to be a Patreon of yours. Keep up the great work!

    Tracy K.
    Portland, OR

  • Scott Laman

    April 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki!. My wife and I love watching your videos. We really enjoy how you explain your RV and Sailing lifestyle off the grid as we say "in Laman's terms".
    Have you ever considered having couples stay join you foe a night or week like an Airbnb?
    Keep up the great work
    Scott and Becky Laman

  • Jim

    March 31, 2017 Reply

    Next time you burn yourself, cover the burn in flower. It will take the sting away faster and heal faster.

  • Christian Turner

    March 30, 2017 Reply

    Howdy Wynns!! Its Your #1 Fan!!..I don't know if you remember me...I'm the one that usually says... "YOU GUYS ARE LIVING MY DREAM!!".. Anyways, I just wanted to say Hello and that you guys are AWESOME!!..

  • Phil Carson

    March 29, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys love your channel. I follow you faithfully. I stumbled across this interesting product that I thought you might like. http://www.torqeedo.com/us/en-us/products/hybrid-drives. I love the fact that you are all about the environment and if you have already seen this product then disregard. Happy sailing!

    Cheers
    Phil

  • Emily Summers

    March 26, 2017 Reply

    Hey Guys! My husband and two boys have been watching you guys ever since we decided to take the plunge! We currently have a boat we are looking at but won't shove off until October, but officially by November after a little more learning etc. Our boys 11 and 7 are really stoked and talk about the journey all the time now. We just watched the 'pink beaches' episode and both my 11 year old and I were like, "Those cookies look good!". If you have that recipe on your website, which I can't find, could you shoot me a direct link? Best of luck to you guys going forward. If you happen to be around St. Marteen area in November we should meet up. We go south from there and plan to spend Christmas in Dominica. Our boat name will be Karis, website www.sailingkaris.com (super early stages right now, but started!). Cheers.

    • Curious Minion

      March 27, 2017 Reply

      The link is right in the blog post: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/chewy-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies

      • Emily Summers

        March 27, 2017 Reply

        Ah, Thanks! I looked forever but wouldn't you know I'd miss it.

  • Linda Dennison Whalen

    March 26, 2017 Reply

    Niki,
    Would love it if you would put together a little recipe e-book for us to purchase. How do the two of you stay so trim and fit while traveling?
    Also, some fashion advise ( where do you shop for those cute outfits?) Love your style.

  • Jax

    March 24, 2017 Reply

    Hello Wynns, My cousin turned me on to you just this week. I told him that we were thinking of buying a boat and spending awhile living aboard. He said he follows this awesome couple that does just that. So now I'm a follower too! I'm hoping to use your videos/adventures to convince my wife it is a life worth living. We are just starting the transition process and will do our best to use your links for products.

    I expect you'll hear from me again, but wanted to let you know that your followers are spreading word about your incredible lifestyle (and some of us hoping to mimic it).

  • niels petersen

    March 22, 2017 Reply

    I just saw your battery video, loved it. My wife, although she was the one that brought my attention back to the lithium batteries that I had given up on last I researched it a couple years ago, had super sticker shock when I recently bought for our boat! Every time I tried to explain her eyes glazed over and she got the YOU ARE SPENDING ALL OUR MONEY look on her face. This video did the trick, for that I thank you. On another note, I just noticed you said you maybe wanted to change your life raft. We have a 4-year-old Viking 8 person and had it serviced last year. Viking will let you know if it is serviceable and what it will cost. Our raft new is just under $4000 and the service was just under $1300. Not cheap but still cheaper than new if it still works.

  • John Lochaby

    March 21, 2017 Reply

    Tip to avoid a melt-down crisis. Check out YT from Everyday Food / Science Behind No Churn Ice Cream. They show you how to make No Churn Ice Cream...BUT,,,You must use a little bit of Booze to lower the freezing point. This demo includes five different flavors.

  • Richard j

    March 20, 2017 Reply

    So glad I came across your website..Had watched your original 'adventure' into purchasing an RV on TV...My wife and I are just now exploring the class B and C rigs and here you are looking at the very same one's we are interested in...can't wait to see where this leads with your decision...Great to watch your video and your both just awesome! good luck, stay safe and will look to see the next chapter!

  • Dave Overholt

    March 19, 2017 Reply

    Happy Birthday Nikki, hope you and Jason are safe and sound tonight,
    Sorry that I can only figure out how to send you a tip in the tip jar, and not support you more. I do not do paypal.
    Be safe and share with us more videos.
    Manhattan Dave, Ohio

  • Jimmy D

    March 19, 2017 Reply

    Thank you ! Peace, and Happy RVing !

  • Jimmy D

    March 19, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for your informative, intelligently researched (experienced!) article on RVing. I'm a single guy who just retired and might take the plunge into nomadic living when my lease is up at the end of the year. Looks like I'm going to have to sell some guitars...lol. Thanks Again--Happy RVing, Jim

  • Dave

    March 19, 2017 Reply

    I forgot to ask if you have to purchase cruising permits in the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries? We are planning to charter with a captain in the Abacos. Any suggestions?

  • Dave

    March 19, 2017 Reply

    You guys are great. I thoroughly enjoy your videos and website and will continue to follow you on your adventure. I have a couple of questions:
    1. What was the reason for sailing on the boat that Jason and the instructor captain got seasick? Was that a boat you were interested in purchasing or just instruction?
    2. You registered (titled?) your boat with the Coast Guard and saved considerable sales tax but had to purchase a stamp allowing you stay in Florida waters for a period of time. After you leave Florida and want to stop in Florida again do you have to purchase a stamp every time you come through Florida? Say you wanted to keep your boat at a marina in another state do you have to buy a stamp or pay sales tax in that state? Just curious to see if that requirement follows you for the future.
    Suggestion - When you get to Bequia anchor in Admiralty bay and go to Max's Pizza for the best pizza in the Caribbean. My wife and I have traveled extensively in the Caribbean and are excited for you and the adventures you are going to experience.
    Good luck and thanks for sharing your experiences.

  • Mikael Langner

    March 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    I spent the last couple hours watching your videos and reading about your story. Two comments are: 1) getting rid of the stuff that clutters the average person's life equates to better organization and more freedom for the average person, and 2) once the clutter-less lifestyle is the "normal," then things like travel, or whatever else is important, become more feasible. I still hope to one day get the RV under 30 feet for a mobile office, and your video helps with that decision, but the mariner lifestyle looks to be an exciting adventure.

  • bahamamam penny

    March 18, 2017 Reply

    Are you in Thompson Bay Long Island? If so use channel 16 on the VHF. I do the net at 8:15 every morning- except on Sat- at the farmers Market!
    I am Zac's mom (and Melanie Novak)- 5 Novaks and a Bus- they are on their RV with their 3 kids and dog for the year traveling the US.
    My husband and I live in Thompson Bay all winter.
    I just tried to hail you. I am FAIRHAVEN
    WOULD LOVE TO MEET UP!!!!!!!

    • Nikki Wynn

      March 18, 2017 Reply

      Hello Penny! We are here and caught the tail end of the net on Friday and did hit up the Farmers Market this morning (so awesome). We will turn our radio on and give you a hail!

  • Timm

    March 18, 2017 Reply

    Cruising through the Exumas doing some scuba diving aboard the M/V Aquacat this past week and kept a look out yall

  • Robin Karas

    March 18, 2017 Reply

    Thanks so much! Did not know most of what you posted so it was really helpful information we will need when we are ready to purchase.

  • John Lochaby

    March 17, 2017 Reply

    Have you ever thought about needing a drogue? If so, you should watch YT Sailing Emerald Steel...Storm Tactics Pt.1. This old salt has a simple, cheap method for a DIY drugue which also doubles as finders.

  • Allen

    March 17, 2017 Reply

    My wife and I would love to thank you for everything your sharing, unfortunately while you were in Valdez (where I work for the state) we didn't want to disturb you so did not take the chance to come over and see you in the RV park (OUR BIG REGRET) because you are the main reason we are planning on an RV lifestyle when I retire in about 3 years. Now the issue is that you have moved on from the road and moved to the water and there is no way we can manage that type of expense to living. BUT no matter, maybe you will eventually come back to the land and/or to a port someplace and we can meet you in person and share a coffee or nice beer. Please keep up the great work and oh, thank you for not making your channel one of bikinis and parties like it seems many people do. You are doing a wonderful job just being you.

  • Robert Nasti

    March 15, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys!
    I stumbled upon your videos looking for places to stay in the key’s. My wife and I are taking a cruise July 9th 2017 and we want to go to the key’s after to sort of unwind and relax just a little more. We find that it’s not so hard to go home when you give yourself some time to digest your adventures and reflect on the ocean, food and people we met.
    Any who….. we love your videos and find you both to be adorable, funny and the amazing views that you show us. So, last night we actually watched your videos during dinner instead of TV, this is like a revolution for me. If you don’t mind I would like to share some brief things about us.
    I work from home and my job is to sell and install CATV in of all places but campgrounds. So fortunately, I do get to travel with my job but unfortunately not with my wife and that just sucks because places are so much more beautiful when my wife is in the picture and I can share the experience. We do own a fifth wheel and like to travel with our dog Abby (we are DINKY’s Dual-Income-No-Kids-Yet, got that one off a boat in Florida where I worked for a Sea Ray dealer.) We absolutely love the beach and seem to only camp at beach side CG. My wife is a first-grade teacher and such a wonderful soul you should really meet her. We are a bit older than you guys but trust me when I say we share the same sun sets. We call High Point NC home for now but hopefully we will find feet in the sand sooner than later.
    So were thinking of visiting Blue Water RV park and taking a stab at catching some lobster! If your home floats in our directions come by for beer, beach music and laughs. By the way you should share some of your recipes. I know this email is all over the place and probably board you to the point where this is just sitting on your screen and you’re now sitting on the bow with an amaze ball view.

    Keep living the dream!

    Rob and Lynda Nasti

    PS you should have no problem remembering our name, I mess with people all time about it ; )

  • Bob

    March 13, 2017 Reply

    My wife and I love to hear about all the adventures you've been on. We hope to see and hear your videos for a long time, so keep adding them.. also things you do in the down time. The people you meet on the island and out at sea, (the coast guard one was great) glad you were so well trained lol. From Bob and Rachel RV full/timers

  • holmes hansel

    March 12, 2017 Reply

    I am looking at a class A diesel with 2 ac and induction cook top plus a house refrigerate and on demand hot water plus sat tv's would 1200 solar and 1200 bat be good.
    love your videos it always puts a huge smile on my 73 year old face. I also have a 69 cal34.
    my u have fair winds and sunshine

    holmes hansel

  • Didado Azambuja

    March 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi from Brazil.

    I owned two sailboats in my life, and I experienced the same things that you had. When I bought my first one I didn't know nothing about manage a boat, but I had some sailing skills which helps but it's a small part of the whole universe.

    I whatched your Channel as a Netflix serie. Excellent job, guys. I which I was that kind of info When I went into that "adventure world".

    So, WELL DONE ! GOOD FOR YOU.

    I'm also a professional videomaker and I found your videos sooooo funny anda light.

    Just onde question: how many pair of sunglasses do you have, nickky ???? LOL

    GOOD WINDS, GUYS !

    Didado

  • Kevin K

    March 10, 2017 Reply

    We started following your YouTube sailing adventure, but now find ourselves in the RV shopping mode - joy. First, thank you for the candor!!! Second, is that you on the RVIA site? Looks very very close: http://www.rvia.org/?esid=rvshows

  • Future RVer

    March 8, 2017 Reply

    I love your decorating style! I would love to know where you purchased your white coffee/tea pot and cups with the black chandelier on it. Our goal is to downsize from house to RV for retirement within the next 5 years.

    • Curious Minion

      March 10, 2017 Reply

      The link's here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/coffee-tea

  • Wade

    March 7, 2017 Reply

    HI! A really big thanks to both of you for sharing your adventures. I am in downsizing phase of moving from a house to an RV. I have to questions that I would like your opinion on:
    What was the deciding factor in your choice of RV size (length)? I am single, but I have two large dogs... (Alaskan Malamutes) and I want to build out a small music recording station in the RV. Liking the idea of wild camping, did you find size to be a potential limiting factor?
    AND... what are your thoughts of buying new vs. used RVs?
    thank you,
    Wade ....and major thanks for sharing the budget info- I know that can be personal, but it does help me frame things tighter!

    • Curious Minion

      March 8, 2017 Reply

      The length of the RV is such a personal thing. What are you comfortable driving or towing? If you're much over 35' you will have trouble getting sites in many National Park campgrounds or older state parks, but if you don't ever camp in those areas it's a non-issue. If you want to go wild camping, ground clearance is a bigger issue than length per se. There are plenty of people who wild camp with bus conversions, 45' diesel pushers or 40+ foot 5th wheels. Also, what is your definition of "wild"? Is it camping off a dirt road on BLM land or do you truly want to escape into the wild with a 4-wheel-drive vehicle?

      Same with buying new or used. Buying new gives you the peace of mind that you're the first owner. You don't have to worry about whether the rig has been properly maintained, whether it has funny odors, did they have pets that might affect your allergies, and other unknowns. You will also usually get some type of warranty with a new rig. Buying used can save you a lot of money, and you might be able to buy a much higher quality rig than if you were buying one new. Also, most of the "new home" kinks should have already been worked out and addressed. But used rigs may require updating or may have a maintenance backlog that you'll need to address.

      There's lots to think about - hope that helps!

  • Megan

    March 7, 2017 Reply

    How do you guys cover health ins while traveling?

    • Curious Minion

      March 7, 2017 Reply

      https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/insurance-affordable-rv-healthcare but of course it only covers inside the U.S. Currently looking at options for world travel!

  • Stephen F Gunn

    March 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi there,
    Really enjoy your videos. My dream is to travel around the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos area by catamaran. I have traveled around a lot of the north and central Bahamas by boat and enjoy your perspective. I live on Grand Bahama and thoroughly enjoy the Bahamas, even with the challenges which can be half the charm.
    Keep enjoying and videoing. You have a winning (whynning) plan. Couldn't resist, sorry.
    Stephen

  • Sean

    March 5, 2017 Reply

    Hey! You two are absolutely the highlight of my day.Thank you so much for the adventure (bahamas/sailing).Looking forward to following you.

  • Don Diego

    March 2, 2017 Reply

    wonderful and informative blog ,I discover u guys some time ago and recognize the marina where u stayed because is 10 blocks from my house in hollywood ,im a sailor myself and had cruised extensibly last year with my girlfriend i did the thorny passage to where u are and back ,this year hopefully cuba
    anyhow i want to extend u an invitation if u ever need a ground station here on florida or help with parts and such ,let me know ,one of the best things of the cruising life is the camaraderie after all .
    Fair winds ,calm seas
    Don Diego

  • bubba

    March 2, 2017 Reply

    Ok you 2. I watch and enjoy every video you make. Although I will never sail because my wife is afraid of water she can;t see the bottom of. The old Jock custou (never could spell) saying,,,enter the ocean and you enter the food chain. Plus my health won't let me. She will watch your videos because you 2 are cute. I love the videos because learning about sailing a catamaran and living on one is what I love to do. Y'all (texans) just keep it up. We moved up from texas to iowa to help her folks out because of age. I pray you 2 have a blast sailing the world. No money for the tip jar sorry but prayers amundo.

  • Ryan Farran

    March 1, 2017 Reply

    I really enjoy watching your videos because they are high quality. That means a lot to me as a fellow photographer and videographer. I have a question, where do you get your music for your videos and still make money on your Youtube videos? I can never find good royalty free music, and I don't want to spend $20 per song for my videos just so I can monetize them. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Curious Minion

      March 2, 2017 Reply

      Have you tried a service like Jukedeck that will create a song of any length/style just for your video? I'm sure there are other websites out there that do the same thing.

  • Vicki

    February 27, 2017 Reply

    Hi Again, Jason and Nikki,
    Again want to say I'm enjoying your blog and thank you for posting all the info on the solar, composting toilets, etc... and of course info about all the spots you are finding! Love it! I also love you are sailing with two cats! I have two large dogs, Bonnie and Clyde that I am planning on bringing with me! They are 80 and 107 lbs.. haha! Do you guys have to declare the kitties and deal with the paperwork, fees, etc. for them? how has that been? I notice Singha like to go for walks ashore? P.S. I tried to get onto Patreon, but it keeps telling me no.. no reason why.. any suggestions?

  • Ann

    February 27, 2017 Reply

    What types of drinks do you make on the boat with the Rum? We are looking for some easy drinks to make on the boat and noticed you purchase a lot of rum and beer :D

  • Kaleigh Vrapi

    February 25, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys,
    We saw your video about going to invite people over on your boat. We made a little video and hope you guys would consider us :) Thank you!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9dgCXZ_iOE

  • Traci Tighe

    February 25, 2017 Reply

    Just found your site and videos. We are very inspired. Questions about your cats: How did they take to the RV? Where do you keep the litter box? Do you let them go outside (looks like it)...and have you ever had any issues with them running off? Thanks again for the fantastic content.
    Traci and Randy

  • Bill

    February 22, 2017 Reply

    Electrictrical advice, Do you use on your boat or on your RV a Surge protection device or recommend one? What do you think of the Surge Guard products??

    Thanks

  • John and Susan Pazera

    February 20, 2017 Reply

    Good for you guys! We lived on our boat for 6 years and cruised 3 of them from San Francisco through Central America, the Canal and then on to Florida. It was the best time of our lives! Pinch yourselfs a lot and say look what we are doing!!!

    The time goes by fast! Stay safe and go slow!

    Cheers,
    John and Susan Pazera
    Boquete, Panama

  • Charles WIlliams

    February 19, 2017 Reply

    Hey Wynns,
    I love your travel videos and your fearlessness. I noticed that in your last video you mentioned possibly offering a cabin up for people to have a firsthand experience. My girlfriend and I would love to join you guys if that ever surfaces. We are at a crossroad deciding between homemade sprinter/promaster rv or selling plasma to fund the purchase of a cat. After 6 months on the boat how does RVing compare?

  • Grant Pritchard

    February 18, 2017 Reply

    I just want to say that after watching a lot of YouTube videos from couples going on sailing tours, whether for the first time or if they're seasoned sailors, yours are the most refreshing and enjoyable to watch.
    Both of you are enjoyable to listen to and I am already feeling invested in your endeavours, despite only seeing you for the first time only a few hours ago. You appear to be a lovely couple and this makes for a much more pleasant education process. After all we are being taught something as we watch these, aren't we? I am at least.
    The entire process of being nomads and the transition from landlubber to seamen is very entertaining and I long for the next release. Something that I too have ambitions of accomplishing in the not to far future.

    I hope you always have fair winds and following seas and may you never face any situations that cause you to tire of your journeys.

    Thank you both very much for providing me with a truly enjoyable experience, albeit a vicarious one.

    • Nikki Wynn

      February 19, 2017 Reply

      Grant, thanks so much for taking the time to come over and leave such a lovely and encouraging comment! It's like food for our creative souls. Welcome aboard!

  • howard morton

    February 18, 2017 Reply

    Sure you've been asked many times but does the cat produce hot water for showers or do you suffer and smile. Love your Vlogs they're inspiring I can appreciate the hard work being done behind the scenes putting them together your so professional in filming too. I watch other Vlogs, RAN sailing (I like), IMPI (u must know) Lavagabond, SV Seeker and some motorbike ones Richy Vida this side of the pond.
    Ignore the silly comments folks make, think there's a snobbishness to sailing in certain quarters, sure you need experience but you've covered so much ground already, there's no better way than meeting like minded sailors who can offer support. Watched sailing La Vagabond from the start he didn't know how to hoist a sail in the beginning, plus there's always Youtube ha! Keep it coming folks love the Vlogs

    • Nikki Wynn

      February 18, 2017 Reply

      Thanks so much Howard! Yes, we can use electricity or the motors to create hot water for showers. :) I don't know if you watched our sailing school series but our friend Terry (son of Impi) is in those...so yes we are very familiar with Impi. We also catch the occasional video from the others you mentioned when we have the bandwidth. We enjoy them all as well, lots of good stuff out there on YouTube. Much better than TV these days. Thanks for watching and thanks for the kind words.

  • Richard MacLennan

    February 16, 2017 Reply

    Pat's Backcountry Beverages:

    Made for backpackers, but no reason it could not be used by sailors.

    Make your own beer by mixing the flavour packets (49% alcohol) with carbonated water (I just used bottled soda water). I tried the Pale Rail and it tastes like a craft beer. They have two other types.

    https://www.patsbcb.com/

    • Curious Minion

      February 16, 2017 Reply

      Interesting!

  • Marina

    February 13, 2017 Reply

    Hello the Wynns!

    I actually wanted to reach out about licensing one of your incredible videos for an upcoming project I'm working on here in NY. If this sounds of interest, please shoot me an email and I can share more of the details with you.

    Thanks so much,
    Marina

  • Charles

    February 12, 2017 Reply

    I too would like to reiterate everyones comments - WELL DONE! Your site and videos are absolutely amazing - my partner and I are starting on our sailing journey. We feel that you have provided us with an unbelievably valuable resource as we start down this road. I cannot thank you enough - I am leaving a donation as a sign of our appreciation. I have one simple question for you now that you are over six months into your adventure - do you wish you had spent an extra $100K and bought a brand new cat? I cannot believe how much money you have had to spend to replace things on what on the surface looked like an immaculate boat????
    Thanks again and keep the videos coming, fair winds and safe travels.

    • Nikki Wynn

      February 15, 2017 Reply

      A new boat would have cost a lot more than 100K. One thing we have learned is that even what looks to be a perfect boat...isn't a perfect boat (there is no such thing). We are still happy with our purchase and if we could magically go back in time, would have done the same. The boat was clean but most of what needed to be done (and was done) was all outlined in our survey, so we knew what we were in for. Sadly, knowing what needed to be done doesn't make paying the bill any less painful! That still requires a few beers and a really good sunset at anchor after. ;)

  • Chris

    February 10, 2017 Reply

    You have published videos of the good things that have happened. Now tell us the bad high winds,rough seas and storms? How does the boat handle them?

    • Jason Wynn

      February 10, 2017 Reply

      So far so good. We are sharing in order, so when the seas get bad we'll share.

  • Jose Suarez

    February 7, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki
    You have the best Travel (RV as well as Boating) website and videos. It is a pleasure to watch you. Your information is always detailed but easy to grasp.
    I live San Diego California. Sailed the Pacific in the past. But now I own a 60 Hatteras Sport Fisher. We travel along the Northern Pacific and south to Baja California.
    Getting our boat ready to travel to the Channel Islands and later the Sea of Cortez at the end of the year.
    If you are ever in the west coast feel free to touch bases. San Diego is a great city !! Cheers, Jose !!

  • Melissa Hargett

    February 6, 2017 Reply

    I would like to YEAH for you guys. James and I absolutely love how meticulous and organized you guys are. We- not so much. I, Melissa, have an Ericson 27' and a Y-flyer. We also own a company called The Cat Solarium and have 3 cats. We have said to each other many times, how do your kitties not fall off, do you worry, and how do you keep them from being sea sick. Funny story, we went out one day with Fat Cat. He jumped on and wouldn't leave his daddy, James, when we left. Fast forward 40 minutes and gusts of 15, Fat Cat Throw up.... James laughed, .... then I throw up whilst at the helm. I just leaned over and kept going..... Did you do anything to protect your babies?

  • Joice Samuely

    February 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    I saw your articles. You guys awesome journeys! We usually go travel by airplane or train. On my birthday, I would like to make my dream come true. I want to have road trip RV with my family. We are planning to go 6 adults and 2 kids on summer in June to Alaska. As my first, I saw your articles about what to do and what to see. I'M SOO NERVOUS. I don't what I need to do. I start my research and I'm not confidence if I got it all. Please help me as a beginner for RV traveler.

    Thanks!

  • John Lochaby

    February 5, 2017 Reply

    After Nikki's excellent comments about the Cuisinart I decided it would fit my needs very well...so, I went shopping of one. Cuisinart is the only maker and they have stopped making them...BUT...Amazon still offers them as refurbished with 90 day warranty. I have mine now and it is the last model they manufactured. Thanks for directing me to this nice little kitchen tool. Best wishes to you both from North Texas.

    • Jason Wynn

      February 5, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for sharing John, I can't believe you found one! We absolutely love our and we're dreading the day it dies...we must find a replacement soon :)

  • Marty Tryon

    February 4, 2017 Reply

    Jason and Nikki,

    What joy it is to watch your wonderful sailing videos! Jason, I really dig your production values and editing. GREAT JOB MAN! (I'm a retired tour and production mgr, and a L.A. studio musician -TV&Film) So, I really appreciate your productions, and find them very tastily done. Even thought I"m an ol' gezzer I really dig the cool choice of music too -- and thanks for not letting your levels get out of hand. Cool drone work too!!! You obviously "get it".
    Regarding your sailing as newbies; you both have come so far in such a short period of time and I really find that is pretty amazing. I'm proud of you! I really hope this encourages others to take the plunge!
    Now, I'm not going to complain here, but... Regarding some safety issues. I know, I know... click [Delete] Ha!
    I have a couple of comments on some things that I have been wondering about, only because I would feel badly if I did not bring them to your attention before any mishap might occur, so, here goes. In your video crossing the Gulf Stream, Nikki makes the comment you are going to get emails scolding you for not wearing your PFD when you went forward to reef and returned to the cockpit. HA! She is so right! I bet you did get more than a few, so I won't add to that. But my concern does in a way deal with the subject of a MOB, ahem; I mean person overboard. I noticed on your last "Tour of Curiosity" video; I see a throwable horseshoe life-ring in it's holder on the stern, with what looks to be perhaps a GPS personal locator beacon, or strobe or some gadget in a pocket? I'm not sure what that is; but I do not see -- and this is a biggie -- I do not see a man-overboard pole with an attached water activated strobe light!
    I would hate to trust the handy dandy hi-tech electronic GPS locator as my ONLY means of rescue, and besides, quickly deployed, a MOB pole and strobe will help the person at the helm to IMMEDIATELY know your location and good reference to get the boat back to you without "playing computer" at the same time trying to maneuver the boat by themselves.
    Jason; were you to fall into the water without a PFD on, with the boat doing 10+ knots in 25 Knots of breeze with 2 to 3 foot chop and Nikki alone at the helm? Without her immediately deploying the MOB pole, there is a fair chance of her not only NOT being able to visibly locate you, but worse, not be able to recover you. I'm not kidding, You'd be 100 yards away in no time, and it gets worse from there. A man overboard pole/strobe AND the horseshoe life-ring should be a system with all of them fastened together with bright yellow floating polypropylene line that will not sink and result in jamming your props as the boat maneuvers near you in the water.
    I know you've both had man overboard drills in sailing school, using a bright orange PFD for a person in the water, but these are not the real world lessons when the sh#t hits the fan and you fall overboard in rough conditions -- or worse -- it happens at night! If you want to really test this, get an old basketball and the next time you are on a beam reach flying along at 12+ knots, in rough conditions, toss that basketball in the water and have Nikki (without ANY help from you) get the boat turned around all by herself, try to find it, and then bring the boat slowly along side and pick it up. The color and size of a basket ball is fairly representative of the size of a human head sticking out of the water, you can barely see it when you KNOW where it is, and I'd be willing to bet there will be great difficulty trying to find that ball in rough conditions let alone being able to stop the boat alongside the ball and scoop it back on board. Some food for thought...?

    Nobody finds PFD's very comfortable, especially when it's hot and humid, but there are a lot of models now that are lightweight and don't feel as bulky as the older ones. Here's a tip; Check out the SpinLok Deck vests. There are a lot of YouTube vids on them. I like the SpinLoks self-inflating PFD's because they are pretty comfortable compared to some, have a built-in safety harness with D-rings, you do use jacklines run for and aft, right? ;-) and the SpinLok will self-inflate and keep your head out of the water if you are knocked unconscious by hitting your head when you fall in. If you are unconscious in the water does your GPS locator go off automatically? Check that out too...
    OK, enough of the heavy depressing stuff nobody likes to talk about -- sorry about all that -- but now I've had my say and I can sleep much better tonight! That is 'if' you have read this far... Ha!
    One more little tip Jason; here's a "handy" (pun intended) tip that will make sailing a little easier on your hands even with sailing gloves on. I notice when you tail a winch or manually pull hard on lines, sheets, or halyards, you pull on your lines using your thumb and fingers pointing towards the load side of the line and have to "squeeze" the lines hard to with your fingers. Nikki knows what this is like with her dingy mishap -- ouch! So here's a tip; grab the line that is under load backwards so your are making a closed fist on top of the line and the heal of your hand is facing the direction of the load. When you do this and pull hard, your hand naturally rotates upwards and allows line to exit bottom of your hand with the line in your hand at a right angle to the direction of the load. This right angle bend in the line vastly increases your gripping effectiveness on the line. You can go hand over hand VERY fast using this backwards grabbing method and there is a MUCH less chance of slippage. The America's cup guys can really fly using this method. If I am not very clear with my description here, (I am quite often), below is a link showing a fire fighter using this method. (For some reason I could not find a YouTube video of sailors doing this). Hey, after a little practice then YOU can include this tip in one of your videos as you'll be an expert!! I'll be watching for it! haha...

    Here's the link showing how. Once you try this method you'll know right away what I mean.
    Fire Fighter pulling line properly >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCyyV9Kmpiw

    Heres'a good link on how to handle the winch properly if you want to keep your thumbs.
    That's a pretty large Genny on your furler so watch those thumbs! >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqzhmbC8BX0

    OK, won't bug you anymore. Looking forward to your next video!! Oh, let me know if you and Nikki want me to show you how to tie a bowline that is as fast as using a snap shackle. Using this method can even tie a bowline with one hand! It is SO easy and yet I don't see it taught anywhere... No more rabbit going around the tree and into the hole! HA!
    LOVE WATCHING YOU GUYS!!! Take care, be safe out there!

    Marty Tryon (26 years living aboard - wife made us move ashore...)
    Currently: s/v Bamboleo - Freedom 32 (Hoyt design cat sloop -- carbon free standing mast! no wires!)
    s/v Rainbow -- Morgan CC Classic 41
    s/v Break Away! -- Ferrier 24 racing Trimaran (carbon/kevlar -- carbon sails -- way too scary)
    s/v La Cabriole - Rawson 30 (7 year circumnavigator)
    s/v Zoo 4th - Columbia 22 (Nat. Class Champ)

    • Jason Wynn

      February 5, 2017 Reply

      There's no way I can respond to all your points but please know we have read them and appreciate your concerns and tips. Nikki and I attempted to purchase the Spinlock vests however the only ones West Marine had in stock were 4 years old with expired cartridges. It was the night before departure so we decided not to purchase. We were just yesterday talking about a new MOB setup and we added it to the list for when we return to FLL this Spring.
      I think we may even do a quick video update when we hit FLL asking for advice on upgrades and safety gear, we're no experts and we want to be safe...and we're happy to learn from other people as long as they're being kind and helpful.
      And yes, by all means please share the bowline trick.

  • John and Burnie

    February 3, 2017 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason - Just stumbled onto your site, boy am I glad. Been reading nonstop for a week. My wife and I are 66, selling our house and have purchased a 2017 Leisure Travel Van UnityMB which we will take delivery of in April. We're not 28 like when you started but plan to follow in some of your footsteps. I've been studying your article on phone, internet and WiFi and wondered if you had considered the Winegard ConnecT before purchasing the WiFiRanger?
    Thanks for the help. Happy sailing !!
    PS - Contacted Ryan at Verizon and he will be helping us with a plan. Thanks for the tip.

    • Jason Wynn

      February 4, 2017 Reply

      Hello John,
      Congrats on the LTV, we always loved talking to those guys and seeing their new products roll out. As for the WiFi Ranger, it is in my opinion the best product out (especially the new version that supports the 5g band). They're a good company with good people and great technical support.

  • Steve Horinek

    February 3, 2017 Reply

    Been following you guys the last month or so.... enjoy your videos. My wife and I have just purchased a Beneteau 473. Was wondering if I could get the name of your surveyor. The guy seemed to be pretty good. Thanks, Steve

    • Curious Minion

      February 3, 2017 Reply

      There's a link to him in the blog post about the survey. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/buying-a-sailboat-survey-sea-trial

  • james grant

    February 2, 2017 Reply

    not sure if you have seen this but may help you one "stormy" day ... must info about hurricane anchoring
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4PdWV9T1jI

  • Adam Pressman

    February 2, 2017 Reply

    Hi Folks,
    Godspeed and fair winds. I've written before as the guy who did the reverse of your life (liveaboard sailor to full-time RV'r. I'm writing today as a colleague is publishing a newsletter about folks who are able to do what you've done so well and is seeking interview subjects. As he's a PR pro I can't imagine you wouldn't also benefit by some of what his outreach will return.
    Let me know at the email below and I'll set up the conversation.

  • Bill Hamilton

    February 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Guys...... I have gone back to near the beginning and am getting caught up. I have a truck camper just now because I am single however in the past I have rented and used many coaches / motorhomes for vacations etc. Your analysis of the various features of coaches is very well though out.
    Now please don't take this the wrong way.. Nikki .. You are a fox.
    I love the way you change your hair colour. I love the way you have lots and lots of style in your wardrobe. You are smart articulate and cuter than your main man. That being said, you both have a fantastic website, the best I have seen featuring RVs , travel, adventure, and now sailing
    I am about twice your age, and no I'm not a dirty old man. I just appreciate fine people instead of those t-shirt, droopy pants, unshaven, cluttered types one encounters these days. Your videos are very upbeat and if there were awards for such presentations (are there?) I would surely nominate youz guyz for the top prize. Carry on, Be well, Happy jouneys..... Jason!!! Pay attention......You are a very lucky Dude. Don't mess it up. You're a pretty good lookin fella as well. As Roy Rogers used to say...Happy trails to you, till we meet a-gain.
    Yeah I know...You're too young ...............TTFN

    • Jason Wynn

      February 4, 2017 Reply

      Hello Bill, hope you didn't go back too far :)
      I agree 100% about Nikki...and yes I tread carefully when it comes to arguments! HAHA.
      And yes, we are from TX so of course we know the King of Cowboys.

  • Ray Fernandez

    February 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi!
    I must have missed it but do you have a video where your explain your rather important decision of going from the motorhome to a sailboat? I would love to know your musings about this.
    Thanks and happy sailing!
    Best regards,
    Ray

    • Jason Wynn

      February 4, 2017 Reply

      Hello Ray,
      Many of the first posts we made about sailing talk about the switch: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing

  • Bill Hamilton

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    You guys make a cute couple.. I have watched a few of your RV videos while doing some research for my own Bigfoot truck camper.Jason you lucky boy. She's a keeper...cute smart and witty. Both of you put on stellar videos. I am somewhat envious in that this is exactly the life I was planning on living after I retired however somebody thought they needed my house and savings resources (money)more than I did.. So I am renovating my house getting ready to rent it while I take off for a while .....alone....in my camper.
    Your Cat is fabulous and it is quite obvious you both know exactly what you are doing and have a plan.
    Spectacular....

    Cheers, Bill

    • Jason Wynn

      January 31, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a wonderful comment. We know lots of RVers that live off their rental income, so maybe it's not a bad thing.

  • Jacob

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason!! I have followed you two since you were on House Hunters RV many years ago, and have watched every sailing video you have produced. I am 18 years old and your adventures are inspiring me to travel the world and learn how to sail. I would like to reccommend, if you do not already, to follow Sailing La Vagabond on Youtube. They are experienced world travelers and really show the trials of long distance sailing, though I am sure your Cat is much more comfortable than their mono.
    Thanks for the inspirations!

    • Jason Wynn

      January 31, 2017 Reply

      We have seen SLV and wish them the best of luck with their new partnership with the Catamaran mfr. Keep watching and remember if you put your mind to it, ANYTHING can be done. If I hadn't taken risks in my late teens and early 20's we wouldn't be living on a boat now. Pretty amazing to think back on what is and what could have been.

  • George

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    This has been another stunning video. Great videography and depth of information. It's obvious you read posts and respond to your adoring fans. My only comment is that I thought it cute and funny that both of you got all cleaned up and spruced up the boat so nicely to entertain us ( your fan club ).
    Nautically, do you have a drouge anchor for rough anchorage? It steadies the boat in choppy water or high winds. The only drawback could be drying between uses.
    I love being a fan and following your nautical life.

    • Jason Wynn

      January 31, 2017 Reply

      I have heard of a drouge for heavy seas but not at anchor. I'll have to look into this. Thanks!

  • Gayla Barton

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    HI love watching you guys. My hubby and I are in our late 50's and just starting to prepare to start looking for a boat for our live--a-board adventure lol. Not sure yet on monohull or Catamaran, love yours by the way. I love your one cat!!! Can you tell me what breed the one that looks like a leopard is? Keep up your positive attitudes. It helps me, even though I know there are behind the scenes we don't ge to see lol. How old are you both? My husband says late 20's , I say early 30's.

    • Curious Minion

      January 30, 2017 Reply

      Singa is a Bengal. And Gayla wins!

  • Randy Elliott

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    Just have FUN!!!!

  • Bill

    January 29, 2017 Reply

    Nice tour.
    Idea for big bulky bed. They do make different size block and tackle. Hooking all four corners or just two corners on one end latching them together to pull from on side might work. Of course you are going to have places in the ceiling to latch to.

  • Roger B.

    January 27, 2017 Reply

    To those that are just discovering the Wynns, look up the GAC Channel and look for a program titled "Going RV" and search for S1 E2 and you'll find the Wynns look for their first RV. What a surprise when I was watching back issued programming and found them reviewing an RV to start their travels. I was already following "Gone With the Wynns" RV adventures.

  • Manhattan Dave

    January 27, 2017 Reply

    Love your posts Nikki and Jason,
    I try and us the tip jar whenever I can, but all the legal crap on Patron site makes me nervous.
    So I guess I will just stay with the tips that are a one time deal for now.
    Loved the firefly and your lunch with high speed internet though.
    I do get such joy from your travels and look forward to the videos.

  • Mary Markell

    January 26, 2017 Reply

    Just shared on my facebook page: The roads not taken in my life. If I had known better, the choices I could have made to live so fully and simply. Hopefully in my next life this way of living will be my path. Treat yourselves, ride along, drive along, sail along and dream along with this wonderful young couple.

  • Janell DeAngelis

    January 24, 2017 Reply

    Hi there! We are avid followers! We have been following you guys from the beginning. We absolutely love to follow you both and catch up on your travels and activities. My girlfriend and I also enjoy the non-mainstream lifestyle and currently live in our vintage camper trailer that we remodeled ourselves (yes, 2 girls... lol) while we are currently finishing out last semester of school. We documented (poorly) our remodeling adventures and posted them on youtube (I can send you the links...). Our tiny 16 foot trailer is very cozy to say the least. We look forward to moving on to our next adventure and some traveling!
    When you guys visited The Pinnacles in southern Ca, you drove through our town! I grew up in Ridgecrest and we frequently go to The Pinnacles just to hang out and explore.
    Keep up the awesomeness!
    Janell and Wendy

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 24, 2017 Reply

      Yes, we did drive right through. Sounds like you guys are ready to hit the road. Have fun.

  • 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.

  • Mark Ewert

    January 19, 2017 Reply

    Internet seems like it is going to continuously be an issue for you.

    A few ideas:
    1. Restarting partial file transfers. When you begin an upload and the upload quits in the middle and you, say, try again later, does your file transfer protocol pick up where it left off and continue from there or does it restart at the beginning? If you have to restart then there may be solutions to that problem.

    2. Is mail reliable? I would think you could mail SD cards, etc. to a trusted party to help reduce dependence on live internet if the mail is sufficiently fast and reliable.

    3. Simpler Upload device: Another option could be to place your videos on a simple processor like a raspberry pi or C.H.I.P computer housed with a battery and wifi. It could be built into what looks like a bicycle lock. You could lock it to a tree and leave it for hours (overnight?) monitoring and controlling progress using your normal (expensive) internet connection from the ship but efficiently since you'd only need a command prompt (very low bandwidth to control). Probably no one would mess with it if it was disguised as a lock, but low cost even if it was destroyed/lost.
    Mark.

  • Doug Rutz

    January 18, 2017 Reply

    I recently bought a WeBoost drive 4gx. I have a 12" magnetic antenna installed in a HR Trip. The Trip is the cousin to your old Vesta. Anyway I am somewhat disappointed in the performance and was hoping you could tell me where your mounted your exterior and interior antennas and what kind they were. I caulked a 3" square metal plate to the front center top of my rv. This gave me a metal plate onto which I could use the magnetic antenna. I used velcro to mount the inside antenna under the cabinet above the sink.

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice that you have.

    Doug

    • Curious Minion

      January 19, 2017 Reply

      The phone or hotspot has to be *really* close to the interior antennae to get any benefit.

  • LYNDA FELDMAN

    January 8, 2017 Reply

    Freelance writing you say. I might have a project for you. E mail me. Or Arnold ([email protected])

    Thanks

    Lynda and Arnold Feldman

  • LYNDA FELDMAN

    January 8, 2017 Reply

    My wife and I just got out first Rv. Lynda is a nurse and I am a doctor. Naturally we worry about health related issues. Having seen just about everything,from deliveries to sitting by my patients in their last hours , how do you plan for possible health issues?

  • Mike Bushaw

    January 5, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys, been following you since just before you left for AK. Got a question. I'm a little computer dumb, but learning. I'm also 70 years young and recently widowed.
    So, I'm having to learn to cook for myself. Tried to find your recipe for that coffee cake you made up just before the holidays, no luck.
    Where is it?
    Thanks a bunch
    I also have 4 puddy cats

    • Curious Minion

      January 5, 2017 Reply

      The recipe is near the bottom of this blog post https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/moraine-cay-abandoned-resort-goodbye. If you click on the turquoise writing in the Blueberry Coffee Cake section it should take you right there. Enjoy the cake and always keep learning!

  • Nathan and Heather

    January 4, 2017 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki, we are Heather and Nathan. We have a four year old son, Jarek, and another due any day now. We started full time RV'ing in April of 2016. We are new to the blogging community and wanted to search out some experienced sites to help us get a few ideas. Your site is beautiful and very well laid out. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will stay tuned for further travels and suggestions.

    Thank you,
    ThingsForDreams
    Heather and Nate

    • Jason Wynn

      January 5, 2017 Reply

      Thanks guys, have a blast out there. There is so much to explore and discover in North America, we're so happy we spent time in our own backyard before seeking out the world.

  • Down South Ventures

    January 2, 2017 Reply

    Hi guys!!!

    Curious about your banking situation now that you are abroad? We will be beginning our journey soon and hope to have things set up by then. We were curious if you have local accounts or if you guys had to open up something online?

    Also, in one of your videos...you were cutting up veggies with a blue knife and I was wondering where you purchased those from?

    Thanks,
    Down South Ventures
    Beth & Allen

    • Curious Minion

      January 3, 2017 Reply

      Any major bank will let you do almost everything online these days, and very securely.

  • James Kille

    January 1, 2017 Reply

    Hello Fellow RV’s, My Wife and I retired two years ago and have been spending a lot of time in our motorhome, we are preparing our house for sale, and planning on living on the road. One of our goals is to volunteer at State and National Parks as we meander our way across the Country, of course having a relatively reliable internet connection is a concern. I have been doing some research on the internet and came across this site http://www.technorv.com It sounds good but I don’t want to put out the $$$ until, I can trust the feedback from real users. Which brings me to my question: have you any experience with the kind of devices they are marketing?

    Thank for your time!!
    James & Sharon Kille

    • Curious Minion

      January 2, 2017 Reply

      Not sure which device you're asking about, but here's a link the the Gear section of the blog with boosters. They certainly can help - just research the particular brand/type you're considering before you purchase it. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/store

  • Dave Overholt

    January 1, 2017 Reply

    Nicki and Jason,

    Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. You two are so awesome and fun.
    You brighten my day whenever I watch your movies of the travels.
    Don't tweet or face book, or anything other than my computer.

    Keep enjoying your life together as every day above ground is a good day per my performer friend of 35 years ( Mad Dog Adams) of Put-In-Bay, Ohio.
    Love every minute you two are together and sharing your life.
    Happy New Year to you both, and I hope you continue your journey in 2017 and share it with us on you tube and emails.
    Have a Manhattan or boat drink on me this new years day of 2017!
    Manhattan Dave, Ohio

  • Bob Shoemaker

    January 1, 2017 Reply

    Did you always want A S/V or did you look at M/Vs too?

  • Irene

    January 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Nikki! I did try your WONDERFUL blueberry coffee cake and it's a keeper recipe! It was sooo yummy and moist. The family loved it for the Christmas gatherings, and it was easy to follow and make! I used only about 1 cup of regular flour; the rest I made with whole wheat flour, and I used blueberries. I had 2 different sized pans: one about 8 x 13" and a loaf pan of about 5 x 8". I just guessed at how much to put in them, and it worked out just fine! Thanks for sharing your recipe; I'll make it again for sure! I loved it that we had leftovers, too, and it gets more moist without spoiling after a few days in the fridge. I know it wouldn't work that way in FL or in warm, moist climates (we lived in FL 17 years), but for cooler, less moist climates it does. On another note, I also am happy you went with Patreon; I had always thought of donating but didn't know how much when. This makes it so easy, and I love supporting what you're doing! I've followed you for years, and think you two (and your cats) are awesome! So keep sharing your recipes!! Happy New Year! *** !!

  • David Swann

    December 31, 2016 Reply

    Dear Nikki and Jason,
    Hello and thank you for sharing your adventures - we are sailors also and enjoy vicariously sharing your adventures. We are searching for a waterproof/shock resistant cover for our IPad Air 2 (9.7 inch) with both Navionics and Garmin Blue Charts to use and mount at the helm. I've seen the mount you recommend and use but have not identified the functional and protective cover you use. Can you share what this is or a link to find it so that I can explore?
    Many thanks and happy sailing,
    David

  • Justine

    December 27, 2016 Reply

    Dear Nikk and Jason
    Hello to you both from Australia , we love your shows. We have lot of questions but for now I need to know what is that cooker you use on the bench it's like a toasted sandwich maker but deeper ,you cook your cakes and cookies in there
    Cheers. Justine

    • Curious Minion

      December 29, 2016 Reply

      It's a Cuisinart oven but it doesn't seem to be available for purchase right now. https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/cuisinart-countertop-oven

  • Mike Dugan

    December 23, 2016 Reply

    I am sure by now you have had many people tell you the "must see and anchorages" in the Abacos. Thus, I would like to throw my 2 that you might be interested
    Lat 26deg,25min,00N
    long 77deg,53min,00W
    This is just north of the entrance of Man O War Cay. Drop anchor on the sea side, dingy to shore at the "palapa", and walk right on over to the Atlantic! Nice place to spend the night because you get the breeze off he Atlantic but not the waves.

    next is Tahiti Beach on Tilloo cut.
    Lat26deg,30min,08N
    Lng59Deg,10min,00W

    A sandy spit of land that is pink'ish and a great place to put the lawn chair out and watch the tide come in and the spit disappear. Everyday we would take our hairless dogs, Lucy and Ethel, down their to swim.
    Have fun and if I come up with some other enlightening revelations, I'll pass them on!
    Mike on the Sea of Cortez

  • Øystein

    December 17, 2016 Reply

    I have been following you both now for over a year and absolutely enjoy everything about your live style from RV and now to sailboat. I admire and respect both of you very much for your vision to stream outside the normal everyday grind of life. I anticipate within three years I will retire and become full time RV living and travel. I have learned so much from your website and really appreciate all the amazing information you provide. Listen, keep doing what you love and I look forward to all your great videos. Again, you both are amazing, with much respect, Øystein

    Santa Maria, California

  • SV Godspeed

    December 15, 2016 Reply

    Unnoticed you have an iPad that you use for navigation that is in a holder with a suction cup. What brand is that? We are trying to find something similar. Enjoy your journey! Ours is just about to begin.

  • Ron Bruchwalski

    December 15, 2016 Reply

    Hi guys!! I love following you two and look forward to your new videos. A question I have is, and you don't need to answer, is how do you afford to do what you do? Is it just through donations or do you work from the boat via technology? I love and admire how far you two have come, from no boating experience at all to sailing through the Bahamas. Very impressive, and I love your can-do attitude, even when you don't really know what to expect. Keep up the great videos! I can't wait for the next episode! Fair winds and following seas!

    • Curious Minion

      December 18, 2016 Reply

      https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel

  • Carlos Armas

    December 8, 2016 Reply

    if money wasn't an issue would you stay with a "sailing" Leopard Cat or a power Leopard 45 PC?

    • Nikki Wynn

      December 10, 2016 Reply

      100% sailing! We love sailing and the peacefulness that comes with no motors running.

  • Nick

    December 8, 2016 Reply

    Just saw your comment on Electric drive on the video.
    If you get a couple of electric trolling motors and wire them into your Solar, you will be able to generate a few knots of speed on a really sunny day.
    It would be enough to stay underway without using any fuel on a sunny windless/calm day.
    It would also be a good backup to have onhand if you ever run out of fuel and don't have any wind.
    They're pretty small so they're also easy to stow.
    https://www.amazon.com/Trolling-Boat-Motors/b?ie=UTF8&node=3397951

  • alam khan

    December 6, 2016 Reply

    I ran into your videos on youtube you guys were simply awesome inspiration and motivation for people like me who are called couch patatoes thank you again

  • Lou Aguilera

    December 3, 2016 Reply

    Jason & Nikki:

    What an inspiration you guys have become! I ran into your videos on YOUTube as I was searching for information on buying a Leopard Cat.
    Is started watching your videos in November and love them all - high quality, content, effort and passion.

    The first day I watched your videos, I was at our place in Key Largo. I recognized the local waters you were sailing and then noticed you stopped anchor off Rodriguez Key - which is directly across from my boat slip and condo! Of course I also know very well the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, as well as all the local beer and coffee establishments you all visited - I was living it all vicariously through your POV!!!

    I am the CEO of a local MIami-based bank who is planning on taking on the sailing life in a few years. My cousin has a 40' Benateau and has gotten me hooked!

    Your work is truly fantastic and your courage to follow your dreams inspiring! Well done.

    You now have a new friend, follower and supporter!

    Godspeed, Lou

  • Philip Byers

    December 2, 2016 Reply

    Thanks you so much for the videos, they are great! I am trying to talk my wife into the sailing lifestyle in a few years. The issue is her health. Have you all met, or run across anyone who is sailing with a companion with multiple health issues, and how do they deal with it..Ie. medicine, doctors, etc.

    • Tremia Appling

      December 16, 2016 Reply

      I would like to hear your response to this also. My husband and I are going to start full-time RVing this year and I have Lupus which has kept me inside our house for the last 10+ years and I am ready to break free but in a smart way. Our RV of choice will be the Airstream. Can't wait to get my tin can! We definitely will be following the weather but want to hit it on the shoulders before all the tourist show up because we like peace and quiet mostly but do look forward to meeting new friends.

  • Loly

    November 29, 2016 Reply

    Thank you very much for all the valuable information you provide

  • John Cory

    November 29, 2016 Reply

    Love your videos. You're doing the right thing by informing everyone of the many maintenance issues involved in buying and outfitting a used boat. Glad you're on your way and out of Florida...enjoy.

    One last thought. When using the dinghy, please try sitting on the opposite tube and steer with your left hand instead of the right. Tiller steer outboards are designed to be steered and controlled with the left hand. You'll find it much more comfortable and natural once used to the position. Thanks, John

  • Dave

    November 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki,
    Dave here. Love the blog, and videos. I hope to follow in your rv footsteps with my family shortly. I've been following you guys for some time now. So here's my two cents in regards to survival at sea; as a 20+ year US Coast Guard veteran, watching you guys sailing blue water, specially at night without wearing life jackets was unsettling. Please, please, please pickup a pair of comftable PFDs if not, auto inflatables, tie a light and whistle to them, and wear them. All it takes is one false step, even at 6, or 7 knots you will be out of sight before CURIOSITY turns around. If inconvenient, make it a point to wear them at night, and during inclement weather. We love the show, thanks for taking the time to make it.
    Dave and Jess

  • Levi

    November 28, 2016 Reply

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but when you catch a fish there is a clicker (alarm) that goes off. On the side plate opposite the reel handle there is a nipple shaped button turn it off while reeling.
    Great vids keep it up

  • Elisa Joy Hall

    November 26, 2016 Reply

    This is my dream too. Unfortunately I don't have enough for an rv. This is exactly what I was planning on doing for my housing. I wanted to take as little as possible. I haven't been successful in getting started. It's not a very inexpensive item. I'm hoping that one day I too can do this with a loved one. It's been my dream since I was a little kid. I did it small time for a while (long while) in a car. However, the rv has a huge advantage, obviously. Congrats guys

  • Andrea

    November 26, 2016 Reply

    Jason and Nikki, I am so glad you are finally off. I have watched you only for the last couple of months but I went back to the beginning to see where you started. I love your realistic look at life, the adventures you have but most importantly your cats. Just kidding. Your team work and how well you fit together as a pair is awesome. Best wishes to you during this holiday seasons and I look forward to your next posting and video.

  • Doug Carlson

    November 26, 2016 Reply

    Jason and Nikki, my wife and I found your YouTube Channel yesterday. We are coming to the end of our careers, early, and planning an adventure similar to the one you have just embarked upon on the "high seas". We watched all 34 sailing videos yesterday and were really impressed with your candor, outlook and take no prisoners attitude in all that you do. I must say that your videos are of the HIGHEST quality. Production, editing, sound, spontaneity, everything is top notch! Thanks for sharing your adventures, the ups, downs and all of the elaboration on the blog. Perhaps one day we will run into each other somewhere on an island or reef (we are scuba instructors and love all things underwater!). Best of luck, fair winds and calm seas!

  • Karen Monroe

    November 23, 2016 Reply

    Hey Nikki...where do you buy your clothes? I love love love all your cute tops!

  • GG

    November 19, 2016 Reply

    I have no idea what all this RV stuff is but I will within a couple weeks I will be living full time in the 5th wheel I purchase. Not by choice but by circumstances beyond my control. Now what I have found is currently there is no access to a sewer. I am thinking this is the solution. I am not sure about the gray water dumping. Yet, I do have a concern as I have IBS-D and am frequently using the toilet alone with my bowels empty so loosely I am not sure that separation will work. Also, I use a good deal of toilet paper to clean. Guess I can start using a face cloth but many times I think I am done and clean up and opps I am at it again. Can this compost go in a vegetable garden? Will the house pets attempt to dig it up or worse? Could I just dump it in the composer for my garden? Can gray water go down the drain to the street? So many questions and issues. Like where do I put my printer and desktop. This is really quite and adventure for a 69 year old single lady.

  • John Stimpson

    November 18, 2016 Reply

    Hello,
    Really liked all your video and look forward to many more. Question if you don't mind sharing. Do you have a breakdown of your costs.
    1. Boat purchase and refit.
    2. What your monthly costs are now while in the bahamas.

  • Colin

    November 14, 2016 Reply

    Hello you two!
    Great videos! My wife and I enjoy every bit of them. Well done and thank you!
    Now, we (your fans) were tele-ported/fast-forwarded from the dinghy being in FLL to the dinghy mysteriously reappearing in the Bahamas!
    Obviously you guys made it! Hope you had a good passage! Speaking of: Did you shoot video during the passage? Preparations? Highs? Lows?
    We are anxiously waiting to hear about it!
    Hope you can share!
    Safe sailing. Keep the keel down and the sails full.

  • Don

    November 13, 2016 Reply

    IMPORTANT!! A tiller steer boat is designed for the driver to sit on the right side. You should sit on the right side of your new dingy and steer it with your left hand. You can also use your right hand to pull to start when seated on the right side. You also need a more secure wrist strap to tether to the kill switch. Just want you to be safe. I really enjoy your videos and adventures.

  • Richard

    November 13, 2016 Reply

    Hi guys love the videos, just thought I'd let you know you should be driving that dinghy with your left hand, cheers Richard

  • shawn haughey

    November 13, 2016 Reply

    i have a question i was looking to get a cat about same size as you but i need to keep ac running when my parents want to join us so i am like u i like solar dont want to run a gen when i buy a cat my question is how many amps does your ac use when its on since i will need to find way to have enough solar or something free to supply the power for ac instead of the gen

  • Stephen Vasquez

    November 10, 2016 Reply

    The Dinosaur Resurrection what is the year make and model of your RV?

  • pete

    November 7, 2016 Reply

    Haters leave them in your wake, like we will leave Trump.
    Soo I saw the RV episode where the AirCond worked off the solar and you wished you had Lithium bats, Now you have them.
    , what will it take to convert the AC (might be a pun in there) to DC..
    , Can you convert the water maker to DC ( same off bats)
    , heck have you seen the New elect engines http://www.torqeedo.com/us/en-us/news-and-press/press-releases/press-release-2016-10-18.html
    more PV and maybe a wind Gen

  • Wayne Landry

    November 6, 2016 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason,
    I enjoy your videos and admire your dream. Eventually I hope to do the same. Right now I have a Hunter 37.5 on Pickwick Lake, part of the Tennessee river and plan on bringing it down to Mobile on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. I have a question on Reset, your dinghy. I see it's an AB, How do you like it? I'm really leaning towards the AB but would like some real world comments on the construction and any problems you have had with it. Thanks, and keep the videos coming.

  • Dianne

    November 3, 2016 Reply

    I'm really enjoying watching your sailing videos as we just sailed the same grounds (should I say waters!) in January and February and are headed back soon I hope! We bought a boat in FLL and went North to Ft. Pierce, then to the Keys and across the gulf to the Fl panhandle. We've anchored in so many of the same spots as y'all, and we were kind of learn-as-you-go as well! We are a family of three, with an 11 year old daughter. http://www.sailingvesper.com/

  • Manhattan Dave

    October 27, 2016 Reply

    Manhattan Dave in Brunswick Ohio,
    HI Jason and Nikki,
    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us,
    I enjoy every video and you two have made, makes me feel like I am on travel with you.
    Always thought of buying a fifth wheel and F350 dual wheel and travel across the country as you to have done.
    However, I think at this point I am to old and Medicare wont cover me for the adventures you two perform, nor would my lovely wife join me.

    l LOVE TO WATCH AND LEARN THOUGH.
    But, I still enjoy all your travels, also, I like Jason without his mustache he had in 2012. You two are so blessed in your adventures.
    Be safe and keep up your posts as I look forward to each one as I get ready for the snow season up here on the great lakes.
    Ever travel the Cat up into the great lakes, look me up. We have the ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME, GREAT LAKES MICRO BREWERY(CHRISTMAS ALE), AND OF COURSE, WE HAVE (THE CHRISTMAS STORY) THE HOUSE WHERE RALPHY LIVED WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE BACK IN THE EARLY 80's. Cleveland Ohio is a wonderful place to live and visit.

  • Joey Mannon

    October 27, 2016 Reply

    Hello Jason & Nikki!
    You guys are so fun to follow! Your videos are entertaining, informative and professional!
    We are taking delivery of a new catamaran in December in Fort Lauderdale and want to know if you can recommend a marina to stay while we do our training and add a few things to our new boat. Also wanted to know if you can recommend Blue Water Sailing School as like you, we are starting with basic sailing knowledge.
    We plan to head to the Exumas as soon as we feel ready, probably February 2017.
    Thank for sharing! Hope to meet up at some point...
    Joey & Sharon Mannon
    S/V Dakota
    2017 Lagoon 450S

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 27, 2016 Reply

      Big Congrats on the new boat! We will have to keep an eye out for Dakota on our AIS.

      We did like the fast pace of Blue Water Sailing School and really liked our instructor Jen, you can request her. We learned a lot quickly, which is exactly what we needed and wanted. Also, after seeing our videos, the school offered a 10% discount to our readers (we don't get anything, just a discount for you). We talk a lot about school, tips and the discount code here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-schooled-tests-patience-tight-spot

      As for a good marina, we have only stayed at Harbor Towne which is a working marina. We worked with Just Catamarans (excellent work) on all of our service and did a lot of it ourselves too. It's a good place for working on a boat, but not a great place if you are wanting to relax and enjoy the marina. We have stayed at a Loggerhead Marina (there are loggerheads all over florida and one in ft. lauderdale) and it was a very nice stay with lots of cruisers hanging out which made it all the more fun.

  • Douglas

    October 27, 2016 Reply

    As coffee lovers,I thought I would reach out to you for a unique partnership. The roasting company I founded is in the business of custom roasting exclusive blends for a variety of clients worldwide; mostly in the sailing community. We are interested in working with you to create a special blend, just for you two. We would live to hear your thoughts!

  • Tracy

    October 25, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jason & Nikki
    I’m the online editor for SunCruiser Media and would like to know if I can use your travel videos that might go along with articles or ads in my digital issues of Snowbirds & RV Travellers. My upcoming issue (going live Oct. 27) contains an article for Voyager RV Resort which features your video, as arranged with Equity Lifestyles. In my searches for video enhancements I have come across your videos and think they would be a good match with our magazine. All videos used will contain the "watch on youtube" link. Thanks for your consideration.

    • Jason Wynn

      October 26, 2016 Reply

      Any of our Youtube Videos can be embedded using the YouTube embed link. We always appreciate a link back to our website as well if it's going into an article. I'll send you an email to follow up.

      • David

        October 27, 2016 Reply

        Hello guys
        My wife and I have been following your videos for a long time.
        If you guys are still here in Miami let me know. We would like to invite you guys for a nice lunch or dinner. We do have a power boat and a sailboat too! So lots of topics in common.

  • Victoria Leavy

    October 25, 2016 Reply

    Hey...do either of you get 'land sick?" That will make sense to sailers. When we would spend days at a time sailing, I'd have to hold on to the table at a restaurant because it felt like the world was moving--not all the time, but moments of it. I'm not alone in this. Saw your video in Miami and it looked like an easy transition from sea legs to land. Just curious. Bahamas will be fun. Watch out...they drive on the left side of the road!

  • steve m morris

    October 18, 2016 Reply

    Hello to you both, recently found your site and have read a lot of it. Question I know your last RV was the Bounder and before that was the Excursion. It appears that you did not own either one how did you work that out? If I am correct from my reading the Bounder was a loaner for a year to get your feed back as to improvements that you believe would benefit the younger crowd use wise and the manufacturer sale wise. What is the story with the Excursion? How did you get them to do this? Your answer could go directly to my email if you wish. Thanks so much for you time. Steve

  • Jack

    October 13, 2016 Reply

    Awesome site and very informative. Going to start building a teardrop next month and wire it for solar and shore power. Your videos really help. If your ever in Charleston, SC you can plug in and shack in our driveway!

    Thanks, Jack

  • Stephen

    October 12, 2016 Reply

    We are enjoying watching your YouTube channel. I can retire in about 6 years and I really want to live on board a sail boat. My wife has different dreams and wants to have a motor home. Either way, I am looking forward to the freedom of the road or water, whichever the way it is!

  • et

    October 10, 2016 Reply

    For the fogging masks, rub a thin coat of toothpaste on inside of lens and wash it off before diving in. Sounds crazy and I don't know why it works, but someone recommended it to me years ago and I have been using it ever since.

  • James Austin III

    October 9, 2016 Reply

    It's good to hear that you guys were able to safe weather this storm with little impact. I have been following you for a few months now on my journey to transition to retirement. I do have a question I would like your input on since you have been on the business end of motorcoach purchasing. What is the best way of going about getting any RV the way you want it? How open are manufacturers to designing a rv with a customer? Also would such a build be entitled to any of the incentives a dealer might offer, can it be purchased factory direct, or can a coach be "slimmed down" internally to facilitate aftermarket furnishing?
    Thanks so much for posting the information that you do, you have given myself and my family many points to think on when considering enjoying a rv in the future.

    James

  • John Rapp

    October 6, 2016 Reply

    Hi guys! We just sat through Matthew on our new Mantus 65# anchor on 300' of 3/8" HT. Based on the conditions we also deployed a new Fortress FX-37 on a mix of chain and rope. Highest winds in No Name Harbor were in the low 50's. We had previously used the Mantus in squalls in excess of 50 kts by itself. That is why it is our #1. Ground tackle is the one category of boat equipment you should not skimp on. We carry two other Danforth anchors, extra rode, too!

  • Kate Provost

    October 6, 2016 Reply

    Hi, Nikki & Jason...and kitties,
    My husband and I love you guys! We really enjoy your videos and keep up with you guys religiously. We are so concerned about your safety with Hurricane Matthew bearing down on Florida. Based on your last video, I was concerned about your location. Our prayers are with you both and your furry ones and we look forward to seeing new videos after the storm is long gone.

  • Thane Opfell

    October 6, 2016 Reply

    Hope you are safe with the impending storm.

  • Greg mctaggart

    October 6, 2016 Reply

    Our thoughts are with you both ,👍Stay safe .

    • Mike

      October 6, 2016 Reply

      Be safe

    • Joe Kuns

      October 6, 2016 Reply

      Ditto! Hope you both are safe and sound.

  • Graham Courtney

    October 5, 2016 Reply

    Hey guys

    You are an inspiration to those of us who want to untie the lines. We sailors in Atlanta wish you the best with the impending Hurricane Matthew. Talk about in at the deep end! Stay safe!

  • David

    October 3, 2016 Reply

    What navigation apps are you using on your iPad? What factors did you use in your decision?

  • Chip Powell

    October 2, 2016 Reply

    Ahoy, we may pass you if your at Harbor Town! We're about 6 months behind your timeline and bringing our 'new to us' Orana 44 for our first service Wednesday!! Hope they'll be able to so some of the work and the storm stays well far enough off shore. Look for us on "Sweet Bay" to be renamed "Stress Less". Our first big boat as well, we'd love to pick your brains some if we cross paths! Chip & Molly

  • Ray Barrick

    October 2, 2016 Reply

    One tip if you are hauling out to weather the storm - try and arrange to be the last out and ask to be left in the travel lift. Safest place to be and maybe even a bit less expensive.

  • Ray Barrick

    October 2, 2016 Reply

    Hope you are 'battened down' for Hurricane Matthew, which seems to be heading your way! Stay safe.

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 2, 2016 Reply

      We are safely in the marina, might even be hauled out for service on Monday-Wednesday, so we should be good. :)

  • Jay P

    October 1, 2016 Reply

    Hello
    Have followed from the beginning Rv to now
    Sailing, I traveled with my truck camper also as you all inspired me as well as
    A few others, just watched SV Delos who promoted Chaseing bubbles w capt Alex Rust
    Even if you do not venture around the world you should watch this I was spell bound. U tube is the greatest
    Thank you both for the spirt as I returned to sticks/ bricks living for a while but the mind set and
    The rig are still prepped :)
    Safe travels and keep it up as I have seen your number grow
    Best regards Jay P

    • Nikki Wynn

      October 2, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Jay. We have begun watching Chasing Bubbles and it is pretty crazy.

  • Greg Pena

    September 27, 2016 Reply

    How to get out of "irons" aka "heaving to".
    First you have probably learned by now that catamarans don't tack well due to having twin hulls, so to avoid accidentally getting into irons, keep your speed up before tacking, or fall off the wind slightly before tacking to gain speed and keep your momentum up while you tack.
    To get out of irons, grab the clew of your jib and manually hold it out into the wind so your jib can push your bow the direction you want to tack. Give it a little time and you will eventually get the hang of it 😀. Have fun and don't forget to practice picking up a "man overboard" drill just in case one of you accidentally fall overboard. Get lessons on this drill and be safe. From wonderful Huntington Beach , California, all the best!

  • Dean Miller

    September 27, 2016 Reply

    I have a question about living this transient lifestyle in the US,whether by ship or RV.... Do either of you own property? If not, what state do you claim residence? How does that even work if you are spending no real time out of the year in any one state, or even in the country? How do you get paper mail? How do you pay taxes?

    And while you are traveling the oceans, I assume you need a passport with you if you choose to enter the waters or dock of a foreign nation? (Say mexico, Costa rica, any number of the nations that are easily within your reach once you've solidified your sailing skills?)

    Not the most glamorous question, but I'm curious about the ups and downs of the legal and tax end of the transient lifestyle.

    Thanks

  • Rich

    September 20, 2016 Reply

    Hey Wynns!
    Great videos.
    Quick question as I am about to solarize my camper; would you recommend tiltable panels on the roof no matter what, or are the flat flexibles glued on top going to be alright and catch enough sun all year? I was planning 3 or 4 100 watt panels as my needs are smaller.
    I plan to be primarily be on the east coast (with a few cross country trips mixed in), but I will also be in my camper year-round.
    thanks!
    Rich

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 20, 2016 Reply

      That is such a personal decision based on your camping habits and needs. I would suggest taking a quick look at this post (or another look, if you have already seen it) as it has our thoughts on the subject: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/tilt-rv-solar-panels

  • Donna/Denali Rose

    September 17, 2016 Reply

    Nikki, if you aren't a member already, I would suggest you join the Facebook group for women only, Women Who Sail, (WWS). We are about 9000 strong, and it is a non-drama place for us to share thoughts, concerns, questions, knowledge, and all about sailing. Looking forward to seeing you there.

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 18, 2016 Reply

      I am in WWS and love that group! My friend from summertime rolls told me about it right when we first started and it has been one of the best suggestions.

  • Dave and Amy Hampton

    September 16, 2016 Reply

    Hi, Jason and Niki,
    My husband Dave and I(Amy) have been watching your RV videos all the way to your boat and loving them!
    We will be purchasing an RV soon and have a cat.
    I was wandering what you use for the cats as for litter?
    Do you think flushable litter can be used in a composting toilet?
    Would really like to know what you use for your cats litter.
    Thank you and you two are awesome!
    And Happy Sailing and be safe!

  • Chadwick Bailey

    September 15, 2016 Reply

    Nikki and Jason, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your sailing adventure begin. If you guys are ever comfortable inviting people aboard, whom you have vetted obviously, my wife and I recently opened a SCUBA training and retail facility in Oklahoma. If you are not already certified, I would be happy to come do your certifications for you. Whether you take me up on that offer or not, if you are not certified, I highly recommend it before setting off for longer distances, SCUBA will definitely enhance the adventure. And if you are already certified, THAT'S AWESOME!! I look forward to watching the adventure continue. I have the longer term goal of cruising also, but it is just a romantic dream at this point, as we have spent very little time on a sail boat.

    I hope this finds you well, and happy sailing.

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 15, 2016 Reply

      We are scuba certified and we will open up the boat to guests after the 1st of the year. We will make a post here and let everyone know how they can submit to come aboard and join the crew for a stretch. So, stay tuned!

  • Brian

    September 15, 2016 Reply

    I was just watching your videos on the Natures head, and have a question...

    In both you "trouble free DIY" install, and the second "profesional" install, you cut a small circle in the floor, under the toilet.
    Why? Is there some emergency over flow port there, or just a big bump...

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 15, 2016 Reply

      No, that is simply so the old plumbing is still accessible for the next owner...who may not want a composting toilet and also because we knew we would take our toilet with us.

  • Sabine

    September 14, 2016 Reply

    HI Nikki and Jason,
    I found your youtube channel and the website while searching for "cat", "sailing" "liveaboard".
    My husband and I have never sailed in our entire life. We are much older than you guys, and our two cats are probably not as adaptable to new circumstances than your two Bengals, but........you are pretty inspiring. The idea of living on a boat came to us a few weeks ago, one of those crazy, probably idiotic spures of a moment things... but it's out there now as a dream, and watching your videos is encouraging and entertaining, I will keep on following and wish you all the best. May be, someday, we'll see each other in a marina somewhere.
    Lots of love,
    Sabine and Mael.

  • Mike & Jacquie

    September 14, 2016 Reply

    Hi guys
    Congratulations on your move from land gypsies to sea gypsyies. As a live-a-board in the pacific north west for the last 23 years I am so envious you started your adventure in Florida. Thanks for all of the great videos.
    As you found out everyone has an opinion of what is the "right" way to to do anything on a boat. The right way is the way that works for you and Curiosity.
    Looking forward to more great videos. Go cruising now my brother, it's later than we think

  • Linda

    September 13, 2016 Reply

    Hi, I just found you!! Can you give me advice on an affordable Small Class C motor coach? We think it would be more fun esp with our 2 kids. We are a retired coupe with two young teenagers, wanting to travel but watching the budget. Thanks! If not a class C and recommendations on a light weight compact tow able? Thanks!

  • Ray Barrick

    September 12, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki, we follow your adventures on YouTube and look forward to each new episode. In the last video, where you left the marina, you mentioned a date by which you were planning to leave FL for tax reasons and head to the Bahamas. I'm sure have received lots of advice on this journey, but as a comfortable crossing is weather dependant, you should plan to allow at least a week to ten days before your absolute must leave date to leave if a favourable weather window opens up. Be sure and avoid crossing the gulf stream with a wind direction that includes north in the forecast.

  • Javier Unzueta

    September 11, 2016 Reply

    RE: Keeping the floor clean...
    Hi Jason and Nikki. You briefly met me in passing at Jonathan Dickenson a few months ago. At 50, I'm a (semi)retired painting contractor (still have a few painting crews that report to me) who decided to buy a Travel Trailer for $1,000 and rebuild it from the ground up for fun (whilst enjoying numerous extended vacations and completing my 50 state bucket list). I've been a fan for a number of years and have enjoyed the RV videos of your exploits greatly (so believe me when I tell you it was a pleasant surprise running into your old RV at Jonathan Dickenson). While I've sailed (throughout my youth) numerous times and even have owned a couple power boats(I live in Miami, it's expected), I don't quite the nomadic drive that you two do and prefer my landlubber adventures. Regardless, I continue to enjoy videos and commentary of your travels and expect to be buying any future books you may wish to write (money making idea - hint hint).

    As a painting contractor, I often come across customers who are quite particular about the work in their homes. Google a product called E-Z FLOOR GUARDS. It's like a large tape dispenser for shoes (where the tape is stretch wrap and sticky part is on top. We lay it outside the entrance and each of our men will effectively create a shield from dirt/paint over the soles of those work shoes. At the end of the day, they peel it all off and dump it (in the recycling bin). Just a thought.

    I know how expensive a boat can be. The old adages proved true for me. "The two best days in my life were the day I bought it and the day I sold it." and "A boat is a fiberglass lined hole in the water into which you pour your money". Still, I have no regrets. I wish you the best and pray you fare even better.

  • John Archer

    September 7, 2016 Reply

    Love your videos... I have binged watched your sailing videos (I have sailing on my "bucket list") When will you do a video on life in a marina vs. being moored away from the marina? (probably not the correct terms?) Keep up the great life and spirit you both bring to the web!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    September 5, 2016 Reply

    So here's another tip:
    It turns out that the US government has an app for your phone that allows you to report any oil slick you see on the water. Sometimes they pay a lot of money for whistle-blowers when it comes to catching oil dumpers. Any oil spill is too much oil spill.

    If you can see an oil sheen on the water, it is way past the limits of parts per million that is allowable, as explained in the Earth Focus episode 46 on Link TV entitled "Maritime Pollution Exposed" at https://www.linktv.org/shows/earth-focus/episodes/maritime-pollution-exposed (its near the end of the program).

    You might want to look it up.

    Sailing and watching out for the planet; what could be better!

  • John Klinedinst

    September 5, 2016 Reply

    Love following your adventures! You show and tell a very interesting story...great job!

  • WARREN M KELLY

    September 5, 2016 Reply

    BIG FAN, super nice crew, as a photographer www.500px.com/_warrenkelly/photos , love your work as a pro
    its rare to see work like yours, spot on , visually laid out, , edits are strong, color is good, gama is as well, audio is not rumblin all the time, and
    your not shaking the camera every which way, i found you while i was on my fav channel CHris and G travels, i came across yours, now i have 2 favs
    no matter, love your work , check out my web page, if i can help with any shooting thoughts i will, all the best safe journeys

  • Andrew

    September 5, 2016 Reply

    Hi

    I have followed your journey so far with your adventures on boating for the first time and you have inspired me to do the same! Can you please try and say what are the day to day costs involved in being aboard your catamaran, it's very difficult to get this information from brokers as they just want you to buy the boat.

  • H.M. Lee

    September 4, 2016 Reply

    Loved the Q and A and the fact that cats share your unique lifestyle...yes, keep living your dreams...

  • Steve

    September 4, 2016 Reply

    Just saw your live aboard video. You need a Whale Gulley or Grey IC shower pump. I have used mine nearly every day for the last three years. Zero maintenance, always on. It is a diaphragm pump instead of an impeller pump, so no filters and no clogs. Seemed a little expensive when I bought it, but it has been worth every penny. No affiliation.

  • Dave

    September 2, 2016 Reply

    Just wanted to say I just started watching and am really enjoying your videos. I love the sailing videos and since I have now seen all of them I'm starting to watch RV. Congratulations to you two and please keep posting, you guys rock. I'll donate to your cause as soon as I can as I find your videos truly entertaining. Keep up the great work and ignore the haters.

    • Jason Wynn

      September 4, 2016 Reply

      Thanks for coming by to say hi! We'd be happy to accept a tip but it's not necessary to give us a little boost. Just by leaving a comment you've helped us grow. If you order on Amazon use our link and we get a small commission.
      We'll keep posting if you keep watching.

  • Manson & Cindy

    September 2, 2016 Reply

    Hi there. Cindy (my fiance) and I (Manson) will be joining you on the water before too long. We take delivery of a brand new Leopard 40 in Ft. Lauderdale on March 1, 2017. Our boat (to be named Cat's Meow) will be R&C's L40 "show" boat in the Miami show. We will sail her back to the Chesapeake Bay next April/May after having JC do a bit of post-commissioning work for us. We live in Virginia not far from the bay. We also own a small RV (travel trailer) which is now for sale. We will cruise the bay on weekends and vacations for a couple of years until we can get Cindy retired (I already am) then we hope to "winter" in the Caribbean and Bahamas and "summer" in the mid-Atlantic or NE - or maybe the Mediterranean. Hope to see you out there! Please let us know if you are ever up this way. We'd love to buy you a drink and hear about your adventures.

    Side note: I first saw you guys on the promotional video you shot for the Thousand Trails/Chesapeake Bay RV Resort!

    Best,
    Manson & Cindy

    • Jason Wynn

      September 4, 2016 Reply

      That is so awesome guys! I do hope we cross paths out here in the open water. Have fun with your new vacation home :)

  • Steve Kiemele

    September 1, 2016 Reply

    Congratulations, guys! Getting out of "heave-to": ease mainsheet and let the jib pull you off the wind.

  • Diane Murphy

    September 1, 2016 Reply

    Hi, it's me again, the worried old lady from Iowa. I was worried you might fall off the cat but you did wonderfully well on your solo sail. Now I am worried about the awful weather. Are you someplace safe? You two have no idea of the joy you bring me. I am homebound because of health problems but now I can sail with you. I can feel the spray and the wind in my face..........oh it is so nice!!! I also have 2 cats so I guess they will come along too, lol. Stay safe during the storms.

    • Denise F.

      September 6, 2016 Reply

      Loved your note...made me smile. Have a great day!

  • Ron

    August 29, 2016 Reply

    First let me say I love your work. Looks like sailing in a bit more of a challenge that RVing. Dont worry you guys are making great progress. My wife does not want to sail but she is very interested in RVing. I am interested in running a business while traveling. Who do you use as a tax advisor or where can I go to learn about taxes while traveling and deductions and what hoops one must jump through to be legit. Thanks for the help

    • Jason Wynn

      August 29, 2016 Reply

      Ron, we talk about some places here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/rv-questions-residency-mail-health-insurance
      and here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/travel-money-wynns
      Our business is located in TX, so if you're not in TX you won't be able to use our CPA.

  • Edwin Posse

    August 29, 2016 Reply

    Hello i wonder, would it be a cool idea also to make a small topic about the pros and cons of sleeping in a catamaran/ boat? a sleepingroom topic?

  • George

    August 29, 2016 Reply

    Love your site; My wife & I are just starting the process of buying our first RV thanks in part to early retirement... Tired of being stuck in North Jersey and ready to see the country and visit friends with our 3 dogs. . I stumbled across your site and will be coming back as we move forward. Very informative. Thought buying would be much easier ... We're thinking of a new 25 - 30 footer and if you want to share your ideas they'd be more than welcomed! Keep on RVing... So much to see.....

  • Dave Mills

    August 29, 2016 Reply

    I've followed your RV adventures and loved them, but I like your sailing adventures even more. My first toy was a 29 foot Hunter sloop, but my age has moved me to a 35 foot Winnebago. Keep living your dreams and thanks so much for sharing them!

  • David & Berra Duman

    August 28, 2016 Reply

    We are planning to buy a catamaran and we found your "sailing for the 1st time" video on youtube, checked the previous videos and got the most helpful boat buying guide for total inexperienced people. While watching the videos we noticed many common things between us, ie: 2 cats, being inexperienced, tight budget, same taco making grill (not kidding), desire for free living, being on a sunset catamaran at ft Lauderdale last sunday (we might passed next to each other).

    Thanks for the inspiration and giving courage to follow our dream..

    Hopefully we could see each other one day at sea.

    David & Berra Duman

  • kyle Knight

    August 27, 2016 Reply

    My wife and I are considering getting an rv and going on the road full time also. We have spent the afternoon watching your videos on youtube. Very well done. One of our biggest issues is we are bringing along 3 cats. 1 bengal (yours are super cute), and 2 others. What is your solution for the litter box? This is going to be a huge issue as our cats are indoor cats, and we don't want them to go out ( 2 don't have claws). Any ideas or suggestions on how you combat the litter box issues would be great.

    Keep up the videos. It's good to know we won't be the only young people on the road.

    Hopefully we will cross paths somewhere.

    Kyle and Dara

  • Dan Allison

    August 27, 2016 Reply

    Watched your adventure crossing the Canadian border and the came to the conclusion that it was time to look at TPMS systems again. The reason I didn't get one the first time I looked , about a year ago, is that my dash was beginning to resemble an Apollo capsule with all the Velcro for the various monitoring systems. I contacted Tire Minder and asked if they were working on a tablet/smart phone system and low and behold they were however they did not have an availability date yet. Your video prompted me to check their site and lo and behold, it was available for iOS and Android devices. It you would add a link to your store, I would certainly purchase one and provide feedback. Take care and hope to meet you somewhere down the road.

    • Jason Wynn

      August 28, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Dan! If you purchase anything on Amazon we can get a little bit of commission if you use our Amazon link found at the bottom of any page, or you can click any of the amazon links found throughout our website.
      If you're purchasing direct from Tire Minder we don't have any sort of affiliation with them.
      Thanks for thinking of us.

  • Anthony Artino

    August 23, 2016 Reply

    Just read the article on Eric the travel RN in San Fran. My wife and I are traveling from Ohio to San Fran because she too is a travel RN...problem is finding an RV park for our 40ft 5th wheel within 30-40 min of downtown San Fran for 2-7 months. Any info or suggestions is greatly appreciated. I really don't want to stay in an "urban" RV lot which is just a parking lot. Thanks!

    • Nikki Wynn

      August 24, 2016 Reply

      San Fransico RV Resort might have something. The location is ideal.

  • Bequin Lapwing

    August 23, 2016 Reply

    Just discovered your blog by a friend who knows my interest in composting body waste. I'm a strong advocate for alternatives to toilet paper...especially for women. Been using and gifting others with washable pee wipes [my granddaughter coined them P-Dabbers] for over 20 years. Nikki...has this ever crossed your mind? I used to put my used ones in a bucket of vinegar...or T-Tree when bouncing along in a converted school bus or RV when we road traveled with our kids. Get to the next base camp and hang them up to dry! I make them in a "drip" shape with beautiful fabric on one side...cotton terry cloth on the other with a loop at the top. They look like prayer flags when hanging! Toilet paper [even recycled] is quite toxic....and getting more expensive by the year! Once you get a relationship with using them...there's no turning back!

  • John

    August 22, 2016 Reply

    On your last video, you said that there were some "Haters" out there. Ignore them. I came across your videos a year or two back, and went from the beginning and Binged watch them. You two are absolutely incredible. Your videos are fantastic, well thought out, creative, and informative. Plus, they are FUN to watch! Your attention to detail is what I like to see. You had a checklist for working on your Catamaran , flash cards to study for your tests, notes taped to the helm, knew enough to hire a Captain to teach you what you needed to know, and were not afraid to make mistakes and share those with us. It is as if you have invited us into your home, and we can sit down and have a great time. I teach video Productions in a Junior High in Washington State, and your filming, editing, music, ....everything...is top notch. Please keep on doing what you are doing, ignore those distractors, and know that you both are incredible! Take care and safe journeys.

  • Doug

    August 22, 2016 Reply

    You 2 are awesome for taking the road less traveled and living life on your terms. Learning to sail and adjust to the lifestyle is great journey to dive into.

  • greg

    August 21, 2016 Reply

    go for your dream wynns

  • George Sears

    August 20, 2016 Reply

    I’ve read and watched a lot of your ‘stuff’ from the blog and on YouTube. I’ve learned a lot about RV’s from you. I did full time for a year in a Lance Camper, back in ‘94, and I’m trying to set up a 20 foot travel trailer for wild camping. It’s interesting setting up solar based RV’s. I did one in the 80’s on a Dolphin/Toyota micro-mini, and the Lance had 4 large panels, used, from a power plant they dismantled. Everything worked.

    I’m not surprised you are going off in a different direction. Given your ages, it’s a brilliant move. I felt that the later posts to the blog and YT were starting to jump the shark, a bit. A nice nautical reference. In other words, when you are doing wild camping with a residential fridge that belongs in an McMansion, and supporting it with a kilowatt of solar and a generator, it’s not that ‘wild’, certainly not minimalist. Maybe the sailboat forces a better balance.

    In three years, if you return to RVing, who knows. I see a massive drop in the cost of batteries. It’s in the mix, just from what LG and GM and Tesla are saying, plus the massive amounts going into research. Maybe there will be a 25 foot motorhome, fairly sleek, with pure solar in the roof, and a huge battery pack to power a decent electric motor. GM says lith packs will run around $100 a kWh in a couple of years. They claim $145 right now. So a small RV with 150 kWh of batteries would have a decent range, and if you could put 2.5 kW of solar in the roof, it would be a meaningful contribution. The basic point is that the cost of e-vehicles is the battery pack, and every drop in price makes it possible to add weight or range, etc, to any electric vehicle. If 150 kWh costs $15000, it’s pretty practical for an RV. I think “No Fuel Costs” would be a selling point.

    A Tesla takes about 300 watts to cruise. An ebike takes maybe 20 watts, a motorcycle somewhere in between. Extrapolating to a fairly aerodynamic RV, it might run off the solar in full sun, at cruise, on the flat. It would be fun to know. It would be fun to go back to brilliant designs that were functional, aerodynamic, and fully capable. You used the term “Dinosaur” and it works for me. That was a courageous way to put it.

    Anyway, it makes sense to me that you gave up the RV lifestyle, at least for a while. I bought the solar oven, will seriously consider the composting toilet, and wonder about disposing of gray water ‘legally’. Thanks.

    • George Sears

      August 20, 2016 Reply

      Numbers should be watt hours per mile, not watts at cruise. Ebike is 20 watt hours per mile, Tesla maybe 300 w/h per mile. Like to know how many watts it would take to move a small RV down the road, how many watt hours per mile. Thanks.

  • Riding Iron

    August 17, 2016 Reply

    Hey guys, I suggest you speak with others regarding long passages and your vegetarian diet. Learn now. You might find it difficult keeping fresh produce on board if you ever plan to say cross the pacific. Love your videos. Take care and be safe.

  • Mr. Lynn Triplett

    August 14, 2016 Reply

    Hey, just wanted t let you know my wife Pam and I watch all your videos. We feel as though we know you both even though we haven't met. We are looking at retirement and want to experience several of the locations you guys have been. Keep up the great job you are doing I know it makes such a difference for so many folks as with us. We have gained so much knowledge about rving from a-z. Thanks so much!!!

  • Haydn Edwards

    August 13, 2016 Reply

    My name is Haydn Edwards and I live in Malvern, Worcestershire,UK. I have watched your blogs for a long time, enjoyed your RV adventures, but, personally, I've always wanted a boat. So what did you do? got a boat! I have let my imagination wonder through canal boats in the UK, canal boats in France, sea going boats that could navigate the French canals and get down to the Med. Boats that could sail from the UK, past Spain, face the Bay of Biscay and make it to the Med. But you guys have done it, embraced it, and I take my hat off to you. It's scary, taking on the unknown, I hope I can do it! :)

    • Jason Wynn

      August 14, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Haydn,
      You are 100% correct...it is scary, but they say the only way to overcome fear is to take it head on!

  • Alex

    August 12, 2016 Reply

    I saw on one of your posts you talk about owning a 2009 Avanti but I couldn't really find where you've shared any experiences with it. Is there a post I can read. We're kind of interested in the 3106 but haven't really seen a lot of reviews. I'd really like to know what you guys thought of it. We have two kids 13 and 11 and are considering upgrading from travel trailer to an RV but I'd like to get something with decent mpg and space for us.

    Thanks,
    Alex

  • Katie Cabana

    August 11, 2016 Reply

    Hey Guys, We've been watching you since your began thinking about a boat as we are in the same position (still are). Enjoying your really informative videos, lots of snags to avoid in this transition and you guys have definitely been a huge help already. PS Kent's name has come up a couple times in our search so let him know he's popular LOL We live in a cold/windy area of Canada and my thought is to buy a boat down south, learn to use it and then tour just as your doing. Bringing it home (assuming we don't sell home) wouldn't work due to the short boating season up here.. anyway just a pop in to say 'hi' and maybe we'll see you on the water eventually.

  • Annette Blocker

    August 9, 2016 Reply

    Let me apologize now if I am asking a question that you may have answered already, a million times! But now that you are learning how to live on a catamaran, how are you handling your internet and wifi connections being ever so mobile out on the open waters??? I have read about your RV solutions for the aforementioned but haven't seen anything yet (although I may have missed it as I mentioned above) about connecting while out on the water.
    We are in an RV ourselves right now and have a vintage yacht in Los Angeles harbor. We are thinking of taking it down and through the Panama Canal and have concerns about staying connected (for work, safety, family, etc)....any info on that would be great!
    I know you guys are uber busy right now but know that you are staying connected somehow...
    Thanks,
    Gary & Annette Blocker

  • Cokie Lewis

    August 8, 2016 Reply

    Hello Nikki & Jason,
    I'm writing to let you know what a great influence you've been on our lives. After reading your blog my partner Kae & I decided that we would go to Alaska via the Rocky Mountain Route. Kae is 74 & I am 69 & we thought we'd better get on with it because if not now, when? We left our home in Grass Valley CA on 7/7/16 & we're currently in Grande Cache AB spending 3 days cooking, getting a shower & using wifi at a sweet local municipal park. We are traveling in our 2005 Roadtrek 210 Popular which we traveled in for 4 consecutive years in the lower 48 of the U.S. We now have 105,177 miles on her and we're having a wonderful time. Our next stop is Dawson Creek. I just looked back on your blog to see if I remembered correctly that you were not all that taken with The Top of the World route & we decided to forego that route. However, after watching your video about getting screwed after crossing the border we bought a ViAir compressor from Amazon through your website. It's a great little machine. I continue to follow your sailing adventures and thanks again for your information & inspiration.

  • Summer Griffiths

    August 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki,

    Reaching out to you both again, I'd really love the opportunity to speak with you regarding a television show. I'm the Director of Development for a tv production company in Los Angeles called BCII. You may be familiar with a few of our RV series like Extreme RV's and Flipping' RV's. I'm currently working very closely with a network to develop a new RV series about young couples who are full-time RVers! Please contact me at your earliest convenience - my desk is 818-452-0198 or my email [email protected]

    Looking forward to hearing back!

    • Jason Wynn

      August 14, 2016 Reply

      Sorry Summer,
      We are now living and traveling in a sailboat.

    • Katya

      August 23, 2017 Reply

      They are no longer 'young RVers'. A series on older people who finally coax their adult kids out of the nest and fulfill their own dreams would be a better choice.

  • David Gunn

    August 6, 2016 Reply

    I am a huge fan, I love the videos, your sense of humor. You guys rock!! My family recently bought our first travel trailer and I am finding wonderful info on your site to help us along! I wish you two the best who knows maybe we will cross paths one day. Happy travels.

  • Nikki Plauche

    August 1, 2016 Reply

    I have been following your blog for a few months now and today saw the two of you on the Travel Channel "buying" an RV. My husband and I are in our 40s so a bit older than the two of you, but our house is on the market, our rig is picked out and all we are waiting on now is a buyer. Can't wait to join this amazing lifestyle!! No kids, No house, NO PROBLEM!!! Be safe!

  • Jake Katz

    August 1, 2016 Reply

    Hello Wynns, I hope your travels have been productive and fun. I discovered your site a few weeks ago, and it has been the most INFORMATIVE and USEFUL site to me in all of my research on motor homes, campers etc. and the entire lifestyle that is out there waiting for us to enjoy. I went car camping to Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce and Lake Powell in June and had a great time doing day trips and spending the night in my hotel room on the edge of Capitol Reef NP. I got the bug for something a little different during my long drive from LA to Utah and back. I saw lots of rigs on the road and started dreaming of what would be good for me and my wife of 20 fantastic years, Steph. We have had lots of discussions but it has mostly been me looking and researching things as I am retired and she is still working. In that brief time of the past few months, we THINK we have settled on a solution to our present needs and parameters, that being a fully loaded Airstream Sport 22 foot late model or new trailer to tow behind our Ford Explorer. At some point we might migrate to a 4WD Jeep or similar capable of towing that Airstream model so that we could park, camp and explore further into the designated areas on BLM, NP, State Park, campground etc. sites. I need guidance in the next steps of searching for deals on new and used models, getting what we want on it, how we will store it at home here in California, how to plan for our first big trip next January 2017. We were thinking about heading south say to the Tucson area and then if weather holds, across the south to Florida with stops in Tennessee, Texas and other places. I know that is asking a lot, but any tips from you would be just fine with us. Thanks for doing what you do, it is pleasant to watch and use your site as well interact with you, very valuable and comprehensive sites you have. Jake Katz, Chatsworth CA.

  • Sara

    July 31, 2016 Reply

    This is quite silly, but I just noticed there is a typo at the top of the "Say Thanks" page. It says "stated out" in 2010. I hope this isn't rude... I know I appreciate extra sets of eyes on my work! I apologize if this is inappropriate. Keep doing what you do - you are an inspiration in many ways.

  • Leanne

    July 29, 2016 Reply

    I look forward to each update and video! I sailed briefly right after college and it has been hands down my best adventure!

  • Bill W.

    July 28, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for "taking us along" on your new adventures. I quickly subscribed to Patreon because I thought it was a perfect way to repay you for all the fun times that you and Jason have included all of us in. I hope that others feel and do the same ......

  • Tom Hathcock, M.Photog., CPP

    July 26, 2016 Reply

    Well when you left the RV industry I was thinking..."Ok time to delete this link", But......you guys are good. You have my attention again. I'm glad to see your not taking the ocean for granted. Your educating yourselves great on sailing. Be careful, stay alert and remember....the largest boat has the right of way. I found that out the scary way. Good luck to ya.

  • David J. Wohlfeil

    July 25, 2016 Reply

    Just thought I would let you know. I just got off the phone with Verizon Corporate about running secondary Hotspots so they ran some tests found out I was using one at the time and said no problem with it. I was running the software one you guys use the PDA it didn't ring any of their bells I did a recorded call so I am covering my ass in the long run still I can say I checked with them and no problem was their reply. I'll be watching t see what you switch to on the water now.
    Its just a FYI here.

  • Baxter

    July 19, 2016 Reply

    Only been watching your YouTube videos for the past 2 hours straight... Not addicted or anything..

    You two are awesome! I love how you interact and hope to see you out there on the road/water some day!

    Cheers

  • Sue & Dan

    July 14, 2016 Reply

    We currently looking, as they say.
    We want to hit the road with a pair of cat adventurers.
    Our previous pair, Pete and Jake, were brothers that traveled with us around the world for 18 years.
    This time, we are planning to return home, and experience our own country in an RV with another pair of feline explorers.
    You have successfully raised a beautiful pair of happy campers.
    How do you accommodate their need for food, water, and other essentials?
    Do you have specially designed feeders, waterer, and/or litter box(es)? How about special ventilation?
    Are you able to leave them 'home alone' when you are visiting a park, hiking a trail, or exploring a new beach?
    How about National Parks, and other places with restrictive camping rules concerning pets in RVs?
    Lots of questions. Lots of love.
    We firmly believe in responsible pet companionship.
    Thank you for this opportunity to share in your experiences.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Sue & Dan
    Brisbane, Australia

  • Craig Pacner

    July 13, 2016 Reply

    Hello Wynns,
    Love your site and I am learning so much. I am shopping around for a solar system for my RV and I am pretty sure I will go with a Go Power kit. My $64,000 question is.....Finding an installer that I can trust with my new RV and won't charge me $$$. I live in So Cal and I don't mind driving a distance to hook up with the right installer. The Go Power website refers me to Mike Thompson RV and that is where I bought my RV but they want $$$. Is there someone you can recommend that is trust worthy, knowledgeable and wont charge me an arm and a leg?
    C. Pacner

  • John Anderson

    July 13, 2016 Reply

    I've poked around quite a few sailing youtube channels, and I have to say that yours is by far the best. My girlfriend and I were talking about the difficulty of pretty much filming your entire life, and narrating The. Whole. Time. I couldn't do it. I just don't have that much to say. I also appreciate that you use good microphones. Holy cow it gets annoying listening to wind blow for 15 minutes.

    Anyway, did the Patreon thing, and it says something about a separate blog or comment area, but I don't see a gateway to get in. Not sure if there's anything there I care about, but I was curious what was there.

    Looking forward to seeing how the sailing lessons go. ;)

  • Lynda

    July 11, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for all your videos. It is amazing how many other bloggers and youtube channels mention your work as a resource. Keep up the great job.

  • Karly Siroky

    July 10, 2016 Reply

    Hey Wynns! I know it's 2016, but you're missing one very important communication method... You have snail mail in Fort Lauderdale??

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 11, 2016 Reply

      Ha ha, yes snail mail is always interesting. Right now we're having all our mail sent to Just Catamarans while we're in Ft. Lauderdale and then we will have to have it sent somewhere else later. We talk about how we handle that sort of stuff here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/rv-questions-residency-mail-health-insurance

  • tara

    July 8, 2016 Reply

    you would find it easier and faster to fasten your tilt bars w/ a slide bar at each end of the panels w/a slide bolt in a long open channel. Tara

  • Penny Tranchilla

    July 8, 2016 Reply

    Recently found your You Tube channel and you guys are great! Thanks for inspiring others!

  • John McDonald

    July 7, 2016 Reply

    For your test of the AC on solar power.......what if you pre set the temp higher (you lowered it to 66) ....say about mid way around 75 to start ? I'm wondering if that just might prevent a surge or would you get a surge at any pre set temp. below its actual reading. If it didn't cause a surge, then you could lower it gradually by 5 degrees or so until you reached 66, or is it just wishful thinking on my part? How long did you run the A.C. ? I guess that's what the soft start does for you, starts with a lower amp control and increases it gradually.

  • JTSS

    July 6, 2016 Reply

    We're working on heading out ourselves... appreciate the informational vids and your production is slick. Onya! Left a little for y'all in the jar, hope it helps
    Jay 'n Tami 'n Saavik 'n Singha
    Catana 40S AVIGHNA
    northern Gulf (for now!)

  • Bob and Christi

    July 6, 2016 Reply

    My wife and I have been watching your videos and find them informative and humorous. We were wondering if you guys have ever thought about putting out a blooper video? Good luck with your new sailing adventure!

  • Peggy

    July 5, 2016 Reply

    Just left you a small tip in the jar. My husband and I really enjoy your site and videos! We're in our 70s and are living vicariously through you now! We've done a LOT of RV and other travel in our 50 years of marriage but living on sailboat sure looks like fun. We used to have a small cabin cruiser that we spent a lot of time on but Mother Nature and Father Time are not very nice as you age so we no longer have that boat. Enjoy this awesome life you're living while you can! Don't take anything for granted and keep making videos for the rest of us to enjoy. Thanks!

  • Sharon

    July 3, 2016 Reply

    We have been following you for a couple of years and have found your information to be invaluable. We are picking up our new, first RV in 2 weeks. It is a 2017 NeXus 35SC Phantom and we are looking forward to many years of exciting experiences. Thank you for sharing your experiences and expertise.

  • shadywanderer

    July 2, 2016 Reply

    nice gig you guys have here. I just returned from Atlantic, Canada, sleeping in the back of a rented Chrysler Town and Country. I was looking for a better RV experience for later trips and this is how I found your You Tube videos and this site. I want to say thank you. I watched the video of yours about choosing the best 3 Rv's. This has helped me decide the direction I intend to go in for size etc.

    Thanks.

  • John Gagnon

    June 30, 2016 Reply

    Found your channel the other day looking for information on A/C and Solar, you guys do a great job of breaking it down, thanks for the informative video! Do you mind if I ask what you spent for your 700 Ah Lithium battery bank? Does about $10k sound correct? Also really dumb question, on average would a 48V 100Ah lithium battery produce 4x the KWh of an equivalent 12V 100Ah lithium battery or is their degradation of some sort?

  • Nicholas Trado

    June 30, 2016 Reply

    I just stumbled upon your guys stuff and I love it. You guys are fantastic and inspiring. Could you get in touch with me for I have a few questions that I would like to run past you.

    Thanks
    Nick

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 30, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Nicholas. While I wish we had enough time in the day to email and chat with everyone, there just isn't enough time in the day. Best way for us to try and answer questions is by leaving a comment on an appropriate post.

  • Dave Nelson

    June 29, 2016 Reply

    I found your videos on youtube a few months ago. GREAT VIDEOS !!! No jitter camera work, well thought out, you show the good as well as the mistakes, First rate.
    BUT, I'm a cat person and I freak out every time I see your cats out on deck with no side net attached to your safety rails (line). My cats fall off stuff all the time and it
    wouldn't take much of a sudden heel to dump one overboard...with no life vest. Please keep up the great work and live the dream.

  • Steve Baker

    June 28, 2016 Reply

    We have been enjoying your many videos and article posts. Although we are knocking on retirement door, and primarily interested in RVin, we have learned a lot from your efforts and adventures. I tried to sign up for Patreon support at the 5 dollar level, but the PayPal screen didn't seem to work. We use PayPal and prefer that over credit cards.

    Suggestions?

    Wishing you two many happy adventures.

    Steve and Shelley

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 28, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Steve for considering joining us on Patreon! I am so sorry it wasn't working for you. I just sent them a message to see if something is going on. I will get back to you shortly.

      • Steve Baker

        June 29, 2016 Reply

        Ok thanks. I just went ahead and used the "Leave a Tip" button. That worked manually. I'll just hit it and contribute from time to time.

        • Nikki Wynn

          June 30, 2016 Reply

          Awe Steve...thanks for the support!!! If one day you want to join in on the fun over at Patreon I spoke with them yesterday and found out they are having some bugs with paypal. They said they are working on it and should have it fixed soon but there is a way around it for now. Create your patron account first, add your pay pal info...then come join us. A solid pain I know but that is the best solution they gave me for the moment. Thanks again for the love!

  • Deron

    June 28, 2016 Reply

    I'm definitely inspired by you all's blog! Thanks again!

  • Becky

    June 27, 2016 Reply

    You guys are a hoot! We always enjoy your videos. When you are in the Bahamas watch for a Nordhaven 76 named the Ivanhoe...they are great folks, will show you some super spots ~ just tell them Marsh and Becky sent you. They just traded up from a nordhaven motor sailer, so I'm sure they would love to show off the new beauty. If you want, Google their YouTube Tokkie on the Ivanhoe.
    Safe travels & smooth sailing.

  • Alex

    June 27, 2016 Reply

    Ran across y'alls youtube vids and they are great, keep up the good times and we'll see you in the islands when we are down there.

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 27, 2016 Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Alex! We'll be in the Bahamas this fall/winter!

  • Matt

    June 11, 2016 Reply

    You guys are so inspiring! My wife and I live in Titusville Florida and I've been living vicariously through your experiences. I told her we're going to work hard for the next 5 to 10 years and then sell everything and buy a catamaran. She's not so sure, but your videos are helping me convince her. 😊... Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

    • Deron

      June 28, 2016 Reply

      Hi Matt. I've got family in Port St. John, right down the road from you. I too have been using these videos to convince my wife! LOL

  • Luiz Schmidt

    June 8, 2016 Reply

    Jason and Nikki,

    Great stories! Love the videos and learning with you guys how to plan for the big move to a catamaran.
    I am just a few miles south of your location. If you guys need anything that I can help with during weekends, or just company for a beer...

  • Robert

    June 7, 2016 Reply

    Love to tours across the country and to the boat. I wish i were in a position to donate... Social Security leaves me broke. But, wanted to say thanks. Next time you pop a top... Pretend i bought it..

  • Joe Allen

    June 6, 2016 Reply

    Is the tow car still available? Interested and live in Okeechobee, so about 150 miles from you. Please drop me an email,

    Thanks,
    Joe Allen

  • Paul

    June 6, 2016 Reply

    are you still on the road?

  • Trixie

    June 2, 2016 Reply

    What sailing school are the two of you attending?

  • Mike Clendenen

    May 31, 2016 Reply

    Just saw how you guys got started on "Going RV" on the Great American Country TV show. Cool stuff!

  • RS

    May 29, 2016 Reply

    You mentioned that the Solar Kit came with RV setup including detailed install instructions.
    Can you share those? Thanks

  • Anastasiya Baber

    May 27, 2016 Reply

    You are completely responsible for the absolute insanity we are about to immerse ourselves into. Two newbie RV owners, one sassy 5 year old, one-toothed 9 month old, one dog who whines for no reason, and one cat who will undoubtedly be giving us the side eye the whole trip. Thanks a lot guys! We're starting a blog too, but it will definitely read like a parody to yours, as we are blog virgins too. Oh well, let the comedy...I mean adventures begin! Happy sailing, by the way :)

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 29, 2016 Reply

      Ha ha...welcome to the world of the un-ordinary. We're all a little mad here, so you should fit right in.

  • Richard Lee Benson

    May 27, 2016 Reply

    I have watched your videos for some time, and they are some of the best; camera wise, direction, editing, and of course talent. As a freelance cameraman, I have worked with CBS Sports, E! Entertainment, MSNBC, and the Discovery Channel. Your spirit and joy keep the videos very entertaining and informative.
    Stay well,
    Richard

  • MIke

    May 24, 2016 Reply

    Great job.! I remember you two on going RV when you bought a front engine diesel powered RV.. Oh how long did you keep that one? Was it noisey?

  • Candice Floyd

    May 22, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the information. No, I'm not interested in buying an RV, but thanks to you, I now have a little better information about them and can write on them from a quasi-expert point-of-view. Great website for enthusiasts.

  • Tom

    May 22, 2016 Reply

    I was watching an RV show and seen you guys deciding which RV to purchase just last week. Then I got on tube last night checking out Knoxville, Tn because I'm got a promotion and moving to there from Nashville, Tn. I came across one of your videos about purchasing a sail boat, one of my dreams as well. At first I said, this couple looks familiar and I said that's the couple I seen purchasing an RV. Long story a little shorter and I just said that cause I could hear your wife say, Short really. ha ha. I put 2 and 2 together and stayed up until 3:30 this morning watching you guys. You made me laugh and enjoyed you guys so much and I put myself right there with you. I enjoyed your episode about Knoxville and I was hoping you guys went to lakeside tavern on the west side or littons in Fountain City. I haven't been there but heard about it. But I will check out the places you guys went. Your living the dream and I'm now a big fan. I'm sure my wife will be too. 28 years we are like twins and you guys will too. The longer you stay together you start thinking alike. Keep making videos. I have a new fun blog to keep up with. Be careful on the sailboat. Fair winds and following seas.

    • Tom

      June 3, 2016 Reply

      We finally moved to Knoxville. Moving is terrible. Today Jun 3rd is our 28th Anniversary and we are celebrating at the Ye Olde Steak House.

  • Lance

    May 21, 2016 Reply

    I have a GoPro camera and would like to start putting together weekend excursion videos. What simple video editing software do you recommend ?

  • David

    May 21, 2016 Reply

    Was just watching sailing videos on Youtube, and stumbled over the following mini documentary, "Sailing across the Pacific on a Lagoon 67 S" (link here: https://youtu.be/YZeoLzA_6Jw ). It's the story of a Catamaran trip from Florida to Taihiti. What I noticed was that your friend Kent from Just Catamarans features in the documentary in the first few minutes; small world I thought.
    Have you seen the documentary? I'm mentioning it because I'm guessing that you might be interested.

  • Ben

    May 21, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for all the great content over the years. We are on the road in the RV (your age, plus a preschooler and a big dog) but coming off in the fall. We are also staging for sailing, but in three years (commissioning a boat build -- talk about "fun"!).

    I would love to hear about the tribulations and challenges you referred to in this week's post, but maybe not on the full site so as to avoid all the haters... and maybe after you come up over the learning curve a little bit. :-) If you can find a way to make this available, we're happy to contribute (financially, emotionally, whatever).

    • Jason Wynn

      May 21, 2016 Reply

      Ben,
      Change is difficult, there's no two ways about it. It's difficult for us, it's difficult for our readers it's just all around a pain in the butt. We're getting more flack than normal with the arm-chair sailors, the haters claiming we're e-begging and the few RVers that are writing and saying I don't care about you any more because you're in a sailboat. Combined with the new learning curve it's a bit overwhelming.
      Thankfully our community is 90% supportive and only 10% negative which really helps us push through with a positive "we can do this" attitude.

  • kevin locking and family

    May 19, 2016 Reply

    I have recently found you guys on You tube and found myself following your videos day and night. You have made cable tv boring,,, lol your work is incredible,,, the quality is fantastic and both of you are very personable....... I think its only going to get bigger and better for you guys .....congrats

  • ROXI LEES

    May 19, 2016 Reply

    What an enjoyable read ! Topics that address RV items like the ones mentioned in your article are truly helpful. Yes, I am a newbie to all of this excitement. Is it true that coaches are less expensive east of the Mississippi ? Thank you for helping those who (like us) feel there is an overwhelming amount of information to digest !

    ~ Woof & Roxi

    • Jason Wynn

      May 19, 2016 Reply

      Happy to help guys! Thanks for the comment and good luck.

  • Ed B

    May 14, 2016 Reply

    Hi, my wife and I started full timing in 1997. I love what your doing. I have a suggestion. You film a lot in the cab of the RV and it's noisy, what I did was to get a tube of silicone caulk and put it in the area between your dash and side walls. And then use it were ever you see (hear) fit, It works wonders.

  • Les Smith

    May 13, 2016 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki,
    Wow. What a boat. I have watched all of you videos. I am a RV traveler as well (part time) at this point. You have inspired me to hit the road fulltime in the next couple years. I am retired from the State of Texas and my wife is going to retire soon. We are planning to go from corner to corner and coast to coast. We live here near Waco Texas now. Not far from your home town. Wishing you calm seas and a perfect winds on your future journeys.

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 15, 2016 Reply

      Hello Texas! Thanks Les and so fantastic to hear you are hitting the road soon! Safe travels and have way too much fun!

  • Clay & Debi

    May 12, 2016 Reply

    We are doing the opposite - were going to a 40' Country Coach from a 42' Bluewater Yacht. Could be interesting.

  • Ellen Northrop

    May 11, 2016 Reply

    After stumbling across a "how not to" video (the sink faucet) when researching for our new RV, I have become enthralled with your adventures!! Thank you for sharing your travels, ups and downs, and life changes with the world. I look forward to future videos and blogs to see where your new sailing adventures take you both. Cheers!

    • Jason Wynn

      May 11, 2016 Reply

      Thank you so much Ellen...I hope you get that RV with a good sink :)

  • Chris

    May 11, 2016 Reply

    Jason, in the past your equipment list included the laptop you purchased, with model #, which hard drive options, memory and CPU specs, etc. It seems to be gone off your computer equipment list or I can't seem to search through the site now. What are you using to edit your videos for PC hardware? I saw you use ADOBE suite for software....
    Didn't you have one of the MSI models, one of their gaming models?

    • Jason Wynn

      May 11, 2016 Reply

      Hey Chris, we have the camera and computer devices listed here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/best-travel-camera-video-photography
      We are revamping our store this year, some of the interface is just a pain in the butt when items are low stock on Amazon.
      We've been very happy with our MSI laptops, they're almost perfect...if only the battery lasted longer than an hour or two.

  • Ralph

    May 10, 2016 Reply

    I have noticed in your travels different RV's that you have driven. which one did you prefer the most?

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 10, 2016 Reply

      We love the layout of the bounder but overall we loved our monaco vesta best.

  • Wai Miller

    May 10, 2016 Reply

    I have just found your website. Not that you are obscure but that I am stepping up my game into the Class A group after years as a RV Trailer owner and just found you. Your video on hooking up the car and use of the Alaska Package was very helpful and am looking forward to watching all the solar panel videos next. I wanna dance on the panels, too!

    Pesky: there is a selection bar anchored to the left side of my screen for linking to pintrist, facebook, etc. On my iPad, I can't seem to get rid of it. Result is that the first four letters of 15 lines of text is hidden behind the links bar! In order to see the whole word, I have to scroll the screen up or down and even then can only see 4-6 lines of full text. Is that really an intended outcome? How can I make the social media bar GO AWAY?

    • Jason Wynn

      May 11, 2016 Reply

      Thanks for the heads up, we'll see if we can fix it.

      • TK Miles

        May 22, 2016 Reply

        Touch the yellow square at the top of the bar...it brings 2 blue triangles just below bar....touch them and bar goes away and leaves 2 small blue triangles to touch if you want to bring it back.

        Your positive attitudes make you delightful to watch. The sea can be very unforgiving and conditions can change on a dime. Please spend a lot of time close in for experience.
        Check out trawlers.com for their great forums about all things nautical including Internet solutions.

        • TK Miles

          May 22, 2016 Reply

          That should be trawlerforum.com

  • Ariel

    May 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi guys!
    Love your website and videos. Very helpful for first-time full-time RV'ers. We just started our journey at the end of April and will be documenting it as well. I just wanted to let you know that we will feature your site on our inspiration page.

    Good luck sailing and sorry we couldn't meet in an RV park somewhere first!

  • Tony

    May 8, 2016 Reply

    Why did you ditch the RV? I know you have bought a boat but it seems to suggest that you have not only bought a boat...but also surrendered the RV life?

    • Ellen Northrop

      May 11, 2016 Reply

      In their recent video, it came up that the RV was a lease from the factory or dealership, and that it has to be returned to Indiana.

    • Jason Wynn

      May 11, 2016 Reply

      Yep, we originally planned to sail a couple years back when we were selling Windy, our Monaco Vesta. So needless to say it's been a long time comin'. We do plan to rent RV's during hurricane season or when we visit another country...so we're not totally out of the RV game.

      • Tony

        May 12, 2016 Reply

        I am seriously considering selling my house and buying a Thor 42”. Im mortgage free now so if I sell the house, all the money is our own. I have seen some GREAT videos on how I WOULDN'T do it but the only way I think I WOULD do it is buy a massive one and if its new, it will last me a good 15 years.... so depreciation isn’t really an issue.

        Why do you need to have a residential address? It seems to be “illegal” not to have one? Is it because they need to be able to track you for fines and stuff? Is that the only reason?

        Im well up for this but im curious as to the costs once you own it outright, insure it in one payment and fuel to run it when you are actually driving it. I cant really see any further costs but for odd jobs here and there on the RV itself.

        You made mention in one of your videos about having the debate “gas or diesel” and, to a brit, I am assuming you are talking about petrol over diesel and its in relation to the engine fuel type? Being from a country where fuel is highly taxed (compared to the USA), we have no vehicles that are petrol once you go above around a tonne in weight. Everything is diesel but our engines, I suspesct, are miles more refined than yours are. A modern BMW (just for example) is that quiet now that you just cant tell if its petrol or diesel anymore. What is the debate about from your side of the water? Im assuming the pros of diesel is MPG and torque figures but the cons are its noise? To me, petrol running RV’s are going to be really expensive to run but if you get an RV with the engine correctly planted rightg at the back of the chassis, diesel is the only fuel available at the moment that makes sense. Power, MPG and better engines make them last much longer than petrol equivalents.

        Is that the issue you are referring to when you reference “the debate” over gas and diesel?

  • Chris F

    May 8, 2016 Reply

    Hey guys,
    A personal thank you for not only your videos but how y'all put it all out there. I have followed your youtube channel for sometime and honestly when I thought about you giving up the RV, the idea of it did not bring me smiles. However, after watching your videos on searching, cruising, purchase, and now the move in; I am excited for you and look forward to seeing your adventures.

    Your vids are excellent. Your story is good, video & audio are good, and editing is good, too. You have done a brilliant job bringing me (and all who watch) into your story. May both of you be blessed with health, safety, and a lot more adventures. Again, thanks for putting it all out there!

  • Mark Becker

    May 7, 2016 Reply

    Love your youtube channel

  • Hope

    May 4, 2016 Reply

    My husband, son and I are getting ready to travel full time in an RV. We are selling everything we have. For the most part I have been excited but am feeling sad and overwhelmed now seeing all of our items leaving our apartment. How do you get past this sad feeling? Thanks for your time.

    • Nikki Wynn

      May 4, 2016 Reply

      It's hard to let stuff go...most of us attach memories to our things and that makes us sentimental. I think of it as giving up one possession for 1000 new memories (which is true). Once the stuff is gone and we were on our first adventure I quickly thought...stuff, who needs stuff, this is awesome!

      • Hope

        May 4, 2016 Reply

        Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment. It makes me feel better and I will hold onto that thought every day as we move forward into our new adventurous life.

  • Rick L.

    May 3, 2016 Reply

    Congrats on Curiosity! Thanks for the "buying" video. That's helpful information to have. I put something in the tip jar for some diesel. I hope the previous owner topped off the tanks for you. I figured eventually you'd get back to a diesel rig. Didn't figure it would have sails on it though. I have enjoyed your RV life, but I'm really looking forward to your sailing life. Allow me to suggest a web site for you. It's the web site for [email protected] A couple and their daughter sold everything and moved aboard a 43 foot Nordhavn trawler. Ayla, the daughter, shot some amazing videos of life on the sea. And they travel with a cat. Ayla is now 18 but I think she was 12 when they first set out. Watching Ayla's videos may help you not only with boating but also with ideas about where to go. Who knows, maybe you'll cross their path one day. Here's their web site address: http://www.threeatsea.com/About.html. Safe travels. Can't wait for the "introducing the cats to the new boat" video.