Welcome to WanderingOurWay.com!
Thanks for visiting WanderingOurWay.com! We’re John and Jane, and not too long ago, back in December, 2017, we sold our house of twenty-four years just outside St. Louis, sold most of our belongings, put the important stuff in storage, purchased an RV, and headed south to warmth and adventure.
We intended to spend at least a year travelling around the country in our RV, while slowly and methodically looking for a suitable sailboat for us to live and travel in.
A few weeks after our RV arrival in Florida, we attended the Miami Boat Show where we met several people willing to help us on our journey to boat ownership and the “cruising lifestyle”. We soon found ourselves on Biscayne Bay taking sailing lessons. The day after our graduation from sailing school, we made an offer on a fabulous sailboat. The offer was accepted. Suddenly, we were boat owners!
We quickly returned to St. Louis to put the RV and truck in storage. We rented a van, packed it full of all our stuff and drove back down to the boat to move aboard.
We’re living fulltime aboard our sailboat, Dejarlo, travelling the coastal waters of the eastern U.S. and the tropical waters of the Bahamas. As of the date of this post (December, 2021), we’ve travelled more than 5,000 miles aboard our floating home. We’re currently preparing Dejarlo, and ourselves, to, once again, sail across the Gulf Stream from Florida to the Bahamas for a six-month adventure exploring the southern Bahamas.
This blog is all about that adventure and the adventures before.
In addition to regular travel blog posts found in the Travel Blog section, you’ll find information about us in the About Us section. Answers to the most common questions we’ve received from friends and family as we’ve put this plan into place are found in the FAQ section. We’ve put lots of time into the FAQs as we’ve attempted to answer all those sticky little questions that we’ve struggled to answer over the past few years.
Once again, thanks for visiting us at WanderingOurWay.com!