We are a family of 5 that have dreams leading us to far-away places and cultural adventures. Chris and Yana are taking their three sons on the mother of all family vacations. We moved outside of the United States in 2013 and became expats in other countries in order to find a sailing yacht big enough for our family and travel the world. If all goes as planned, you'll witness a worldwide circumnavigation that will no doubt drive our families in America crazy!
Follow along as we'll detail our experiences and feelings in moving from the United States, settling into new countries, outfitting a proper sailboat, learning to sail around the world with kids, adapting to ocean/sailboat life, speaking new languages, and any other excitement that may arise as we grow closer as a family while putting miles between ourselves and the myriad of people we'll encounter.
We have no idea where we will be in 10, 5, or even 2 years. All we know is home is where we're together and that the journey is the destination. A decent internet connection is our criteria before picking any spot on the globe. Enjoy reading about our experiences and remember:
we aren't running toward or from anything...the journey is what we crave!
Chris - (37)
Yana - (33)
[For the protection of our kids, we avoid using their real names. Please respect their privacy and if you know us in real life also refrain from mentioning them by name publicly on this site. Thanks!]
Doodle - (6)
Mouth - (3)
Stick - (1)