We’re grateful to have the chance to share our experiences and hopefully help others to think about living differently! Here are some nice mentions along the way:

  • Boats & Outboards UK named us one of their Top 20 Sailing Blogs – wow, thanks guys! This list has most of my favorite bloggers on it- very flattered to be included.
  • Totem is featured as a case study in Rolf Pott’s Vagabonding blog, a great resource for information on destinations and insights to lifestyle travel.
  • Great talk with Nathaniel from the Daily Travel Podcast. Tried not to be intimidated that his prior sailor interview was Laura Dekker.
  • We chatted with Teddy from SailLoot about the cost of cruising for his podcast series.
  • A feature about family bloggers covers Totem in Muses & Visionaries magazine‘s July 2014 issue.
  • Sea Magazine interviewed with us for their July 2014 issue.


    Sea Magazine, July 2014

  • The New York Times solicited our opinion on boating with young children for their section, In Transit: A Guide to Intelligent Travel.
  • The supremely affable Erik Hemingway recorded an interview with us for his Family Adventure Podcast.
  • We chatted with Vivienne McNeny of The Sociable Homeschooler podcast about boat schooling on Totem.
  • David Anderson invited us onto The Sailing Podcast when we finally found “skypeable internet” in Indonesia.
  • When we stopped over in Bali, Captain Su interviewed us for The Bali Advertiser, Bali’s English language newspaper.
  • The awesome Interview With A Cruiser project included us in their series.
  • A patient reporter with MSNBC’s “Today” stuck with us through some sketchy Skype connections in French Polynesia to interview our family for a story about families who travel and learn as a lifestyle.
  • My alma mater, Connecticut College, did a nice write up for their magazine when we’d been out for about a year.
  • Our hometown newspaper, the Bainbridge Island Review, has a nice story and pictures from our departure.
  • Our family was included in a documentary called American Dream about people who opt out of consumer-driven lives.
interview on the boat

filming for ‘American Dream’ in early 2008 on the relatively unfinished Totem. photo: Manuel Maqueda

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