Travel Diary

Travel

Please note that the focus of our blog is not to be a travel guide or a review site. Rather, it is a family diary of our travels accompanied by “Reflections,” which are thought pieces about our experiences.

As we are currently living on a sail boat in French Polynesia, our internet access is quite limited and we are unable to post daily diary entries. You can visit our social media channels for short updates and we will be posting recaps and reflections of longer time periods less frequently.

Thanks for traveling with us! 😎✌️

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter Welcome! We are a family of four: Grant (dad), Jana (mom), Jack (16) and Stella/Ellie (15). We just finished an 8-month tour of the U.S. and Mexico in Thelma & Louise, our Monaco Diplomat...

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Day 232: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Day 232: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Wednesday, June 16, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 231: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Day 231: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Tuesday, June 15, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 230: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Day 230: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Monday, June 14, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 229: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Day 229: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Sunday, June 13, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 228: Seattle, WA

Day 228: Seattle, WA

Saturday, June 12, 2021Seattle, WATOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video GalleryTravel with...

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 Travel Diary

Travel

Please note that the focus of our blog is not to be a travel guide or a review site. Rather, it is a family diary of our travels accompanied by “Reflections,” which are thought pieces about our experiences.

As we are currently living on a sail boat in French Polynesia, our internet access is quite limited and we are unable to post daily diary entries. You can visit our social media channels for short updates and we will be posting recaps and reflections of longer time periods less frequently.

Thanks for traveling with us! 😎✌️

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter Welcome! We are a family of four: Grant (dad), Jana (mom), Jack (16) and Stella/Ellie (15). We just finished an 8-month tour of the U.S. and Mexico in Thelma & Louise, our Monaco Diplomat...

read more

Day 232: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Wednesday, June 16, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 231: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Tuesday, June 15, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 230: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Monday, June 14, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 229: Seattle, WA & Tahiti, FP

Sunday, June 13, 2021Seattle, WA & Tahiti, French PolynesiaTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video...

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Day 228: Seattle, WA

Saturday, June 12, 2021Seattle, WATOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 10,366instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video GalleryTravel with...

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Reflections

Reflections

Our personal reflections on some of our travel experiences.

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter Welcome! We are a family of four: Grant (dad), Jana (mom), Jack (16) and Stella/Ellie (15). We just finished an 8-month tour of the U.S. and Mexico in Thelma & Louise, our Monaco Diplomat...

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How Big Is Too Big?

Lessons From the Road | How Big Is Too Big?instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterDoes Our Built Environment Affect Our Relationships? The “Big Mac” symbolizes the belief that more is better. If one beef patty is good, wouldn’t two beef patties be better? Similarly, the...

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Places

Places

These are some of the states we have visited so far. Click here to view all.

BC

Baja, Mexico

UT

Utah

National Parks

Parks

These are some of the National Parks we have visited. Click here to view all.

AZ

Grand Canyon

UT

Arches

Our Trip

Trip

Our Trip

Trip

Culture Nomads Travel Blog | Our Trip

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Month 1: From Bus to Boat. After 8 months on the road in the U.S. and Mexico in Thelma & Louise (our motorhome and Jeep), this is the first month of our next chapter, a sailing voyage from Tahiti, French Polynesia to Australia.

We arrived in Tahiti in June 2021 to take ownership of a new-to-us boat, “Hanavave,” a 2002 Catamaran Athena 38 Fountaine Pajot. Hanavave is the name of a very picturesque bay in the Marquesas, an island group in French Polynesia, northeast of Tahiti.

We have spent our first month in Tahiti getting Hanavave ready for her big trip, making lots of much needed repairs and modifications. We have also been adjusting to living on a boat in Tahiti, a French speaking country. Our test sails to the nearby mystical island of Mo'orea have been successful and Jana, Jack and Ellie are now undergoing a PADI diving certification so that the whole family can dive together. Diving and snorkeling in French Polynesia is some of the best in the world and we are excited to be able to experience it together.

To read a detailed account of our first month living on a boat in a new country, click the link in our bio.

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