About Us

Greg and Duwan cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway. Greg is hailing one of the many bascule bridges we must cross.
Greg and Duwan cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway in their 36′ Catalina sailboat, Blue Wing.

Hi! We are Duwan and Greg. We are nomads.

We used to live in a house in Cabbagetown, an old mill village in the shadow of the city of Atlanta’s skyline. Then in 2011 we sold everything, quit our jobs, rented our house (and eventually sold it), bought a sailboat, and set sail on a traveling adventure and a story that has been writing itself as we go along.

We spent three Winters and Springs sailing in the Bahamas, traveling from the very northern Abacos islands to the southern Jumentos just some 60 miles off the coast of Cuba. We spent one winter in Florida diligently working on our boat, Blue Wing, to get her ready for a big adventure sailing to Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. And spent our last winter afloat attempting to live that big adventure sailing to the southern part of North America, but instead got stuck in Key West and then broke the boat trying to cross the Gulf Stream to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

We returned to Cabbagetown for eight summers and traveled in small circles house sitting while doing odd jobs and painting houses to make money to do the travel thing all over again. 2020 was our first summer we traveled full time, not returning to Cabbagetown.

We sold Blue Wing in 2018. We used to own a VW Westfalia named Great A’Tuin, but that ended in disaster too. We have now been traveling for four winters and one summer on land in a converted Ford Transit Van named Ballena Blanca. In the winter of 2018/2019 we headed south to Mexico in Ballena Blanca – finally fulfill our Mexico adventure on land instead of on the water.

Hope you like our blog! We love to inspire others who want to go nomad on land or the sea and connect with others that are doing the same. Leave us a comment or a like – we love hearing from people! You can sign up by email to follow the blog or use your favorite blog feed (see signup and links in the right-hand sidebar near the top of the page). You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Tooling around in Great A'Tuin.
Tooling around in our Westfalia VW van, Great A’Tuin.
Catching the bow line.
Duwan catching the bowline during her solo trip through the St. Lucie lock in Florida.
Greg rows Fever at Powell Cay, while Blue Wing holds our spot in the anchorage.
Greg rows the dinghy, Fever, at Powell Cay, while Blue Wing holds our spot in the anchorage.
Greg plays the accordion in a parking garage at our “camping spot” in Morelia, Michoacán Mexico.
It’s all rainbows with our Ford Transit Van, Ballena Blanca.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I like to follow your website and instagram .(my instagram carolinesnatuurfotografie). You have beautiful photos of your journeys. Greetings Caroline

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