For us, time is the key to freedom. So what did we need to do to get more time?
We decided to downshift our lives and get more time to live life as we want. Since we already had a sailboat and we both love to travel, the answer to what we would do was easy. Go sailing! To achieve greater freedom we needed to save a lot of money and make certain sacrifices. Before we left Sweden, we sold almost everything we owned, we became liveaboards for more than a year prior to departure to cut the monthly expenses and we were saving as much as we could in our living habits.
Sailing for us means both a form of travelling and a way of living. Ran is our home but also our means of transportation and she can take us almost everywhere we want in the world. Sailing for us is about “simple living” and “downshifting” your life. We travel on the water with the help of the wind and the sun gives us electricity through our solar panels. When we are sailing we have to be aware of the water usage, garbage recycling, energy loading and food supplies.
The adventure of sailing is something that drives us. We want to sail to remote places and explore untouched nature and wild animals.
We hope to inspire others through our choice of life. To explore the world by sailing or in any other way and make time to live your life as you want. Because it’s possible!