I’ve been listening to the fairly new Sail Loot podcast created by Teddy J down in Atlanta for about 2 months now. Teddy is a mechanical engineer like me and he and his wife share dreams of cruising on a sailboat. To satisfy his itch and learn as much as possible, he created a podcast where he interviews people who are out there doing it and living the lifestyle. I think what I really like about his podcast is his fascination with the numbers ($$) of how people can afford to make the sailing lifestyle from a dream to reality. Some of Teddy’s previous guests have also been outside of the sailing world but are still linked by the desire to live a nomadic life outside of the norm. Teddy spends 45 minutes to an hour with each guest figuring out and learning how they manage to fund the dream, be it eating into savings, passive income, active income, etc. I personally find this subject fascinating.
I contacted Teddy to congratulate him on his accomplishment and he replied he wanted to interview Saxony and I. His idea is to interview us now on the verge of our trip and upon our return at the end of September. A before and after, a discussion of expectations vs. reality, that kind of thing. Should be an interesting process for us as well.
As is usual with our hectic lifestyle right now, we had to cram this interview during our short weekly stay in Vancouver in between work, shop, laundry, etc. I picked Saxony up from work during her lunch hour and we tucked in a secluded alley in East Van to perform the interview inside the jeep. We had a great time discussing our path with Teddy. I had told him before the interview I really enjoyed the numbers and cents part of his podcast so I think he took that as a green light to really go deep in financial questions with us. I’ll be honest it’s one thing to listen to others speak of personal financial info and it’s quite the other to actually have to give them out ourselves! But in the hope of inspiring others that you really don’t need all that much to make this dream a reality, we both went with it and it was great fun. Thanks again Teddy and good luck following your dream.
I pretty much promise you that after listening to this you will realize that 1) you don’t need that much money to make this happen and 2) we are a bit foolish and crazy.
Here is a link to the interview on his website: