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Couple Quit There Jobs and Bought a Sailboat to Travel the World..Totally Inspiring!

Matt and Jessica Johnson, 32 decided to change their lives and buying a sailboat was just the start of their journey.

 

In 2011, they quit their jobs and boarded a sailboat to travel the world. Since then they have visited 16 countries surviving on only $1000 per month. Their cat named Georgie has been travelling with them since 2012.

 

“It started in late summer of 2007 while on the shores of Lake Michigan”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“Matt would look at the sailboats on the water and comment on how he’d like to try that someday”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“He asked, ‘We can either get a piece of property or spend the money to get a sailboat, which do you think would be best?`”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“Eventually we decided…that we would rather spend our summers on the water”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“We sold our house in June of 2011…when we realized we wanted to be gone for longer, possibly 4-5 years and go much further”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“In July we both quit our jobs, sold our cars, and were ready to start the cruising life”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

The couple adopted their cat, Georgie, in 2012

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

Georgie “does very well with the sailing and is more steady on her feet than we are”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“I think that sailing the world has been great for our relationship”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“There’s no walking away from an argument when one person gets mad at the other, you have to keep working together until the job is done”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“There’s no walking away from an argument when one person gets mad at the other, you have to keep working together until the job is done”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“We’d also been hearing stories from so many others that had been putting their dream on hold until retirement and for one reason or another until their dreams were no longer attainable”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

The couple “found out [Georgie] can swim when she jumped overboard in Grand Cayman”


Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“She swam around the back of the boat and climbed up the ladder”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career”


Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“So far we’ve also left out the part of having 2.5 kids”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

“For too long we had spent all of our weekends in front of the TV without ever doing anything productive or enjoyable”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
“We never wanted that to be us”

Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives
Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives

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