Erik Hemingway

Erik Hemingway has sailed 17,000 miles and saw 25 countries with his family of 8.  One of the six children was born on the 3 1/2 year adventure.  He acknowledges his wife’s bravery and believes there is “No question that she’s my support during this trip and every single day.”

Communication was an integral key to the success of this adventure.  “You’re going to have disagreements.  There’s never a point when it’s straight and smooth sailing (pardon the pun).  We wanted to give them tools.”

Erik provides advice for those wanting to take a trip of their own.


  • Trim away excess bills and overheads
  • Simplify things in your house

Set Reachable Goals

  • Make a list and check them off when you achieve them.

Do a lot of Research

  • There are a lot of travel options out there.
  • What excites you


Finally Erik would love you to…

“Get inspired go take a trip and then we can interview you on the podcast later.”

Erik recommends:

Live on the Margin by Nick O’Kelly and Patrick Schulte
One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children by David Elliot Cohen

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