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One last LAHO Video!

You guys!!!

I am so stinking excited (and a little emotional). Wanna know why??? Welllllllllll, I finally pieced together all that random video footage that’s been seriously burning a hole on my hard drive since we got home. You know, one last video of our LAHO sailing adventures!

It’s a good mix of special moments, awesome adventures, and everything in between while Jereme and I lived aboard and sailed the Bahamas and Caribbean.

And honestly, although it’s a little bittersweet that it’s our last video of our sailing adventure, it might be my favorite one to date. I know, I say that every time. I really do love reliving some of our favorite experiences and am so glad we not only documented our life afloat in photographs, but also with tons of video too!

If you want to check out any of our other videos… (Pig Beach in the Exumas + Swimming with Sea Turtles + of course, Oliver’s video I Luh Ya Puppy! are my close runners-up) …you can find them over here.

Enjoy! xoxo.

Scott and SheriJuly 31, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Great video! Makes me want to go!

Kelley - Sailing ChanceAugust 1, 2015 - 8:34 pm

AMAZING video! Such a great roundup of your trip. Loved the footage of Oliver :) If you guys ever get an craving to be out again, all three of you are welcome aboard Chancelot!

Lara SpragueAugust 3, 2015 - 4:00 am

Two thumbs up!

Sandy McCoyAugust 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Great video – hope you will keep up your blog even though you are not sailing right now – I love your photography (and Oliver!).

Back in the Bahamas!

We made it back to the Bahamas, y’all!

I know I know, it’s been about 2.5 seconds since we left the islands and you are probably wondering why we went back so soon. Well, we couldn’t just pass up the opportunity to join some of our extended family in Paradise Island for seven days of fun in the sun!!! Even if we were just there in April.


Following our three-week road trip to Canada, we found ourselves with a solid 24 hours in Naples to quickly crank out a few loads of laundry, repack our suitcases, and drop Oliver off at Jer’s sister’s house before hopping a flight to Nassau. Our 35-minute flight from Ft. Lauderdale felt about 10 million times faster than our last Bahamas-Florida trek, which took nearly two solid days at sea. Jer and I both peered out the airplane window at times to see a handful of sailboats making that good ol’ Gulf Stream crossing and, I’m not gonna lie, it looked a little rough out there so I definitely wasn’t wishing to trade places with any of those boats at the moment.

Once we made it to Nassau, we headed over to Atlantis for a week of cushy-poolside-cabana-lounging-meets-frozen-drinks-meets-sunshine-meets-way-too-much-food-and-gambling-resorty-life. You know, basically seven days of pure paradise! ;))

We are now home and on a very serious detox and diet, lol.

This is probably our last vacation, for a little while at least…so I made sure to snap a ton of photos on the big camera and even busted out the GoPro. Oh Bahamas, we love you so much!!!

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We love you Mike + Bren! xoxo

GiadaJuly 30, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Hi! I love your blog + your photos and your travels :) I have a question: do you prefer Lightroom or Photoshop to edit your photos?

JordanJuly 31, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Super awesome pictures! Looks like you guys are really enjoying yourselves in the Bahamas. It looks gorgeous there!

The (Original) Laho.

If you’ve been following our blog from the very very beginning, then you might already know the story of how our boat name “LAHO” came to be. But if you haven’t, well then this post might explain a few things!

No, LAHO is not short for “Land Ho!” or some crazy Hawaiian term for sailing or boating as some may suspect, LAHO was actually the nickname given to Jereme’s Grandpa Leo. And the “LAHO INN” became the namesake of the adorably quaint hand-built family lake cottage on Pike Bay (Lake Huron), Ontario Canada that Jereme and his family spent many summers at throughout his childhood.

We first visited the family cottage together back in 2011, and somehow, when contemplating boat names for our sailboat, we fell in love with the name. LAHO was personal, original, and just felt right for us. And, even better, the play on “LAHO INN” into “LAHO WIND” and thus our sailing blog was born.


Well, after spending 57 weeks living aboard and sailing our lovely LAHO through the Bahamas and Caribbean, we were beyond thrilled to get an extra three weeks to road trip from Florida all the way to Canada, stopping to visit lots of family and friends along the way in Florida, Ohio, Canada and even an antiquing pitstop in North Carolina on the way home!


Jereme, Oliver, and I spent several days (along with Jer’s sis for a day) at the LAHO INN lake cottage relaxing (like we need any more of that, lol) and enjoying cottage country and one heck of a gorgeous lakeside. I, of course, snapped about 14 million photos, go figure.

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^^We spent our days hiking the gorgeous Lake Huron lakefront. There is definitely something to be said for fresh water. It’s a helluva lot different that the super salty salt life we led for the past year plus. And who knows, maybe one day (in the very distant future) we will opt to sail the beautiful Great Lakes.^^

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^^We did a lot of…you guessed it…nothing! Hah! One of my favorite pastimes, lol. Oh and this was Oliver’s first trip to the Laho Inn and he loved it!^^

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^^We did, however, make sure to bust out the little sunfish sailboat while we were at the Laho Inn. Jer and his sis Ashley pulled the old sailfish out of the boat house, cleaned her up, and took her for a spin around the bay. I was quite content reading my Kindle and staying dry on shore. ;))^^

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^^Cottage country wouldn’t be complete without a campfire and (more than) a few tasty s’mores!!!^^


^^And a little beer tasting. Total necessary. Lol.^^

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^^We made our annual entry in the famous Laho Inn Guest Book before departing…which has entries from all the way back in the 50’s until now, and it is so fun to look back and read the timeline of the cottage!^^


^^How handsome are Jereme and his Grandpa???^^

Hope everyone is enjoying an equally as relaxing and fun summer!

Mary GordonJuly 22, 2015 - 7:34 pm

i am an old FSU college roommate of your mom’s Kim and we keep in touch on FB. Anyway I always enjoy your beautiful pictures and your trip was spectacular!!
But this cabin that your family has, Jeremy, is something I can really relate to since our family had one in the Adirondacks for a couple of generations. I spent my summers there and it was very “campy” with outdoor fires just like you had.My nephew bought it after my mom passed so I can still visit. I love the summers in the north! Great photos!

Kelley - Sailing ChanceJuly 23, 2015 - 12:12 am

Loving all the nail Polish 😉 if you need another trip come to NYC!

LisaJuly 23, 2015 - 12:23 am

Loved seeing these pictures on the computer. Looks like a great time at the cottage. So many memories for years to come :)))) Know you will always enjoy visiting there.

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Alive + Well.

That, we are.

Sure, we might’ve been MIA for the past few months (if judging by our major lack-o-blog-posts), but I assure you we are alive and well. We’ve simply been adjusting back to land life these past few months and have continued to travel a bit while trying to soak up some much needed quality time with family and friends.

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^^holy pretty sunset in Port Elgin, Canada captured on my iPhone.^^

After selling our lovely LAHO to some really wonderful new owners back in May (I still cannot believe she sold that quick), Jer and I immediately purchased a second car (so I can freaking get around town too!) and then we took off on a whirlwind of vacations.

We started with a short trip to Sanibel Island with family, followed by a three-week road trip all the way from Florida to Canada (with lots of stops in between), and finally a seven-day trip back to one of our favorite places…the BAHAMAS!!! Getting to the Bahamas was a helluva lot easier by plane this time. It took all of 25 minutes. But seriously, how ironic is it that we found ourselves back in the Bahamas already? I know, ridiculous! If it makes you feel better (it really isn’t one big gravy train around here), we’ve also been dealing with some new Oliver health issues (heart murmur, anyone?) and Jereme managed to break off his crown while on our long road trip (surprise dental work = fun times).

And although I haven’t really been doing too good of a job pumping out the blog posts these past few months, I promise that I’ve still been busy snapping LOTS of photos during our travels and trying to figure out how the heck I want to transition this here blog. Y’all know I love photo-taking and documenting, so I definitely haven’t called it quits in the blogosphere. For now, I suppose I’m planning to document small slices of our life that I definitely want to remember forever. Who knows, that may change down the road, but for now, that’s where I’m at.

And since I am still catching up on the travel photo editing from these past few weeks (with a few blog posts in the works!), in the meantime make sure you pop over to Instagram to check out what we’ve been up!

Happy July! :)))))

Sandy McCoyJuly 22, 2015 - 3:58 pm

So glad you are back – always love reading your blog & enjoying your photography. Too bad we never ran into you in the Virgin Islands. Keep up the good work!


Today was the second best day in a boat owner’s life.

That’s right…today we sold our lovely LAHO. Sniff sniff. :((( It’s a bittersweet day to say the least.


^^Just a few hours ago as we cleared out the last of our belongings. Our last day as official owners of LAHO.^^

It has literally only been 20 days since we sailed back into our home port…almost two years to the day that we sailed the boat from St. Pete to Naples…and LAHO is sold! To some really great blog followers no less! I still can’t really believe it.

The past (almost) three weeks have been spent cleaning the boat from top to bottom, moving all our crap off the boat and temporarily back to Jereme’s folks’ house (while we wait to move back into our own home), doing walk-thrus and a boat survey, and more! Basically, just the reverse of what we did two years ago!

Holy moly, have we grown, learned, changed, seen, experienced, etcetera etcetera so so so much in these past two years! And hopefully LAHO’s new owners will get to enjoy some of those same awesome experiences!

I know, I know…you must be thinking a.) you didn’t even know our boat was for sale or b.) how could we possibly sell our beloved boat? Or maybe even c.) what idiots we are. Hah! ;)) But the answer here is easy, for us at least.

#1 we luckily didn’t even need to list or promote the possible sale of our boat since we had a few interested blog followers who wanted a cruise-ready bluewater boat and expressed that interest early on. And #2, this definitely won’t be the last boat we ever own, but since we are re-entering the “real” world so to speak, we decided to forgo the extra carrying costs of keeping a boat at a dock (during hurricane season no less)…one that we wouldn’t be able to use all the time, and hence, the sale.

So there you have it. LAHO is sold. Can you freaking believe it?

Time to move onto new and exciting chapters in our lives…

Jeremiah and BrittanyMay 15, 2015 - 2:11 am

Boo! We don’t like this post at all!!! Lol…Congrats guys. What will you blog about now???

Daniel NeilanMay 15, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Are those Medalla Lights in that cart? I’m surprised 3 survived the trip back!

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream PuffMay 15, 2015 - 10:03 pm

So sad to see Laho go. But happy for you that you did not have to endure the pain most boat sellers go through.

We are sailing up the east coast for the summer and will head south to the islands in the fall. Thanks for paving the way.

Best wishes,

Mark and Cindy
s/v Cream Puff

LAHOWINDMay 16, 2015 - 2:11 am

Lol Dan! I am so glad someone noticed those leftover Medallas! We had a few remaining stragglers and couldn’t just give those away to the new owner. 😉 -Kim

Carly and Carl ZaniboniMay 16, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Congrats on the sale! Bummer we won’t be seeing you guys around anytime soon, but maybe in the Pacific once you decided that you miss the sailing life in a few days. But maybe you have bigger plans ahead wink, wink.
All the best

BillMay 18, 2015 - 11:19 am

Congrats on the fast sale! We are in a similar situation now that we’ve moved off the boat, don’t want to pay for slip fees for a cruising boat and will be up for sale soon (unfortunately). Like you we’ll be out there cruising again, can’t wait for the next go around! Look forward to following along on where life takes you.

Scott and SheriMay 18, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Yay! It was a riot following your adventures. It was a great adventure to be sure. Congratulations you guys.
Now, like, one of my professors used to say “On to the next!”
I can only hope that writing a book is on one of your bucket lists someday as well :)

GeoffMay 20, 2015 - 5:10 pm

She was a beauty. Actually got a chance to see her first hand during the Canoe races a few weeks ago. Good luck in your next adventure and I will keep checking the blog to see what develops.

KatieJune 5, 2015 - 11:58 pm

My husband and I are just starting to think about getting into sailing. He told me I should check out your blog, because this is his dream. And here I am, only to discover you sold your boat. Can’t wait to look back and see the last two years of adventure for you guys!

BuggieJune 22, 2015 - 7:03 pm

cannot believe you sold your boat – came as a surprise to me. Loved following your story and seeing your amazing photos (favorite shells). Good Luck on your new adventure.

Alive + Well. | LAHOWINDJuly 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm

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