A “traditional life” never appealed to Scott and Brittany Meyers. Instead they envisioned a different sort of life… on the water.
In 2010, the newlyweds set sail from Chicago, making their way around the east coast of the US and through the Caribbean island chain to Trinidad. While there, they discovered they’d soon welcome a third crew member. In 2012 they were joined by their baby girl, Isla. The trio bought a bigger sailboat and sailed from Florida to Grenada, where they were shocked to discover they were pregnant again. This time, with TWINS. Haven and Mira, born in 2014, proved their biggest adventure yet.
Despite being told that life on a boat with three babies under three simply could not be done (and was foolish, irresponsible, and crazy), they decided to carry on their life at sea. After a year’s stint on land adjusting to life with twins, they brought their fledgling crew aboard their boat ASANTE (“thank you” in Swahili), made the British Virgin Islands their home base, and have been floating ever since.
The Meyers family has traveled more than 10K nautical miles, visited 13 countries, and experienced a lifetime of adventures. Their girls have fed remora fish from their boat, named their own “pet” barracuda, splashed with baby sharks, seen flamingos in the wild, sailed through squalls, played on some of the word’s best beaches, examined strange sea creatures, lived among people of many cultures, and every night are lulled to sleep by the ocean.
Twins on a Boat!
Free-range kids, encouraged to explore!
Imaginations run wild
Getting creative for fun
A tiny, floating home
Living big with less
Amazing cultural experiences
Playing with sharks
Unique island life
Unique family photos
Life hacks… or boat hacks?
Less stuff – less need
Never too many books
Typical nightly view
Sailing is exhilerating
Wind in their hair
Baby wearing for the win!
All I can say is…. WOW!!! I am blown away by the bravery and chutzpah this family has. It kind of makes you want to try it yourself, doesn’t it? No? Well, I’d settle for a pina colada by the pool.
Best wishes to Brittany and Scott and their three adorable sweeties! Happy sailing!
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