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We are Jamie and Liz, two Brits sailing the wrong way round the world since 2006. At a time when accurate narratives are scarce, we believe everyone should have access to honest travel stories. With followtheboat there is no fakery or sensationalism. We show you what we see, warts and all.
Followtheboat is about providing inspiring content, to educate and entertain through our blog, YouTube channel and social media platforms. We uncover all aspects of long term travel and living on a boat (because it's not all beaches, bikinis and Bellinis). We reveal the reality of this lifestyle while helping wannabe travellers make that leap. We make videos, write blogs, contribute to magazines, always keeping it real.
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Fifteen years of blogging
We have been blogging and videoing since 2002. With over 500 blog entries and 150 videos on youtube, we have quite a bit of knowledge and sailing experience, though we're always learning. Check out our blog for more info or take a look at our map for a taster. Older entries cover Europe and the Caribbean, newer entries from the Red Sea to the east, these are just a few of our posts.
Good News: a Competition! Bad news: 2020 SuckedDecember 20, 2020
In this last episode of the year, we want your feedback, give some love to our supporters, explain why we're taking this break, and roll out a new competition for everyone.
Do you know about FTB’s Rum Fund?December 19, 2020
Did you know that it takes at least one bottle of rum (each!) to produce one video? That's a lot of rum...
The world’s #1 dive spot!December 13, 2020
The island was 'discovered' by Jacques Cousteau on his way back from the Great Barrier Reef, when SY Calypso turned a quick two day stop 50 years ago into a six week dive fest.
Getting to know the sea gypsies of SabahDecember 6, 2020
The Bajau Laut are stateless people, tolerated by Sabah and some of the Philippine islands but with no access to education or healthcare. It’s a simple life of fishing and bartering, and the people (despite how little they have in terms of ‘first world’ materialism) are a close and seemingly happy community.