04/14/2015, Mill Valley, CA
My incredible, amazing wife launched her fashion line today! Please check out www.VacayStyle.com and be sure to read the "About Us" page:
The idea for Vacay came to Elizabeth during our sailing honeymoon. Rather than fly to Bora Bora, we decided to sail there instead! But packing for an 18-month adventure within the confines of a tiny boat closet was not an easy task. It was during this trip that Elizabeth learned how to pull together a collection of items that could create multiple outfits in easy-travel and packable fabrics, and pair with the same shoe color.
When our voyage across the South Pacific was over, Elizabeth found herself working for her former employer as a Merchandising Director at Banana Republic. But the idea for Vacay wouldn't leave her, and last year she decided to leave the comfort of her job to see if she could recreate the concept and share all that she had learned.
The result: www.VacayStyle.com
If you like what you see, please CLICK HERE to follow-us on Facebook and share our site with your friends!
Although the voyage is over, our blog lives on!
If you are new to our blog, click here to learn more about us and our 15,500 nautical mile voyage halfway around the world (from Virginia to Sydney via the Panama Canal).
About our Boat:
After much consternation, we chose to live aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran for 18 months at sea. Click here to read why we chose a cat over a mono-hull, click here to read our users guide to the Lagoon 380 and click here to get a video tour.
Pictures & Video:
Click here to visit our youtube channel where over 1.75 million people have come to see our voyage. Or, you can view them in order by clicking on the links to the right.
Today we have settled into suburban life in Mill Valley, California. Seth went back to work in the Wine Industry as a Marketing Director for Treasury Wine Estates and Elizabeth re-joined GAP as a Merchandising Director. We now have THREE kids; Hale (2010), Rhys (2011) and Pierce (2013)! We are enjoying the challenges of parenting and have posted a life update video if you are interested in watching home videos (great sell, right?)!
Our blog continues to receive a large number visitors every week and we welcome emails with questions about cruising. Nothing would make us happier than to hear from you or to share the knowledge we accumulated during this voyage to help bring your cruising dreams to life!
Thank you for visiting our site. Click here to start from the beginning, or read below for our final posting. Enjoy...
Pictures: Our son, Hale Jefferson Hynes!
At 3:09pm PST on May 25, 2010, Hale Jefferson Hynes came into the world weighing in at 6 lbs and 14 ounces. He was a bit of a surprise considering he wasn't due until June 8th, so needless to say it was far more interesting of a day than we expected.
Hale was my Grandfather's middle name (and mine) and Jefferson is in honor of Elizabeth's late Father. Family names ruled the day.
Mom and baby are doing great! Hale kept quiet for most of the day but managed to peek around by opening his eyes and even eating a little. So far he has had very little to say other than he wants to register as a Democrat (after all it was nice of Obama to be in SF today), he told us we wimped out by not finishing our sailing trip around the world, he hopes the Tiger's win the World Series for Detroit and that he doesn't like Merlot. He has also been tweeting at the following address if you want to follow:
Sounds like he already plans to be as opinionated as his parents and will be one hell of a crew member! What a great way to end our blog...
Seth, Elizabeth and Hale