Sailing La Vagabonde – The Bahamas to the Mediterranean, through pirate scares and close calls with superyachts.
Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu have spent the past four years sailing to wherever their hearts desire. Back in 2014, they were just two Australians traveling Europe. The story goes: boy meets girl, boy invites girl sailing, girl quits job, boy and girl sail the world together on “La Vagabonde.”
The couple packed up their lives and moved on board Whitelum’s monohull — a 2007 Beneteau Cyclades — which he was single-handedly sailing around Greece when he met Carausu. From there, they began living an alternative lifestyle on board a yacht — all while documenting it on YouTube.
Here’s a sneak peak into their adventurous life:
“We’re Riley and Elayna, an Australian couple documenting our journey traveling the world by sail despite no previous sailing experience. We’ve been filming it all on YouTube since 2014. We’ve crossed the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific, and are now raising our boy Lenny on our boat as well. We’ve suffered terrifying storms, pirate scares, financial breakdowns, equipment failures, water shortages, and other interesting mishaps but we wouldn’t trade living on the Sea and going where the wind takes us for anything.”