Sometimes people ask us: Where would you like to live when you are done with your travels? Most of the time we answer: Wherever there is sun and warmth, a simple, flavorful, eclectic ambiance, where there is a direct possibility to feel free and unattached. There should be lush and energizing nature and it does definitely help if there's a rich culture, friendly open minded people and inspiring history to absorb. It is a must that there is enough space to breathe, to not feel congested. One must be able to hear ones own thoughts without having to fight against unnatural or materialistic distractions. Wherever and whatever that brings us joy, simplicity, peace and fulfillment - that is where we belong.

Having traveled the world forth and back since we literally were babies, we both know that home is not a physical place, it is merely a mental state of feeling. The utter sense of satisfaction that rushes through your veins when you've found it. It is where you can kick back and enjoy the moment without feeling stressed, annoyed nor empty. It is where your heart feels in harmony and balance with the surroundings. Where your brain gets the inspiration it needs to continue its everlasting progress and where the simple rhythm of the day gives your soul peace and comfort. We make a new home wherever we go, what gives us steadiness in this crazy world is the commitment we have made with ourselves to always look deeper within our own hearts.

When Alex and I met back in the fall of 2009 in our temporarily hometown Barcelona, we instantly knew that our lives were going to take a dramatic turn. After only a few weeks of dating we decided that we wanted to take Alex's sailboat out for a journey across the oceans of the world. And when the thought of actually releasing ourselves from the normal stressful city life with obligations and mental distractions grew stronger, we just knew that this was what we were meant to be doing.

To sail the world. In our own tempo. Simple, minimalistic and close to the nature. With the comfort of the boat - our home, which would take us from one inspiring place to another. We wanted to bring ourselves on a tour across the globe where the possibilities of a peaceful, harmonic, inspiring and fulfilling life would grow for each stop along the journey.

So that's what we did. We sold most of our belongings, packed the boat and went sailing.

/the blog is told from the perspective of Taru Tuomi - the female side of the journey.

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Another story that explains when and where this whole sailing-around-the-world-idea came alive.

And the view from that bed where it all started...

This is more or less how my life looked like before Alex and me met.. I replaced my louboutins with sailing shoes and am very content and happy with that decision.

I love food and cooking and I spend much of my time creating delicious treats and meals and trying out different ways of preparing food, mainly vegan, gluten free and all natural. Click here for my food.

Want to know more about the beautiful boat in which we live and travel? Click here.

Here are some highlights from this trip if you quickly want to go through the best.

My photo portfolio can be found here.