Everyone's Travel Club began back in 2009 as a Seattle-based kayaking, sailing, and travel blog. We (husband/wife duo - Paul & Amber) started the blog after a kayaking trip to the Florida Keys. We had recently purchased a super-powered inflatable kayak made by Innova, a Pacific Northwest company, and had taken it in our carry-on luggage on the trip to Florida. While there, it was tricky to find easy, online resources with lots of pictures of the kayaking destinations we wanted to explore.
We got back home to Seattle and realized there wasn't much here as well. Where do you paddle in Washington? What does it look like? For three years we hiked and kayaked as much as possible in the area and have posted our travels to the kayak/travel blog portion of this site. Check out the map page too!
Our life changed in a big way when we moved aboard Kingsley, a 32 foot sailboat. We ditched land stuff, got rid of almost everything, packed up the cat (named Kali), and lived aboard this little boat for three years. Our sailing, kayaking, and blogging tripled and we added stories of our liveaboard adventures to our Blog.
So here we are…ready for a new adventure. We sold the boat & recently traveled 3,300 miles across the USA and have settled in North Carolina. We just acquired another sailboat (a much smaller one!) and we continue to take our kayak along as we setup and explore sailing and paddling in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and beyond.
What sets us apart from other travel sites? Three things:
1. We focus on water-y places - lots of kayaking & sailing
2. We take little trips, not just big expensive ones
3. We actually go to the places we write about. Huh? Well, we hate to break the news to you, but most travel magazines/sites don't actually travel to the places they write about! They write the facts and use pictures from photographers who have obviously been there...but them? Not so much.
Looking to join the club? Great! Stay tuned here and to Everyone's Travel Club social media as we set up our new local travel network! We've got some great changes coming in 2017:)
~Paul, Amber, Kali (the cat), Eleanor (the dog)...and unfortunately a new stray, Matthew (the kitten!).