Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Welcome To Paradise – We’re Living On A Sailboat!

Welcome To Paradise Multihulls Magazine

BY Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Hello and welcome!
My name is Michelle and I'm the author/owner of Making Sense of Cents. Learning how to save money and make more money changed my life. It allowed me to pay off $40,000 in student loans, start my own business, and I now travel full-time.

It’s official, we’re now living on a sailboat! To be specific, it’s a Lagoon 42 catamaran that we named Paradise.

Now, we are still very new to this lifestyle, but we are very excited! We’ve wanted to move onto a boat for a while. In fact, we wanted to live on a sailboat before we even started RVing.

Our switch from RV life to living on sailboat started earlier this year, when we made the journey from Tucson, Arizona (where we were wintering in our RV) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We started looking at sailboats online, both on the west coast and east coast, but Florida just had so many more options.

We pulled up the RV jacks and made the long trek to Florida. Along the way, we stopped in multiple places, sort of a last RV trip hurrah to see our friends and family that live all over the U.S.

When we arrived in Fort Lauderdale, we almost immediately found a catamaran that we liked, so we put an offer on it. Soon after that, the dealership where we bought our Tiffin Allegro Bus . . .

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