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Slowboat is about putting the journey above the destination. It is about exploration. It is about enjoying independence and self-reliance instead of canned, pre-packaged experiences. It is about encountering adventure where it lives. It is about having the curiosity, confidence, patience and preparedness to strike out into the unknown. It is about making your life extraordinary – by seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling the world in new and exciting ways.

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The Slowboat Team

 

slowboatteam-2Laura Domela—Laura was born in Anchorage, Alaska, grew up in So. California, and now lives in Portland, Oregon. She’s traveled the Inside Passage to Alaska twice (spending ~5 month stretches exploring BC and SE Alaska two years in a row), and spends much the winter months cruising around the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, and Puget Sound. Laura is a photographer (www.domela.com) and avid traveler. She created the Riveted blog in 2005 while traveling the US and Canada in an Airstream travel trailer, and has been photographing and writing about her travels ever since. She’s most excited about inspiring other people to craft the lives they wish for. She can be reached at laura@slowboat.com.

slowboatteam-3Sam Landsman—Sam is passionate about boats, travel, and helping others experience boating in the Pacific Northwest. He can usually be found aboard Safe Harbour, the Nordic Tug 37 that he (mostly) lives and works aboard. Sam previously worked as the managing editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. He’s cruised to southeast Alaska four times (once on a 22-footer!), explored Haida Gwaii, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. When he’s not cruising, Sam enjoys sharing his experiences online, in print, and in person. He’s presented at boat shows, rendezvous, yacht clubs, and power squadrons. Sam can be reached at sam@slowboat.com.

slowboatteam-1Kevin Morris—Kevin is an engineer, writer, boater, pilot, entrepreneur, and deck-hand. Born and raised in Texas, he has called Portland, Oregon home for the past 30 years, but spends just as much time exploring the world by water, land, and air. These days, the majority of his time is aboard Airship (a Nordic Tug 34) with his wife Laura Domela – all the while managing “Electronic Engineering Journal” – an engineering trade publication he founded with Laura back in 2003. Kevin believes that everyone can and should craft their life around their passions, finding or creating work that matches their interests and lifestyle. Kevin can be reached at kevin@slowboat.com.