My name is Kris and I am just an average person. Together with my husband, Sam, and twelve-year-old son, Thomas, we are leaving our conventional American life behind in order to sail the world. Although I loved my job as a microbiologist, but it has often been a stressful job with a long daily commute. Sam has worked as a maintenance mechanic for industrial equipment. It is hard, dirty work with poor benefits, an inflexible schedule, and has a high risk of injury and wear and tear on the body. After years of being overworked, constantly tired and completely disorganized and overwhelmed we have sold and/or donated almost everything we own, quit our jobs, and left Minnesota behind. We just bought a 1978 37 foot Endeavor sailboat, Luna Si, and we are going to sail the world. Fair winds!