Sail Loot Podcast 032: Rob and Megan’s Venture Lives from their Sailboat

By on January 19, 2016

Robert Gabriel and Megan Rose didn’t grow up around boats, and their parents didn’t teach them to sail. They were both landlocked. Rob grew up in Walla Walla, WA, and Megan grew up in the desert in Idaho. It seems…neither of them wanted to stay there. They wanted to have some adVENTURE in their lives!

Instead Megan spent her time jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, making sure forests didn’t burn down, leading a trail crew, summiting mountains, hiking the Pacific Crest trail, and learning how to clean teeth. Rob spent his free time hiking in the forests, playing in the rivers, playing the guitar, designing show posters and album art, biking, and mountaineering. These two probably aren’t very good at sitting still.

It wasn’t until Rob was in college that he realized that he could live on a boat. It dawned on him that a sailboat could be used as a floating house. When it is time to pick up and move to a new location, he and Megan don’t have to pack boxes or get a moving truck because all of their belongings are already on their floating house. The only thing they have to do is hoist the sails and allow the wind to bring them to their next destination for their next adventure.

Take a listen and let Rob and Megan explain how they’ve done it so far, and what they plan to do in the future!

Hey! Do you want to live on a Sailboat?

Hey! Do you want to live on a Sailboat?

Sailing through the

Sailing through the Inside Passage

Alaska Sunset

Alaska Sunset

Smile! Have Fun! Go Sailing!

Smile! Have Fun! Go Sailing!

A Few Things You’ll Learn about Rob and Megan and their Venture Lives in this episode:

  • Their sailing horizons being opened by YouTube.
  • Using a sailboat as a “venture vehicle”.
  • Where and when they came up with their plan to live on a sailboat.
  • What they were doing prior to moving to Juneau, Alaska.
  • Brainstorming names for Venture Lives.
  • Their current jobs.
  • Why Alaska?
  • Collaboration possibilities with Nautical Channel
  • Their plan to live adventurous lives for the rest of their lives.
  • When to head South to Seattle? That is the question.
  • How much they paid for their sailboat, Turning Point
  • Moving out of their apartment.
  • The necessity of being gear nerds in the Northern latitudes.
  • What they want to focus on.
  • The Venture Lives motto.
  • And Much More!

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About Teddy

I am a 37 year old that just wants to find a way to make a remote income, gather some Sail Loot and cruise the world! I have been sailing for a couple of years now, but mostly on 10 day trips as vacationing crew. I just recently took sailing to the next level by completing my Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising Certifications! I am also Vice President of a Medical Consulting Company, have a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and have taken several Coding, Computing, and Online Business courses. It's time to share what I have learned!


  1. Louis Hoock

    January 20, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Awesome Megan and Rob, another great podcast Teddy.

  2. Conner

    February 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    This is my favorite podcast so far. Their story really inspired me. Keep up the amazing work Teddy. I love hearing about people making their dreams come true on a budget!

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