Sail Loot Podcast 020: Leah Kruger Makes Her Sailing Money With Brio

By on April 2, 2015

Leah Kruger has been sailing since before she can remember cartoons of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. She was a little bit older when her family set sail to circumnavigate. It was certainly a much longer trip to Disney Land than Leah had imagined.

While they were sailing around the world, Leah couldn’t quite understand why everyone else felt the need to go to a job for the majority of the day. Why wasn’t it normal to be floating around and traveling to far off destinations with a family of four for 5 years?

Leah left the Polly Pockets on Synchronicity, but took the entrepreneurial spirit that she netted while reading Rich Dad Poor Dad with her. She saved some money while living with her parents in Vancouver, opened a house painting business of her own, and bought a boat. But then she decided that she wanted to be able to work from anywhere in the world. She learned to build websites, develop e-learning courses, and…well…you’ll just have to take a listen!



WIthBrio_CuteLittleSis_2001A Few Things You’ll Learn About Leah Kruger and How She Makes Her Sailing Money With Brio In This Episode:

  • Starting to sail at 5 years old.
  • Sailing to Disney Land (and around the world) on Synchronicity with her parents and sister.
  • How school worked for Leah while cruising the world.
  • Leah’s parent’s budget and actual expenses for 4 years of cruising.
  • How Leah and Jon started their cruising adventures.
  • Leah’s inspiration to be an entrepreneur.
  • House painting businesses.
  • The search for and purchase of Brio.
  • Leah’s amazing sister and why she is Leah’s hero.
  • Leah learning to build websites, becoming an e-learning designer, and hosting websites.
  • Seriously, if you have any questions about building websites, hosting websites, or you want one of us to build a website for you, get in touch with one of us.
  • Leah’s ultimate goal for “passive income.”
  • LMK Designs Rates.
  • How Leah has found her website and e-learning design jobs.
  • Jon and Leah’s sailing adventures.
  • Crossing the Panama Canal and getting Brio to Maine.
  • Their future sailing plans with Brio.
  • Dealing with taxes. They’re Canadian, bought Brio in Mexico, she was a U.S. flagged boat, etc.
  • 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. RJ

    April 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I gotta commend you on your pod cast… Having this dream rolling around in your head to live this lifestyle but everyone you know telling you that your crazy can be very discouraging, to say the least. I’m enjoying hearing the details of these adventurous souls that you’ve been interviewing.

    That being said, Leah Kruger had mentioned a boat yard in Mexico in your most recent pod cast… Can you find a web site for them? I’d like to window shop the boats they have for sale?


  2. Diane S

    July 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Leah you are amazing, so proud to call you my cousin! xo
    I <3 Brio

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