After years trotting the globe for business and vacation travel, she instigated a waterborne adventure, sailing 34,000 miles over seven years with her husband on a 31-foot boat. She even managed to return sane (or so she thinks), still married and innocent of plotting murder. Along the way, she shared many of their (mis)adventures online and in magazines. Yet many still remained untold. Her book, Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey, details her seven year adventure afloat. Click here for purchase details.
She has years of experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing internationally. She’s a sought-after speaker, particularly on living your dreams, nautical matters, adventuring and living simply. For speaking engagements, consulting or writing projects, please contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the contact page. For tips about preparing for a similar adventure, visit her blog: Velella’s Adventures in Waterworld.