Chris DiCroce is an Amazon bestselling author, sailor, and online educator. He has been featured in Sail Magazine, The Waterway Guide, Spinsheet Magazine, and various other magazines and podcasts. He spent 6 years cruising various parts of the U.S. and the Western Caribbean with his wife and dog, and 2 years traveling through Guatemala and Mexico. To learn more about Chris and his travels, visit mondovacilando.com .
The title of Chris's talk will be
You Gotta Go To Know: How a one year sailing sabbatical turned into a 7 year journey of transformation and discovery.
After 11 years working an unfulfilling job that was affecting my health, I sold my house and almost everything in it to move aboard my 35 foot sailboat for what was to be a one-year escape. A year to decide what the next phase of life would look like. That one year turned into almost seven years of sailing, which took us down the entire east coast to Cuba, Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
The Journey transitioned into something we never expected. We discovered that living simply allowed us to live a life full of experiences and adventures. We developed skills that enabled us to keep working while living in places we never dreamed of.
We learned that life rarely goes as planned, and that's perfectly OK. In fact, sometimes life's little surprises reveal a dream you never knew you had.
I want to share this experience with people. I want to inspire them to go after their dreams, no matter what they look like. I truly believe you gotta go to know.
I'm excited for the opportunity to speak at HIYC, the place where it all began.