We are two open minded adventurers who have made it a life goal to experience life at a slower pace.


IMG_2215This is Kyle, otherwise known as Skipper. He is originally from the small town of Dresser, Wisconsin. Kyle is a skilled boat builder, who has spent the last 5 years working on boats, building boats, and sailing boats all around Florida and the East Coast. He built the Faering- which we took down the Mississippi River and to the Gulf of Mexico. Starting from nothing, he created quite an amazing boat! You can check out the build through this blog. Kyle is also very talented with custom building and has created some pretty magnificent items- most recently our teardrop camper. He has a passion for the sea and sailing and really looks forward to sailing the Caribbean now that we have finished the refit of our sailboat, Sirocco.



I’m Danielle, also known as Flipper! I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and love being IMG_3630
outside. I grew up hiking and exploring the mountains in Utah and have a passion for backpacking and sleeping outdoors. Currently I am working on a memoir about our journey down the Mississippi River while we cruise the Caribbean in Sirocco. The last years of traveling were filled with experiences, learning, and joy that I could have never expected. I am really looking forward to our next adventure and excited to see where Sirocco will take us.



Sirocco– our 35ft Ben Bow Cutter

Solvi– the sail and oar boat Kyle made.

Together we  have spent the last couple years living aboard our sailboat and going on various adventures along the East Coast. A few years ago we took a 2,000 mile journey from Wisconsin to Louisiana in a small oar/sail boat we built, and then biked 500 miles on a tandem from Louisiana to Florida. Most recently we sailed from Florida to Costa Rica and once back in the states built a small teardrop camper named Sunny, which we took on a road trip from Wisconsin to Florida via Utah and Colorado.  Check out our blog to stay up to date with our journeys and to support us. Thanks for stopping by. Onward!

We love to hear from you! Email us at: dandkjourneys@gmail.com

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Just checked your blog again after many months. Wow, we are truly impressed with all the work you have done on Sirocco. Looks like you are doing a fine job. We would be interested in seeing more photos of the completed cockpit with the new coamings. Looks practical and more comfortable than the old teak ones. Keith and I are very pleased that Sirocco is in the hands such a talented couple who will take such good care of her. Wish all of you many happy journeys.

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  2. Hey guys! I’ve been thinking about you guys as im bringing a boat down from Chicago via the Mississippi and now tenn tom waterway. So cool you guys did it in a little open boat Kyle built! Finally remembered your blog and so happy to see how great you guys are doing! You’re truly an amazing duo. I’ll be in the Bahamas around the same time and I really hope to catch up in person.
    All my best!
    Steven Groh
    S/v Salacia

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