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1 day ago

After eleven nights on a mooring ball in Saint Helena, it was time to move on. We’d had a great time exploring the island, but we still had half an ocean to cross! We’d debated for a very long time about where to stop in Brazil. Many places are known for safety issues. We considered: Fer...

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5 days ago
The luxury resorts in the Maldives may be famous around the world for their hospitality, but Starry Horizons is a pretty good holiday destination herself. To prove it, we had two sets of friends come join us for some fun in the sun in the Maldives. Resort activities included surfing, sailing, snorkeling, beach combing, drone flying, wake boarding and even a visit to the "on staff" health clinic. Talk about luxury at it's finest! If you stick around to the end of the video, we've got a special announcement that we're pretty excited to share with you! Thanks for watching! (Footage from April/May 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
5 days ago

Like so many places we’ve had the privilege to go to, Saint Helena is not a place many people have visited, or even know of.  It’s incredibly remote, but a beautiful and unique place that we got to visit while sailing across the South Atlantic Ocean on our boat, Starry Horizons. Saint Helena ha...

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16 days ago

Days at sea: 11.98 Nautical Miles: 1,846 Average speed: 6.42 knots (154 nm/day) Fastest day: 7.5 knots avg (180 nm/day) Slowest day: 5.25 knots avg (126 nm/day) We were lucky to get to spend almost six weeks exploring Cape Town, but it was time to move on and across the south Atlantic! On January 8t...

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19 days ago

On January 20th, we departed Cape Town after 70 days in South Africa. This was our second visit to South Africa, and considering how much we love Cape Town and the stunning wildlife available here, it has easily been a favorite stop for us in our five and a half years of travel. This was our second ...

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23 days ago

We spent 70 days in South Africa, sailing the coast from Richards Bay to Cape Town.   Strategy for Sailing Around South Africa For many boats coming from the Indian Ocean, South Africa is a bit of a haven – protected from cyclones, favorable exchange rate, lots of services and luxuries av...

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26 days ago
The Maldives are famous around the world for their luxury resorts. But what is like to explore one that's abandoned? We sailed to the island of Dholhiyadhoo where a 5-star resort was under construction when the project went bankrupt. Now the island sits empty. Just us and crumbling buildings that are slowly being reclaimed by nature. It felt quite odd, and a bit sad, to be walking around what should have been a beautiful resort but was now a neglected ruin. But an opportunity like this... you don't pass up! Thanks for watching! (Footage from April 2019) Want to join us in St. Lucia for our circumnavigation celebration? See the event page on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/779622285852601/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
26 days ago

My memories of my first trip to Cape Town in 2010 are a bit fuzzy.  I remember clearly our safari in Kruger – my first safari – and I remember the tastes of Stellenbosch – bobotie and JC Le Roux sparkling wine.  The rest is just a vague sense that I loved Cape Town. Now, ...

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29 days ago

It wasn’t until the very end of our five weeks in Cape Town that we found a free day to take the Hop On Hop Off Bus.  My Uncle Jim was with us, and while he had done some roaming about town on his own, this was his biggest adventure out in Cape Town.   And it was a great one!  If you ...

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1 month ago

When we visited South Africa in 2010, we did not hike Table Mountain: our friends we were traveling with did, but I think David wasn’t feeling well, so we passed on a hike and spent a day in our hotel relaxing. This visit, I wanted desperately to hike up Table Mountain, and almost four weeks into ou...

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1 month ago
Our Maldivian adventures continue with a bit of a look into the darker side of cruising the Maldives: the bureaucracy. After waiting a week for our cruising permit to come back, we were now faced with the task of getting diesel. Should be simple enough, right? Well, not when a new two day old form is required that no one knows how to fill out or even who should fill it out! Fortunately, before this all happened we did get a taste of why you come sail the Maldives. We made a stop in at Utheemu, made a new friend and got to visit the Palace of the first Sultan of the Maldives. The wind was calm, so we took advantage and explored an extremely deep anchorage, snorkeling, flying the drone and enjoying a delicious treat. As with all things in the cruising life, you have to take the good with the bad! Thanks for watching! (Footage from April 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago

I’m not a big wine drinker, and David doesn’t drink at all, so when I tell you that Stellenbosch is still the top of my list for great things to do in Cape Town, it means there’s great wine but so many more reasons to go out to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s biggest wine country. David and I had been ...

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1 month ago
We knew the Maldives would have beautiful clear water and stunning islands. What we didn't know was how incredibly friendly the people would be! We arrived into Uligan to complete our clearances and the people on the island welcomed us like long lost family. They hosted us in their homes for Maldivian feasts and personal roti making lessons. To help celebrate Amy and my anniversary, they organized a beach barbeque with fresh caught fish. Talk about an incredible welcome! In between all this socializing, we did manage to find some time to get out and snorkel some of the most crystal clear waters we'd ever seen. It's good to be in the Maldives! (Footage from March/April 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
1 month ago

Geographically, Cape Town sits on the north side of the Cape Peninsula, and one of the best things to do in Cape Town is to explore a bit of the urban sprawl that stretches out onto the peninsula.  This easy day trip includes beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, one of the most beautiful drives ...

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1 month ago

David’s brother came to visit us in South Africa, and of course, the top of everyone’s list of things to do is to go on a safari. We’d already been to Kruger National Park back in 2010, so this time we set our sights on a completely different side of South Africa: Kgalagadi Transfr...

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2 months ago
The weather forecast for our next Indian Ocean passage to the Maldives called for very light winds. But that was better than westerly winds which were soon to be coming so we made the decision to set sail to Uligan. Knowing we'd be in for light winds doesn't make it any less frustrating, as we tried all different kinds of sail combinations to keep Starry Horizons moving. Some worked, some didn't and the iron genny made up the difference. At least we had a TON of dolphins come to keep us company and lift morale onboard! As mentioned, this will be our last video for a little while. Between boat work and getting out and enjoying South Africa, we haven't had time to build up a backlog of videos to publish as we sail back across the Atlantic. We'll be working on them at sea and will publish ASAP! Thanks for watching! (Footage from March 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
2 months ago
Link to the shirts!!! This campaign is limited time only and closes midnight, January 12th, Eastern Standard Time. https://www.bonfire.com/out-chasing-stars-shirts-ocean-clean-up/ As mentioned, all proceeds will go to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation to help clean up marine debris in Australia. Learn more here: https://www.tangaroablue.org/ And yes... it will be a little while before we resume regular publishing of videos, but we are working on them! Promise!!!
3 months ago
To wrap up our time in Sri Lanka, we went searching for leopards in the absolutely gorgeous Wilpattu National Park. As the apex predator in Sri Lanka, they're pretty chill about hanging out on the ground, but even still, they're hard to find! Even if you're looking right at them! Thanks to our awesome guide, Krishan, we found not only leopards, but the rest of the Big 3 animals in Sri Lanka: elephants and sloth bears. Not to mention all the other amazing wildlife in the park! Thanks for watching! (Footage from March 2019) Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
3 months ago

When I got invited to go dive Aliwal Shoal with new friends, I jumped on the chance! Had I heard of Aliwal Shoal before? Yes. It’s one of the top dive sites in South Africa, maybe even the world. Did I know what I was getting myself into? Absolutely not. In the best way! My only regret was not...

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4 months ago
The iconic blue train ride from Kandy to Ella in Sri Lanka is one of the most scenic train rides in the world. So of course we had to check it out for ourselves and see if it was worth the hype. IT WAS! Taking the train allowed us to tour the mountains of Sri Lanka and their famous tea fields. We checked out the beautiful town of Ella, before stopping into Nuwara Eliya where we visited the Victoria Gardens, toured a tea plantation and then attended my first high tea at the Grand Hotel. So fancy are we! Thanks for watching! (Footage from March 2019) Check out our blog for more details on how to ride the train in Sri Lanka or how to visit the famous tea fields! https://outchasingstars.com/2019/04/03/riding-sri-lankas-famous-kandy-to-ella-train/ https://outchasingstars.com/2019/04/06/nuwara-eliya-tea-plantations-sri-lanka/ Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we're doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages! Blog: www.outchasingstars.com FB: www.facebook.com/outchasingstars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/outchasingstars/ Our Gear: Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars And here are specific links to all our camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx GoPro: http://amzn.to/2FLJqRe Drone: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed (Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) Music Thanks To: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE Kontinuum • https://www.youtube.com/user/Kontinuu... • https://www.facebook.com/itsKontinuum/ • https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum • https://twitter.com/itskontinuum Savoi (vocalist) • https://soundcloud.com/savoi-1 • https://www.facebook.com/savoimusic?_... Jim Yosef - Canary [NCS Release] YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc Jim Yosef • https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef • https://www.facebook.com/jimyosefmusic • https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef • https://twitter.com/jimyosef
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