This couple quit their jobs and took their wedding budget to sail the world instead



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Charlie Smith documents her adventures traveling the world with her fiancé.

Model Charlie Smith, 29, and her fiancé, known as "Captain," 34, were renovating homes in the Channel Islands when they decided to give up life as they knew it and set sail on the high seas.


The couple postponed their wedding, quit their jobs, and bought a boat.

"We were keen to cleanse our lives, simplify and get rid of the stuff that accumulates over time," Charlie tells Insider. "We had been pondering further travel for years whilst working and renovating residential properties. The prospect of lugging backpacks around the world sleeping in hostels didn't seem like the break we wanted. The sailing idea was a way to travel but take our 'nest' with us."

A few boating and safety classes later, the seafaring novices said farewell to their families and have been exploring the world by boat full-time since May.

So far, they have been to France, Spain, Italy, Elba, Corsica, Sardinia, the Baleric Islands, and Barcelona - all the while documenting their travels.