The New Vagabondist

Hello friends, it’s been almost two years since I first launched the Vagabondist. A lot has happened during those years– my 3 month trip to South America ended up lasting more than a year because I joined the crew of a sailboat exploring Patagonia, I sailed as crew to Antarctica aboard a 104-year old fully-rigged barque, and I started working as an expedition … More The New Vagabondist

Video: A Woman’s Guide to the World teaser trailer

“A Woman’s Guide To The World” is a how-to documentary TV series for women traveling to dangerous and adventurous locales solo. Apollonia Productions is currently pitching it as a 10-part TV series. This raw footage for the first episode features sailing to Antarctica aboard the Bark Europa. I loved watching this, it brought back good memories from my trips to Antarctica … More Video: A Woman’s Guide to the World teaser trailer

Ice Watch

If I were to ask you to climb 75 feet up a rope ladder (the shrouds) on a rocking ship, to stand on some metal bars and cling to a mast in the frigid Antarctic air while keeping lookout for icebergs– what would you say? I’m guessing there’s a high chance your response might sound something like … More Ice Watch

The Pearl Button Takes Home Best Screenplay

Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to sail with Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman on a filming expedition for his upcoming documentary, The Pearl Button. We explored the Chilean coast aboard the SRV Saoirse with Patricio and his small team, capturing the wild, sometimes haunting beauty of the Patagonian coast; the essence of the water, the ice, and … More The Pearl Button Takes Home Best Screenplay

What It Feels Like to Be In Antarctica

Antarctica is impossible. Impossibly beautiful; a place of inconceivable extremes. At times, Antarctica overwhelms you with a sense of absolute peacefulness and silence. Ice and snow and sea stretch out all around you, immersing you in an incredible stillness. Seals and penguins glide through the water. Beautiful, graceful birds soar overhead. The sun filters through white clouds … More What It Feels Like to Be In Antarctica

My First Sighting & First Footsteps on Antarctica

The Drake Passage may be nasty, but even when we were struggling through the worst of it on our way south, my spirits were always lifted by what awaited us: Antarctica. On our first voyage, I kept pinching myself– I couldn’t believe I was actually sailing to Antarctica aboard the Bark Europa. How could this be … More My First Sighting & First Footsteps on Antarctica

Last 16 Hours!

You all are awesome. And awesome people should wear awesome t’s. Right? It only seems logical. There are only 16 hours left to snag yourself some swag that supports volunteering for science at sea! Order yours at teespring.com/tallship and teespring.com/exploremore and they’ll be in your lucky hands by Christmas! Thanks everyone! Best, Sarah

Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked

November 1st They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I seem to have found one of the edges of my comfort zone. I am pressed up against the vertical face of a steep hillside, clinging to slippery moss, flailing around in an increasingly pathetic attempt to climb to the top. My … More Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked