Family of five left their suburban life to sail around the world

SWNSPublished: July 12, 2018
Published: July 12, 2018

A family of five who left their 'perfect life' to sail around the world are still going - ten years, 48 countries, 58,000 miles and $300,000 later.

Behan and Jamie Gifford set off in August 2008 with their three children, Niall, Mairen and Siobhan, then aged just nine, six and four.

The couple decided to embark on their dream voyage five years earlier in 2002, shortly after Mairen was born and they lost Jamie’s mother to cancer.

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