Interview with Jaja Martin – Author, Mother, High Latitude Voyager!

Teresa Carey Podcasts 6 Comments

I met Jaja and Dave Martin this summer and was very excited to learn of their world travels aboard a small sailboat. The Martins are unique cruisers in that they not only sailed away from the “destination” places in the Caribbean, and toward the cold arctic, but they also did so with three young children. They began their travels aboard a boat even smaller than my own pocket-cruiser and didn’t stop traveling until almost two decades later. My guess, is that they still haven’t stopped traveling, but are only taking a break.

In this podcast, I talk with Jaja about traveling with children, what drove them to keep going, and if she has any advice for my journey.


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You can find out more about the Martin family at their website, Iceblink Sail. There you’ll find articles written by them, be able to purchase their book or DVD, view photos, and learn more about their incredible journey.

Jaja and Dave were generous enough to invite Ben and I (and our OSQ director and camera crew) into their home for dinner and inspired conversation. I feel lucky have met them. Even in just the few times I have spoken with them, already I have gained so much!

photo credit: Dave and Jaja Martin (

Comments 6

  1. Douglas Walling

    Ahoy Teresa and Crew , A Big T Y , for sharing this podcast with Jaja .

    I had read about Dave and Jaja in Cruising World magazine, and was impressed with their accomplishments .

    I also liked your questions and your discoveries as well .

    Wishing You and Ben , a Wonderful New Year .

    Douglas and Lang , S/V Calliste, Singapore .

  2. Peter Zink

    These guys were an early inspiration for me. I rented their movie “Iceblink” on Netflix a few years ago, and it was well worth watching. Amazing how far and how long they’ve been able to cruise and keep going along the way, it shows you don’t need to earn a lot to fulfill your dreams. Good interview.

    – Pete
    S/V Blue Magic / Savannah, GA

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