Where’s the map – Sailing and Travel Community
Introducing Where’s the Map Info – Sailing and Travel Community
18 years ago (in 2002) Ryan told Kimberly “(that) when he is 40, they will be retired in the Caribbean and will have time to travel“. That is when Where’s The Map Info was born.One circumstance led to another, and after a life changing car accident, that was fatal to the drunk driver that hit Ryan, the adventure started off earlier than at age 40 like Ryan and Kim had planned. After Ryan retired from his career as a System admin/Robotics engineer for an automated pharmacy equipment and software manufacturer, Ryan and Kim dabbled in a few investments and tried to get some family members started in businesses of their own. When that situation did not turn out well, Ryan and Kimberly started their adventure with at the time 4 young children.
First they traveled the USA and saw a lot of sites that were on the bucket list. After that, the family headed to the Caribbean and bought a 46′ sailboat, and then did some island hopping until ending up in Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico the family traveled the U.K and Ireland from January to March of 2017, and then returned to their island home of Puerto Rico.
In Puerto Rico within one year of landing turned into one hurricane after another and within just a few short weeks in September of 2017 the island was devastated by two category 5 hurricanes. The boat was sunk in the Caribbean sea, and the Thompson family lost their rental home and all of their belongings in the storm, so they took refuge at a refugee shelter for hurricane refugees in San Juan Puerto Rico. Upon securing airline tickets to Europe, then family started off their journey in the Emerald Isles where they had left off in March of 2017.
Join us as we share our tips and tricks for traveling with a large family around the world.”