Lead the Adventure

Family first doesn't mean Mom + Dad last.

Lead the Adventure

Family first doesn't mean mom + dad last.

NPR, public radio, podcast interview

Ready to Launch

We help you raise resilient kids who are ready to launch and thrive as young adults.

Erik Orton, Emily Orton, boat, marina, dockside, sailboat, adventure, travel, learning, growing, retreat, sail

Meet Erik + Emily Orton

We went from broke to bootstrapping life aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean for a year with our five children. We are authors of the New York Times Top 10 Travel Book Seven at Sea. We teach, write and speak about how to create unforgettable memories with your kids before they leave home. We coach moms and dads on how to live your best lives and inspire your kids to do the same. Family first doesn't mean mom and dad last.

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Get Inspired

Read (or listen) to our story, Seven at Sea. We went from broke to bootstrapping life aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean with our five children. We share how we connected with our kids, rallied around a better story and worked as a team to move our dreams from concept to concrete.

Online Course, Love Your Life, eLearning, Personal Development, Self-Improvement

Become a Navigator

Learn the same step-by-step system we've used for over 10 years to super bond our family through unforgettable adventures. It works every time. You can create unforgettable memories with your kids before they leave and stay connected once they're gone.

Coach with us

Nobody has it all figured out. We all need a map, some accountability and a little encouragement. That's what coaching is. We help you get where you want to go quicker and with less effort. Whether with us, or someone else, we all need a coach in our corner.

Sail with Us

Learn to be the navigator in your own life. Part stunning vacation, part learning to sail, part life design experience. With your family, spouse or solo, join us on a Navigator Sailing Adventure.

Our Story

We believe when you live a life you love, everyone wins.


We'd love to help. 

Equip yourself with the frameworks and encouragement to build a creative, adventurous, deliberate life alongside the people you care about most.

When you live a life you love, everyone wins.


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