David Vann

Abandoned ship

How to Abandon Ship

In October 2001, David Vann lost a quick million when his 90-foot ketch, Bird of Paradise, sank ten miles south of the British Virgin Islands. He shares his tips for abandoning ship here.

New Zealand's North Island

Take Me Home

David Vann expounds on the expat dream in New Zealand.

Mediterranean, Corsica


Getting tipsy every night and gaining weight every day: This is how you backpack in Corsica

John Long's Boat, Culin

Last Voyage of the Cúlin

John Long was living the greatest adventure of his life, sailing home from San Francisco to his native Ireland. But when his beaten and bruised body was found floating off the lawless, empty coast of...