Last year we bought a used 19' Escape and used it for "home" for 7 months while we traveled around the country on a 20,000 mile working trip. Here's a recent blog post my wife wrote, interesting read if you're in thinking of planning a committed trek.
WOW! What a trip and experience. I have tried paddle boarding a few times, off the open waters of Kauai, and I must say, I'm still trying to get my balance. Must try it on a lake or calmer waters. Thanks for sharing, welcome home, and happy planning for 2016!
Steve and Debbie
2016 - 21'
“Get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down” -Indigo Girls