About Us

Savvy Nomads

Savvy Nomads

Dave and Sara at Palmer Station, Antarctica. New Years Eve 1998

David Devere and Sara Duke are travelers, adventurers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts of living a full life.  They have traveled extensively and started traveling together after meeting while they were both working for the United States Antarctic Program between 1995 and 1999.

In 2003 they started a small publishing company, On-Word Bound Books. Once the heavy design and marketing of a book is complete and hopefully successful, publishing doesn’t keep Sara and David completely busy so they both continue to work outside of publishing on personal interests and new projects.

Sara teaches yoga in various studios and businesses around Duluth and around the country and has a passion for Restorative Yoga. See her website, Do Restorative Yoga, and blog for more information.

David enjoys history, culture, food and wine. These interests led him to earn a Certified Specialist of Wine accreditation from the Society of Wine Educators in 2012.  A trip in 2011 on the Canal du Midi in the South of France was such an enjoyable experience he redoubled his efforts toward helping people explore, taste, and travel our beautiful blue planet.

Tasting wine is traveling without moving and cruising the canals of France is just plain spectacular.  Combine wine tasting with canal boating and add a bit of entrepreneurial spirit and Savvy Nomad Tasting & Tours is born.

But, as people who like to experiment, once we felt comfortable in our new venture of wine tours, we knew it was time to change things up. We have had a long time dream of traveling the planet more extensively than we have in the past. A sailboat seemed like a perfect fit for us.

So here we find ourselves, in 2017, in the Pacific Northwest, cramming as much new knowledge as we possibly can into our exhausted brains as we learn to navigate this new-to-us world of sailing.

We are not currently planning any guided tours, but pease do check back for updates.

Also, you can follow us on Facebook here: facebook.com/SavvyNomad or on our new Facebook page here: facebook.com/svalcyon.