Remote Island Life & Ukulele With The Locals

I bought a ukulele 10 years ago and never learned to play it...until now! So it's official, I'm in a band.
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We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 The Rainy Season in Tonga
02:11 Our Sailboat Neighbor & Today's Plan
03:13 A 10KM Trip That Takes 1 Hour
06:30 Ukulele at the Library
10:16 Remote Island "Grocery" Store Run
13:27 Bike Ride to the Beach
16:02 Thanks to You and Donating Uke's
#Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2021


  • Flatlander Fishing
    Flatlander Fishing3 hours ago

    How many Ukulele do you need and what is the cost we would love to help!

  • Rob Ormiston
    Rob Ormiston3 days ago

    I love my little Bolt electric bike. I think it is going to be a popular unit for boaters. I've had mine over a year now and have a rack on the back and can attach a basket to the front.

  • Patrick Woods
    Patrick Woods4 days ago

    Twinkle little star 🌟 row row the boat Mary had a little lamb. Home on the range.

  • Darren Dempsey
    Darren Dempsey5 days ago

    Good Kiwi Cheese

  • Mike O'Keefe
    Mike O'Keefe5 days ago

    Learn to play an instrument- it will be your friend for life.

  • Barry Cashman
    Barry Cashman17 days ago

    Have to be the most cleanness yachties I ever seen, ropes are always hung, not left lying around, always neatly looped, and cleaning of the deck when opportunity arises eg rain, nice to see you taking care, kudos team.

  • SOLO A
    SOLO A21 day ago

    Love it!

  • mortimus27
    mortimus2729 days ago

    AFAIK You are showing off your skills, and as such it should be covered under fair use. As long as you don’t put an actual clip of the artist doing the song, it should be fine.

  • Blessed Jedi
    Blessed JediMonth ago

    Thank you guys!

  • Robert Seecharran
    Robert SeecharranMonth ago

    Ehh I remember my elementary school librarian as a total bitch idc if she’s reading his Bc sometimes that facts just hurt

  • Dale Lipp
    Dale LippMonth ago

    Have enjoyed your adventures . Suggest purchase: a collapsible wagon to gather groceries, fuel and H2O; collapsible water containers. Both easy to store. Purchase funnels for pouring fuel, etc., also, stainless steel nuts with nylon inserts used for vibration such as aircraft fixtures. Thanks for sharing your adventures. TTFN, Dale Lipp PE

  • Janna Bailey
    Janna BaileyMonth ago

    We've enjoyed your videos. Can you tell me what the brand of your electric bikes are and where you bought them? I'm no longer able to walk for any length of time. My husband thought these little bikes would be a great solution. Thanks.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Whenever you want additional info, click over to the corresponding blog post. In this case, Nikki discusses the good & bad of the little e-bikes, and gives a bigger/better alternative that they'd love to have if they had the space on the boat. All with links for your shopping pleasure! And don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty. Curious Minion

  • Joyce Kaderli
    Joyce KaderliMonth ago

    Luv this Makenzie Ives

  • D rop
    D ropMonth ago

    If you know a few chords on the Ukulele than you can write your own songs with your own lyrics. Its not hard. You already know how to play. Write us a song

  • D rop
    D ropMonth ago

    I love living through all you amazing travel vloggers. I get to see beautiful people and far away exotic lands and live your adventures. Thank you. Now ive got to get to work in my own dismal life. Lol

  • mediamst
    mediamstMonth ago

    Ukuleles are awesome!

  • Atholl McNicoll
    Atholl McNicollMonth ago

    Nice to see its not only us in Scotland that is getting poured on, with gale force winds topping 75MPH and rain by several clouds worth, dumping on us but then we do not have the beauty you guys have and run cars in place of electric bikes.

  • Ramona Nelson
    Ramona NelsonMonth ago

    What a great video and such a great thing to do for the children!☺️ Thank you ❤️

  • Patrick Loring
    Patrick LoringMonth ago

    Just got a ukulele!

  • Jason Angress
    Jason AngressMonth ago

    Hey Jason and Nikki! I just wanted to say that I am LOVING your channel. I lived in Vava'u for 5 years and I really miss it there. It's so cool to see it again through your eyes. (Not sure if you've explored the ''secret beach'' on the east side of Vava'u lahi, out beyond Ta'anea, but it'd be great to see some footage from out that way). Your videos are really well done, I especially liked the one you did recently about my sister Lisa's resort on Fetoko Island. Keep up the good work!!

  • Erin Johnson
    Erin JohnsonMonth ago

    Awesome! I love this! I also learned how to play ukulele at my local library! I live in a very small town in north central Washington state with a population of around 1,200 people. When they started free classes there was a great interest so they did a second set of classes and I did that one too. Then Covid hit. No more gatherings. No more music. Library closed. It’s open again but with limited services and times. I’m grateful for that! But I hope someday soon we can play ukulele again. Good job, you guys! You made some kids very happy 😊 🤩

  • Fortune Soldier
    Fortune SoldierMonth ago

    The Ukele guy looks like an alternate version of Alpacino😂😂

  • Amy Smith
    Amy SmithMonth ago

    Long time subscriber. I love this video. I love seeing the local areas, the beautiful people, the scenery, the market...”everyday life” videos are my favorite type of videos. And to give back to the community is absolutely amazing.

  • Peter Deppe Original
    Peter Deppe OriginalMonth ago

    Hey Jason and Nikki, love your amazing videos and follow your journey for years. What kind of electric bikes are you use? Got the band name to look them up . Thx and always safe travels. Cheers from Canada

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Whenever you need more info, head over to the corresponding blog post. All about the bikes and a link to them can be found here: And don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

  • Sociopath Mercenary
    Sociopath MercenaryMonth ago

    Looking for a link to donate to the library... TAKE MY MONEY! 😁

  • Sociopath Mercenary

    Sociopath Mercenary

    Month ago

    @Gone with the Wynns I don't see a pinned comment... Weird. Thanks for the link!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    It’s in the blog post and the pinned comment. And right here: Thanks so much for helping support a small island community. 🤗

  • connie howe
    connie howeMonth ago

    Love love love your channel and videos and what it’s like living and glowing and floating on the water and alll the work 😳 WOW Very fun and positive couple ❤️❤️

  • The86rex
    The86rexMonth ago

    Hmm, egg plant , carrots stop shop!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    It's the WalMart of Vava'u! 😆

  • Marty Ott
    Marty OttMonth ago

    Great video. These remind me that we live in an amazing world and people are beautiful.

  • Jo Watkiss
    Jo WatkissMonth ago

    Follow DrJillReece for some great ukulele tunes that are easy to follow!

  • Jennifer Escobar
    Jennifer EscobarMonth ago

    what a great episode!! I love people that give their time to others as there is no greater gift!!

  • Kelly Keenan
    Kelly KeenanMonth ago

    Check out this couple who play ukulele a lot:

  • Mary Anne Loomis
    Mary Anne LoomisMonth ago

    How can we help with Ukulele purchases? New to this. :)

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    They were able to set up a GoFundMe for the library. The link is in this blog post: or in the very first (pinned) comment at the top here. And thanks for helping out! 💙💛💙 Curious Minion

  • C S
    C SMonth ago

    Happy Bday is free of copywrite ;)

  • C
    CMonth ago

    So just to refresh my memory I looked it up and since the instrument is so popular in Hawaii I went with their version. According to “Live Ukulele” an article by Brad Bordessa (updated 20 Oct 20) the Hawaiian pronunciation is actually “ oo’ koolele.” (his phonetic breakdown). To be honest I was unable to find a spelling in his article that shows where the glottal stop actually goes. If I am incorrect please feel free to straighten me out. I would greatly appreciate it. And just to be sure you’re really on top of things he further clarifies that if using the Hawaiian pronunciation you would need to say ‘an’ u’ kulele. If you swing in the English direction you can stick with ‘a’ ukulele. Whew! So there’s your tropics lesson for the week, month, year and probably more than you wanted to know! Hope you get your financial, equipment, repair, travel issues straightened out. I’ll be praying for you that things will work out, you can continue on your journeys, making great videos and bringing your audience loads of escape and pleasure even if it is only for roughly a half hour. That’s a little less than some of the stupid stuff you see on tv (excluding commercials) which aren’t nearly as fun, funny, at times nail biting and interesting. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) and Jason “say cheeeeese!”

  • D Clark
    D ClarkMonth ago

    Enjoyed this learned a lot

  • Casey Lawless
    Casey LawlessMonth ago

    You guys are awesome!!!! Thank you for thinking of others and wanting to spread the joy of music and learning music to those less fortunate than yourselves!!! Love you guys! Love your channel and hope you are well!🧡

  • Edward Falcetta
    Edward FalcettaMonth ago

    I have 2 brothers who work at Dean Guitars here in the States and would love to donate a few guitars for the more advanced and beginner students.... PM on FB

  • Edward Hobelman
    Edward HobelmanMonth ago

    One island playing music from another thousands of miles away. Go Bob Marley from Jamaica.

  • Trane Francks
    Trane FrancksMonth ago

    For some serious uke inspiration, look for some Jake Shimabukuro vids on YT. The guy is absolutely incredible.

  • Ralph Folden
    Ralph FoldenMonth ago

    Genuine good folks traveling and doing good things.

  • k34561
    k34561Month ago

    I think SpaceX's leadership is at a whole new level. Not only do you have Elon Musk as one of the most technical CEOs out there. You have Gwynne Shotwell as a fantastic as SpaceX President and COO. As VP of Business development she signed up NASA. Then as COO, she made it work. She is an engineer by training, not a business major. By many people she is given is much credit for Spacex's success as Elon Musk.

  • Les Tucker
    Les TuckerMonth ago

    What about sailing to American Samoa for boat repairs?

  • Adrian Erangey
    Adrian ErangeyMonth ago

    You'll love Ireland 🇮🇪!!

  • Herbert Bell
    Herbert BellMonth ago

    Not sure when I'll wash up in Tonga but eventually if things go right with my boat. Slow process. I had an idea for a vehicle that's basically two of those bikes or two sets of insides anyway. I want to look into buying just motors, wheels and aluminum stock from McMaster Carr or some place and making a take apart car. Estentially two bikes that fasten together to from a kind of very light weight vehicle something like the old NASA moon buggies I guess only smaller. I figure one side of the frame and two wheels fasten to each side of the dingy , the cross members for the frame / seats form the seats of the dingy as well. Maybe a little cargo basket somewhere front or back or maybe both. It wouldn't go very fast of course but it would go, throw in a solar panel to charge it up in the parking lot and you'd have a pretty cool rover to run around on. I'm interested in the Nazca desert and wondering what it would take to rove around out there with some food and water for a day or so maybe. Not sure what the terrain is actually like up close though. I know about as much as NASA did when they made their moon buggies I guess.

  • Geoff Quinn
    Geoff QuinnMonth ago

    Hi, first of all, thanks for your videos, well done. What is the brand / model of your electric bikes? Thanks

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    There's a link in this blog post where they made their debut, and Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty, so get busy! Curious Minion

  • William C Sallai
    William C SallaiMonth ago

    I was surprised to see mold on the deck despite being in direct sunlight. How lone before it develops?

  • Billy Miller
    Billy MillerMonth ago

    You both are incredibly awesome

  • Biotrek-sailing
    Biotrek-sailingMonth ago

    Inspiring! Your video also highlights the advantage of staying in one place for awhile, even if because of COVID.

  • jon Boyle
    jon BoyleMonth ago

    bob marley foundation should be paying you guys for advertising his music i had to go look up three little birds

  • Kirk Thams
    Kirk ThamsMonth ago

    Hey Nikki given the challenge with finding fresh cheese have you thought about making your own? I follow Gavin Weber out of Australia for cheese making recipes. He also sells all the Cheese making supplies through his I don’t know if he ships to Tonga but it’s worth looking into it. Following his lead you can make your own fresh mozzarella in a couple hours out of regular milk.

  • Kirk Thams

    Kirk Thams

    Month ago

    @Gone with the Wynns As long as you can find milk that hasn't been heat pasteurized you can make cheese from it. a good homogenized whole milk can make any soft or semi-hard cheese with the addition of Calcium chloride.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    I asked why they didn't make their own but they can't buy fresh milk either. They'd have to find someone with a cow... Curious Minion

  • Mark Sierra
    Mark SierraMonth ago

    Congrats you guys you are in the 3 spot of the most popular youtube sailling channel.

  • Sherry Coady
    Sherry CoadyMonth ago

    Special times with Special friends possible by open heart's thanks for the share

  • Thomas Kurian
    Thomas KurianMonth ago

    Nikki & Jason you are the best sailing couple on USplan🙏 Your Vlogs are more like short documentaries. Hope you start showing more stories like these. Interactions with the locals.

  • PwRPlaY
    PwRPlaYMonth ago

    Yeh.. We call some things In NZ and Australia funny things. Our slang is a language of its own. But Mainland make bloody great cheese. I'm positive you loved it. Maybe should have got 6 blocks.

  • Gabriel Matthews
    Gabriel MatthewsMonth ago

    If they so be.

  • Gabriel Matthews
    Gabriel MatthewsMonth ago

    All People are Awesome.

  • Gabriel Matthews
    Gabriel MatthewsMonth ago

    Bless all of you. Great Show. Respect.

  • Kelley Pitcher
    Kelley PitcherMonth ago

    What a satisfying way to clean!

  • qaannat
    qaannatMonth ago

    The Library uke session restores a little hope for humanity. That was cool. I would love to donate a Uke if I knew how.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    They're working on a direct donation link for the library, so stay tuned! Or you can donate now using the tip jar and flagging it as a uke donation. See the pinned comment at the top for more details. Curious Minion

  • The Traveler
    The TravelerMonth ago

    Al Pacino .. is that you? 😂🤣

  • Gary Froeschner
    Gary FroeschnerMonth ago

    great video

  • Tonya Q
    Tonya QMonth ago

    How can a person donate to the ukulele fund?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    They're working to set up a direct donation link for the library. See the pinned comment at the top here. Curious Minion

  • Garrett's Woodworx
    Garrett's WoodworxMonth ago

    Great video you two & it's wonderful that you've found a way to give back to the community in a manner that could make a real difference. Perhaps you could pin a comment that explains to the less USplan savvy viewer how to make a one-time donation to the cause? Stay safe!

  • Garrett's Woodworx

    Garrett's Woodworx

    Month ago

    @Gone with the Wynns I'm not seeing a pinned comment but I'll keep checking back 'till something appears, thanks!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    They are working to set up a direct donation to the library. If you go to the very first comment on this video they have pinned the info there. So stay tuned - sounds like another short video update will be coming. Curious Minion

  • Mike Ferguson
    Mike FergusonMonth ago

    Such a nice edit. We need some electric bikes on our boat but they are so difficult to get our part of the world

  • Boating Journey
    Boating JourneyMonth ago

    OMgosh, you two have once again warmed our hearts with your efforts and caring for the communities you are living in. Music brings so many people together and it brings us a sense of happiness and it's also very spiritual. Let's hope Bob Marley will let you finally play "Don't Worry ABout a thing" and share it with us! Thanks for another awesome episode! Cheers!

  • joe larson
    joe larsonMonth ago

    You guys are awesome reminds me of washing my shower while I shower👊

  • melody hallelujah
    melody hallelujahMonth ago


  • Gordon Stanley
    Gordon StanleyMonth ago

    All the rain looks like Houston. 😀

  • Stan Barker
    Stan BarkerMonth ago

    Thanks for your time.

  • Martin Wheeler
    Martin WheelerMonth ago

    You eat the same type of cheese I do Mainland (nickname of NZ south island) Tasty. It is cheddar and what we called "strong" or "mature" in Canada when I lived there 40 yrs ago. When you get to NZ you can get 1kg blocks(size of a brick).

  • Gary Simms
    Gary SimmsMonth ago


  • shop shop
    shop shopMonth ago

    BTW, Ukulele kits are available. I'd be glad to help source them.

  • Mary Ewing
    Mary EwingMonth ago

    I am also learning ukulele while cruising, and recommend a USplan channel by Cynthia Lin. She has some great beginner videos.

  • jim page
    jim pageMonth ago

    Check out Taimane she’s a beautiful ukulele player

  • Chanmlas
    ChanmlasMonth ago

    Another great video. I was watching another sailing USplan channel ( they are now in Australia from Fuji) and what a difference. Your videos are about the people you meet and country your are in. The other Channel is all about me me me.

  • The Man of Mead
    The Man of MeadMonth ago

    Best thing was no masked zombies in the store. Beautiful.

  • Bryce Huff
    Bryce HuffMonth ago

    Will you set up a go fund me? Or are you just donating based on earnings from the video? I will watch a lot of adds if I need to! I love seeing a community inspired to action by a teacher sharing what they love.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    They are trying to set up a way to donate directly to the library - see the pinned comment at the top. But all the ad revenue from this vid will go to purchase ukes, so watch those ads & share with your friends! Curious Minion

  • Datzneat
    DatzneatMonth ago

    Harmonicas are easier to travel with! Lol

  • Philip Tarnaski
    Philip TarnaskiMonth ago

    Now just a little wine with that cheese 👍🍷🧀

  • Mike Loughran
    Mike LoughranMonth ago

    Love the idea of supporting the library. I hope using the "tip jar" link works.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Make sure you put "uke fund" or similar in the note when you use the tip jar. They are also trying to set up a direct line to donate to the library - see the pinned comment at the top.

  • Ben Studio
    Ben StudioMonth ago

    man that john look like al Pacino

  • W K
    W KMonth ago

    Loved the ukuleles. Made my smile a lot. Way to go John.

  • k333rl
    k333rlMonth ago

    the Vava'u public library could probably use some donations.

  • k333rl
    k333rlMonth ago

    currently "stuck". not a bad place to be stuck

  • Brian Chamberlain
    Brian ChamberlainMonth ago

    You must learn to play the oo ku lele, check out Jake Shimabukuro!

  • Beth
    BethMonth ago

    At the library - it's so strange and wonderful to see a group of people gathered.

  • Paul's CCNA
    Paul's CCNAMonth ago

    The map at 1:04 the map of Tonga is displayed. Is there any way you can explore those other islands? Looks like there at least a dozen.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    Yes there's more island exploration on the way....

  • Paul's CCNA
    Paul's CCNAMonth ago

    Rain. Means lots of clean water. And, all you need is a bucket.

  • Mac Silvey
    Mac SilveyMonth ago

    I freaking LOVE tasty cheese!! :D

  • Dennis Drexler
    Dennis DrexlerMonth ago

    OMG! He could be Al Pacino's older brother. Love those little electric scooters,

  • Bob Gabbett
    Bob GabbettMonth ago

    By the time you're finished with the Ukulele fund it will be an Symphony Orchestra you'll have ... On a similar note, How is Pip the cat doing ? Stay Safe & Fair Winds from Ireland !!

  • It’s A Good Life With Dora & Ed
    It’s A Good Life With Dora & EdMonth ago

    The video was perfect timing for us. Since the arctic blast has hit TX, frozen pipes and no power you took us away.

  • Vai Ko Fa'a Toto
    Vai Ko Fa'a TotoMonth ago

    Wow!!! Malo guys!!! You guys are so amazing helping out the local community.

  • Phil Harwood
    Phil HarwoodMonth ago

    Who makes the electric bike / scooter

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Month ago

    There's a link in this blog post where they made their debut, and Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty, so get busy! Curious Minion

  • Roman Victor
    Roman VictorMonth ago

    Jason, Are you putting on some muscle?

  • Rob Is
    Rob IsMonth ago

    Ukulele Hawaiian for Jumping/Dancing Flea. Check out Jake Shimabukuro playing on youtube.

  • Rob Is
    Rob IsMonth ago

    My Fav! Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's Somewhere over the Rainbow. Got to see him perform several times.

  • shop shop
    shop shopMonth ago

    I'm glad you can help the library. I'm guessing you are already aware of this, but be careful with your generous hearts. I certainly know nothing about what life is like in your present corner of the world, but its often very easy for outsiders who have different values and where with all to, with the best intentions, make a splash then in a relative short time, push off and be gone on the wind. I wonder if anybody sells ukulele kits so the kits take some ownership in the instrument?

  • Richard Boody
    Richard BoodyMonth ago

    Great video and what a wonderful thing to do!!

  • Rosanne Forbes
    Rosanne ForbesMonth ago

    Amazing Nikki and Jason, I can see the library getting lots of ukuleles