Before coming to the University of Florida, Robert Navarro, Pharm.D., lived on a sailboat for three years.
“I wanted to know what it would be like to have a sailboat as the only home I had,” he said. “And so I convinced my wife to sell our house, sell our car. We kept the dog.”
Navarro thought living on a sailboat would be a precursor to retirement.
But he realized he didn’t want to stop working.
While making the pilgrimage from the Bahamas to the Chesapeake Bay each year, he’d leave the boat in a marina, fly to a business meeting and come back to his home, where he’d continue to consult with pharmaceutical companies and work online.
“If you have a phone and Wi-Fi, you can work anywhere in the world,” Navarro said.
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