HOW WE ACCIDENTALLY MADE IT 'BIG' ON YOUTUBE 🥺

čas přidán 13. 09. 2021
We live stream every month on Patreon: bit.ly/SLVPatreon
Guys, it's been a massive adventure. And like any story, it's filled with a series of events fortunate, unlikely, frankly a little crazy in hindsight. We're having a look back at when we first got started with SLV, so we can share with you a few of our thoughts on what it was like to put ourselves out there and take our big gamble. Even if you've been with us from the start, one of the folks giving us the push to keep going, there's of course so much to what happened that needs a little going over. We hope you guys get as much out of it as we did putting this together and remembering where we came from. So, without further ado, this is how we went from messing about with Windows Movie Maker and flattening our batteries for some family home videos to where we are now, talking to you guys 6 years later.

If you're new here, be sure to go back to where it all began on episode 1: cs-tv.org/username-playlist?list...

If you'd like to check out our freediving video featuring Adam Stern, check it out here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdZZ...

Download Elaynas music here!
elaynac.bandcamp.com

Pick up some official La Vaga merch!
shop-lavagabonde.com

Check out our website:
sailing-lavagabonde.com

Music Credits:
Caleb_Etheridge_To_What_End_instrumental
Cody_Martin_Season_of_Foliage
IanKelosky_Inspired
ES_Mumbo Sugar - Arc De Soleil
ES_The Red Thread - Autonomic Sensations
Cat - chatting strings
Cody_Martin_Kalopsia_
A European Love Song - Jordan Merrick open.spotify.com/track/151DfW...
Cat - Very Much A Lot
open.spotify.com/track/60tmFl...

Komentáře

  • Thanks for coming on this crazy ride with us! What has been your highlight so far?

    • I think you guys live your life in a relatable and unrestricted way which, if I may say so is quite enviable to us mere mortal viewers. Very inspirational. Great family relatability for us personally.

    • Seeing gloves gloves on someone's feet and Reilly getting his butt clipped by a drone and dislocating his finger on that slid.🙏🐨😵😱😨⛵

    • Thanks for coming on this crazy ride with us! What has been your highlight so far?

    • So many highlights, from a sailing point of view, sailing Greta over to Europe was probably the biggest highlight, but from a life point of view watching you having and now raising the children.

    • Inspiring and beautiful.

  • Elayna is why.

  • Sorry SLV... but when will CS-tv figure out how to block these spamming sexual bots.. I get responses to my post from obvious sexual bots, they have pictures in their icons and tell tale names, and I can't seem to be able to post anything to your channel without one of those attached. I don't understand this, and it takes away from my desire to follow you guys, which I know has nothing to do with you. Somebody, anybody, organize a campaign to eradicate these vermin. I'm getting to old to put that much effort into it. You think CS-tv would do it automatically, but evidently they do not. Love SLV regardless.

  • JESUS i know you love me , please give me the opportunity to love you back. 🌄🎈💜

  • You guys are this so PURE ♥️ sending you all my love and positive energy!!

  • Love you guys so much

  • Such a great story!!

    • I love how you’re both so aware of the amazing life you’re living. You’re two of the most beautiful people I know and I have never even met you. You both deserve this life.

  • I love your videos, fun spirits, your precious boys and I love YOU!! I've been watching for 3 years, and I'm here in Arizona, USA 🇺🇸

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • More music !! Your so creative! Thank you for putting these out!

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • awww u guysss

  • Been watching since 2016, love ya guys! Rv nomad here

    • Loved hearing this story about how things started from the beginning! I’ve been watching you guys for so many years and can’t imagine not watching your lives unfold! 🙏

  • So here I am catching up with my CS-tv subscriptions after travelling for a month. I stumbled upon your channel when you had 3 videos. I watched them all and thought, 'hmm this could be worth keeping up with' and Subscribed. I'm glad I did, and glad you kept making videos!

  • Riley, you look like Prince Valiant!

  • Love you guys cant wait for the new improved vagabond Stay safe & well xx

  • I think I’ve binge watched about 100 eps now.. probably time to become a patron. Sometimes I try watching other sailing you tubers.. but I always end up back on la vaga wanting more. Well and truly hooked! Also trying to make more of an active effort to like and comment.. I honestly didn’t realise it had such a big effect. I’m a serial non-interactive viewer but working on changing that! :)

    • Guys, elephant in the room, you have to admit that being very good looking never hurts. But the fact that you're both funny and genuine and know how to tell a story is what keeps us Patrons cheering you on.

  • I LOVE the Early Days of Sailing La Vagabonde! There is something just so special and enchanting about stumbling through and experiencing and learning ones way in a new life that can only be done once!

  • i have been watching your videos from beginning for years.you didn't start from greek island. you have started from Turkiye 🇹🇷 why don't you want mention about Turkey? is greek island more cool?

  • I started watching your videos early in your journey, I have always dreamed of traveling to cool places. Living in a boat, traveling the world is my dream. I decided maybe I’ll look to see if anyone one else wanted to do the same and stumbled upon this channel. It’s been a vicarious dream come true sharing in your adventures. Thank you.

  • I'm not crying, you're crying. The highlights are immeasurable, but it's the ridiculous nicknames and foot fives that does it for me.

  • Love you guys! Such an escape to watch your videos, especially in this crazy time of COVID in Australia. I live vicariously through you guys so keep doing what you're doing! You give me hope for my future, thank you 🧡

  • Amazing to see your journey. I would like to see Elena singing more 😌 for example at the end of the video, instead of the music you could use one of your songs for the background music. I miss listening to you 😌

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • if i manage to score a guy half as good as Riley, i will consider myself so blessed 🙏👌

  • Remember when Riley made that awkward video about the pump?

    • I mean well done Elayna for sticking with him through that period. Love you guys 💚

  • Fantastic video! ❤️❤️

    • I love the fact that over the years you guys have stayed so relatable…One of my favorites was Riley walking into the restaurant and surprising his mom in Adelaide… I lost my mother in 2012…Oh what I wouldn’t give to walk in off the street and hug her neck

  • Love your beautiful story, family, courage and hair without bangs! Haha

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • Thanks for sharing your life with us guys, you're amazing

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • This is a really interesting video; it’s amazing how one or two small choices can have such a monumental effect on your lives. Y’all feel like family and we hope you’re doing well with this transition with the new crewmember, Darwin.

  • With you since the Med, love y'all. Read D.F. Wallace on your recommendation, absolute rubbish. 🙂

  • So cool to see the beginning and to hear the back story...thank you!

    • I love the fact that over the years you guys have stayed so relatable…One of my favorites was Riley walking into the restaurant and surprising his mom in Adelaide… I lost my mother in 2012…Oh what I wouldn’t give to walk in off the street and hug her neck

  • You guys are doing great ✨

  • this dude looking like lord farquaad

  • It’s a lovely life we get to live ❤️ I started watching when elayna was pregnant with Lenny, you guys have come see far! Loved watching your journey, super inspiring

  • Been following your journey for 4 years or so now, and loved every video :))

  • The North East US journey and all of the prep for the Greta crossing was a great time to watch.

  • I love you guys

  • it's a great story while at the same time it illustrates how much value people waste by not realizing their value. it took a bunch of strangers inquiring about your well being before you realized what a great thing you were creating. people cared, people liked you. people wanted MORE!! thanks to those early subscribers cause we all benefit from it -hehe

  • Yes we can say that you are doing a great job and you can be proud for this. Since the first videos to now it's sure that you worked hard to make your wish come true and it's fantastic. It's so interesting, nice and funny to follow you because you put your real life on videos as you are. Keep going like that.

    • I love how you’re both so aware of the amazing life you’re living. You’re two of the most beautiful people I know and I have never even met you. You both deserve this life.

  • Lovely video. Lovely family.

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • There had to be some SEO in there!!! We love watching you four and can't wait to keep following your adventures.

  • It was a dream you never dreamed you could live! Thank you for taking us along on your beautiful ride ❤️

    • Guys, elephant in the room, you have to admit that being very good looking never hurts. But the fact that you're both funny and genuine and know how to tell a story is what keeps us Patrons cheering you on.

  • The two of you are eye-candy! And cutesy Lenny hasn’t hurt your enterprise!!!

  • Love your work!

  • 2:40 can u explain to me what’s soy lmao Absolutely amazing videos I got emotional with u

  • Love the background!

    • I love the fact that over the years you guys have stayed so relatable…One of my favorites was Riley walking into the restaurant and surprising his mom in Adelaide… I lost my mother in 2012…Oh what I wouldn’t give to walk in off the street and hug her neck

  • Love you guys ❤️

  • I love the fact that you are aware of the amazing life you guys lead on the boat, with each other, and now with your two young boys. You are blessed and you are cognizant of it and the amazing journey you have been on and we are blessed that you share it with us. Thank you.

    • Loved hearing this story about how things started from the beginning! I’ve been watching you guys for so many years and can’t imagine not watching your lives unfold! 🙏

  • Hi Riley, hi Elaina, from the begining on you both often made my day...with your natural beauty and magical funny trip of love around the globe, so yes i love you all. ❤️

  • Gonna go through comment and like every little helps do #ASDA sais

  • Thanks for sharing this with us :)

    • Guys, elephant in the room, you have to admit that being very good looking never hurts. But the fact that you're both funny and genuine and know how to tell a story is what keeps us Patrons cheering you on.

  • And amazing to see the journey you’ve been on.

    • This is hands down the most enjoyable, heart warming, at times gut wrenching, pure, fun channel and you two and your little family are absolutely amazing. Thanks for persisting with Riley as it’s such a pleasure to be along for the ride ❤️

  • Really interesting

  • The music in the end is so fitting , did you look up the Dutch and French lyrics ?

  • 14:24 this was impossible to understand for me as a non native speaker lol. thank you youtube sub titles.

  • Bless you guys ❤️

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • Love

  • To help you get back up there:)

  • If your interested I'd love to meet you have inspired me to come sail the world have a yacht and have taught me self to sail single handed... can still use some help.in Hillary's WA . let's do lunch

  • I absolutely love your content. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. Much love from Alabama U.S.A.

  • I was hooked from the first episode!!!! But they have gotten much better!!!

  • LETS BE REAL, YOU WENT CS-tv FAMOUS WHEN YOU TOOK ELAINA ONBOARD AND SHE WAS RUNNING AROUND IN THOSE HOT BIKINIS. THATS WHY YOU WENT VIRAL

  • you guys rock

  • Thank you!

  • Riley. We are still waiting for a follow up video of the drone butt attack. That had to hurt.

  • I love this channel

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • Lovely to watch your journey recap, been following you from the beginning and love you videos

    • This is hands down the most enjoyable, heart warming, at times gut wrenching, pure, fun channel and you two and your little family are absolutely amazing. Thanks for persisting with Riley as it’s such a pleasure to be along for the ride ❤️

  • So cool to see the journey! CS-tv paternity leave should really be a thing so y'all can rest.

  • Thank you for sharing your story again!

  • Such a beautifully put-together summary of what has been an extraordinary adventure. Well done guys!

    • Loved hearing this story about how things started from the beginning! I’ve been watching you guys for so many years and can’t imagine not watching your lives unfold! 🙏

  • Lenny is the cutest little boy I've ever seen! He should be on commercials because he is so perfect looking...*_*!

  • 7 thumbs up

  • Watching since ep 100 there about !

    • I love how you’re both so aware of the amazing life you’re living. You’re two of the most beautiful people I know and I have never even met you. You both deserve this life.

  • Pants you do have a good voice and the music that I have heard you sing is very easy to listen to. Definitely adds to your videos when your playing your guitar. He is right.

  • My family and I have been watching for years. Your channel helped me through a chronic illness and let me live vicariously through you. What an incredible adventure you've had. My highlight is watching you work together and the amazing bond you have while being adorable, funny, smart and just plain entertaining.

  • Love you guys 💚

  • Loved hearing the back story ❤️

  • If all of that leads to that haircut - i dont want it.

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • Wow what a story!!! Love watching your video's. Envy your way of life so much!!! Keep living your life!

    • I love how you’re both so aware of the amazing life you’re living. You’re two of the most beautiful people I know and I have never even met you. You both deserve this life.

  • Amazing guys! What an incredible life you've built for yourselves!

  • amazing oceangoing adventure, where most of us viewers will never experience personally- yeah we may read about it or hear from ocean cruises but never really get on one fearing calamities from many big operators, and then theres the virus, making travel more inaccessible- safe, but your adventures are amazing, I look forwards to my dose every Monday and sometimes a special additional video will drop. What does making it big on you tube do for you financially, how can we all help contribute to your endeavors besides Patreon?

  • Amazing story , loved watching along , you guys have also inspired so many others to start their journeys and document it on youtube.

    • Loved hearing this story about how things started from the beginning! I’ve been watching you guys for so many years and can’t imagine not watching your lives unfold! 🙏

  • You heal my suicidal thoughts

  • Riley..... wtf with your hair.

    • I love the fact that over the years you guys have stayed so relatable…One of my favorites was Riley walking into the restaurant and surprising his mom in Adelaide… I lost my mother in 2012…Oh what I wouldn’t give to walk in off the street and hug her neck

  • Being better looking than 99.9% of the population has to contribute to your success.

  • hahah wtf is that for bad haircut @19:35

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • Keep wondering how they are able to gain such massive income with such amount of subs

    • This is hands down the most enjoyable, heart warming, at times gut wrenching, pure, fun channel and you two and your little family are absolutely amazing. Thanks for persisting with Riley as it’s such a pleasure to be along for the ride ❤️

  • Love you guys, sad there wasn't a cameo of Riley in Elayna's gown from the Atlantic crossing though 😉

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • 2:25 is that Fatu Hiva? Can never forget that beautiful bay and it’s People!

  • This was awesome re-visit of your beginnings … spectacular 😍

  • I love your channel and have been following for a few years now because you show the real stuff and also have fun doing it and show us the fun times also (Thanks Riley). Keep up the great stuff and stay safe.

    • I've been watching for the last 3 years And your journey has encouraged me to buy a sail boat. And try to live my dreams.I am eternally thankful for your courage to show me that life is so great, if you live it .

  • You guys are so awesome. God Bless you. 👍💯

    • Guys, elephant in the room, you have to admit that being very good looking never hurts. But the fact that you're both funny and genuine and know how to tell a story is what keeps us Patrons cheering you on.

  • That was a great ‘look back’. I know you will stand zero chance of seeing this comment but what the hell - here goes. I have watched your channel since the very first episode and this video caused me to look back at your channel in overview and was surprised to see the variability in numbers of views which is massive from the low hundred K to multiple millions.I just wondered as probably the most successful you tube sailing channel - if you have figured out that relationship of thumbnail, title and views?

  • Man its been a long journey. Thanks for this one, it brings back memories. I remember going through a challenging time back in the early days of your CS-tv lives. Your videos at the time were such an escape from my busy life. I was always on the look out for a new adventure in your videos. I lived in Miami when you guys passed by the US during one of your trips through the Caribbean, but unfortunately I had made plans to visit family in Cartagena, Colombia (wish I had been there too lol). I would've loved to meet you guys back then. I keep my hopes up,, specially now that you guys plan on going to the pacific. I will be in Japan in a few years from now 🤞🏼. Hopefully we could all meet in Okinawa, Japan one day. :) Thank you so much for sharing. Keep 'em coming 😎

  • Great to have you back!

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • Beautiful family ❤️

  • Can't imagine it's already been 6yrs 😱 you're awesome!!

    • Superb video. From someone who edits a few videos a week, I can't imagine how long it took to put all those past videos together. Good on ya! Thanks for continuing to put out your lives for us to live vicariously through. 😉

  • Movie star looks... crazy charisma... young and adventurous... romantic meeting... intelligent/enterprising couple... "accidents" happen to the nicest people.

  • Lolololololololololo Lololololololol (Fluff talking here) .....then: "...... omg it's going viral, it's going viral...." [Brief pause] "i was 21....." arsehole. Too funny, and that's one of the reasons I love you guys. It's beautiful to watch and listen. I know it will make for great drama, but when you do get back together, I think I speak on held of most here, and you see other people, it's ok. We love you as individual people, but you (four now), are beautiful together. With so much love from me.

  • I love watching the old videos! It’s beautiful the way you have grown and changed.

  • I love the highlights and music in the end of the video. So happy to be living vicariously through you two!!!!💕

  • ..... now where was I..... That's right, thinking ..."they have to write a book, too incredible a story not to be enjoyed by the world".