Welcome to CF, Chrissy. Hope you post about your circumnavigation experiences. Lots of members would be interested, I believe. There's been much discussion on the forum about what size boat is best, and your having gone around in a 10 meter yacht is worth talking about.
Chrissy, we are in Texas. Will be cruisin the caribbean late next year, then up to Oriental North Carolina for hurricane season and some work done on our Pacific Seacraft. Hope to see you out there .
Congratulation on your circumnavigation! My parents sailed around the world too ( yacht 'Tigger' Tartan 37 hull #2).