Call me Ishmael
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I'd suggest you check out a couple of websites: Google "swell" and "sai" and "surf" and you'll hit the log of the sv swell. Young woman in her mid 20's doing a circumnavigation with a lot of surfing innterspersed. Her boat of choice is a late 1960's Cal 40. Another voyage caribean to austrailia was done on a PSC 25 by a couple in their 20's (search for the log of s/v "tiny bubbles"). I'd post the links myself, but I don't have link posting privilleges yet.
You'll take what you do from those sites, but my thinking was that although all of the previous advice you've received is solid, because of your youth you may have options that aren't available to those of us who are a bit older. You can cruise with a different lifestyle, on a much smaller budget and probably a much simpler boat. You'll also have access to the local economies in a way that those in their 40's 50's and 60's probably won't (at the same time, you'll need to be more careful not to put your liberty in jeopardy by making dumb decisions). Planning for real estate, carreer, love and familly as a prerequisite to crusing puts you boat well behind a horse you haven't asked to ride. Jump into what you love -- with both feet!