Do you dream of hitting the road in an RV, or sailing off over the horizon in a boat? We’ve been there…and we’re doing that. Read on, and escape with us!!
We are Mark and Emily Fagan, avid travelers and adventurers. We left our old, conventional lifestyle behind in 2007, and have been touring by RV and sailboat ever since.
This website is both a photo-journal for sharing our adventures and our way of passing on the things we have learned about the unusual RVing and cruising lifestyles.
Our goal is to inspire you to get out and go — or at least to lift your spirits for a few moments with a fun travel tale or two from the road.
If you are planning to go RVing or cruising, there are many pages devoted to all things RV and sailing.
Our story in a nutshell
We began this life evolution in May, 2007, in a 27′ travel trailer. We criss-crossed the US for a year and then upgraded to a 36′ fifth wheel.
In January, 2010, we took our travels to the sea
For the next 3.5 years, we cruised our 44′ sailboat Groovy up and down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico.
We sailed from the US border to the Guatemala border, and visited almost every Mexican port, including the Sea of Cortez.
In January, 2014, after two brief RV journeys during the summers of 2011 and 2012 (when we left our boat in Mexico for hurricane season), we said goodbye to our beautiful sailboat Groovy for the last time, and returned to the RV lifestyle full-time.
During our travels, we have discovered and nurtured a deep love of photography and writing.
Our special lifestyle has caught the attention of media outlets and industry leaders, and both we and our moveable homes have been profiled by the likes of Highways Magazine, Scientific American, Latitude 38 and Kyocera Solar Power.
Living Off the Grid – How to RV & Cruise Frugally
Throughout our travels we have lived almost entirely off the grid.
In our RV life we like to “boondock,” that is, camp independently on America’s gorgeous public lands, away from campgrounds and RV parks.
In our sailing life we “anchored out” in bays and coves rather than staying in marinas.
To date, we have spent over 1,400 nights boondocking and over 750 nights living aboard at anchor!
These unique lifestyles have taught us a lot about how to live simply and frugally, without “hookups” to power or water.
Navigating this Website
There is a ton of info here for RVers, sailors and armchair travelers too. To get yourself oriented, please check out these links:
Below are our most recent posts. Our “Travel Stories” are a travelogue of illustrated adventure tales, and our “Other Posts” include announcements, tips, and insights into this crazy life on the road.
For more, see: Latest Posts… (also found in the menu at the top of page)
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Where did we get the name for this blog?
We are perpetually wandering off the well-worn paths of other travelers.
So, years ago, when a friend sent me a heartfelt email referencing Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken after he read my post about why we are pursuing this travel dream, it seemed the poet’s sentiments matched the theme we wanted to express.
The final lines of that famous poem, written so long ago, ring true for us today:
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference.
Have a look around, enjoy our blog, feel free to SUBSCRIBE and happy travels!!
– Emily and Mark