Are you dreaming of freedom and travel adventure? Curious about RV living or sailing the oceans, or wondering what it’s like to live a nomadic lifestyle?
We’ve been there, we’re doing that, and this website is filled with articles about everything we’ve learned. Our travel stories will get you inspired!
We are Mark and Emily Fagan, avid travelers and adventurers who left convention behind in 2007.
From RV tech tips to travel stories, from full-time RVing ideas and pointers to a vivid glimpse of what goes into RV living, we give you the tools you need to plan your escape and live the dream of a nomadic lifestyle!
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Read on for a peek at what we’ve seen and done…
Our goal is to inspire you, to lift your spirits with fun travel stories, and to share our tips for how we live the dream of full-time RVing and sailing in a nomadic lifestyle.
Our story in a nutshell
(You can see our progression of trucks and trailers under Our Rigs for Full-timing in the menu above)
In January, 2010, we bought a sailboat and took our travels to the sea.
For the next 3.5 years, we cruised our 44′ sailboat Groovy up and down the entire 2,000 mile Pacific coast of Mexico.
We sailed from the US border to the Guatemala border, and visited almost every Mexican port in betwen, including the Sea of Cortez.
During the summer of 2013, after two brief RV road trips during the summers of 2011 and 2012 (when we left our boat in Mexico for hurricane season), we did the Baja Bash, sailing Groovy against wind and waves from Puerto Vallarta back to San Diego, with hurricanes ahead of and behind us!
In January, 2014 we said goodbye to our beautiful sailboat Groovy for the last time, and returned to RV living full-time.
You can learn the rest of our story on our About Us page, and you can read an overview of our first ten years on the road in these two posts:
- 10 Years of Full-time RVing and Sailng – Early Years
- 10 Years of Sailing and RV Adventures – The 2nd Half!
In our nomadic lifestyle we have discovered and nurtured a deep love of photography and writing.
We have published nearly 100 feature articles in the major RVing and Sailing magazines, and twenty of our photos have appeared on magazine covers in the RV and sailing industries. We’ve also created a video guide series for cruising Mexico.
Our nomadic 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.
RV Living and Our Nomadic Lifestyle
In our nomadic lifestyle we have lived almost exclusively off the grid on solar power. In our RV living 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.
This unique nomadic lifestyle has taught us a lot about how to live simply and frugally, without “hookups” to power or water.
Navigating this Website
To get yourself oriented so you can easily navigate to the hundreds of articles on RV living and find our travel tips, travel stories and nomadic lifestyle tutorials, please check out these links:
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, SUBSCRIBE if you like what you see (it’s free) and happy travels!!
— Emily and Mark