Greetings from Mark and Emily Fagan, a pair of voyaging RVers / cruisers who have lived and toured full-time in rolling and floating homes since 2007.
We love the cruising life and living in an RV, and we enjoy sharing our experiences from the road.
This sail blog and RV blog is a photo-journal of our adventures with lots of pages devoted to the many things we have learned about RVs, sailing, boats, living aboard, living abroad, and RVing!
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.
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 and cruising life we “anchor out” in bays and coves rather than staying in marinas. To date, we have spent over 1,000 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. We devote many pages to sharing what we’ve learned about how to RV and cruise this way.
Our Sail Blog & RV Blog
Whether you are looking for fun travel destinations or a bit of escapist reading, we have lots of travel tales to share. Our sailing and cruising and RV travels have taken us on an exhilarating ride across the US and Mexico.
Living in an RV full-time opens the door to adventure, and has opened our eyes to new possibilities in our lives. Sailing and cruising have taken those thrills to new heights!!
How did we come up with the name for this blog?
We have found in our journeys that we are always wandering off the well-worn paths of other travelers. So, 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 in this blog.
The final lines of that famous poem, written so many years 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.
Here are samples of some of our best photos from our favorite places. Click on the images to see to more photos and stories from each location.
All of our travel pages can be navigated chronologically – click on the blue highlighted text at the beginning and end of each post to see the next or previous post in our journal.
For EVERYONE: – Get out and GO!! There’s a wonderful world waiting for you to explore. We fanned the flames of our travel dreams by following the stories of others… we hope in the same way to light the path for you… before you know it, you’ll be running off to a life of adventure too!!
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, Latitude 38, Scientific American, and Kyocera Solar Power. You can find those profiles along with our many published articles and magazine covers, under the “Media” menu item above.
Following is our most recent post:
- San Diego’s Shelter Island – A Lively Waterfront!Posted: December 5, 2013Shelter Island delighted us with a Porshce car show and a tall ship parade, all of which happened right in our front yard.
Below are other recent posts. Our “snapshot” posts are short and sometimes funny peeks into our crazy lifestyle afloat and on the road. Our “travel” stories are illustrated adventure stories from our travels. Our “news & reviews” posts include announcements, gear reviews, etc.
News & Reviews:
Enjoy our sail blog & RV blog – and spread the word!!