We have published a lot of feature stories and photos in the major RVing and Cruising magazines. These are all great magazines, and we have been avid subscribers as well as contributors. In case you don’t subscribe or didn’t catch a particular article of ours that interests you, you can read it from this page. The articles are grouped by general category and are listed in reverse chronological order.
My photos have been featured on the covers of the following:
If you are thinking about embarking on a full-time RVing or cruising lifestyle, one of the best ways to learn about it all is to subscribe to these magazines. Links to the magazine websites appear at the bottom of the page.
Most magazines purchase exclusive copyrights of my articles for six months to a year. After that time has passed, I post the story here.
Cruising Destination Articles
A Colorful Christmas in Zihuatanejo – Blue Water Sailing, December, 2012 (website link only)
Our first Christmas in Mexico was spent in colorful, vibrant “Z-town” where the sun was bright and the setting tropical.
Baja “Aha” – Cruising World Magazine, September, 2012 (website link only)
Our first long distance sailing voyage down the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
Mexico’s Costa Alegre – Blue Water Sailing, April, 2012 (website link only)
The “Gold Coast” of Mexico is a collection of 10 or so unique and special anchorages on the Pacific coast.
Bewitching Baja – Sailing Magazine, March, 2012 (website link only)
A literary cruise through the Sea with flashbacks to John Steinbeck’s vivid and hilarious Log from the Sea of Cortez
Wild Winds of the West – Sail Magazine, March, 2012 (website link only)
Describes the thrills awaiting charterers in the Sea of Cortez. Editors refer to Groovy as a “charter boat.” What next?
RV Destination Articles
Everything Under the Sun – Coast-to-Coast Magazine, Spring, 2012 (website link only)
We visit two desert lakes near Phoenix Arizona, deep in the heart of the cactus-studded Tonto National Forest.
Summer Fun in Sun Valley – RV Journal – Summer, 2011
From free outdoor concerts to scenic bike paths to towering mountains to history and luxury, this town has it all.
Roads Back in Time – Highways Magazine – October, 2010
A trip down memory lane at the unique RV/MH Hall of Fame museum in Elkhart, Indiana.
Once Upon a Time in the West – Highways Magazine – September, 2010
Two wonderful small town Labor Day celebrations: a rodeo in Helmville, Montana and a fair in Parowan, Utah.
America’s Alps – Highways Magazine – August, 2010
Sun Valley Idaho has something for everyone: soaring mountains, glitz & glam, cute bistros and an unusual history.
Embers of History – Coast-to-Coast Magazine – Summer, 2010
Valley of Fire State Park outside Las Vegas, Nevada, offers up red rock vistas and geological and human history.
Amish Heritage Trail – Escapees Magazine – May/June, 2010
Describes the intriguing self-guided CD-based tour you can take through Amish Country in the Elkhart, Indiana area.
Nevada Ranch’s Colorful History – RV Life – April, 2010
Spring Mountain Ranch, outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, is full of history, intrigue and fun surprises.
RV/MH Hall of Fame – Escapees Magazine – March/April, 2010
We visit the unusual RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana: library, museum, and home of kudos to the RV industry.
RV-Friendly Casinos – Escapees Magazine – November/December, 2009
Casinos offer RVers a lot besides gambling. From horse racing to a dip in a pool, our favorite casinos are here.
Yuma’s Hidden Treasures – RV Life – November, 2009
Take a visit to the Yuma Territorial State Prison, explore the Old Town, and see a colorful balloon festival.
Reliving the Wild West – RV Life – September, 2009
Tiny Pioche, Nevada, was the wildest of the west’s wild towns, with the most murders and one really tough jail.
Where Animals Find Friends – RV Life – August, 2009
We visit the unique Best Friends Animal Sanctuary near Kanab, Utah, a beautiful & extremely well-funded sanctuary.
Land of Goblins – Escapees Magazine – September/October, 2008
Goblin Valley is a fantastic Utah state park full of red rock hoodoos. Nearby is an easy & exciting slot canyon hike.
RV “How To” Articles
Boondocking: The Essential Ingredients – Escapees Magazine – January/February, 2012
Describes the tools and attitude necessary for an independent life of boondocking, or living “off the grid,” in an RV.
Shrink-Wrap Your Screen Door – Escapees Magazine – September/October, 2010
A step-by-step guide to shrink-wrapping your RV’s screen door for wintertime use.
Install Your Own Vent-free Propane Heater – Escapees Magazine – September/October, 2009
Instructions for installing a vent-free propane heater. These heaters are superior to the furnaces installed in most RVs.
Punching Numbers – Escapees Magazine – May/June, 2009
A review of what it costs to go RVing full-time.
Shedding Light on Solar – Escapees Magazine – March/April, 2009
A presentation of the two solar power configurations we have had on our two trailers.
First Timer’s Guide to Mexico – Latitude 38 (Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser’s Rally) – September, 2012
A cruising guide full of tips for cruisers making their first voyage to Mexico: weather, navigation, provisioning, internet access, etc.
Life Afloat and On the Road – Escapees Magazine – September/October, 2012
Part II of my thoughts on boondocking in an RV in the US versus anchoring out in a sailboat in Mexico
RVing by Land and by Sea – Escapees Magazine – July/August, 2012
At the request of Escapees Magazine, this is a no holds barred comparison of RVing and cruising.
Leasing Your House – Escapees Magazine – May/June, 2012
A summary of the things we’ve learned to help us be both happy and profitable landlords.
Heart of a Dream – Escapees Magazine – January/February, 2011
An exploration of what this business of “Living the Dream” is all about and what its origins were for us.
A Mexican Crown – Escapee Magazine – January/February, 2010
We go south of the border from Yuma, AZ so Mark can get a new crown from a terrific Mexican dentist.
These articles have been accepted for publication. I will post links to the online editions as soon as they are published (you may need to be a subscriber to reach the links), and later will post the PDF versions. The titles shown here are my own. Often the magazine editors come up with catchier titles. Subscribe to these magazines and enjoy these articles as they are published!
Pacing Your Travels – Escapees Magazine, May/June 2013
Finding a theme to guide your travels, and moving along at the right pace, keeps full-time travel exciting.
Mountain Driving in an RV – Escapees Magazine, July/August 2013
Some hints and tips for taking a big rig into the mountains.
Flaming Gorge – Red Canyons, Aquamarine Water & Rainbows! – Trailer Life, July 2013
A rainbow-filled visit to the stunning canyons, river and dam at Utah’s Flaming Gorge.
Utah’s Hidden Jewels Between the Famous Parks – Coast-to-Coast, Summer 2013
Some of the best of Utah lies between the more famous National Parks at Bryce and Zion.
Colorado’s Colorful Western Slope – Coast-to-Coast, 2013
The red rocks of Colorado National Monument and the fall foliage on the San Juan Mountains are kaleidescopic.
Profiles About Us
Fun with the Fagans – Highways Magazine – April/May, 2012
The good folks at Good Sam Club published a brief story about our unusual land and sea traveling lifestyle.
Changes in Latitude – Latitude 38 Magazine – March, 2012
The West Coast’s most popular sailing magazine checked in with us in Acapulco, Mexico
RVing Magazine Links
This is the membership magazine for the Coast Resorts RVing organization. Coast Resorts is a network of upscale RV parks that are available to members at a discounted price, and the magazine covers a full range of RVing topics for its members.
This is the membership magazine for the Escapees RV Club, a club focused on the RV lifestyle, especially for long-term and full-time travelers. Articles cover topics that are unique to living in an RV for an extended period of time as well as destinations that are worthy of a stop.
This is the official magazine for the Good Sam Club. It is chock full of RV tech tips, previews of upcoming Good Sam events, RV equipment reviews and RV destination recommendations.
This excellent free magazine can be found in Camping World, RV parks and other RV-related places of business in the western states. It focuses on happenings in the West that could inspire an RVing voyage to a particular destination, from musical events to festivals to country fairs.
RV Life Magazine
This wonderful, over-sized magazine includes excellent RV destination articles and interesting news pieces about the RV industry.
Cruising Magazine Links
Blue Water Sailing Magazine
Started in 1997, this delightful cruising-specific magazine is written by cruisers for cruisers with an emphasis on taking your own boat to exotic destinations.
Cruising World Magazine
This classic American sailing magazine has been spawning cruising dreams for decades. Articles are split evenly between stories about all aspects of living aboard and cruising and stories about chartering both domestically and in foreign waters.
The west coast’s most popular sailing magazine is known for its lively letters to the editor and for keeping tabs on west coast cruisers all over the world. The tone is fun, a bit sassy and sometimes irreverent, but the information is invaluable for cruisers, especially those heading to Mexico.
A widely read magazine that covers all aspects of sailing from tips and tricks for beginners to hot charter destinations to technical discussions of boat systems to world cruising explorations by sailboat. From old salt to beginning sailor, there is something in this magazine for everyone.
This is an over-sized and beautiful glossy magazine that prides itself on fine writing and dramatic photography. Founded in 1966, I remember issues of this magazine lying on our coffee table when I was a child, fueling my father’s dreams of a circumnavigation (which, sadly, never came to pass).