We publish articles and photographs in many RVing and cruising magazines, and this is where we announce these kinds of exciting happenings in our lives…
- Escapees Magazine features our story "Pacing Your RV Travels"
Posted May 2, 2013
Escapees Magazine has featured our story Pacing Your RV Travels in their May-June 2013 issue. When we started our full-time RV travels six years ago, we hurried and hustled just like all new full-timers do. We wanted to see it all, and see it all Right Now. Since then, we have learned to slow down and immerse ourselves a little deeper in our travels, finding hobbies and a “theme” that have given greater meaning to our journey…
Escapees is a multi-faceted organization that looks after the needs of RVers. From their wonderful bi-monthly magazine to their awesome database of boondocking locations, to their Texas-based mail forwarding service, to their involvement in RV advocacy, to their many inexpensive member RV parks, to their programs for elderly RVers that have hung up their keys for good, Escapees is an excellent organization for all RVers to join…
- Blue Water Sailing's April, 2013 issue has one of our photos on the cover!!
Posted March 21, 2013
What a total thrill — Blue Water Sailing Magazine has put my photo on the cover of their April, 2013 issue. On newstands now! Get a copy!!
I took the photo during Zihuatanejo Sail Fest this year. Part of this festival, which benefits the underprivileged school children of the area, is a boat parade where all the boats cruise around the bay under sail.
The fun part about this pic is that we know the good folks on both boats. The boat under sail is an Amel 54 ketch called Liebling, with seasoned Mexico cruisers Linda and Jim aboard. I was delighted when they sailed near the pretty turrets and roof-lines of some of the villas in the heart of the bay. Their boat is also in the banner photo at the top of this page along with the schooner Patricia Belle.
At anchor just to the right of the ketch is the Fontaine-Pajot catamaran Rapscullion. Henry, her single-handing owner, has brought her back north this season after cruising the Pacific coast of Central America for a while.
Sail Fest was a great success this year, due largely to the tireless efforts of Pamela Bendall, reportedly raising $67,000 USD to help educate the children of Zihuatanejo.
- NikonRumors.com features our guest post - "Learning photography on the roads less traveled"
Posted: January 19, 2013
The popular NikonRumors.com website has published my guest blog post about learning photography as we travel. We use several models of Nikon cameras — Nikon D5100, Nikon D40 and Nikon S3100 — and photos from all of them are showcased.
- Blue Water Sailing Magazine features our story "A Colorful Christmas in Zihuatanejo"
Posted: December 1, 2012
The December 2012 edition of Blue Water Sailing Magazine features out story, “A Colorful Christmas in Zihuatanejo.” We spent Christmas in Z-town during our first cruising season in 2010. The town came alive and the cruising community banded together to celebrate Christmas, far from snow and far from home.
- Latitude 38 uses our Mexico Cruising Guides for their new "First Timer's Guide to Mexico"
Posted: October 1, 2012
The new edition of Latitude 38′s First Timer’s Guide to Mexico, which is used by the Baja Ha-Ha Rally fleet, is out — and we were a part of its production!! Last year Latitude 38 publisher Richard Spindler discovered our Mexico Cruising Guides Part I and Part II and liked them so much he incorporated them into the new edition of the First Timer’s Guide to Mexico! The e-book is here. How cool is that??!!
- Escapees Magazine features our story "Life Afloat and on the Road" - Sep/Oct 2012
Posted: September 1, 2012
The September/October 2012 edition of Escapees Magazine is featuring our story “Life Afloat and on the Road.” This is a continuation of the story that appeared in the July/August issue comparing the RVing and cruising lifestyles. On the surface they might seem to be similar lifestyles, but we’ve found that they are very different.
- Cruising World Magazine features our story, "Baja Aha!" - September 2012
Posted: August 18, 2012
The September, 2012 issue of Cruising World Magazine is featuring our story about voyaging down the Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.We had great adventures on that cruise in November, 2010. We were new to the cruising life and we were a little scared, but we were also very excited. When darkness fell on our first night offshore, we were surprised to find comforting company over the radio in the pitch black. Our beginner’s luck held for a few days, but of course cruising wouldn’t be cruising without mishaps…
The article is called “Baja Aha” and should be on newsstands until mid-September. I’m really proud to have made it into this prestigious magazine. Check it out and let us know how you liked it!!
If you don’t subscribe to CW, it’s a great magazine. I’ve subscribed off-and-on since the late 1980′s! Here are subscription links for both the print and Kindle editions. Did you know you can get a year of CW for $1.99 on Kindle?!! (It’s the link with no price listed…) Save those trees!
- Coast-to-Coast Magazine puts our photo on the Cover AND features our story - Summer 2012!!
Posted: July 1, 2012
The Summer 2012 issue of Coast-to-Coast Magazine has my photo on their cover. WOW!! Plus, they are featuring my story, “Everything Under the Sun,” about two fabulous (and little visited) camping areas in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest.
The fifith wheel driving off into the distance in this photo belongs to our friends Bob & Donna Lea Jensen.
25-year veteran snow-bird RVers, they introduced themselves to us on a dark winter night in while we were boondocked near them in Quartzsite, Arizona. Knowing we didn’t have enough solar power to be able to run our microwave, they brought a bag of hot popcorn over to our cold, unheated trailer. In the next few weeks they proceeded to teach us all about boondocking.
It felt wonderful to be able to repay them with a magazine cover shot of their trailer. And hopefully this website can be our ‘hot bag of popcorn’ for all RVers that are just getting started…
- Escapees Magazine features our story "RVing by Land and Sea" - Jul/Aug 2012
Posted: July 1, 2012
The July/August 2012 edition of Escapees Magazine is featuring our story “RVing by Land and Sea.” This is the first in a two part series comparing the RVing and cruising lifestyles. The two lifestyles are very similar in a few ways, but differ dramatically in several key areas.
- Escapees Magazine features our story, "Leasing Your House" - May/Jun 2012
Posted: May 1, 2012
The May/June 2012 issue of Escapees Magazine features our story, “Leasing Your House.” We have leased our house ever since we left home in May, 2007, and it has been a very positive experience. This article covers some of the lessons we learned when we became long-distance landlords.
- Sailing Magazine publishes our feature story "Bewitching Baja," April 2012 !!!
Posted: April 1, 2012
Sailing Magazine‘s April 2012 issue is featuring our story, “Bewitching Baja,” about our wonderful adventures in the Sea of Cortez. I was enchanted by John Steinbeck’s Log from the Sea of Cortez, and I found amazing similarities between his voyage in 1941 and ours 70 years later.
- Blue Water Sailing features our story "Mexico's Costa Alegre" - April 2012
Posted: April 1, 2012
The April 2012 issue of Blue Water Sailing Magazine features our story “Mexico’s Costa Alegre.” Also known as the “Gold Coast,” this short stretch of Mexico’s coast between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo is filled with intriguing little anchorages that are fun to explore.
- Highways Magazine profiles us in "Fun with the Fagans" - April/May 2012
Posted: April/May 2012
Highways Magazine’s April/May 2012 issue includes a profile of us and our traveling lifestyle in “Fun with the Fagans.”
- Sail Magazine publishes our Sea of Cortez story "Wild Winds of the West" - March 2012
Posted: March 1, 2012
Sail Magazine’s March 2012 issue included our story “Wild Winds of the West” about sailing the beautiful — and challenging — Sea of Cortez.
- Latitude 38 profiles us in their "Changes in Latitudes" section - March 2012
Posted: March 1, 2012
We dropped the good folks at Latitude 38 a line while anchored in what turned out to be the front row seats of a beautiful yacht race in Acapulco. We aren’t racers, so this was very exciting, especially when two of the TP-52′s collided. We got lots of pics and shared them with Richard Spindler, the magazine’s publisher. He, in turn, profiled us in the next Changes in Latitudes section of their magazine.
- Escapees Magazine features our story, "Boondocking Essentials" - Jan/Feb 2012
Posted: January 1, 2012
Escapees Magazine’s January/February 2012 issues features our story, “Boondocking Essentials.” We boondock nearly every night, and we have learned a few tips and tricks about how to find beautiful places on this country’s spectacular public lands. This areticle shares those tips, most important of which is to have a sense of adventure!
Prior to 2012 we published 24 other feature stories and four magazine covers in the major RVing magazines. For a complete listing of all our published work (and to read the stories), see our Media page.
I started this website in the fall of 2008 using the very user-friendly WYSIWYG HTML website generator Shutterbug from XtraLean Software. During the summer of 2012 I migrated it to WordPress (using the Twenty-Eleven theme) to give the site a more modern look-and-feel and to take advantage of the WordPress database foundation. At the time the site had 0ver 220 pages and 6,000 photos. All the existing pages retained their original layout and will remain that way.