Published Work by Emily & Mark Fagan

We have published over 225 articles and 47 cover photos in the major RVing and cruising magazines, including:

RV Magazine Escapees Coast to Coast Family RVing Trailer Life Highways RV Journal RV Life
Cruising World
Sail Magazine Sailing Blue Water Sailing Latitude 38Motorhome

Below are some of the magazine cover photos we have published, listing the issue, location and the title of the accompanying feature article:

FMCA - Tucson Arizona - Jan 24

January 2024
Photo: Catalina State Park AZ
“A Visit to the Old Pueblo”

Escapees Nov-Dec 2023 COVER Canadian Rockies

Nov/Dec 2023
Photo: Moraine Lake Alberta
“Rocky Mountain High”

Coast-to-Coast COVER - Summer 2023

Summer 2023
Photo: Watkins Glen NY
“NY Finger Lakes”









Escapees - Mar-Apr 23 - Buddy

Mar/Apr 2023
Photo: Big Horn Mountains, WY
“Buddy – A Journey in Spirit”

Jan/Feb 2023
Sun Valley, ID
“Cargo Buckle Ratchet Straps”

Fall 2022
Tucson, Arizona
“Tucson Delights”









Jul/Aug 2022
Quartzsite, Arizona
“Torklift Camper Tie-downs”

Escapees Cover May-June 2022

May/June 2022
Custer State Park, SD
“Where the Wild Things Are”

Escapees Magazine Cover

Nov/Dec 2021
Photo: Green River Overlook
“Flaming Gorge, UT”









Coast to Coast Magazine Cover - Fall 2021

Fall 2021
Photo: Watkins Glen, NY
“NY Finger Lakes”

Escapees Magazine Cover

Sep-Oct 2021
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Escapees Magazine Cover

July/August 2021
Photo: Big Wood River
“Sun Valley Idaho”









Spring 2021
Photo: Rockhound State Park
“New Mexico Road Trip”

Escapees Magazine cover photo

Mar-Apr 2021
Photo: Star Trails in UT

Trailer Life Magazine Cover

November 2020
Photo: Waterton-Glacier NP
“Crown of the Continent”









Escapees Magazine Cover

May/June 2020
Photo: Phoenix, Arizona

Spring 2020
Photo: Sedona Arizona
“Red Rockin’ Sedona”

Cover Photo Escapees Magazine

Jan/Feb 2020
Photo: Big Horn Mtns WY









Fall 2019
Photo: Upper Peninsula, MI
“Autumn Trip to the UP”

Cover photo Escapees Magazine

Nov/Dec 2019
Photo: Phoenix, AZ

Escapees Magazine Cover Jan-Feb 2019

Jan/Feb 2019
Photo: Superstition Mtns AZ
“Tucson AZ Highlights”









Coast to Coast Magazine Cover Idaho Summer 2018

Summer 2018
Photo: Mackay Idaho
“Idaho Road Trip”

Escapees RV Club Magazine Cover Mar-Apr 2018 Photo by Emily Fagan

Mar/Apr 2018
Photo: Asheville, NC
“Reflections on RV Life”

Coast to Coast Magazine Cover Maine Spring 2018

Spring 2018
Photo: Acadia National Park
“Downeast Maine”









Escapees RV Club Magazine Nov-Dec 2017 Cover Image

Nov/Dec 2017
Photo: Ridgway Colorado
“Winter RVing Tips”

Coast to Coast RV Magazine Summer 2017 Cover Image

Summer 2017
Photo: The Smokies NC
“Appalachian Mountains”

Coast to Coast Magazine Summer 2016 Eastern Oregon RV Travel

Fall 2016
Photo: Big Bend TX
“Exploring Oregon’s Quiet Side”









Escapees RV Magazine July 2016 Cover Photo

July/August 2016
Photo: Kanab, Utah
“Interview: Kay Peterson”

Coast to Coast Magazine Fall 2016 Cover Photo by Mark Fagan

Summer 2016
Photo: Eastern Oregon
“Splendid Isolation: Big Bend”

Escapees RV Club Travel Guide 2016 Cover

January 2016
Photo: Phoenix, Arizona










Coast to Coast Magazine Cover Fall 2015

Fall 2015
Photo: Ouray, Colorado
“Colorful Colorado”

Escapees Magazine Cover Sep-Oct 2015

September / October 2015
Photo: Ridgway CO
“RV Travel Photography”

Coast to Coast Magazine Cover Summer 2015

Summer 2015
Photo: Capital Reef Utah
“Driving Amid the Red Rocks”










2015 Escapees Travel Guide

January 2015
Photo: Apache Junction, AZ

Escapees Magazine Cover Jan-Feb 2015-210

Jan/Feb 2015
Photo: Apache Junction, AZ
“Stay the Course”

Phoenix Arizona Cover Story Coast to Coast Magazine Fall 2014

Fall, 2014
Photo: Phoenix Arizona
“A Walk on the Wild Side”










Escapees 2014 Travel Guide 210

January 2014
Photo: La Manzanilla, Mexico

Escapees Magazine Cover Sep/Oct 2013

Sep/Oct 2013
Photo: Flaming Gorge, Utah

Coast to Coast Cover Fall 2013

Fall 2013
Photo: Telluride, Colorado
“Legends of the Fall”










Coast to Coast Magazine Cover Summer 2013

Summer 2013
Photo: Red Canyon, Utah
“Beyond Bryce Canyon”


April, 2013
Photo: Zihuatanejo, Mexico

RV Life Magazine Cover July 2013 Emily Fagan

July 2013
Photo: Flaming Gorge UT
“Chasing Rainbows”











Spring 2012
Photo: Roosevelt Lake AZ
“Everything Under the Sun”


September 2010
Photo: Parowan Utah
“Once Upon a Time in the West”


Summer 2010
Photo: Valley of Fire, NV
“Embers of History”











August 2010
Photo: Sun Valley, ID
“America’s Alps”


Jan/Feb 2009
Photo: Bryce Canyon, Utah









National Geographic National Parks Book

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 some of them from this page (below).

The articles are grouped by general category and are listed in reverse chronological order. The stories are written by me (Emily) and the photos are both mine and Mark’s.

You can navigate to the different groups of articles on this page by using the following links:

You can also read some of our articles online at the publishers’ websites:


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We have published photos in the following wall calendars. These are sold in boutique gift shops and online at Amazon:

2024 Sedona Wall Calendar
Month of August
West Fork Trail – Emily Fagan

2024 Northern Arizona Wall Calendar
Calendar Cover and Month of July
Canyon de Chelly National Park – Mark Fagan



2024 Sedona Wall Calendar
Month of December
Bell Rock Pathway – Mark Fagan

2024 Utah “Mighty 5” Wall Calendar
Month of February
Bryce Canyon National Park – Emily Fagan



2021 Lake Powell Wall Calendar
Month of November
Glen Canyon Dam – Mark Fagan

2021 Puppies Wall Calendar
Month of April
Buddy – Emily Fagan



2021 Yellowstone Wall Calendar
Month of February
Grand Teton National Park – Emily Fagan

2021 Sedona Wall Calendar
Month of March
Chapel of the Holy Cross – Emily Fagan



2021 Sedona Wall Calendar
Month of July
West Fork Trail – Emily Fagan

2020 Sedona Wall Calendar
Month of May
Courthouse Vista – Mark Fagan



2020 Colorado Wall Calendar
Month of November
Million Dollar Highway – Emily Fagan

2019 Arizona Wall Calendar
Calendar cover and month of January
Canyon de Chelly National Park – Mark Fagan

National Geographic National Parks Book


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A Visit to the Old Pueblo – Family RVing, January 2024
Tucson is a fun-filled destination for a winter escape, offering beautiful scenery, an active nightlife and a colorful historic district.

Sedona Arizona – Where the Red Rocks Rock! – Escapees Magazine, Jan/Feb 2024
Sedona is a charming, artsy and slightly funky town nestled in some of the most impressive red rock scenery in America!

Rocky Mountain High in Canada’s National Parks – Escapees Magazine, Nov/Dec 2023
The towering Rocky Mountains are utterly breathtaking and an ideal destination for outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Washington Highlights – Coast to Coast Magazine, Fall 2023
From a Bach music festival to a boat-in village in the North Cascades to 4th of July in a Mexican farming town, Washington is a blast.

Downeat Maine – Escapees Magazine, Jul/Aug 2023
Downeast Maine is full of stately lighthouses, bucolic small harbors, quaint New England towns and Acadia National Park!

New York Fingerlakes – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer 2023
Elegant wineries, quaint Amish communities and stunning Watkins Glen waterfalls make the Finger Lakes a great RV destination.

Stehekin Ferry in Washington – Escapees, Nov/Dec 2022
The Stehekin Ferry takes visitors back in time to a unique boat-in only destination in the North Cascades.

Tucson Delights – Affenctionately known at the “Old Pueblo” – Coast to Coast, Fall 2022
Tucson’s old neighborhoods and old mission church were highlights along with petroglyphs and wild animals in Saguaro National Park.

High Mountain Adventures – Hidden Gems in Colorado – RV Magazine, October 2022
Visiting wineries in Fuita, scaling red rock wonders in Colorado National Monument and touching dinosaur bones too!

Precious Jewels in Montana and Wyoming – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer 2022
From Cody, Wyoming, to Red Lodge, Montana, there are spectacular sights just outside Yellowstone National Park.

Custer State Park, SD – Where the Wild Things Are! – Escapees Magazine, May/June 2022
Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota is teeming with wild and feral animals – great for kids and kids at heart!

Waterfalls – Splash into Summer! – RV Magazine, May 2022
A look at several different stunning waterfalls that we found across the US.

Pioche Nevada – A living ghost town – Escapees Magazine, March/April 2022
Pioche was a mining town until the early 1900s. Today descendents of the miners live in town and the museum is filled with history.

Quartzsite Arizona – Winter Home of the Fun and Funky – RV Magazine, May 2022
Quartzsite is the winter gathering place for RVers from all over. Rigs fill the desert and eager shoppers fill the Big Tent at the RV show.

Flaming Gorge Utah – Escapees Magazine, Novemeber/December 2021
The Green River has carved a stunning canyon through the red rocks in Utah, and big horn sheep roam through the campground!

Leaf Peeping in Michigan – RV Magazine, October 2021
The brilliant hues of autumn pop out everywhere in Michigan. Here are some spots where we found the best color.

Majestic Canadian Rockies – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer 2021
Four adjacent National Parks show off the jaw-droppingly gorgeous towering mountains of the Canadian Rockies.

Sun Valley Idaho – America’s Alps – Escapees Magazine, July/August 2021
Nestled in the majestic Sawtooth Mountains, Sun Valley is a fabulous playground for the rich and famous and for regular folk too!

Dinosaur National Monument – Escapees Magazine, May/June 2021
If you want to touch real dinosaur bones still lodged in the earth, this is the place to go. And the campground is lovely!

A New Mexico Road Trip – Coast to Coast Magazine, Spring 2021
From the martians and aliens in Roswell to the cliff dwellings of Bandelier to a caldera near Los Alamos, New Mexico has lots to offer.

Spring Mountain Ranch in Nevada – Escapees Magazine, March/April 2021
Near the Las Vegas Strip, you find yourself a world apart at this historic ranch set on the edge of Nevada’s red rock beauty

Sedona is for Lovers – RV Magazine, February 2021
What better place to take your Valentine to celebrate your love than scenic and trendy Sedona Arizona?!

Historic Yuma Arizona – Escapees Magazine, January 2021
From the “Hell Hole of the West” territorial prison to the charming old town adobe houses, Yuma is a colorful destination for an RV trip

Utah Red Rocks – RV Magazine, January 2021
Southern Utah is a vast playground of dazzling red rocks that make it one of America’s best places to take an RV and visit for a while.

Wintertime at Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Parks – Escapees Magazine, November/December 2020
Both Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon take on a mystical aura during and after a winter blizzard.

Halloween Camping in Michigan’s State Parks – Trailer Life Magazine, November 2020
Michigan’s State Parks host wonderful Halloween events for campers. What a hoo hoo hoot!

Fall Foliage in Colorado – Escapees Magazine, September/October 2020
Southwestern Colorado explodes in shades of gold each fall. This is a spectacle not to be missed!

A Road Trip along Lake Superior’s South Shore – Trailer Life Magazine, September 2020
From warm sand beaches to cold and stormy seas to pretty lighthouses, Lake Superior shoreline is rugged yet beautiful

Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks in Montana and Alberta – Trailer Life, May 2020
Glaciers carved spectacular valleys between the craggy mountain peaks in this unique International Peace Park

South Dakota’s Black Hills – Coast to Coast, Summer, 2020
Waterfalls, bike trails, funny feral burros and a world famous motorcycle rally make for great memories in the Black Hills

Small towns of Wyoming – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2020
A road trip along some of Wyoming less traveled byways takes us from one charming western town to another

Stunning Sedona, Arizona – Coast to Coast Magazine, Spring, 2020
Sedona is an outdoor lovers paradise tucked into an exquisite red rock setting that’s worthy of many return visits!

Top Hikes in the National Parks – Trailer Life Magazine, January, 2020
The best way to see the National Parks is on foot. Here are some beautiful hikes.

Visiting the National Parks in Winter – Trailer Life Maggazine, December, 2019
Most folks visit the National Parks in summertime, but winter offers a fabulous, intimate and very different experience.

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon – Trailer Life Magazine, November, 2019
The eye popping royal blue water at Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is stunning against the snowy landscape

Chasing Fall Color in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Coast to Coast Magazine, Fall, 2019
Some of America’s best fall foliage can be found in Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan.

Goblin Valley State Park in Utah – Trailer Life Magazine, September, 2019
This wonderland state park is full of red rock hoodoos and brings out the kid in everyone

Wyoming’s Glorious Grand Teton National Park – Trailer Life Magazine, July, 2019
The Tetons are a stunning mountain range, and this National Park is among the best in the nation.

Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer 2019
Wyoming is most famous for Yellowstone and the Tetons, but the equally majestic Big Horn Mountains are quieter!

Beartooth and Chief Joseph Highways – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2019
The Beartooth and Chief Joseph Highways in Montana and Wyoming are knock-your-socks-off spectacular!

Ancient Indian Ruins of New Mexico – Coast to Coast Magazine, Spring 2019
Aztec Ruins National Monument and Bandelier National Monument take us bad to the days of the Ancients.

Canadian Rockies – Stunning National Parks! – Trailer Life Magazine, May 2019
Four glorious national parks abut each other in Canada; Famous Banff and Jasper are just two of them!

Tucson Arizona Highlights – Escapees Magazine, Jan/Feb 2019
From a colorful historic district to an ancient mission church, Tucson is a fun place to visit.

Hawaii Escape – Escapees Magazine, Dec/Jan 2018
We leave our trailer behind to explore the island of Oahu!

Santa Fe New Mexico Highlights – Escapees Magazine, Oct/Nov 2018
From a slot canyon to some fabulous ancient Indian ruins there’s lots to see near Santa Fe.

Back Roads of Idaho – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer 2018
Traveling the back roads of Idaho, there are charming small towns and beautiful mountains at every turn.

RVing Downeast Maine – Coast to Coast Magazine, Spring 2018
From Bangor to Acadia National Park to the furthest east town of Lubec, Maine has lots to offer RVers.

Maysville, Kentucky – Trailer Life Magazine, February 2018
Maysville, Kentucky, enchanted us with its gregarious and friendly spirit and charming historic downtown.

Animals Encounters in Arizona – Motorhome Magazine, December 2017
Arizona is crawling with wildlife. Here are some great places to see the special critters of the southwest.

Georgia On Their Minds – Trailer Life Magazine, September 2017
The South is known for hospitality, and a wonderful glimpse of the gentility of yesteryear is best seen on the Antebellum Trail

The Spirit of the Sea – Motorhome Magazine, August 2017
Following Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island we see stunning seascapes and cute harbors.

Quaint Side of Canada – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2017
Coastal travels from the pretty lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove to picturesque Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Virginia Mountain Majesty – Motorhome Magazine, July 2017
Following the Blue Ridge Highway through Virginia, we find blue grass music, wineries and majestic mountains.

Downeast Maine – Trailer Life RV Magazine, June 2017
Few people venture to the far northeast corner of America, but the seaside villages and local color are not to be missed!

New York’s Finger Lakes – Motorhome Magazine, May 2017
We explore a lesser known Amish community and enjoy some wine tasting between Amish farm outings.

Sweet Sarasota Florida – Trailer Life Magazine, March, 2017
Sarasota Florida is a beach lover’s paradise, with sugar sand beaches and turquoise water. But there’s lots of high culture too…

Maine Course – Motorhome Magazine, September, 2016
From craggy shores to sweet harbors to Rockefeller’s network of “Carriage Roads,” Acadia National Park rocks!

Splendid Isolation: The Big Bend – Coast to Coast Magazine, Fall, 2016
Big Bend National Park is ruggedly beautiful, from the Rio Grande to mountaintops and desert rocks. A daytrip to Mexico is a must!

New Hampshire’s Little Engine That Could – Trailer Life Magazine, August, 2016
We take a trip up Mt. Washington on the historic and unique Cog Railway to the Weather Station up top.

Exporing Oregon’s Quiet Side – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer, 2016
From the rivers east of Bend to the snowcapped peaks of the Wallowa Mountains, eastern Oregon is a little known paradise.

Jewels of Florida’s Northern Gulf Coast – Motorhome Magazine, July, 2016
The Northern Gulf Coast of Florida is often overlooked in favor of more famous southern spots, but it has a lot to offer

High Country Holiday – Trailer Life Magazine, May, 2016
A visit to North Carolina’s Great Smoky National Park and the southern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Deep in the Heart of West Texas – Trailer Life Magazine, February, 2016
Big Bend National Park has mountains, deserts and rivers as well as ghost towns and a taste of Mexico!

Adventures in Central Arizona – Motorhome Magazine, November, 2015
The hub of central Arizona is Phoenix, but just outside the city lies a treasure trove of natural beauty.

Out Yonder in Oregon – Trailer Life Magazine, October, 2015
Tucked into a far corner of Oregon, the Wallowa Mountains are one of the best kept secrets in the West.

Finding the COLOR in Colorado – Coast to Coast Magazine, Fall, 2015
An autumn RV trip to the adorable mountain towns of Ouray and Silverton, Colorado, makes for a stunning immersion in fall colors.

Under the Idaho Sun – Trailer Life Magazine, August, 2015
Sun Valley Idaho is an RVers paradise with camping galore and free concerts, gallery walks and performances everyday.

Grand Teton National Park – Motorhome Magazine, August, 2015
Grand Teton National Park is flanked by a jaw-dropping mountain range, but there are dozens of hidden treasures too.

Driving between the Red Rocks: A Utah Roadtrip – Coast to Coast Magazine, Summer, 2015
Driving the spectacular Bicentennial Highway through Glen Canyon to Natural Bridges Nat’l Monument and Capitol Reef Nat’l Park.

The Sunny Side of Oregon – Trailer Life Magazine, May, 2015
From Crater Lake to the Deschutes, McKenzie and Crooked Rivers, we discover the beauty of Central Oregon.

Arizona’s Red Rock Country – Trailer Life Magazine, December, 2014
Hiking, biking and thrill seeking amid the red rocks of artsy Sedona Arizona.

A Walk on the Wild Side in Phoenix Arizona – Coast to Coast Magazine, Fall 2014
Beyond the urban sprawl of Phoenix, Arizona, is a world teeming with natural beauty on lovely waterways and hiking trails.

Montana’s Ghost Towns! – Trailer Life, August, 2014
Montana’s Gold Rush was not as famous as the one in California, but the ghost towns are just as fascinating.

Enchanting Ensenada – Escapees Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013
Ensenada is a fabulous destination by RV or boat, and makes a perfect introduction to travel in Mexico.

Legends of the Fall – Coast-to-Coast, Fall 2013
The red rocks of Colorado National Monument and the fall foliage on the San Juan Mountains are kaleidescopic.

Dinosaurs and Much Much More – RV Life, September 2013
From fossilized dinosaur bones to ancient petroglyphs, Dinosaur National Monument is magnificent!

Flaming Gorge – Red Rocks, Aquamarine Water & Rainbows! – Trailer Life, August 2013
A rainbow-filled visit to the stunning cliffs, river and dam at Utah’s Flaming Gorge.

Chasing Rainbows in Flaming Gorge – RV Life, July 2013
The sweeping views, brilliant red rocks and friendly animals make Flaming Gorge perfect for the whole family.

Beyond Bryce Canyon – Coast-to-Coast, Summer 2013
Some of the best of Utah lies between the more famous National Parks at Bryce and Zion.

Everything Under the Sun – Coast-to-Coast Magazine, Spring, 2012
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.

Renogy 200 watt solar panel


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Demco Recon 21k 5th Wheel Hitch – RV Magazine, March 2023
This unusual hitch mounts on a gooseball in the truck bed, making it easy to install and remove, plus it’s truck brand independent.

Cargo Buckles – Escapees, Jan/Feb 2023
Cargo Buckle retractable ratchet straps are a game changer and time saver for tying down heavy items in a toy hauler or flat bed trailer.

Torklift Camper Tie-Downs and FastGuns – RV Magazine, January 2022
The Torklift Camper Tie-Downs are the best in the industry and the companion FastGuns make securing your truck camper a breeze

RV Awning Fabric Repair – RV Magazine, April 2021
RV awnings are ungainly and awkward and we found a few tricks for replacing the awning fabric.

Organizing and Defrosting a small RV Refrigerator – RV Magazine, March 2021
Here are some tips to make it easy to organize an RV fridge and defrost it quickly and painlessly

Portable Power – Honda EU2200i Generator – Escapees Magazine, Jul/Aug 2019
Honda’s new EU2200i portable generator packs a lot of punch into an easy-to-carry package.

How to Repair a manual RV Awning – Escapees Magazine, September/October 2019
Our manual awning suffered catastrophic UV damage from a life in the sun. Here’s an outline of what the repair entailed.

Shopping for a Toyhauler – Trailer Life Magazine, September 2019
There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a toy hauler. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Amp’d Up Throttle Booster – Escapees Magazine, May/Jun 2019
The “Amp’d Up” throttle booster from Edge Products fixes the “deal pedal” syndrome when towing.

MORryde SRE4000 Trailer Suspension Upgrade – Escapees Magazine, Jul/Aug 2018
Installing the MORryde SRE4000 equalizer on your trailer smooths out the ride and saves your dishes!.

Portable Generator Maintenance – Trailer Life Magazine, April 2018
Avid boondockers and casual dry campers need to keep their generators in good shape. Here are some tips.

Step-by-step installation of the B&W OEM Companion Hitch – Trailer Life Magazine, April, 2017
Truck manufacturers now provide “puck” systems for easy DIY installation of fifth wheel hitches. Here’s the B&W “puck” Hitch.

Cruising on Solar Power – Cruising World Magazine, February, 2017
How to design and install a solar power system on a sailboat that is robust enough for anchoring out all the time.

Power Inverters – Escapees Magazine, Sep/Oct 2016
Power inverters make it possible to run AC appliances on DC batteries when dry camping. Here’s the low down.

One Ton Trucks – Buying a Truck for Heavy Duty Towing – Trailer Life Magazine, July, 2016
What to look for when buying a heavy duty pickup truck to tow a big fifth wheel trailer.

Diesel Engine Tuners – Escapees Magazine, Mar/Apr 2016
Diesel engine tuners truly put the driver in the driver’s seat of the truck! Here’s a look at how they work.

RV Batteries: The Heart of the RV Power Plant – Escapees Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016
Hints for what to look for in RV house batteries (wet cell vs. AGM) and how best to wire them.

RV Solar Power: The Installation Process – Escapees Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015
Tips and tricks for installing solar panels on an RV roof and a solar charge controller in teh basement.

Winterizing Your Screen Door – Trailer Life Magazine, November, 2015
If you are planning on winter camping in your trailer, here’s an easy way to let the sun in and keep the cold out!

Hydraulic Disc Brake Conversion – Escapees Magazine, Jul/Aug, 2015
Upgrading a trailer’s brake system to electric over hydraulic disc brakes makes a radical difference in driving comfort and safety!

RV Solar Power Basics – Escapees Magazine, May/Jun, 2015
RV Solar Power is demystified with an easy-to-understand review of the basic components in a solar power installation.

Making Weight – How Heavy is Your Rig? – Escapees Magazine – Mar/Apr, 2015
Weighing your rig is an important safety measure, and the Smart-Weigh program makes it easy to do.

Installation of a High-Capacity Watermaker – Cruising World Magazine, February, 2015
A step-by-step description of the installation of the lifeblood of our cruise: a 60-gallon-per-hour watermaker.

Installation of a Vent-Free Propane Heater – Escapees Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014
A step-by-step guide to selecting and installing a vent-free propane heater in an RV.

Keep It Clean – Tips for RV Sanitation Systems – Motorhome Magazine, July, 2014
Good Sam Club loved our article in Trailer Life so much (next listing) that they published it in MotorHome too!!

Keep It Clean – Tips for RV Sanitation Systems – Trailer Life, May, 2014
Tips and tricks for maintaining an RV’s holding tanks and recommended procedures for doing the dirty deed at the RV dump station.

Keeping Your RV Roof in Tip-Top Shape! – Trailer Life, September 2013
RV rubber roofs and fiberglass roofs each require special care to stay in good condition and remain watertight.

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.

Happy Camper Holding Tank Treatment


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Cruising Mexico’s Sweet Costalegre – Sailing Magazine, June 2016
In between the more popular anchorages on Mexico’s mainland coast we discovered some gorgeous hidden coves.

Huatulco Mexico – In our Hearts Forever!Sailing Magazine, February, 2014
The Bays of Huatulco sparkle like jewels on the southern Pacific shores of Mexico and offer the best cruising in Mexico.

A Colorful Christmas in ZihuatanejoBlue Water Sailing, December, 2012
What could be better than Christmas in colorful, vibrant “Z-town” where the sun is bright and the setting tropical.

Baja “Aha” – Cruising World Magazine, Sep 2012
Our maiden sail down the Pacific coast of Baja from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas was full of beginner’s luck.

Mexico’s Costa Alegre – Blue Water Sailing, Apr 2012
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
A literary cruise through the Sea of Cortez with flashbacks to John Steinbeck’s hilarious book, Log from the Sea of Cortez

Wild Winds of the West – Sail Magazine, March, 2012
Describes the thrills awaiting charterers in the Sea of Cortez. Editors refer to Groovy as a “charter boat.” What next?


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Toy Hauler Living – Escapees Magazine, May/June 2023
What is it like to live in a toy hauler, especially an open box design? The flexibility is fantastic and the patio can’t be beat!

Buddy – A Journey in Spirit – Escapees Magazine, March/April 2023
When our sweet pup ate a lethal dose of rat poison, the emergency hospital vets told us he’d never survive. God gave him a miracle and he recovered 100%.

Living the RV Dream – RV Magazine, August 2021
What are your innermost dreams and what does it take to make your dreams come true?

Keeping Cool in Summer – RV Magazine, July 2021
Summertime RVing is blast but it can get hot too. Here are some tips for beating the heat in your RV.

Is Full-time RVing in your Future? – RV Magazine, June 2021
Full-time RVing is a thrilling life changing adventure. Here are some things to ponder before jumping to this exciting new phase of life.

Travel Photography – Trailer Life Magazine, June 2019
Here are a few tips for RVers to make their travel photos come alive.

Fifth Wheel Toyhaulers – Trailer Life Magazine, Mar 2019
A sampling of 5th wheel toy haulers on the market with pros/cons of each!

RVing and Bicycling – Match Made in Heaven! – Trailer Life Magazine, February 2019
Bicycling is a great activity for RVers. Here are some tips and favorite cycling destinations.

Full-time RVing – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2018
We offer readers our tips and insights into the full-time RV lifestyle.

Reflections: Lessons Learned in the Full-time RV Lifestyle – Escapees, May 2018
On our 11th anniversary of full-time travel we look back at what we’ve learned along the way.

First-Timer Fifth Wheels – Trailer Life Magazine, May 2018
Here’s a look at a dozen great “first-timer” fifth wheels that are under $50k and shorter than 32′.

Stay Cozy Warm While RVing in Cold Weather – Escapees Magazine, January/February 2018
Here are some survival tips to help you make it through a cold winter season in your RV!

Full-timer Fifth Wheel Trailers – Trailer Life Magazine, October 2017
A review of twelve new fifth wheel trailer models suitable for full-time living.

Visiting the Dentist in Mexico – Escapees Magazine, November/December 2016
Mexican dentists do top quality work at rock bottom prices. Here are our personal experiences that have kept us smiling for 8 years.

An Interview with Kay Peterson – Escapees Magazine, Jul/Aug 2016
Kay Peterson and her husband Joe founded the unique Escapees RV Club. Her story is a thrill and an inspiration.

Leasing Your House To Go Full-time RVing – Escapees Magazine, May/Jun 2016
Most folks sell their house before they go full-time, but we leased ours and have been oh-so-happy that we did!

What is it Like to RV Full-time? – At Home on the Road – Motorhome Magazine, January, 2016
RVing full-time sounds like a dream, but the transition can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for how to get from here to there!

Getting The Most From Your Travel Photography – Escapees Magazine, Sep/Oct, 2015
What makes a great photo? Here’s some hints and tips for putting some zing in your travel photography?

Stay the Course – Escapees Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015
Inspiration for future full-timers who are overwhelmed by the challenges of starting a new and exotic life on the road.

A Full-time RVer’s Metamorphosis – Escapees Magazine, Sep/Oct 2014
An interview with two special Escapees members who have lived and worked in their RV full-time for 26 years.

Taking Your RV into the Mountains– Escapees Magazine, July/August 2013
Some hints and tips for taking a big rig into the mountains.

Pacing Your RV 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.

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 – What’s similar and what’s different about 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
Part I – Written at the request of Escapees Magazine, this is a comparison of the full-time RVing and cruising lifestyles.

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.

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Every other month between January 2017 and November 2020 we authored the back page column in Trailer Life Magazine called “Roads to Adventure.” This column focused on special RV destinations and featured a beautiful (and enticing!) photo.

Trailer Life Column: Sedona Red Rocks – Trailer Life Magazine, November 2020
Hiking among and between Sedona Arizona’s red rocks can’t be beat. When a storm darkens the sky it gets even better!

Trailer Life Column: Mackinac Bridge – Trailer Life Magazine, Sep 2020
The gateway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this historic bridge lights up at night

Trailer Life Column: The Giants of Montana – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2020
The mammoth and ancient Ross Creek cedar trees are awe-inspiring to walk among and climb into.

Trailer Life Column: Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Trailer Life, May, 2020
An old grist mill in Virginia offers a hands-on glimpse into America’s and Appalachia’s past

Trailer Life Column: Cedar Breaks National Monument – Trailer Life Magazine, March 2020
One of the lesser known National Parks in Utah, Cedar Breaks is a red rock wonderland!

Trailer Life Column: New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument – Trailer Life Magazine, January, 2020
How about sledding on a gypsum sand dune? White Sands is a playground for all ages!

Trailer Life Column: Glacier National Park in Montana – Trailer Life Magazine, May 2019
Towering snowcapped mountains and glassy alpine lakes make Glacier NP a treasured wonderland.

Trailer Life Column: Colorado’s Maroon Bells – Trailer Life Magazine, March 2019
We found beauty and romance at sunrise in gorgeous Maroon Bells.

Trailer Life Column: Florida Panhandle – Trailer Life Magazine, January 2019
Turquoise water and white sand beaches make the Florida Panhandle a stunning destination.

Trailer Life Column: Icefields Parkway in Canada – Trailer Life Magazine, November 2018
The Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks is out of this world!

Trailer Life Column: Autumn in Zion National Park – Trailer Life Magazine, September 2018
Zion National Park is known for its towering cliffs, but the fall foliage fills the canyon with vibrant color.

Trailer Life Column: 4th of July in Custer, South Dakota – Trailer Life Magazine, July 2018
Custer, South Dakota, is a small town with a big heart, and their 4th of July celebration is top notch.

Trailer Life Column: Rockport Massachusetts – Trailer Life Magazine, May 2018
Rockport, Massachusetts, is a cute seaside town whose history dates to the Revolution.

Trailer Life Column: Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico – Trailer Life Magazine, March 2018
At Bandelier National Monument we discovered quintessential cliff dwellings complete with ladders to the entrances.

Trailer Life Column: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona – Trailer Life Magazine, January 2018
We found Petrified Forest National Park’s hidden jewels at Jasper Forest and Blue Mesa Trail.

Trailer Life Column: Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada – Trailer Life Magazine, November, 2017
Deep in the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake is a vibrant turquoise lake tucked between snowcapped mountain peaks.

Trailer Life Column: San Juan Skyway, Colorado – Trailer Life Magazine, September, 2017
The San Juan Skyway loops through SW Colorado, and erupts in a fiery display of color during fall foliage season!

Trailer Life Column: McCall, Idaho – Trailer Life Magazine, July, 2017
McCall, Idaho, is a little known bona-fide beach town high up in the Rocky Mountains!

Trailer Life Column: Watkins Glen, New York – Trailer Life Magazine, May, 2017
Watkins Glen is a fabulous gorge, and a visit in the rain reveals a jaw-dropping waterfall.

Trailer Life Column: Bryce Canyon at Night – Trailer Life Magazine, March, 2017
Bryce Canyon is stunning by day, but at midnight the canyon is spanned by the Milky Way!

Trailer Life Column: Horseshoe Bend Arizona – Trailer Life Magazine, January, 2017
Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona, is a breathtaking overlook high above the Colorado River.

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Grand Canyon Wildflower Image — Landscape Magazine, August 2023
Mark describes a special encounter with a beautiful wildflower in Kaibab National Forest.

Travel Photography – Trailer Life Magazine, June 2019
Here are a few tips for making travel photos come alive.

Getting The Most From Your Travel Photography – Escapees Magazine, Sep/Oct, 2015
What makes a great photo? Hints and tips for putting some zing in your travel photography

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“Mark and Emily” YouTube Video (5+ minutes) — Camping World, March 2018
Camping World’s pro video crew spent 3 days with us creating this inspiring video (our blog post about the video shoot is here)

Mexico’s Natural Attractions — JetLine Cruise, APRIL 2018
JetLine Cruise interviewed us about visiting La Bufadora in Ensenada (our blog post about La Bufadora is here)

Podcast Interview (46 minutes) — Keep Your Daydream, June 2015
Keep Your Daydream adventure travel podcast interviewed us to learn how we launched our travel dream and how we keep it going.

Quitting Life to Hit the Road in an RV — Yahoo Travel, February 2015
Yahoo Travel feature story about us and other RVers who left convention behind to live in an RV full-time.

Blog Review of Roads Less Traveled – Belinda Hughes Writing and Travel Blog, July, 2014
Writer, blogger and future RVer gave this blog a glowing review in her debut post in a series of blog reviews.

Sailing Groovy on Kyocera Solar Power – Kyocera Solar Power Website, June, 2013
Solar panel manufacturer Kyocera Solar featured our sailboat Groovy‘s solar power installation on their website.

Solar Power Installation on Sailboat “Groovy” – Clean Technica, May, 2013
CleanTechnica featured a story about our marine solar power installation aboard our sailboat Groovy.

Solar Sailboat Shows How “Groovy” Off-Grid Life Can Be – EarthTechling, May, 2013
EarthTechling featured a story about our off-the-grid lifestyle, powered by solar, aboard our sailboat Groovy.

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

Coast-to-Coast Magazine
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.

Escapees Magazine
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.

Highways Magazine
This was the official magazine for the Good Sam Club and ceased publication in 2014.  It was chock full of RV tech tips, previews of upcoming Good Sam events, RV equipment reviews and RV destination recommendations.

MotorHome Magazine
This magazine was first published in 1968 and was later purchased by Good Sam Club. It was dedicated to driveable RVs, that is, Class A’s, B’s and C’s, and was filled with motorhome tech tips and great RV destination stories. It was incorporated into RV Magazine in January 2021.

RV Journal
This excellent free magazine used to be found in Camping World, RV parks and other RV-related places of business in the western states.  It focused on happenings in the West that could inspire an RVing voyage to a particular destination, from musical events to festivals to country fairs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in print.

RV Life Magazine
This wonderful, over-sized magazine was one of the oldest regional RV magazines.  It included excellent destination articles and interesting news pieces about the RV industry. The name and brand were sold to new owners.

Trailer Life Magazine
Part of the Good Sam family, this magazine was dedicated to towable RVs, and had tips for both tow vehicles (trucks) and trailers as well as the hitches that go in between.  The destination stories also offered inspiring ideas for the bucket list. First published in 1941, it was incorporated into RV Magazine in January 2021.

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.  Cruising World is available in a Kindle edition as well, including iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android platforms.

Latitude 38
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.

Sail Magazine
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.

Sailing Magazine
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).