The Authors Behind Wand'rly
Wand’rly is owned and operated by a family of full-time travelers. But we’re by no means the whole story. Dozens of photographers and over 50 writers have contributed to the magazine. Here are all of the wonderful people who’ve contributed to the site.
31 Blog Posts.
Jo Magpie is a writer and long-term adventurer, with an unstoppable lust for hitchhiking remote mountain roads. She has slept in most conceivable kinds of places, and a few inconceivable ones. Even after hitchhiking more than thirty countries over the past ten years, deserts, 40 ton trucks and mountain passes still make her pulse quicken. Jo is currently working on her first book, The Female Hitchhiker's Handbook.
W. Anderson Lee
W. Anderson Lee is a nomad in the truest sense. Elusive, reserved and distrusting of the Internet, he rarely, if ever, tweets.
12 Blog Posts.
Alex (Mexico, 1993), also known as Deleuze Taelete, is a traveller, volunteer, plastic artist and amateur mycologist. He lives around the world with his family developing collaborative projects. He graduated in Visual Arts, and is currently collaborating with projects in Wales, Malaysia and Canada.
4 Articles. 8 Blog Posts.
Amanda Bloom is a freelance writer from Connecticut. Peruse her thoughts on diets, Facebook, and Miley Cyrus on her website, amandabloom.com. She's on Instagram: @bloomamanda and Twitter: @amandajbloom.
1 Articles. 9 Blog Posts.
Kate Zidar is our resident blogger on all things living and traveling full-time on a sailboat.
Mins Savela is a travel writer whose main focus is adventure travel. His passion for wildlife and nature has carried him to many countries in the world. He loves hiking the best trails on earth and sharing his experiences through writing. He hopes his experiences will help more people to start their own adventures and appreciate the world surrounding them a little bit more.
Jenn White is an old school full-time traveler, mother of three children homeschooled right through high school graduation, and probably Sammy Hagar's most beautiful fan.
4 Blog Posts.
Sydnie is a born and raised Montanan, with a desire to steal her family back from screens and get them back into nature. There is never a dull moment in our wild, shoeless family, join us for our Roadside adventure.
Sarah Murphy blames her wanderlust on her parents who used to drive her around the block to help her fall asleep when she was a baby. She's currently working on a travel memoir entitled Library of Memory which chronicles her 300 mile horseback ride from Virginia to Kentucky to learn about mountaintop removal. You can find her on Twitter @meta_murph_osis and Instagram as metamurphosis.
Rhonda Delameter, along with her husband Jim and black dog Ryder are currently enjoying life managing a resort on the Oregon coast when not embracing their nomadic hearts traveling through the Western States and Mexico. Follow them at: http://thenextbigadventure.net, or on Facebook or Instagram.
Stephanie K. Stancil
Stephanie K. Stancil has just embarked on a road-tripping adventure with her husband, and their four wild and wonderful children in their self-converted 1978 MCI bus. An expert in technical training, she is a total novice at roadschooling, off-grid living and peacefully co-existing in 250 square feet. Stephanie is learning how to align her time with her priorities and (sometimes) documents the family's journey on Instagram.
Spit up by a whale onto the island of Puerto Rico, Jorge now wanders around North America in a Vanagon Syncro with his wife Jessica. You can find him on Instagram, YouTube and at LiveWorkWander.com. Photo by Aidan Klimenko.
Sandra Vincent, I grew up in Germany, have lived in many different countries before and after having kids, with a home base in Colorado for the last 20 years. My 4 kids are fluent in both German and English, and being a mom has been my full time job since my oldest was born in 2002. I have learned to go with the flow, to always be curious, and that we have great natural guidance deep inside us, if we can only learn to listen. To connect with me directly, click here: https://www.sixvincents.com/.
Isak has up until now been the laziest blogger he knows. Trying to change, in the future perhaps his currently slightly empty blog will be filled with stuff about van traveling, environmental conservation and other interests.
Jordan Fuller is a golfer who’s been lucky enough to play all over the country. He’s also an outdoor enthusiast who knows excellent camping spots! When he’s not on the course or doing other outdoorsy things, he’s researching and writing for his website, Golf Influence.
John Ryan is the elusive author of this article.
Len is an agriculture, environment, and travel writer from central California who has written extensively about the Mojave desert.
Aaron Randolph is a writer, songwriter, poet and adventurer. He's written two albums which you can find on spotify or itunes. His instagram is @aaronrandolph.
Written by Jennifer Snyder.
Nina, her amazing hubby, and their two awesome kiddos left their conventional lifestyle in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. They call Alaska home during the summer months working as camp hosts in their 5th wheel. The fall and winter months are ever evolving, whether they are traveling through Central America, touring the states in their “lower 48 travel trailer”, spending their days at Disney, or workamping they always enjoy spending time together and shaking things up. You can follow their shenanigans here: https://rvfamilyadventure.com/
Jennifer Miller is in her fifth year of an open ended world tour with her knight in shining armor and four wild, adventurer children. They've cycled Europe & North Africa, thoroughly road tripped North and Central America and are currently traveling slowly through Southeast Asia with just their backpacks. When she's not hand washing for six in a hostel shower, Jenn is writing, or swing dancing under the stars. You can follow their journey at Edventure Project.
Bianca Dumas is in the middle of a 50-state road trip with her husband and children. Her son, Gordon, and her daughter, Lillian, have written over 140 posts about their adventures on www.TurtleTells.com.
Jay McCormick, his wife Reim and their 2 kids travel the US and Canada full-time in their 5th wheel. When Jay is not hiking, road schooling the kids, or planning adventures he is busy with his IT consulting business.
Alex Wieck is an amateur in every sense of the word. Amateur writer, surfer, adventurer, and, vanlifer. Follow his amateur exploits on Instragram.
I’m Faye a fulltime travelling photographer and writer, currently touring Europe in my self converted VW van. If you wanna follow my journey, you can find my under @feathersandgoldbears on Instagram and my travel-journeys at www.feathersandgoldbears.com.
KC Owens is a college student who loves traveling, college life, fitness and a good survival kit. He enjoys studying different cultures, meeting new people and leaving his footprint somewhere most people only read about.
Kate has been traveling in a campervan throughout the US and Canada for the past 14 months. She blogs about her experiences on her as well as her Facebook and Instagram accounts. She encourages others to join the unique adventure of a road trip journey.
Charlie Clark is a freelance writer and content creator based out of Philadelphia, PA. You can find him at [email protected] or on Instagram at @greenbar_supplyco
Marcel Schreyer is a French national, a student of English Languages, in his final year at Stanford University. He is exceptionally passionate about writing his thoughts in words. He takes up writing projects in his leisure time to accompany his studies. He is multi-lingual and enjoys every bit of learning and teaching languages. He regularly writes his blogs at https://jimmyesl.com/blog/.
Lais Gomes is a Brazilian photographer and writer, sharing her adventures with the world. Her Instagram is @ph.laisgomes
Fabio is sailing on the smallest boat that could fit him, his wife Kate and a cat. When he is not sailing or fixing boats he writes for publications, but mostly for his pleasure.
Joel Serot is a high-energy, experienced solo backpacker, blogger, and storyteller. His travel site "Globetrot Serot" follows his adventures traveling in Latin America, and sustainable travel practices on farms across the United States. www.globetrotserot.com
Astraveler is from Lithuania. He has been to almost 50 countries and still actively counting. Due to such an interesting travel experience he started a blog to share his knowledge with the world.
Megan works and writes for RVShare.com.
Adam R. Moore
I’m a mysterious new author type guy who's up and coming, and maybe if you’re lucky we can meet at McDonald’s and share a french fry while I’m still relatively approachable. I expect that sooner or later I’ll be contained within some kind of bubble, and visitors might be very limited at that point. Regardless of any theoretical future, I’d recommend living in the present, day by day, word for word.
Matthew Kuhar moved from his native Pennsylvania to Colorado in pursuit of big mountains covered in fresh powder. His snowboarding pursuits lead him to the crystal blue of Lake Tahoe and most recently the Pacific Northwest. Obsessed with the ecology of the land, he backpacks with a camera seeking out wild light to capture on film. AVY 2 Avalanche Certified, a drift wood carver and volunteer with Conservation Northwest, where he sets up cameras to track wolverines, grizzlies and wolf packs. He is a true bad ass, one of the rare few remaining mountain men.
1 Blog Posts.
Kevin is the Content Manager at LobsterAnywhere. He's an all-time seafood lover and when he's not fishing for lobster, he's sharing his tips on cooking all types of gourmet seafood at home.
Allen Johnson, Chief Wellness Officer, NPTI Alexa Nota, Editor, NCCPT Soon-to-be road trippers behind TravelWellMagazine.com exploring travel health, fitness, sustainability and other areas of wellness for the world.
Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author based in Austin. She has written for National Geographic, USA Today, Globe Pequot Press, Andrew Harper Traveler and CNN, among others. Her mantra is “travel with a purpose.”
This article was written by Lindsay Thompson as a collaboration between Wand'rly and Galveston Island's Stella Mare RV Resort. It is not sponsored and Wand'rly received no compensation for the article.
Michaela Smith is the marketing director at EMPIRE MOVERS, a family-owned and operated moving company with over 15 years of experience in helping people move to the city stress-free.
Michael Sean Comerford
By Michael Sean Comerford
Special to Wand'rly
Comerford hitched 15,000 miles in 2013-14 for total of 40 states. A former newspaper journalist, he hitched Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and all US states but Hawaii. For more see his blog www.EyesLikeCarnivals.com
Scarlett Wells is a freelance writer and wine enthusiast. She is an active critique examining all levels of wine types so she can produce reviews and articles that will help guide every consumer in selecting the right kind of wine to drink. Visiting sites like Sokolin helps her a lot in doing this.
Scott is a remote worker, outdoorsmen, and blogger. He escapes New York city as often as possible, often taking his pup on his adventures.
Molli is a U.S. citizen currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. Aside from writing about tiny houses, Molli loves to be at the beach and eat food (often at the same time). As an avid surfer and beach-goer, she does her best to promote a sustainable way of living. Website: www.tinysociety.co
Connie Perry is a mom to ten year boy/girl twins. She and her family set out to tour all fifty state capitals three years ago. They not only accomplished their goal but found a new lifestyle they loved. Connie was a teacher and now can't imagine life without roadschooling. You can check out their blog at unpredictableperrys.wordpress.com.
by Chris Ward.
John Beeman is a Principal of Cable Rail Direct Inc., a Decking and Railing company located in scenic American Canyon, CA.
Andrea Hixson and her husband Tyler (Wild Hixsons) are full-time adventure seekers taking on the world in their East to West RV. After seeing so much personal growth during their first year of nomad life, they wanted to find a way to use their passions for photography, videography, storytelling, and podcasting to capture all of those moments and share them with the world. The nomad life is challenging, but Tyler and Andrea have discovered that the challenge is part of what makes it beautiful, and their goal is to inspire others to chase after their dreams and always seek adventure in whatever they do.
This is a true story, based on excerpts from Nice Ride! The Trip of a Lifetime. Lessons from the Journals of my Sister, Barb Slaughter, and Next Ride! E-mails, Passages, and Passing compiled and edited by Barb's sister, Annie-hannah (hamr) Mancini.
Karolina Zając is a writer at PhotoAiD. With a background in cognitive science and communication, she is fascinated by how language influences our perception of reality. You're more likely to find her in the forest than at the dance club.
Zahara Jade, M.A. (born Shana Bilfield), is a visionary and creator with traditional education from University of Michigan and Kent State in Clinical Psychology. World traveler, yogini, artist and writer, Zahara has a half-decade’s worth experience immersed in the Far East learning different cultures, religions, and practices of yoga, meditation, energy and bodywork. Her passions of healing through movement, energy, and art began as a personal journey and now extend to inspire global mankind through her writing. All related work, blog, short films, social media links may be found at www.zaharajade.com.
Julie Singh founded TripOutside.com with her husband Reet out of a shared enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and travel. In 2017 they left their corporate careers to pursue their outdoor passion and build a better way to get outdoors. An easier way to research top outdoor destinations, figure out how to find gear and adventures, and book it all online. TripOutside's vision is to have a world where people recreate in nature more often and work towards preserving it for future generations. They now explore full-time in their RV, curating top outdoor destinations and making friends with outfitters and outdoor enthusiasts along the way.
Michael Rubenstone is an accomplished theater and film actor, and voice-over artist. He recently made his directorial debut with his documentary film, On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone. Michael lives in Los Angeles with his two-year-old daughter, Frankie, and his wife, Shannon, who is the better half of their folk musical duo, S+M. He is currently writing his first book—an RV guide to traveling the country during a pandemic. Find Michael at michaelrubenstone.com, or on Instagram @wordtothewanderers.
Michal Jonca is passionate about travel and food experiences who visited 40+ countries on four continents. He is a Travel Leader at the largest Polish travelers club Soliści organizing adventurous trips worldwide and the Community Manager at Passport Photo Online. Currently, he enjoys workation in Thailand and writes his blog.
I am a mutt of sorts, American born but raised in Britain. This last year, on our gap year before university my boyfriend and I took a 5 month road trip around the US, seeing 37 states (plus parts of Canada) and discovering an addiction to life on the road in the process. Check out the Tarmaca Adventures and follow along on Instagram!
Written by the Wild Scotsman himself, Jeffrey Topping.
Leopold Huber is the creator of the work and travel platform Hippohelp.com. He is also a traveller who currently lives in southern China with his wife, where they spend their free time looking after the crops at their small plantation.
Richard is head editor of The Dog Clinic. His goal is to promote positive and kind training methods, while encouraging a deeper understanding of dog behavior.
Photographs by Gary S. France. Check out more photos, videos and buy Gary's coffee table book at GarySFrance.com.
Deb Scott loves to travel and write about her experiences. She believes that traveling is the route of all happiness and hopes that her posts inspire more people to see the world. She is also a firm believer of giving back to society through helping those less fortunate than herself. When she isn’t on the move she can be found with her head in a book.
Heather A. Rennalls
Heather A. Rennalls is a Historical Researcher and Freelance Writer residing in Ontario, Canada who is chronicling her RV adventures in her 2004 170 Popular Roadtrek; her Ultimate SUV (Seriously Useful Vehicle).
by Heath Padgett.
Written by Virginia Green. Virginia Green loves a good adventure in the great outdoors, travels as often as possible, and is constantly exploring new things in the local community.
Hannah is Gent based writer who loves to travel solo. She is also an environmentalist and civil rights warrior. When she is not working on projects, or writing she loves spending time her friends and family.
Harvey Schwartz had an epiphany at Woodstock that led to joining a hippie commune instead of going to dental school. He had a later epiphany in the Cascade Mountains of WA State that turned his summer vacation out west into the rest of his life. He had yet another epiphany while living in a tipi on Orcas Island that led to a twenty-five year chiropractic career. He's waiting for the next epiphany.
When Nina was 20 she hitchhiked across the Sahara dessert by herself and she has never stopped since. By now she has travelled to over 70 countries. She has hitchhiked cargo ships in West Africa, canoes on rivers with crocodiles in them on Borneo and has never shunned a few hours' walk over the mountains or through the jungle if there was no road. Many of her stories can be found on her blog which she has been writing for many years.
Nicole Shuey is a content- and UX-writer who has always thought of herself as a city girl before she tried something else. After several months of working from the middle of nowhere, it turned out she loves sunsets above the water, riding bikes with kids, and digging into a book next to a fireplace much more.
Kyle Rutten is a freelance content creator for B&B RV in Denver, Colorado. He loves to travel and spends most of his free time in the Colorado wilderness.
Erica Breuer is Contributing Editor at TinyHouseDating.com, taking steps toward a mobile life, and steadily mastering Twitter. Follow her at @wander_MUST.
Keilah is a freelance writer and content creator who covers a variety of industries ranging from travel to business. When she's not working, you'll find her in sunny San Diego hiking with her dog.
Ben is a content manager for Carved.
Mark works for RV Share.
Georgina is a mother and plastic artist who has been traveling with her family around North America and Southeast Asia for the past year. She's on Instagram @_naco and @georgina_vga.
Garret Stembridge is a member of the Internet marketing team at www.extraspace.com, a leading provider of self storage facilities. In Florida, recreational vehicles can be stored at the Miramar self storage facility.
Darla Preston is a writer based in Colorado. She focuses on travel tips and loves to help her fellow nomads enjoy their journeys to the fullest. Her favorite pastime is wandering around this big beautiful world with her husband and two blue heelers.
Nadine is a tried-and-true handywoman with multiple years of experience in home renovation, fixer-uppers and other, less-exciting stuff like plumbing or DIY woodworking as well. If not tinkering around the house (hers or her friends'), she can be found strolling around the park with her husband Roy and their two dogs Bella and Blitz.
Morgan is a New England globetrotter experiencing travel, music, and entertainment. https://plus.google.com/115366807719487914955/posts
John F. Miglio
John F. Miglio is a freelance writer and the author of the dystopian thriller, Sunshine Assassins.
His articles have been published in a variety of periodicals, including Los Angeles Magazineand LA Weekly. His most recent articles have been featured in Truthout, Op/Ed News, the Democratic Underground, Counterpunch, Cynic, and Hippocampus. He has also appeared on Air America Radio and Radio Power Network.