In 2019 we decided to use what we had learned from our previous life in publishing and use the material we’ve gathered doing this blog to create a personal lifestyle magazine. Because of the wonders of short-run printing we can print just a few copies for ourselves and family. But there is a digital version as well, which we’ve included below. Just click on the “Read Now” icon to view the pages of the magazine.
At the start of this year I didn’t think we’d be able to generate enough content for another issue of Flojohn magazine with travel being so limited because of the Covid-19 crisis. But we did manage to get in quite a few trips, especially by car, which is a lot easier during this type of a crisis. Matter of fact we ended up with enough content to increase the size of the magazine to 80 pages.
In this issue we visit Northern Portugal, Costa Verde, Spain, Noirmoutier, France, The Algarve in Portugal and Marrakesh in Morocco.
For this edition I decided to take advantage of the interactive features of InDesign, the software I used to create the publications. This allows me to make the page design more dynamic, and to embed videos that can be played right inside the document.
In 2021 we visited Greece, the island of Madeira, went back to Paris and the Algarve, and paddled the Douro River. Unfortunately all you can do with this embedded PDF is scroll through it. If you want to see the magazine at full size, and be able to read it, there’s a download button below.
In 2021 made a last trip to Puerto Vallarta while still homeowners there, along with visits to the Côte d’Azur (another place we’d once lived), along with family visits to catch up after covid, to Canada and the island of Noirmoutier in France. Unfortunately all you can do with this embedded PDF is scroll through it. If you want to see the magazine at full size, and be able to read it, there’s a download button below.