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Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

Peaceful Boondocking in the Ocala National Forest

Who says you can't go boondocking in Florida? The Ocala National Forest covers almost 700 square miles in the center of the Florida peninsula. It has 600 lakes, rivers, and springs amidst the primarily sand pine and scrub forest. It has 14 developed campgrounds, only one though has hookups. But for boondocking, most of the […]Read More

Master Making Plans for Boondocking

When Dr. Seuss wrote “Oh, the places you’ll go!” he probably wasn’t thinking about making plans for boondocking in your RV. But ever since Jennifer and I started boondocking several years ago we decided that he should have been! As many of you know, boondocking has been our preferred method of RVing and camping ever […]Read More

RV Podcast #285: Best Practices for Boondocking

Boondocking has become hugely popular as more and more RVers discover the freedom of escaping the rules, costs and noise associated with staying in a campground by camping off the grid, without hookups and usually in scenic and uncrowded locations. But with so many now enjoying boondocking have come problems. Some areas are being closed […]Read More

RVing and boondocking in inland California

This year we're making a point of visiting inland California, in contrast to our usual dash to the Pacific Coast Highway, which we have done for six of our eight years of fulltiming, missing only the summer we spent at the Roadtrek factory helping build this Roadtrek, and our summer in Europe. This year we […]Read More

Off the beaten path: Boondocking in National Forests

If you're someone who enjoys boondocking, you're sure to have discovered the treasures to be found in the US National Forests. Some of these tracts are huge, and most of them include at least some variety of campsites. The Wayne National Forest, in our home state of Ohio, is small compared to some of the […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Boondocking in U.S. National Forests

If you're someone who enjoys boondocking, you're sure to have discovered the treasures to be found in the US National Forests. Some of these tracts are huge, and most of them include at least some variety of campsites. The Wayne National Forest, in our home state of Ohio, is small compared to some of the […]Read More

Is Boondocking right for you?

It was the quiet that we most noticed. There were no traffic sounds. No TV sets from nearby campsites. No laughter, no murmuring voices of anyone else. Just us. And yet, camped in the middle of the wilds of northern Michigan miles from the nearest paved road or power line on our first boondocking trip […]Read More

The Massive Popularity of Boondocking and Overlanding

If there was any doubt about the popularity of boondocking and overlanding – off the grid camping and exploration with recreational vehicles of all types and sizes – all you had to do was visit to the just-ended Overland East Expo in Asheville, NC Jennifer and I came away energized and excited like no RV […]Read More

Episode 157: How to find the perfect boondocking spot

Boondocking just may be the biggest trend affecting the RV Lifestyle these days. For one thing, with so many new RVers coming on the scene, it’s getting more difficult each day to find an open site at a campground. But for another, new technology like solar power, engine generators and lithium batteries are making it […]Read More

Why we like boondocking deep in the woods

One question we get a lot when we talk about our love of being off the beaten path and away from everyone is, “Why? What do you do there.” Let me share a typical boondocking jaunt for us, very deep in the woods, in the middle of the Pigeon River Country State Forest Area at […]Read More

Episode 134: What you Need to Know About Blacktop Boondocking

In Episode 134 of the RV Podcast, we talk about Blacktop Boondocking, free or very low cost self-contained overnight camping on blacktop, specifically parking lots at businesses and places that welcome RVer, like casinos, Walmarts, Cracker Barrel restaurants and many others. Unlike traditional boondocking in wild places that allow dispersed camping like national and state […]Read More

Boondocking across Michigan’s UP

It's been a week without plugging into electricity as we've traveled across the UP, enjoying the beautiful colors and staying in remote or near empty state and federal campgrounds. And it's been glorious. We spent four days with a group of other Roadtrekers in the primitive (no hookups) Presque Isle campground in the Porcupine Mountains […]Read More

Boondocking in the Woods of Northern Michigan

Wanna know what makes boondocking even more fun? Sharing it with your granddaughters. We retreated to our favorite boondocking spot in Michigan, some family property up in the woods of Ogemaw County, about a dozen miles east of West Branch. The 200-acre spread takes up both sides of the Rifle River and borders state land so we […]Read More

The Boom in Boondocking

We remember our first time boondocking. It was the quiet that we most noticed. There were no traffic sounds. No TV sets from nearby campsites. No laughter, no murmuring voices of anyone else. Just us. And yet, camped in the middle of the wilds of northern Michigan miles from the nearest paved road or power […]Read More