Tags : boondocking

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

Now we understand the appeal of Quartzsite

We never had much of a desire to visit Quartzsite, AZ. Maybe it was the pictures showing over 100,000 people camping on every available bit of room on the BLM land surrounding the western Arizona town. Maybe it was the stories we heard of congestion, limited amenities and facilities and RV traffic jams. But in […]Read More

What worked, what didn’t in our RV Life for 2019

At the close of every year, before we plot out our adventures for the new one just around the corner, we like to review the past 12 months of travel, learning from all those experiences we’ve had on the road – the good and the bad. Truth of the matter is that it’s hard to […]Read More

Places to stop and overnight along the highway

We're all familiar with places where we can overnight besides campgrounds – places like Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Cabellas and even Harvest Hosts. But sometimes, we need something convenient and quick.  That's where this video may help you. We discovered these places by seeing signs along the road or hearing about them from other RVers. The […]Read More

Three Totally Awesome Harvest Host Overnights

We've really been using our Harvest Hosts membership this summer. We had to share the last three spots we overnighted in a video. The video recounts our experience at a winery in New York, a farm and brew house in Pennsylvania and a golf course in Michigan. We had phenomenal views and had total peace […]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

Adirondack RV Adventure – the Video

We've been raving about the great time we had exploring the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. It's so close and yet so wild – the largest contiguous stretch of wilderness in the Eastern United States and bigger than Yellowstone, Glacier, the Grand Canyon and Everglades National Parks combined. We had so much fun, even […]Read More

Camping in the Caldera – Our Volcanic Adventure

Well this is exciting – as we have moved north up the eastern side of the Sierras past Yosemite, we have entered the Long Valley Caldera, the remnants of a supervolcano eruption 760,000 years ago that blanketed the entire region with pyroclastic flows and volcanic ash as far east as Kansas. Yellowstone gets all the […]Read More

We’ve upgraded the power system on our RV

We just upgraded the power system on our 2019 Leisure Travel Vans Unity FX. If you are a regular reader, you know Jen and I love to boondock, off the grid, for multiple days. With the two AGM coach batteries we had in our Unity (we upgraded from the stock lead acid 6 volt batteries […]Read More

Using elevation for perfect weather in New Mexico

We started out for the year in late March, which allowed us to take the more northerly I-40 route across the country instead of the southern border hugging I-10 route. We angled up through Texas, stopping in Crockett to locate the grave of my long-lost great-grandmother, and spent the night in the rich cultural milieu […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path” The Sound of Music in Vermont

Do you remember that scene when Maria runs across the mountain meadow singing “the hills are alive?”  We never knew the Sound of Music was based on a true story.  When the von Trapps left Austria in 1939, they were assisted by their family priest who helped them organize a singing tour, first in the US, then […]Read More