DRY CAMPING

It’s known by many names  – dry camping, boondocking, free camping and wild camping – so we’ve rounded up all posts related to ‘camping without hookups’ here. Whether you’re parked on BLM land (Bureau of Land Management) for a couple of weeks, spending the night in a Walmart parking lot during a long cross country drive, or pulling up at a truck stop, you’ll find all of our posts and experiences here.

9 months on the road + our big news

On March 19, we hit the 9 month milestone of living, working and traveling full-time in our RV! We filmed our latest video update during a hike at beautiful Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. While the backdrop is stunning, the downside of filming outdoors was...

29 Tips for Successful Boondocking

We learned a lot during our first boondocking experience in Arizona which took us to Yuma, Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City over 9 days. So we pulled together 29 tips and tricks that helped us, working with what we had. That means... no solar, no composting toilet, no...

Boondocking Recap: Usage and Costs

Now that we've completed our first big boondocking trip, let's look at our usage and overall costs as we finally get the answers to many of the questions we had before we started! Questions like...How many gallons of water did we use? How many days did it last us? How...

Boondocking Misadventures in Lake Havasu

Days 8–9: Lake Havasu. On Friday afternoon, we left Quartzsite for the final stretch of our boondocking adventure in Lake Havasu – which we now refer to as Lake Havoc-su, after the challenges and the breakdown we encountered there. No, it wasn't the best way to end...

Boondocking Adventure Part 3: Quartzsite, AZ

Part 3 of our boondocking adventure continues in Quartzsite, Arizona where we got a taste of the town that is famous for attracting the largest gathering of RVers in the world. We dropped in to see what it's all about and ended up discovering two very unusual...

Boondocking Adventure Part 2: Yuma, Arizona

Our first boondocking adventure continues here in Part 2. Join us as we find a free place to park near Yuma, Arizona where we can run our generator during the day without annoying anyone. Plus, we get answers to some questions and concerns as shared in Part 1, like...

Virgin Boondocking Adventure Part 1: Prep

After 8 months on the road staying mostly in campgrounds with full hook-ups (electricity, water and sewer) we decided it was time to mix things up and try a stint of boondocking. Also known as dry camping, free camping or wild camping, boondocking is basically camping...

A night on the farm with Harvest Hosts

When it comes to unique and memorable stays, we fondly remember our night at Giusti Farm in Robbins, California. If you read last week’s blog post which introduced you to our Thousand Trails campground membership, you'd have learned a bit about how we manage to travel...

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