Author: Julie Bennett

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

We made the most of Marc’s day off – taking our time end enjoying a leisurely drive back to Colorado from New Mexico. knowing we had a BIG and tough couple of months ahead of us and felt some sightseeing along the way would get our time in Colorado off to a positive start! We

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

After our one month stay in Santa Fe, NM we left after work on a Thursday night for Alamosa, CO and dry camped in the local Walmart parking lot. Marc had taken the Friday off, so we were able to get an early-ish start exploring the nearby Great Sand Dunes in the morning before heading up to Garden of the Gods in

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Flashback! Our RV purchasing experience

It’s hard to believe it’s been a YEAR since we bought our coach “Rocky”. One of our subscribers emailed to ask how we’d gone about finding our coach and if we’d physically seen it before buying. GREAT question, which reminded me of a blog post Marc wrote a year ago but I never published! So here it is…Marc’s recount of

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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 having to deal with a few unpredictable elements such as some wind noise in the

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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 fancy stuff. We just made the most of our RV “as is” from the manufacturer. Of course, we know

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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 many hours did we put on the

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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 our first boondocking adventure, but we made the

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Meet the famous Naked Bookseller of Quartzsite, AZ

While boondocking in the Arizona desert, I’d heard about the famous “Naked Man’s Bookstore” – possibly Quartzsite’s biggest star attraction. Being a book lover and a curious Aquarian, naturally I went along to check it out and meet the owner Paul Winer, a former professional musician/activist turned second hand bookseller who is most famous these days for…well… being naked! I guess technically

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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 highlights. All will be revealed – literally – in this post

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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 whether we’d feel lonely or isolated. Serendipity is alive and well in the desert

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The day we went to Mexico for dental

About 11 miles east of Yuma, Arizona lies the tiny border town of Los Algodones, tucked right into the corner of Mexico that borders California and Arizona. Known as the dental capital of the world, Los Algodones has only 6,000 residents yet boasts more than 300 dentists, all offering their services to 3,000+ people a day – mostly Americans and Canadians –

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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 without hook-ups. The idea of being able to camp “off-the-grid” (OTG), immerse ourselves fully into

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