9 Excellent Lists of Free Camping Sites for Boondocking

Bill and I have been full-time RVers for over five years.  In that time, we have experimented with many different parking options, from full service RV parks to WalMarts and Truck Stops. We have also spent a few weeks here and there parking in the desert in the winter. I love it! So as a relative beginner in that type of camping, I started looking around for lists of free camping sites. How do we figure out where to go? Remember that we have a 42′ motorhome so some areas are more awkward than others.  So by asking around, reading[…]

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7 Tips to Make Your Travel More Joyful

We met a couple yesterday in Hannibal Missouri.  They were on a two-week vacation.  They were traveling from Seattle, WA and planning to be back home “in a couple of days”.  Total round trip was 4000 miles or 285 miles a day. The wife looked exhausted, but was enduring it well. The husband was pretty proud of himself.  “I’m a school bus driver. I love to drive!” I wonder if he got a gold star? We travel full-time, so we never take a “vacation” as such. But I do know that sometimes traveling loses its joy! We forget why we[…]

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The Spontaneous Life

An amazing thing happens when you run away from home.  The patterns and requirements that business and raising kids require disappear.  The morning routine of showers and breakfast and getting kids dressed for school evaporate.  Now our time is unstructured, spontaneous, undisciplined. That was the point of retirement right? Time to move We can now make our own choices on how to spend our time.  What matters and what does not matter.  Sleep in?  Go to a play?  Spend the day at the beach or hiking a mountain.  Choices, so many choices. I have to say i really enjoyed to[…]

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We Ran Away From Home

In May of 2012 my husband and I ran away from home.  I was 50.  He was 57.   The family was raised; the parents didn’t need us.  Bill was ready to retire. To be honest we just did not need the high blood-pressure life we had been living.  My business required long hours.  The large house required more maintenance than we cared to do.  And why?  We were the classic hamsters spinning on the wheel in our cage.  Our years were slipping away while we were maintaining a house and a yard! So we sold the house, closed the business[…]

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