Samantha Binger

14
Aug

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (24/59)

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park was our twenty-fourth park, on our journey to see all fifty-nine national parks. Prior to arrival, we had heard very little about this park, so we were excited to see what we would find. We were extremely impressed, to say the least, and the park’s quietness only added to our overall fantastic experience.

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13
Aug

Encountering Engineer Pass in Colorado

While spending some time in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, we really wanted to drive at least one alpine mountain pass. Within the San Juan Range, there are dozens of point-to-point, out-and-back, and loop high-alpine passes, each boasting sweeping, vast views of the San Juan Mountains and valleys below. On all of these trails, it is recommended to only

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13
Aug

Day Trip to Dog-Friendly Telluride, Colorado

While visiting the town of Montrose, Colorado, we took a day trip to the lovely town of Telluride, located amongst the San Juan Mountains, in the Uncompahgre National Forest. The drive there was about an hour-and-a-half and was full of gorgeous, mountainous views. When we eventually pulled into Telluride, we couldn’t wait to explore this little town that we had

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13
Aug

Montrose, Colorado: Mountains, Canyons, Rivers, Wine, AND a National Park

After unexpectedly leaving Silverton, Colorado, earlier than planned, we headed towards our next planned destination of Montrose, Colorado. We mainly planned to visit Montrose to see Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, but we ended up taking a whole bunch of day trips to various nearby cities and areas. It turns out that the Montrose area is an excellent

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6
Aug

Boondocking FAQs

Among the full-time RVing community, there are many people who boondock often, but also many who rarely or even never boondock. I’ve compiled a succinct list of our most frequently asked questions about or favorite style of camping. I hope that you find this useful in your future boondocking endeavors. 1. What is “boondocking?” 2. Do you ever feel unsafe

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6
Aug

Free RV Camping at Casinos Across the US

Did you know that there are many casinos across the US that allow RVers to park for free? In fact, casinos are one of our top choices when looking for a free place to stay, especially if we want to be near a city, as these tend to be found closer to metros and/or desirable vacation towns and cities. When

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6
Aug

How We Travel Full-Time without Paying for Lodging

Would you believe me if I told you that in 594 total days on the road we have only paid for campgrounds twenty-three times? It’s true! Only in times of no other options have we shelled out for a place to stay. The main places we have ended up paying for camping have been along the West Coast, where free

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6
Aug

9 Basics of Boondocking Etiquette

As you may know, if you follow us in any capacity, we love boondocking. We think America’s public lands are the greatest thing, and being able to stay on them for free and experience the quiet and the views?! Priceless. We encourage everyone to get out and try boondocking, even if just as an occasional thing. All of that being

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6
Aug

6 Factors We Use to Determine Where to Boondock

As full-time RVers, our preferred camping style is primarily boondocking. This term refers to free camping on public lands without hookups for electric, water, and sewer. Living off-grid was one of the major reasons we decided to pursue this lifestyle in the first place. For us, it is a peaceful and quiet way to live, and we enjoy it very

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6
Aug

5 Resources We Use to Find our Dream Boondocking Campsites

Dispersed camping is by far our favorite means of RV travel. Also called boondocking or dry camping, dispersed camping refers to free, primitive camping on public land with no hookups. Why would someone want to live this way? I addressed this extensively in a past post, but, essentially, we enjoy the solitude, quiet, privacy, views, and price (read: $0) that

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