Samantha Binger

8
May

Visiting Oasis Palms RV Resort in Indio, California

We left Blair Valley the morning of March 5th, en route to Los Angeles for some minor RV repairs through our extended warranty. After two weeks in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we were ready to move on, but we were not due to arrive in Los Angeles until March 6th. This meant we had a day to kill, and

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8
May

Two Day Trips to San Diego

While staying in Blair Valley, we made two separate day trips to the lovely city of San Diego. We were staying about an hour and a half from San Diego, and we weren’t planning to head any further south this winter (winter 2016-2017). We figured we probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit again, so we decided to make it

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1
May

Meeting Mandy & Kevin from “188sqft”

While staying on the BLM lands of Joshua Tree South, we also met Mandy and Kevin from “188 Sq Ft.” We had been conversing on Instagram off and on for a little while before meeting, and I had also previously sent them a couple of custom pet mugs from “Mugsy Supply House,” my Etsy shop. We had talked about meeting

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1
May

Meeting Lindsey & Gerrit from “Living Life in Between”

The first time we ever met up with friends on the road was in our second month, while we were parked outside of Joshua Tree National Park (south). We were coming back from a hike in Box Canyon, when they messaged us on Instagram and said that they were coming to Joshua Tree and asked to meet up. We were

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1
May

A Long Visit to Indio, California

Our fifth ever “backyard,” if you will, was on the BLM lands just south of Joshua Tree National Park. In short, we had such a great time! We arrived in the evening, just as the sun was setting. That first sunset was one of the most beautiful ones that we saw there (there were SOO many amazing sunsets), and this

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1
Mar

Hotspot Problems and Two Weeks Stuck in Ridgecrest, CA

Our first few weeks in California were accompanied by some crazy, uncommon weather. Our first boondocking was in Lone Pine, CA, in an area called the Alabama Hills. We expected to stay here for a few weeks, but were forced to move on by impending floods after just five short days. Next, we stayed in an area called Fossil Falls,

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14
Feb

A Short Stay in Fossil Falls, California

Our second ever boondocking experience took place in an area called Fossil Falls Dry Lake Bed. Prior to our visit, I had never heard of this locale, and, initially, we did not even plan to visit here. However, after being forced out of the Alabama Hills area by impending floods, we discovered that Fossil Falls was the next closest free

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14
Feb

Full-time RVing Defined (or at least, how I see it)

I want to clear up a few misconceptions about full-time RVing, at least from my perspective and how I see things. Upon mentioning that Brendan and I had decided to begin a new lifestyle of full-time RVing, several people I know mentioned something along the lines of, “you must really enjoy camping.” Others have also referred to our lifestyle as

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26
Jan

Our First RV Christmas in Los Angeles, California

Brendan and I began our journey of fulltime RVing on December 15, 2016. Our “maiden voyage” was essentially a cross-country sprint, as we traveled from our hometown in New Jersey to California in under 10 days. So you could basically say that our trip didn’t formally begin until we arrived in California. However, since the entire purpose of racing to

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19
Jan

4 Lessons Learned from Our First Day as Full-time RVers

We have a confession to make. We were a bit dishonest about what our first day on the road looked like. While we had responded to curious friends and family that our first day was going “Great!”, “Incredible!”, “So much fun!”, and “Awesome!”, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because the truth is that our first day was awful. A combination of several

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