Is staying overnight in an RV at Walmart in jeopardy?

By Bob Difley RVers who frequently spend the night in Walmart parking lots while on road trips are in danger of losing the privilege, according to an article Wednesday in the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal, part of the USA Today network. What is happening at these stores may very well indicate a trend that could force more stores to post... Read More

Portable propane campfire: A safe campfire solution

By Bob Difley RVers love campfires. It’s part of the lifestyle. We build them in protecting metal rings as well as inside a circle of rocks when boondocking. But after the devastating wildfires of 2017, the safety of our campfires is becoming paramount – if it wasn’t already. If you often take your RV into camping locations where a safe... Read More

Doing the “Quartzsite Crawl”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In their travels, RVers encounter many strange phenomenons. We’re not referring to the “UFO Highway” or even appearances of the Aurora Borealis. It’s more circumstances on the road that just seem to pop up that try our ability to adapt. It could be interstate traffic that’s “wall to wall and ten feet tall,” or... Read More

Searching for evidence of prehistoric hunters and gatherers

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’re headed to the deserts for the winter right after New Year’s Day and were told by another RVer that it was possible to find signs of the existence of prehistoric Native Americans in places not protected (such as in National Parks and monuments). We thought it would... Read More

Are public land boondocking options in jeopardy?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, It looks to me like the trend in the uses of public lands like the Forest Service and BLM is leaning toward commercial ventures and away from recreational. Examples are the Forest Service’s new Travel Management Plan restricting boondocking to only approved areas, the reduction of the size... Read More

Holiday greetings to all boondockers, wherever you are

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My husband and I and our nearest neighbors (about 50 yards up the road from us) are boondocking in Arizona and enjoying the beautiful desert stretched out before us, but we were talking a few nights ago that sometimes we feel isolated from the holiday spirit and the... Read More

Southwest snowbirds — Beware the wind of many names

By Bob Difley When snowbirding in the Southwestern deserts this winter, be careful not to allow yourself to be lulled into complacency when you take off for a day of exploration and the desert is calm with nary a breeze. Desert winds (also called chubascos, Santa Anas and dust devils) can come up quickly and unexpectedly – and blow strongly... Read More

What hikers and others need to know in mountain lion country

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Two of our greatest pleasures that my wife and I enjoy now that we are fulltiming is hiking and camping (boondocking) in the national forests and deserts. We seldom see other RVers or hikers. We’re used to bears, but are apprehensive about meeting a mountain lion when so... Read More