Do “Campground Full” signs really mean it?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Are there any alternatives when road-tripping without reservations if boondocking spots are either not available or not permitted? —Alex Hi Alex, Boondockers don’t make reservations – because they can’t – so most of the time they do not know exactly where they will plop their heads on the pillow... Read More

The Columbia River Gorge from Washington state’s scenic Hwy. 14

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’re visiting friends in Portland then on to Idaho. What can you recommend for a route where it won’t be so crowded and maybe with some boondocking along the way? Thanks, Bev and Matt Hi Bev and Matt, The Columbia River Gorge is not to be skipped if you’ve never... Read More

When campgrounds fill, boondock. lt’s not as difficult as you think

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’ve been reading Chuck Woodbury’s concerns that the number of RVs being manufactured are vastly outnumbering the number of new campsites being created each year. It is already difficult to find campsites without first making a reservation and my concern is that more RVers will start to use primitive... Read More

National Scenic Byways – magnificent scenery and camping

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We like boondocking whenever possible, especially in scenic areas. But when we’re traveling through a new area we don’t always know where to look. I’ll bet you have some good ideas you could pass on to us boondockers – without, of course, giving away your favorite secret spots. —Marcia and Dick... Read More

Don’t let Death Valley be the death of you

By Bob Difley When I was in the RV rental business a majority of our summer rental business came from Europe – Germany and England primarily. The Germans were especially interested in traveling to Death Valley and no amount of persuasion could dissuade them from visiting – even advising them that travel in Death Valley voided their insurance because of... Read More

Free public lands resources, great for planning

By Bob Difley You’ve probably read about camping and boondocking on public lands, or maybe you even bought my e-book, BOONDOCKING: Finding the Perfect Campsite on America’s Public Lands  (that’s a hint). I’ve long been an advocate of using the millions of acres of public lands that are available to everybody for many forms of outdoor recreation, including camping and boondocking, most of... Read More