Category: Camping

Each year is made up of 52 weeks. That means there are 52 weekend RV trip possibilities! Each season of the year brings a new look to the world around you – especially in the Midwest. Weekend trips are a great way to explore all that your state or neighboring states have to offer.

Summer beach or fishing weekend getaways cool down into fall color tours or hunting excursions while winter tubing or snowmobiling melts into spring kayaking or hiking. There is something for everyone year round and no need to take vacation days when there’s a weekend at the end of every week!

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, there is such a thing as free RV camping. In fact, President Roosevelt called for the creation of free campgrounds on Federal lands when he addressed Congress in 1901. (Although at that time he wasn’t referring to RVs!)

Now commonly referred to as boondocking, camping free of charge is real, but it isn’t for everyone. Boondocking isn’t officially defined but the term stems from the expression “boondocks” that refers to a remote area. Overnight RV parking places such as truck stops, Wal-Mart parking lots, or campgrounds in which RV hookups aren’t available may not necessarily seem remote, but are all generally lumped into the boondocking category.

Some folks like to camp and others love to camp. But there’s a growing population who really love to get back to nature…way back. Camping off the beaten path can be an enjoyable and memorable way to get away from it all and get in touch with your wild side – the side that likes to be out in the wild. If that sounds like you, then boondocking (also known as dry camping) is for you.

Whether you are a seasoned boondocker or are looking to try dry camping, you’ll want to be sure you plan well for your trip. Planning is the way to stay safe! Let’s look at the best RV boondocking tips to ensure you have a fun, safe experience.