RV Livin’ Archive

The Perfect Camping Coffee Maker – Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Clean

When you’re enjoying the great outdoors, having a lightweight, compact and easy to clean camping coffee maker will make a big difference. More importantly, the coffee maker should brew a great cup of coffee. If you’re like me, there’s nothing like that first sip

Overnight Parking at Truck Stops – Flying J, Pilot, Love’s and More

Did you know there’s free overnight parking at truck stops throughout the United States? The Flying J, Pilot and Love’s are some of the truck stops that offer designated overnight parking for big rigs, RVs and cars. Overnight Parking at Truck Stops Since we

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – June 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? In this post we share the second month of variable van life costs for full time travel. Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – June 2017: Statistics: Total Miles Driven:

Cassette Toilet – The Camping Toilet That Launched A Thousand Forum Threads

What is a cassette toilet? A cassette toilet is a permanent toilet with a portable black tank. This toilet system has been widely used in European RVs for decades. Now it’s making a splash in the North American market. Search for cassette toilet and

Yosemite National Park – Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park is so breathtakingly beautiful, it almost looks surreal in person. From the scenic overlook at Tunnel View to the varying sights of Half Dome and the majestic falls throughout the park, it’s easy to fall head over heels for Yosemite. Camping

Boondocking – What Is It? Why Boondock? Where to Boondock? Is It Safe?

What Is Boondocking? Boondocking is camping without any hookups outside developed campgrounds. Federal agencies refer to boondocking as dispersed camping. Other terms used to describe boondocking include dry camping and off-grid camping. Boondocking Why Boondock? Boondocking can offer incredible views, serene surroundings, and time to

Kings Canyon National Park – Camping Near The General Grant Tree

Kings Canyon National Park in southern Sierra Nevada is home to some of the world’s largest trees. It’s difficult to comprehend the size of The General Grant Tree until you see the giant sequoia in person. There is so much to see and explore at Kings Canyon

Vineyard Camping Paso Robles, CA – Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery

When we set out on this journey in 2015, Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery was the first place we called home. Before leaving the Central Coast for the Sierra Nevada, we decided to spend a few nights camping on our favorite vineyard in Paso Robles. Tom

Elks Lodge RV Parking – Affordable Dry Camping and Full Hookup RV Parking

One of the perks of being an Elk is having access to RV parking at Elks Lodges around the United States. The cost and amenities do vary from lodge to lodge, but it’s typically more affordable than other options in the area. Plus, we know

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – May 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? Well, we calculated the first month of camper van life expenses and we’re fairly happy with the numbers. Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – May 2017: Statistics: Total Miles