Tag Archives: dry camp

Camp for free!

Get out of your KOA rut and try some new ways to camp while saving money. Free (usually dry) camping options include courtesy parking, boondocking, and one-night “blacktop camping”. Courtesy parking Simply put, courtesy parking means docking your Airstream outside someone’s home for the night, or longer. Your host can be a friend, a family … Continue reading Camp for free!

Conserving Power While Boondocking, Part 2

In part one of Rich Luhr’s boondocking tips he shared the best ways to ease “range anxiety” by increasing your Airstream battery life. “Another major way to extend your power supply is to understand where the power goes,” said Luhr. The built-in battery monitor won’t help with that. You will need to install an accurate … Continue reading Conserving Power While Boondocking, Part 2

Campground Star: Marfa Lights Viewing Center

Marfa Lights Viewing Center Highway 90, 9 miles east of Marfa Marfa, TX 79843 GPS: 30.2755, -103.8829 Nightly Rate: FREE Marfa, Texas: where minimalist environmental art meets new American cuisine in the remote Trans-Pecos desert, and accounts of strange and unexplained phenomena on the outskirts of town have been reported since the 1800s. No one … Continue reading Campground Star: Marfa Lights Viewing Center

Campground Star: Fritch Fortress, Fritch, TX

Fritch Fortress Campground in the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area received a 5-star Campendium review for its natural appeal—and superior WiFi. “This spot has been one of our favorites over our years on the road,” wrote reviewer “Technomadia”. “It hits the technomad trifecta: free, scenic, and excellent cellular signal. Whenever we’re passing through the Amarillo … Continue reading Campground Star: Fritch Fortress, Fritch, TX


Anyone who travels a lot by RV eventually hears about Quartzsite, Arizona. Reputedly the biggest RV phenomenon in North America—maybe in the entire world—it started with an enthusiast rock swap and grew into a massive snowbird pilgrimage. To those who have only heard of “Quartzsite” as an RV phenomenon, it may appear as mysterious as … Continue reading Quartzsite