Have you visited Chicago in the summer? It’s hot, and we’re not just talking about the weather. Festivals and events crowd the streets and parks—and there’s a dry camping opportunity in the heart of the city. A Campendium reviewer tells you where! McCormick Place Lot B 3050 South Moe Drive , Chicago, IL 60616 312-808-3125 GPS: … Continue reading Campground Star: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
One of the most concerns of RV travelers who have begun to stray from established campsites has to do with energy usage. They’re always worried about running out of battery power, a version of the “range anxiety” that owners of electric cars often have. That’s a legitimate concern, because once the batteries run out of … Continue reading Conserving Power While Boondocking
Enjoy beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada, Carson, and Virginia Mountain Ranges from Washoe Lake State Park, a 5-star rated campground at Campendium. Washoe Lake State Park 4855 East Lake Blvd Carson City, NV 89704 775-687-4319 GPS: 39.242, -119.764 Elevation: 5046 ft Nightly Rate: $17 Campendium reviewer “Island Girl Walkabout” describes Washoe Lake State Park … Continue reading Campground Star: Washoe Lake State Park, Carson City, NV
These days about half of new Airstreams are sold to people who have never owned any type of travel trailer or motorhome before. That means there are a lot of people who are just now trying to learn all the tricks and skills needed to optimize their travel experience. Boondocking Camping away from hookups in … Continue reading Conserving Water when Boondocking
Boondocking—dry camping with limited amenities—“does not mean doing without,” says experienced Airstreamer Jay Thompson. “It means adjusting the way we do things to extend and enjoy our stay.” There are two main ways to dry camp: in a natural area, and “blacktop boondocking” in an urban setting. Thompson offers the following tips for boondocking anywhere. … Continue reading Boondocking Basics
Lots of new Airstream owners want to find ways to extend their camping time while “boondocking,” (off-grid camping, away from electrical hookups). So inevitably the question comes up: which is better, a generator or solar panels? The answer comes down to your needs. Generators are the most practical way to have enough power to run … Continue reading Solar vs Generator?