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Quartzsite 2018: RTR and Xscapers Annual Bash

January 26, 2018 |

January 11, Thursday Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) time! I depart Kofa Wildlife Refuge, AZ in the morning and make the short drive north to Quartzsite. Specifically, Scaddon Wash BLM area east of town. As usual, the RTR (hosted by Bob Wells of CheapRVLiving) has grown again this year, and I’m parked farther out so as to…

Quartzsite Part Two – Xscapers Convergence

January 27, 2017 |

On Tuesday the 17th I depart the RTR for another gathering taking place on the other side of town, the Xscapers Quartzsite Convergence. Xscapers is an extension of the Escapees RV Club that is aimed at working-age RVers. Membership in one gives you access to the other, they’re essentially the same thing – the ‘Xscapers’…

Quartzsite Fiberglass Rally

February 16, 2016 |

I arrive at the Fiberglass RV Rally in Quartzsite, AZ on Wednesday the 10th. It would probably be more accurate to call this a molded fiberglass rally, because that’s the kind of trailers that are here. For those not in the know, most molded fiberglass RVs are made with a top and a bottom half,…

Quartzsite and the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

January 12, 2016 |

During the summer, Quartzsite, AZ is nothing out of the ordinary. A dusty little pit stop not far from the boarder of California along I10 where one can get gas on the way to more interesting (and cooler!) locations. But during the winter, thousands of RVers descend upon this unassuming town and vendors arrive from…

The Benefits of a Dramatic Change

June 10, 2019 |

For anyone who missed the memo, I’m back traveling in my teardrop in the US again! But I still have some catching up to do from Costa Rica, so here’s another travelogue from my time there. Living at Wild Sun Rescue Center is like living in a bubble. It feels like a completely different reality…

Teardrop Trailer Bed Solutions

January 22, 2019 |

Continuing with the tiny trailer living series, today we’re going to talk about beds! (Non-teardrop people, you can scroll down to the bottom for a little update on what I’ve been up to the past week.) In a standard RV, the bed isn’t usually something a new owner needs to think about, as just about…

Big Travel Plan Announcement!

January 5, 2019 |

So far, this winter’s travels haven’t strayed much from my normal southwest routine. After leaving Snyder Hill BLM area near Tucson, AZ, I moseyed down to Darby Wells Road near Ajo, AZ to get my fill of big cacti. After that, I landed at American Girl Mine (AGM) Road near Winterhaven, CA for my annual…

Alabama Hills Revisit and Website Upgrade

April 3, 2018 |

March 9, Friday Yesterday, our caravan of five left Keyesville Rec Area near Lake Isabella, CA and traveled up 395 to Lone Pine. By the time I arrived on the scene, a site had already been picked out and all I had to do was get level. The sun set shortly thereafter, so pictures had…

Adventures

March 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Adventures

2018 Travel Plans Boondocking around the southwest for the winter and spring, then moseying up California to visit Oregon and Washington for the first time! After that I’ll be picking up my new teardrop in Denver, CO come fall which will be a whole new adventure. Then back to the desert for winter again. Disclaimer:…

How to Have a Great Caravaning Experience

March 27, 2018 |

Those who’ve followed me a while know I’m a die-hard solo adventurer. For years I have enjoyed meeting up with other RVers at one location, and then happily moved off on my own again when I felt the itch to travel. So after the unofficial Xscapers meetup in Anza-Borrego State Park, my decision to caravan…

Hiking and Driving

February 27, 2018 |

The middle of February finds me at Anza-Borrego State Park in southern California boondocking with several other Xscapers who are still in the area after the Annual Bash in Quartzsite last month. Feb 14, Wednesday It’s been far too long since my last good hike! In the afternoon, a group of us pile into vehicles…

Anza-Borrego Calls

February 13, 2018 |

I stick around Winterhaven, CA on American Girl Mine Road (AGM) for a while after the Xscapers Annual Bash officially ends. On the 30th I take a walk and enjoy the super moon (no, I didn’t wake up to watch the lunar eclipse). It was pretty special to see it peek through the clouds while…

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