Parks & Campgrounds

Here you will find the ins and outs of staying in and around Parks and Campgrounds with an RV full-time, all around the world. You will learn where to find the best Parks and Campgrounds for full-time RVers, their rates, card systems, which are the safest, which you should stay away from, campground etiquette etc etc.

These experienced full-time RV Nomads below, have a heap of very helpful information to share with you…

All the best with your planning!

American Field Trip:

The Bowmans – Madison (a writer) and David (a photographer and Graphic Designer) from NYC, with their two children have been travelling in a converted bus full time around the USA, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia. 

Read all about their fun family adventures and which parks to go to, on their website at this link…

Bob Wells was tired of living the rat race and a life filled with hyper-consumerism–always buying things looking for contentment, but never finding it. Instead, he returned to the original, truly human roots of tribal nomadism. He adopted a life of travel and adventure by living in a vehicle like a car, van or RV, and living a life of simplicity and minimalism. He has been doing this for over 14 years and thrives on the freedom and peace that it brings him.

Have a look at his incredible website to be intrigued and inspired to follow your dreams and take steps towards joining the nomadic tribe! This link will take you to his post on Campsites in the USA…

Don and Joyce are mobility and health challenged partners living with Jummah (kitty) and Squeedle (chiweenie) in a 23′ travel trailer towed with a retired Uhaul box truck.

They believe that being disabled and living on a low income shouldn’t mean you can’t have fun, be happy and enjoy nature. Their goal is to provide ADA reviews of all the free or low-cost places they’re able to visit. If they can go there, so can you! 

Have a look at their information and reviews here…

The Moorhouse family currently calls North Carolina home, but in 2019-2020 they set out on a year-long cross-country RV adventure with their daughter who has Autism.

The Moorhouses began their really fantastic Family Adventure For All website to inspire and encourage other families with special needs to RV travel and enjoy family adventures together.

Click here to view their wonderful very indepth and helpful post RV Setup Checklist for Campsites: Family Friendly Tips for First-Timers

A quirky family of four (two humans, two dogs) that love traveling, new experiences, exploring the outdoors, and finding the joy in life. They don’t love being tied down or squeezed into “little boxes” – which is why they decided to sell everything they owned, move into a van, and adventure full time since April 2017. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about building vans and living in them. Gnomad Home has grown into a top resource for van builders everywhere. 

Their guides have helped many people break out of their comfort zones and embark on their own vanlife journeys – here is one about parks and campgrounds

Heath and Alyssa, from Texas, are full-time RVers (for over four years) sharing their experiences of growing their mobile businesses, to help others enjoy remote work and full-time travel as well. They have wonderful resources for people who want to live, work and travel in an RV. Study their videos, podcasts and articles on their very well put together site.

Here is their article on RV Memberships


Marshall’s mission is to embark on minivan camping trips to all 63 US National Parks. He travels in his minivan camper conversion, named Carol the Caravan.

He wants to teach others how to create their own product-based business that can replace their 9 to 5 income; and he is working towards his off-grid homestead land in Kentucky. 

Explore Nomadic Adventures, meetups, national parks, minivan camping, and gear guides by clicking here…

In 2005, Howard & Linda Payne quit their corporate jobs, sold their house at age 41, and started a life on the road in an RV for an indefinite period, as they felt there was more to life than what traditional society expected.  They started, where Howard took the mounds of research he’d done and compiled it into one place for others considering full-time RVing.  They opened up their lives and posted their journey, their triumphs and mistakes, and their financial information for a more complete, honest look at full-time RVing. 

Howard and Linda also worked a variety of jobs on the road to support their lifestyle.  Their diversity of experiences, age, and background combine to create an interesting perspective on RV living. Enjoy this fantastic guide to Parks and Campgrounds

Katie Larsen, is a 26 year old nomad whose passion for the outdoors has grown immensely over the years, making stationary life feel just about impossible. She finds that her quality of life and overall attitude is best when she has fresh air in her lungs and dirt between her toes. Living on the road has opened the realm of remote work, something that she has absolutely fallen in love with. She is a strong believer in living balanced and this lifestyle allows her to achieve just that. 

This post that she wrote is all about 76 places to visit by van and includes many National Parks… 

Aaron, Lauren and their two children are on a quest to simplify and live larger with less. By getting rid of most of their possessions they hit the reset button on their commitments, by hitting the road with an RV and a truck full-time. They have been able to focus more on their kids, and making life-long memories with each other.

At the 6 month mark of being on the road, they announced that their initial one year plan had been extended. Until when? Who knows. They’re loving this lifestyle way too much to put an end date on it. There is way too much to see to rush through the USA for a year. They are now just living life one day at a time and having a blast seeing new opportunities come up and meeting new people all the time!

Check out their many posts on National Parks in the USA here… strive to bring the most relevant, up to date and useful information about campervan conversion, van travel equipment and gear, and van life in general to their readers. If you’re building out your dream conversion van from scratch, or you’ve been on the road for years, or you’ve just acquired a top of the line, custom built campervan RV… Wherever you’re at on this journey, you can count on VanSage to help you keep rolling along.

Read their article on national parks where dogs are allowed, here…

Wand’rly is an online magazine, put together by Nathan and Renee who are full time travellers having travelled in a variety of rigs with their three children for over 10 years. This is a website full of articles on how to get yourself to the full-time traveling lifestyle, the best places to go once you do, and occasional interviews with other people already doing it. Get lost in their site full of creatively written guides on how to be a digital nomad.

These guides are about camping in State Parks in the USA, National Park camping and free camping in the National Forests.


Erez and Shirly Weinstein are originally from Israel, but after living for 10 years in Atlanta, Georgia they decided in 2018 to travel full time in an RV with their 2 children. They are currently exploring North America, roadschooling and living life to the fullest. 

You can read all about their fantastic adventures at many of the North American Parks on their Instagram and their Facebook pages.

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