Quartzsite, AZ
January 25, 2017

By Jamiejoy Lidberg

I've spent the past 10 days here in Quartzsite, AZ for the yearly RTR boondocking meetup. I wasn't quite sure how I would do "roughing it", but overall things went well. Not having consistent cell service has been the only real issue, otherwise I am adjusting to propane, a porta potty and showering every couple of days.


In the summer, Quartzsite is a sleepy desert town with a population of around 3,500 residents. During the winter months however it is filled with up to 1,000,000 people and their RV's/vehicles.


During the past 10 days Ive spent boondocking/exploring the town, I haven't seen a single fixed stuctur home. Trailers, rv parks and boondocking BLM land, act at home to most all tenants and residents. To someone who has never experienced life on the road or "full timing", it is a whole new world. And yet filled with so many amazing, adventurous people.


To anyone considering this type of lifestyle, or looking to connect with other van dwellers/nomads/traveler's, this is the place to be!

Mark you calendar for next year's event!