Throughout our 4+ months of traveling across Western America this year, we have found some beautiful places to rest our wings. Developed campgrounds cost anywhere from $10-$40/night and that adds up quick! All of these campsites shown here may take a little effort to find but are free and legal! When you are constantly on the move like we are, it is always a relief to find a cozy campsite. Exploring takes a lot of work, so we like to sleep tight.
We’ve compiled our favorite front yard views from across America to prove that a rent-free life truly can exist!
We recently spilled our secrets writing Travel America on a Budget with 4 Easy Tips, use it! There are free, public lands all across the U.S. just asking for an epic adventure where any soul can fill their lungs with fresh air and their hearts with the love for a life meant to be lived!
Many people have gone camping and sacrificed their plush bed and fluffy comforter for the hard, cold ground for a night or two relishing in a nylon roof, campfire meals and fresh air. For most of those folks, their bed back at home is waiting. For us, that hard, cold ground is our bed and home for as long as we can see. We’re not destitute, we’ve chosen this way of life because it’s better than anything else we know!
What we’ve learned is that it’s okay to not have a steady job, it’s okay to not have a home, and it’s okay to break away from the social norm to do whatever strokes your fancy! For us, exploring this beautiful world and seeking adventure is what we do best!
Both Alex and I have worked respectable jobs enjoying the niceties of a modern day lifestyle. We’ve enjoyed going out to eat, sampling exotic cuisine, staying in luxurious hotels and spent our money frivolously because we knew we had a paycheck coming every 2 weeks. Let me tell you, folks, the way we’re living now brings us more joy than any salary or luxurious lifestyle could! If you’ve been bit by the travel bug and are hesitant to make the leap, read 3 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Travel!
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller