Sunny Skye Have you ever wondered what campground hosts really do, other than hang around and shoot the breeze with everyone? Ever wanted to try it out? Sunny Skye, RV meistro par excellance, reveals the tricks of the trade, which are mostly just a combination of patience and earplugs.
She'll have you laughing, shaking your head at human behavior, and wondering if those hikers she gave directions to will ever find their way back to camp. And then there's the story of Bunnicula, the bunny who crashes the campground...well, we won't spoil it, just read it for yourself.
We guarantee that the next time you go to a campground and see the host, you'll want to give him or her a big hug-or maybe a beer or two - for all the unseen and unhonored acts of perseverance they employ to keep the campgrounds of America the Beautiful running smoothly so you can enjoy your time outdoors.
And if you enjoy this book, you'll like Living the Simple RV Life, also by Sunny Skye.
Sunny Skye Are you wishing for a better and simpler life where you can spend each day as you wish? RV expert Sunny Skye shows you how you can do exactly this, even if you don't have much money.
Sunny has been RVing since she was a kid, and she'll show you how to leave the American Dream behind for a more realistic and fulfilling way to live a simpler and less stressful life. Her book is not just filled with good advice, but also offers hope to anyone who wants to live on the road or close to nature but doesn't have the money or know how to get started.
Sunny currently spends half her time as a campground host near a national park in SE Utah. She spends the other half on the road with a menagerie of dogs and cats in a small trailer.
This book covers the following topics:
Do You Have the Nomad Gene?
Should I Do This?
Can I Do This?
Making Great Memories
The RV Life
Do You Have What it Takes to Full-Time?
Is This Lifestyle for You?
How Can You Tell if You'll Succeed as an RVer?
Leaving Your Options Open/Know Thyself
Some Benefits of the RV Life
Some Drawbacks of the RV Life
How to Get Started
Getting Free of Stuff
Getting a Rig
Picking a Home Base
Life on the Road
Is RVing Physically Difficult?
Getting Sick or injured
Work and Money
Where Can I Park?
Will I Be Safe?
On Loneliness and Civilization
Traveling with Pets
Communications and The Internet
Food and Water
Having An Exit Plan
If you enjoy this book, you'll also like Sunny's The Truth About the RV Life and Tales of a Campground Host, also available here on Amazon, as well as Any Road, USA: Living a Life of Freedom on the Road by Sunny's friend Bob Davidson.
Sunny Skye Have you been bit by the RV bug? Do you spend hours reading blogs on living the RV life, blogs that go on and on about a life of freedom and travel? Do you go to RV shows and wander through the huge homes on wheels, dreaming that you're steering one of the huge beasts to wherever your heart desires?
It's easy to get caught up in what RV expert Sunny Skye calls the RV hype - for example, you'll wake up every morning looking out your window at beautiful views of nature, you'll meet interesting people you can sit around a campfire with and trade foil dinner recipes, and you'll be able to travel to places you've always wanted to see.
What the RV marketers don't tell you is the other side of the nomadic lifestyle coin - the mechanical problems by the side of the road, the constant searching for water and a place to camp, the uncertainty of having just anyone able to walk up to your rig in the middle of the night - well, in short, the truth about the mobile lifestyle.
Sunny has been RVing since she was a kid, and she'll show you how to assess if the nomadic lifestyle is for you in an unbiased and educated manner, balancing the pros and the cons. She does this by walking you through the most common steps in the RV life.
Sunny Skye Join RV expert Sunny Skye as she shares her world of living on the road with pets - in her case, three dogs and three cats.
It's a rich and rewarding world, one with never a dull moment, and Sunny uses lots of examples to show you how to successfully take your own pets along for the ride, whether you're on a short journey or a long one, and whether you're camping in a tent or living in a luxurious motor home.
Sunny says, "To me, doing what I want with my time is the ultimate success, whether it be exploring, writing, taking photos, or helping shelter and feed rescued animals. And I also especially like it when I can help show others how to live lives of freedom and be happy."
Sunny covers the following in this book: Initial ConsiderationsUsing the Internet for ResearchFeeling OverwhelmedThe BasicsDealing with Different PersonalitiesDealing with Special Needs A Modified Experience Preparing for the RoadMedical and ID ConcernsGoing to CanadaWhat Kind of Rig will You Have?Trial RunsPreparing Your Pet for the New AdventureSpecial Equipment for Your New LifeOn the RoadLetting Your Pets Ride FreeCats and Litter Boxes While TravelingCar SicknessDehydration and Heat StrokeClimate ControlMedical Problems and Finding Good VetsSafetyBears Coyotes, Mountain Lions, and RattlesnakesExerciseWhere to CampSome RVers and their Pet Friends
Sunny Skye Boondocking literally means to "dock" in the "boonies," camping on your own off the grid away from campgrounds, free to howl at the moon, run around in your BVDs, or just read your book in peace and quiet with no one around.
But boondocking also means you're on your own, and you'll want to go prepared. Here, Sunny Skye gives you the basics you'll need to know, things like the best rig to have, being independent, coping with boredom and loneliness, as well as dealing with insects, wild animals, and pests.
Also covered are safety and security, sickness and health emergencies, finding good campsites, staying legal, costs, pets, basic survival (food, water, staying clean), bad weather, staying warm, keeping cool, the best power sources, and a list of things you should take with you.
If you're a beginning boondocker, this book will introduce you to a new way of life, and if you’re a seasoned camper, Sunny's many tips are sure to have something helpful.
The best camp sites are always in the outback, and being able to come and go unhindered and carefree, enjoying the solitude of the natural world, is Sunny’s definition of happiness. With this audiobook, you'll soon be on your way down the road less graveled.