Our favorite rv resources
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, full-time traveler, or aspiring travel vlogger and blogger. Here are some of our favorite services and memberships for travel and RV life. While we personally use and love all of the services mentioned below, we do want to share if you choose to make a purchase through any of the links, we will receive a small payment at no additional cost to you. If you want to see our favorite PRODUCTS, visit our Amazon store where we share some of our favorite products for travel, RV, scooter life, and more.
The Dyrt is the #1 rated camping app on the market with over 1 million+ user-submitted campground reviews. They have fun monthly contests with great prices, allow you to download maps for offline use, plus their route planning tool is super helpful for planning a big trip. Get 10% off your pro membership by using code ESRV.
Boondocker’s Welcome allows you to camp for free overnight on private property. Every stay we’ve had with BDW has been incredible! We’ve made new friends, sleep wonderfully, and met other travelers. While there is a small annual fee, it’s made up for with just three nights of camping. Properties are located in Canada and USA.
A free website (with option to upgrade) that makes planning your stay super easy. See reviews, helpful information, and even pictures for thousands of RV parks, dump sites, public lands, and state parks.
iOverlander is new to our camping arsenal but has become one of our go to resources for finding free camping around the WORLD. Designed for off grid, iOverlanding rigs more than RVs this free resource can be a helpful way to find stealth camping or beautiful off the beaten campgrounds. We used iOverlander almost exclusively to plan our Mexico trips.
A VPN is a must as a full time traveler or digital nomad. A virtual private network (VPN) encrypts your computers data using a proxy server when connected to public wifi keeping your information safe and protected from potential hackers. Plus, you can change the server’s location to a different country and unlock blocked websites or content (like Netflix or Hulu) when you’re out of the country. Get 83% off plus you 3 month free!
RV travel is our preferred way to explore, but sometimes renting a home, apartment, room, or villa is easier (and cheaper). When family comes to visit or we plan a trip abroad airbnb is our preferred way to stay. Get $ when you book your first stay with Airbnb!
Traveling full time in a van or RV means you go through a lot of fuel. That’s why we love GetUpside a free app that gives you cash back when you fill up. They’ve partnered with thousands of gas stations across the USA to help you save. Who can so no to cash back? Use code “QSB5P” to get $0.15 back PER gallon on you 1st fill up!
Amazon Prime is an annual membership that allows you to get FREE 2 day shipping on most products on Amazon. Considering we don’t stay in places for too long, 2 day shipping is a life saver. We also love having Amazon Prime for streaming movies and shows and discounts at Whole Foods.
Thrive Market is an online store that has an extensive selection of healthy, organic items to fit any diet. They will ship your market items directly to you wherever you are in the US. Plus they have great savings, with prices 25% – 50% off normal store prices. See our box haul and review video here. Use our button to get $20 off your first order!
Staying connected and having reliable internet connection on the road can be tough which is why we recently switched to Nomad Internet. It’s one of the only rural internet providers that offers UNLIMITED gigs of data with GREAT connectivity. Not to mention their service (even in rural areas) has been great.
Choosing the right extended warranty for your RV can be tricky. While there are lots of options with different plans and prices, we feel confident recommending Wholesale Warranties. Think of it as peace of mind for big costly expenses down the road!
If you’re uploading photos to your blog you need to compress them. It helps the load time of your website, retaining viewers, and making your website in general run better. Tiny PNG allows you to upload up to 10 photos at a time for free or unlimited uploads if you join their annual membership. Also their logo has a panda. We love pandas!
Staying in touch with your audience is crucial in building a following. We use Convertkit for our email correspondence and love how we can create specific email series for our different audiences. We’ve used other services in the past, but have moved all of our business email to Convertkit because of it’s ease and functionality.
WordPress is the suggested platform for bloggers. Signing up is easy, but designing your website or blog isn’t always as easy. That’s why we use Divi Builder by Elegant Themes. It’s a WordPress plugin that makes website design uncomplicated. They have templates to download and edit with a front end editor. With 0% website design background we used Divi to create our blog!
Music makes or breaks a video. It can evoke emotion or it can turn a viewer off. If you’re a creator on Youtube there’s nothing more important than having high quality, royalty free music. Epidemic sound is by far the best resource for amazing beats that to accompany the perfect scene and setting for every video.
Uber makes it super easy to catch a ride wherever you are. Clean cars, friendly conversation, cheap fares. We use both Uber and Lyft to see who has better rates, quicker pick up times, or a discount for the month! If you’re new to Uber, use code Xergu when you sign up.
Lyft makes it super easy to catch a ride wherever you are. We love using this to get to and from big cities. We use both Uber and Lyft to see who has better rates, quicker pick up times, or a discount for the month! If you’re new to Lyft, use code LIZ 663987 when you sign up!
Audible allows you to download and listen to books. For full time RV’ers that love a good story, this is a definite must. We love listening to books on the road and you can choose from millions of books.
We love that a good book can bring us comfort, joy, hope, passion, or knowledge on the road. And we’re so excited to have found Bookshop.org that allows us to order and get great books shipped to us while supporting independent book stores! 75% of profits go directly to writers, publishers, and stores across the nation. You can see our favorite books here!
Podcast addict is a free app (for android users) that allows you to listen to your favorite podcasts. There’s nothing like a good podcast to help pass a long drive. If you have an iPhone, iTunes or any other podcast app will work. This is just the one we use since we’re android users.
The number 1 streaming app for television and movies and is a must in our RV household. We love it more than ever now that you can download movies and shows for offline use (when we have poor or no internet connection). Only $7.99 per month to unlimited stream.