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Texas Trip Info Blog

Many of my followers have contacted me with questions in regards to our recent camping trip to Texas. Will do my best to answer all your questions right here:

TIME
Of course best is to travel with no time constraints but who has unlimited time? We knew we had four weeks and wanted to visit White Sands, Big Bend, Rockport, San Antonio and Waco, all but one in Texas. Our over 25 year camping experience taught us not to plan an entire trip in detail. Spontaneity is an import part of traveling. Campers are a tight knit community and exchange the latest information on a constant basis. We found some of the best spots by talking to fellow campers.

WHICH APPS ARE WE USING?
Technology and social media are a vital part of traveling these days. There are a handful of apps making life easier on the road:

* Gas Buddy: Find the cheapest gas.

* Allstays: Probably the best app for campers as it shows any and all campgrounds, State Parks, Walmarts. Any place where you can legally camp in the US. On our Texas trip we found 90 percent of all campsites we used on Allstays.

* Harvest Host: Paid membership is required, however you will find nearly 4.500 business allowing free one-night camping such as breweries, wineries, ranches or ranches.

* Waze: My «go-to» GPS.

COST
Gas prices varied from $4.59 a gallon (3.7 liters) in California to $2.85 in Texas. Food is less expensive the further southeast you travel. With a fridge/freezer in our trailer and another portable electric cooler in our Ford F150 we have a good set-up. We frequented local restaurants along the way as local cuisine is an important part of the travel experience.

Cost of campgrounds ranged from a free Boondocking site in New Mexico to $90 per night in San Antonio. Most campgrounds with electric, water & sewer hook-ups are around $40 per night, Texas State Parks are $10 per night. We only made reservations in San Antonio, all others we called the same day or not at all, just showed up. After a long day driving we like KOA Kampgrounds as they offer all amenities including a pool/jacuzzi.

I highly recommend AAA and/or Good Sam Membership for road service. Both memberships also secure a 10-20 percent discount for most campgrounds.

SAFETY
No issues at all!

NEXT DESTINATIONS
We have the Great Lakes and Canada on our minds… Hope I was able to answer all your questions…