Who can pass up a blog named “Good Luck Duck”? Well, I couldn’t. Roxanne’s blog http://www.thegoodluckduck.com/ is an oasis of resources for RVers. The site includes: boondocking resources, healthcare for the poor resources, employment resources for fulltime RVers and even features “The Ducks’ Amazon Store.”

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The blog’s author first became involved with RVing as a way for her and her partner to get their eight cats out west with them when they moved to the Southwest to recreate their life there. “My partner had been perusing Craigslist and saw an ad seeking someone to live free on their land – just bring an RV! We did one of those meaningful eyes-meeting looks. WE could have an RV! After that, it was just a matter of finding the right one.”

The Ducks finally settled on a 1996 38.5 foot Class A Fleetwood Bounder. They outfitted it with a composting toilet and solar panels and after living in it in their central N.Y. driveway for a year, decided that they and their cats would do alright on the road in the Bounder.

Over the past several years on the road The Ducks have lived frugally. The couple created jewelry and sold it online. They bought coffee filters in bulk and sold individual packets on eBay. They sought jobs (thus the employment opportunities section of the blog http://www.thegoodluckduck.com/p/feeling-good-no-charge.html).

Roxanne said she decided to start sharing what she was learning during their “boondocking” journey after reading or discovering something thrilling. At the time she wasn’t seeing  sites for their kind of living online. Roxanne’s ever-expanding free-camping resources can be found at http://www.thegoodluckduck.com/p/boondocking-resources.html.

Another thing that was and may continue to be an issue for those living a nomadic lifestyle is healthcare. “It’s our Achilles’ heel,” she said.  She has assembled a page of healthcare resources http://www.thegoodluckduck.com/p/healthcare-for-poor-people.html  for others who live unconventional lives.

“Six months ago my partner surprised me by wanting us to go separate ways. She stayed in the Bounder and I went off in Spud, the Wonder Car,” explained Roxanne. Spud is a 2004Toyota Prius equipped for sleeping and ultra-thrifty traveling. Roxanne said she got the idea from Suanne who outlined exactly how she travels in her Prius on her blog Suanne Online – http://suanneonline.blogspot.com/.

I hope you’ll stop by to see what The Good Luck Duck is quacking about and to say hi. The blog is definitely a great resource for anyone thinking about traveling in an RV in a non-conventional way. Thanks Roxanne for telling RVT.com/blog’s readers about your life on the road and sharing generously what you have learned.

Roxanne, The Good Luck Duck

Roxanne, The Good Luck Duck


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