The Escape Campervans Blog

Road Trip Ideas, Camping Tips, Adventure Stories, and Van Life

How to find camping at the grand canyon without reservations

How to find camping in Grand Canyon National Park without reservations

Apr 21, 2018 | How To, Resources

Between the months of May and October, it is possible to get a campsite in and around the South Rim of the Grand Canyon without reserving a site 6 months in advance. We’ve listed some of the sites and other tips below to help you out. Grand Canyon Campgrounds Mather Campground…

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Campervan Rental Valley of Fire State Park

4 places to visit off the beaten path “Out West”

Apr 18, 2018 | Escapades, Renter Stories

By Katy Clarke When my husband and I decided to take our campervan trip, we really had no idea exactly where we wanted to go. Our first thought was “out West.” Ok, that narrows it down, doesn’t it? So, in comes the compromising… ten years of marriage has taught us…

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The “Wave” – The unspoken nod to fellow travelers on the road

Apr 18, 2018 | Renter Stories

By Dawn S. When I was sixteen, I spent a summer in Kentucky with my grandmother, Mammajean, and worked as a cashier at a local grocery store. When we had time off together, my Uncle Dennis would pick me up on his Honda Hurricane sports bike for some fun, like…

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Acadia National Park Maine

8 Can’t Miss Stops in Acadia National Park

Apr 18, 2018 | Escapades

By Carly Eisley Thinking about checking off another box on your National Parks tour? Spring is officially here, which means warmer temperatures and sunshine are finally on their way. While there is fun to be had in all seasons, by far the best time to visit Acadia National Park is…

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Rocky Mountain National Park hammocking by the lake

Colorado Gems: A Perfect Day in the Denver Area (and Beyond!)

Apr 18, 2018 | Depot Locations, Escapades

By Allison FItts & Lillian Robinson Denver, Colorado. If you have only one day in the area, here are some recommendations from us, Mile High City locals, on how to get the most out of your time here! Whether you’re picking up your campervan from the depot here in town or…

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Attention All Artists: Our Newest Model Needs Your Artwork!

Apr 5, 2018 | Artist Spotlights, News & Events

*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4/25!* Big news: we’re announcing another new camper model! This one’s a bit different for us: it’s a truck camper called the “Indie Camper” (short for “independent camper”) launching this summer. More details to come… but the first order of business is that we need new artwork!…

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A Weekend in South Florida: Key West to the Everglades

Mar 29, 2018 | Depot Locations, Escapades, Renter Stories

Our friend Cindy Zhou recently went on a weekend trip to Key West and the Everglades in Florida and wrote a guest post about it. Thanks, Cindy! — After growing up in Toronto with endless snow, and living in Portland the past three years with endless rain, winter getaways in…

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Yosemite: What to do with little kids and little time

Mar 28, 2018 | Escapades, Renter Stories

By Carrie Willink Yosemite National Park: It’s all the hype right now… and it deserves it! Getting There The drive from the San Francisco Escape Campervans depot out to Yosemite is an adventure in itself. We got to the steepest, windiest part of our journey just after sundown. When I…

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dispersed camping 101 national forest sign

Dispersed Camping 101: Free camping in the US

Mar 20, 2018 | How To, Resources

We once had a lovely German couple rent a campervan for 110 nights and they (legally) didn’t pay for a single campsite. True story. If you’ve never tried out van life before, you may have concerns about how to find places camp–especially during the busy summer months when many public…

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first time camping trip tips

Guest Blog: Tips for your first camping trip

Mar 20, 2018 | Escapades, Renter Stories, Resources

Our friend Katy’s husband had never been camping before. So, she rented a campervan and planned his first camping trip to Utah (it’s much easier to get someone into camping when a comfy queen-sized bed and a fully-equipped kitchen come along for the ride). He survived the trip, and Katy…

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