We sent two emails to our members over the last week with some pretty big news. Here's a message from Marianne and Anna, and a message from Joel Holland, the CEO of Harvest Hosts.
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It's finally here! The long-awaited mobile app for Boondockers Welcome is ready to be installed so you can start planning your exciting travels with our hosts!
Over the years we've had a lot of hosts ask about liability should a guest be injured during their stay. Concerns over this often prevent people who would otherwise be interested in hosting from listing their location. That's why we're happy today to announce the Boondockers Welcome Protection Plan.
2020 was definitely one for the record books. While the COVID-19 pandemic was probably the top story for almost everyone both personally and business-wise, there were many other things, both related and unrelated to the pandemic, that made it one crazy year for Boondockers Welcome. Here are some highlights (and low-lights) for the year that was.
I love podcasts - they let me really feel like I'm multitasking and getting things done, since I can easily listen to them while exercising or driving somewhere. It seems that the trend lately has been to have a YouTube channel instead of a podcast, but I'm really feeling the podcast love, so I'm happy to share a list of the best RV related podcasts that I've found.
Buying your first RV involves a lot of decisions, the first of which will probably be deciding what kind of rig is right for you. While there are many different options, they can generally be divided into two different camps: Motorized (a.k.a. "motorhomes") and non-motorized (a.k.a. trailers and fifth wheels). Here's a quick rundown of some of the pros and cons of the two.
The Boondockers Welcome community has always been built on curiosity and generosity. Our members are curious about the world and want to experience it either by traveling, or having the world come to their door. And our hosts prove their generosity time and again, welcoming strangers to their property who then leave as friends.
But it is important for us to recognize that RVing has not traditionally been a very diverse pastime. The vast majority of RVers are white. But the joys that RVing can bring are just as relevant to people of color. Being able to travel in comfort with those you love and see the vast beauty of North America is something that should be accessible to everyone, without fear of discrimination or mistreatment based on the color of your skin.
We've been recommending for a few weeks now that our members not travel unless necessary. That means we're telling people not to use the product they've paid for, and that doesn't sound fair to us. Here's what we're doing about it.
You’ve been planning and saving diligently, excited about your upcoming escape into the world of RVing. Maybe you’re just about to retire and go full-time, or you’ve been planning to take a 1-year sabbatical from the rat race and hit the road with your home-on-wheels.
But the COVID pandemic has changed everything. Now what?
We're living in unprecedented times. With things continuously changing in the world due to COVID-19, it's time to spell out what Boondockers Welcome is here to provide, and how we can all act responsibly to help slow the spread.