Age: 55-65

Member since March 2018

Full-time RVer and nomadic travel photographer/writer

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After retiring from the military at age 40, losing my wife at age 51, and then retiring from a civilian job at age 55, I found myself in a situation where I can live anywhere in the world that I want. Unfortunately, no place is calling my name.

Several years ago I came up with a plan to travel full-time as a nomadic wildlife and travel photographer and writer. Just travel until I get bored with it, or I find that one place or that special someone I cannot leave behind.

It took two years of planning, downsizing, putting stuff in storage, selling my home, and moving my life into an RV. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate in 40 years.

In January 2018 I began my new adventure in life. I am now a location independent person. Basically, I go where the photography takes me and stay there until I run out of things to photograph.

Besides documenting my travels around North America, I will also do a little scuba diving when the situation presents itself. Want to visit all of the National Parks and Monuments. Want to see all of the cool places that nobody knows about. I will be blogging about my journeys, making videos to share on my social media sites, and hopefully write some books.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Professional photographer, videographer, cinematographer, writer, and blogger. Am an aerial photographer and videographer using a drone, although I am equally comfortable flying as a passenger in an airplane or helicopter. Also a professional scuba diver at the Divemaster level and do underwater photography and videography.

WesGibson's Pets

Dog - lab/spaniel mix named JoJo.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

None yet. Just starting out.

WesGibson's Hometown

Grew up in Connersville, Indiana. Have lived all over the United States in the last 40 years, 20 of which were in the military. Spent the past 18 years in Rockford, Illinois, but have moved from there for a life as a full-time RVer. Currently, there is no place I call my home town.


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WesGibson's Guest Details

WesGibson's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

30 feet long

Rig: 2018 Jayco Eagle HT 27.5RKDS Tow Vehicle: 2006 Dodge 3500 Diesel DRW (blue)

WesGibson's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

WesGibson's References (3)

References from Hosts (3)


June 2018

Glad to be a haven from a storm

We were happy to welcome Wes back after a tumultuous day he experienced in OK. His dog felt like he had come home again and is now on the mend and getting back to normal. We enjoyed getting better acquainted with this Boondockers Welcome guest and wish him good photo hunting grounds as he travels.


June 2018

Great Guest! Great Photographer!

We enjoyed meeting this Boondockers Welcome guest and getting acquainted with him. He was meeting a friend here and we enjoyed getting acquainted with her also. Even their two dogs got along well and enjoyed the freedom of chasing squirrels and rabbits. We wish them the best and Godspeed on their journey.


June 2018

short visit

Wes is welcome back any time he comes through