In aviation, I am known as "Skychick" (www.Skychick.com) During the past 16 years, I've often spent entire summers "air-camping" which means flying my airplane into remote wilderness areas, landing on dirt or grass airstrips and solo camping under the wing. I've air-camped in virtually every state West of the Rockies bouncing from airstrip to airstrip while simultaneously testing and reviewing gear in the most extreme conditions...no power, no water, no roads, no 911.
I decided to explore the ground-based RV world and travel full-time for one year (which may turn into two since I'm loving it). Through photos, video and blogging, I've been documenting the same locations I had filmed from the air for a side-by-side aerial/ground view comparison. I selected a Lance 1575 travel trailer for the journey and spent three months customizing what some refer to as a "James Bond" rig.
I had zero experience with RVing when I departed in May 2019. Eight months and 23 states later, I've learned a lot and appreciate the help I've received from other RVer's. I've also watched a zillion RV YouTube videos! During the first four months, I stayed in RV, state and national parks until I found Boondockers Welcome...which I love! I've since mixed in Boondocker's homes along my route and made lifetime friendships with wonderful hosts across the country. Although I have traveled through 32 countries, I am endlessly fascinated with the diversity of culture and terrain that we have right here in the USA.
Workwise, I have been sponsored by Honda for the past five years and act as their ambassador for general aviation flying and camping. In 2019, we added to that partnership the "Skyway to Highway RV Adventure". My Honda generator powers the trailer and a Honda BF2.3 outboard motor powers an inflatable boat which I carry along to fish for dinner. Lastly, I have been a sales rep for "Motoart.com" for 10+ years. Motoart fabricates unique high-end corporate furniture using rare aircraft parts.
I am an author, video editor, pilot, scuba diver, skier, entrepreneur and general sports enthusiast.
Jeanette Lake, MN. It is spectacular.
I am a native of Southern California and the beaches (Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, CA) have been my home for the past 20 years. I've also lived in Central and Northern California.
I have a Lance 1575 Travel Trailer and a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both in very nice condition.
Always a welcome smile, fun to have around. Sky-Chick is enjoying our Florida area and doesn't want to go home.😃
We so enjoy this traveler...welcome back any time a place is needed..
I enjoyed hosting SkyChick very much. She has soooo much in common with me and we immediately felt like sisters! I hope to see her again and continue to enjoy keeping up with her adventures!
Fun times swapping stories of places to see and fishing stories.
If you get the chance to visit with SkyChick be sure to hear her tick story.
Hope to meet up again on the road.
CB and KB
We really enjoyed having SkyChick. We have a lot in common. From being prepared to Good wine. We had great conversation and great company.
Looking forward to a future Visit.
SkyChick was a joy to host. We spend time sharing our travel experiences. She is an adventurer, very knowledgeable and willing to share her exciting travel experiences. She is welcome back anytime.
If Lin an I were scoring Boondockers, She would get two "10's"....Game for anything,interesting to talk with,in joyed her surrounding, has a great love for travel , and adventure. and a great respect for life....This is one great Boondocker....Welcome here or in our home anytime.... Happy our paths crossed....and have a safe an Good Wondering journey...your friend ,J & L P.S. If your a Host for BD..I hope you all get to meet and host this Boondocker...
Enjoyed SkyChick's stay. Her experiences have been interesting to say the least.
SkyChick is a very interesting, respectful and independent lady who handles her rig easily and had everything she needed. I was fortunate to have some time to enjoy her vibrant company and found we were kindred spirits following different paths of adventure! (hers far more adventurous than most!) Lovely lady we were happy to host...but if we hadn't had time to chat, she would have been happy quietly communing with nature and checking out the animals. So glad to have met this accomplished inspirational woman!