State campgrounds are by far one of our favorite places to stay and our go to spots. Not only are they usually well maintained with nice facilities but you help support local wildlife and wild areas by paying your park entrance and or camping fee! We always check State park websites first! Here's a list of all our favorites that we have personally stayed at!
We randomly encountered this website and it's great! Find reviews of campgrounds nearby and the map version works great to compare to your location and how far you need to go. Try it here!
You've probably heard of Airbnb, but if you haven't you must try it! Take your vacation to the next level by living like a local in a local's house with all the amenities of home. Much better and more private than a hotel, plus you usually have a kitchen to make your own meals which is a huge savings! Another bonus? You can rent homes with bedrooms so that if you have kids or friends accommodating you, you can each have the privacy of your own room while saving renting a home rather than a few rooms at a hotel. Be sure to always read reviews but this is by far better than a hotel! Try it here!
VRBO stands for Vacation Rental by Owner. This is also another site like airbnb where you can rent great vacation homes directly from the owner most times. Again, be sure to always read reviews and also take all reviews with a grain of salt. Not everyone will always be happy so always go with your gut! try it here!
Hipcamp is another great place to find great camping spots! Has a great map version as well. Try it here!
Check out our Awesome Cabin known as " The Back 20" on Airbnb and Hipcamp!
This website compares many vacation rental sites in one! Check it out here
By Bikers and for bikers, this website helps you find fellow bikers willing to let you shack up for the night.
Try it here
Buck Snort Dam- Hwy 30 MN
Also the two canoe in sites along the Root River Between Moen Bridge and 250 bridge to Lanesboro. There are two sites on the right half way down!
Poopy's Bar in Savannah offers free camping to bikers visiting their bar. Check them out!
If you are visiting Sturgis during the rally, we highly recommend this place! They allow you to camp in their yard overnight and use the shower and toilet facilities. Be sure to say hi to Mort! Deb's Place
Wether you are in Daytona for Bike week or Biketoberfest, this campground is sure to keep you entertained. The showers could be better but hey... it's a rally... Check them out here!
If you are a party animal during the rally, this campground offers live entertainment each night included with your camping fee. All campers must be over 21 to utilize this campground and of course, it's a private campground so clothes are always optional! Ha! Buffalo Chip
A great little Inn located in the heart of Lanesboro MN that even has a small motorcycle retail on the Main level. Great Owner too! Ask him he knows all the great roads in the area! Check them out here!
From sea to shining sea, you'll find motorcycle friendly campgrounds right here!
Mooring Ball .Great Marina, reasonable rates, good facilities, and best of all very friendly people!
A great place to keep your boat in Lake City Mn on Lake Pepin
Nice Marina and facility with nice staff!
Nice docks and showers will power wash you in ac. Nice place and friendly staff.
Great place for a haul out and do it yourself yard! Not many left! Staff is super friendly and accommodating to your haul out needs. They will let you live on your boat while you fix it nut call ahead!
We were in St Augustine in our travels in November, 2018. We enjoyed staying in our nations oldest city! We have visited before but never stayed on a boat! It was great! Great place to get a mooring ball or anchor. Clean Facilities and nice staff! Lots to see and do!
Can't beat the beauty of the Bahamas! Bimini is usually the first stop for most boats traveling to the Bahamas.
Best things in Bimini:
Bimini Blue water Marina is a great place to check in to the country and get your bearings set for the rest of the Bahamas. They even allow dogs!
Be sure to check out the dolphin house, scour the beach for sea glass, and visit Big mike at his stand for some Bahamas style Conch salad. Its Yummy! Plenty of great snorkeling in the area, the town of Bimini is welcoming with it's small town atmosphere.
The Berry Islands Bahamas is another great stop in your Bahamas loop. Stop into Great Harbor Cay for some supplies and then onto Soldiers Cay, Hoffman's Cay, and the beautiful secluded Berry islands. Don't forget to check out Hoffmans Blue Hole! It's amazing!
The Exumas are pure beauty. From the beautiful turquoise water to the absence of most people and cities as you know it, the Exuma Islands boast beauty beyond what you can imagine.
Georgetown is a cruisers delight with many amenities geared towards cruisers as well as a cruisers net every morning on Channel 72! Be sure to park and hike around the monument, Honeymoon beach for private beach time as well as stop in at chat and chill for some grub and rum.
Island Boy has great food right next to the market!
A great secluded place to anchor if you'd like to get away from the masses. Not many cruisers venture farther than Georgetown Harbor but for those that are into adventure, be sure not to miss this Island!
Another secluded out island of the Bahamas, this quiet little town doesn't have much but it is quiet and peaceful.
After sailing across the Thorny path to the Dominican Republic, we were pleasantly welcomed to the D.R. in Manzanillo.
A quaint little town on the border of Haiti is where we checked into the Dominican Republic. Check in took a little bit of time but was very easy and welcoming, and the officials were pleasant. There is a decent anchorage here to anchor and do your check in process. The small town was welcoming and friendly locals will help you with anything you ask. Don't want to walk? Take a motoconcho here! Usually about 50 pesos.
This anchorage was nice although a bit rolly at times, We also had our dingy stolen off the back of our boat here in the middle of night. This town is within floating distance to Haiti. Do your due diligence when stopping here to secure your things, especially your dingy as a few have been stolen in the past as well. Otherwise nice friendly town and the locals were helpful in helping us look for our stolen dingy. Check out the restaurant here by the water. Good food and very nice Owner!
Very small town with beautiful surrounding waters. Good place to anchor and hit the beach and water, just watch out for the reefs! Friendly little town which also hosts day excursions to a small paradise like island by yolk is a great spot to stop and relax. Have Pizza and Scones at Linos.
Cambiaso is not a great overnight anchorage but it's a popular spot for a day sail amongst the local sailors traveling from Luperon as a way to get out sailing for the day to get out of the bay to stretch your hurricane legs.
A great place to stay on your boat and also get some work done on the hard. This Marina is great for a haul out with a great do it yourself boat yard at a reasonable price. Professional staff and equipment for your boating needs. You can also stay on the boat while you work onit or they have rooms for an additional cost. Biggest thumbs up from us is that they allow you to work on your own boat.
Check them out here
The Caribbean's best hidey hole during the Hurricane season. You will find a wonderful little town here full of sailors from all over the world. The town is welcoming and very helpful to " gringos" coming in to rest for the hurricane season. Many good businesses here and if you can't find something, all you have to do is ask! Great spot to hang your sails and beautiful protected area from hurricanes. Check out Bob and Sues Hotel for a great and cheap spot to stay! Here