TinyFest California – San Diego – 3/16-17/24

TinyFest California - San Diego

TinyFest California – San Diego

Date and time

March 16, 2024 · 10am – March 17, 2024 · 5pm PDT


Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA 92014

Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies, backyard cottages (ADUs), shipping container home, adventure rigs and more! Meet the builders and people who are living and traveling tiny every day.

Shop the Simple Living Marketplace. Enjoy a variety of vendors who will guide you to minimize your clutter, debt, and carbon footprint.

Gain in depth information about a variety of topics and hear inspiring stories. TinyFest features a weekend full of speaker presentations, Q & A Sessions and Panel Discussions.

TinyFest California is bringing together like-minded people who value the ideals behind building small and living large!!

Only Service Animals allowed. (This does not include ESAs).

By purchasing a ticket, attendees are giving permission that their likeness may be used in any photos or videos taken by TinyFest representatives.

For tickets or info, click here

New Mexico State Parks Division Proposes Changes to Fee Structure and Park Rules

New Mexico State Parks

NM State Parks Division is reaching out to our loyal customers to provide you with important information regarding proposed changes to our fees structure and park rules.

State Parks has 35 locations in 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. State Parks rely heavily on self-generated revenue through entrance and camping fees, concessions, and other related revenue streams to accomplish its mission of enhancing natural and cultural resources, providing first-class recreational and education facilities and opportunities, and promoting public safety to benefit and enrich the lives of more than five million visitors each year. State Park’s current fees, which are set by rule, have not been updated in decades and have not kept pace with inflation. NM State Parks are decades behind surrounding states when it comes to our fees structure. Adjustments are necessary to better support park operations and maintain our beautiful landscapes with diverse natural and cultural resources for future generations.

To address these concerns, NM State Parks Division completed an extensive evaluation of our fees structure and compared our rates to surrounding states as well as considered the impacts of inflation. The principal objective of the Fees Study was to explore options to adjust fees to address that gap to both improve the agency’s financial position while also enhancing the Division’s mission to maintain affordable state park access for New Mexico citizens and visitors to our state. Based on the completed study, the NM State Parks Division has proposed several revisions to our rules.

Key recommendations from our Fees Study include:

• Elimination of day-use fees for New Mexico residents.
• Implementation of a non-resident day-use fee.
• Eliminating Annual Passes.
• Adjusting camping and utility fees.
• Adjusting boat registration and launching fees.
• Adjusting entrance fees at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and Smokey Bear Historical Park.

The NM State Parks Division is in the process of soliciting public input on our recommended rule revisions. We are holding informational meetings across the state to provide information on our recommendations to the public. We encourage you to review our recommendations and meeting schedule in full on our website at http://www.emnrd.nm.gov/spd/public-meetings/. To submit comments on our proposed revisions, please email EMNRD-ParksComments@emnrd.nm.gov or mail your comments to EMNRD-State Parks Division, 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show 1/20-28/24

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show

JANUARY 20th-28th, 2024
700 S. Central Blvd, Quartzsite, AZ, 85346
9:00am-5:00pm (3pm closing day)

Exhibitor List 

Workshops and Seminars

Service Bay Information

For their full website, click here

Van Aid 2024 – 2/6-19/24

Van Aid 2024

Van Aid 2024

The group isn’t publicly posting location, etc. so do your own research.

Q24 YouTube RV Rally – Quartzsite, AZ 1/19-29

Grand Adventure Web Site

2024 Florida RV Supershow – Tampa 1/17-21/24

For full information, click this link to their site

2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs) Quartzsite, Arizona 1/11-19/24

2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous Quartzsite Arizona

Women’s RTR – January 11-13
RTR – January 14-19

Quartzsite, AZ
Town Park Baseball Field

The RTR will end the day before the Big Tent RV Show begins (1/20/24) where Nomads often find seasonal jobs.

Register for the RTR and WRTR

We’re thrilled to announce that an optional and free registration is now open for the 2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs), a unique gathering for those who find their home on the road. Whether you’re in a car, van or RV, or simply curious about a lifestyle of freedom and travel, this event is for you!


Registration for the RTR and Women’s RTR is optional, but doing so:

  • Gives you access to updates and announcements about the event,
  • Helps us better prepare for the expected volume of participants,
  • Provides potential donors and sponsors information about the number of attendees,
  • Offers you the opportunity to get a “2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous” t-shirt as a thank-you gift for donating $25 or more!
    • Donate $25 or more by Jan 2, 2024 to get your t-shirt thank-you gift.
    • Pick up your t-shirt thank-you gift at the RTR.

The RTRs remain free to attend!

Please check the HOWA/RTR web page for more information

5th Annual Vegan Caravan – AZ 1/9-21/24

Welcome to our 5th Annual Vegan Caravan!
We will have potluck every evening an hour before sunset. And a morning coffee/tea meet and greet at roughly 8am
Morning Yoga/Pilates, walks and other fitness activity may be offered based on participation 🙂.
Rules – only 100% plant based foods are allowed at potlucks and community circle. No politics or religion in the community circle. If you want to discuss these areas then please do so in private.
We ask everyone to bring wood for the fire.
Must be completely self-contained within camper/vehicle/tent, there is a trash transfer station just a few mins from camp.
Specific location will be added when we have a spot picked out!

Burning Van 5 – CA 12/29-1/1/24

Burning Van 5 Borrego Spring CA

Burning Van 5 Borrego Spring CA

Event by Albert Asmussen
Duration: 4 days
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Come ring in the New Year and join us for the 5th year of Burning the Van (no real vans are harmed in this exercise). We’ll be doing a potluck and talent show (per tradition). Exact location will be posted in the comments but it will be in Anza Borrego State Park. Per park rules, all campers must be self contained/pack it in/pack it out and fires must be contained in metal rings.

Hippie Breakfast and Bloody Mary Potluck 11/1 AZ

What is Hippie Breakfast???
It started first season at TLC. Those who camped in the vicinity of TLC would gather in the morning, throw in a few items and we’d cook over remaining coals.
Now, it has evolved into a greater adventure!!!
Whether it be leftovers from a previous night’s potluck, or a donate/contribute event, we gather to enjoy a bit of sunshine and feast amongst great company!!!
We have a Blackstone, a single butane burner, a Weber Grill and a fire pit grill. So, together, we can cook just about anything!!!
Also, we recently incorporated a Bloody Mary Bar as part of the adventure!!!
Remember, contributions to the potluck are not required to attend and eat. Come enjoy yourself.
Event always starts at tentatively 10ish AM. LOL
Yeah, some mornings following events are a bit more difficult than others.
We plan for ten and see where it goes. The event ends at tentatively noon, because let’s face it, we’re all gonna need a nap 🤣
Hope to see you here!!!
There will only be a few of these this season.
Please communicate with Shirley Colbert as to who’s bringing what…or just bring it and we’ll all figure it out together! Lol
If anyone is able to contribute to the Bloody Mary Bar, Don D will be the barkeep!!!
Thank you all for being a part of this epic season!!!