Sharing Is Caring: Give Me More Than Great Photographs

I need details.  If you are having a grand adventure and I want to have that same adventure, but know people who have had a tough time enjoying RV travels in the area you’re exploring just fine, I need you to be sharing some knowledge.  What are you doing that we didn’t think of?  Do you just have family there so boondocking and alternate transportation isn’t a thing for you?  Have you discovered a clever way to circumvent the troubles that most of us would have in places like that?  I appreciate your artistic photography, your blog detailing the beauty of the area and the trendy little spots you’re visiting, but darn it, give me some answers!  While I truly value the creativity in your content, (beautifully done, kudos to the highest degree) perhaps you wouldn’t mind a minor footnote to help folks like me who see beyond the art to the experience itself? 

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Driving through San Francisco.  Less artistic, more navigating traffic.  Less lens, more windshield.

I’ve just spent an hour of my life looking through a late twenty something artsy couple’s Instagram and blog, attempting to find out how they managed to enjoy some of the sights and sounds in areas of CA I know to be difficult to boondock or camp in.  I Googled at least 20 of the 40 plus hashtags in one of the posts, but all I found were trendy topics that I didn’t understand and were just not helpful.  I’ve tried leaving a comment on one of their posts, but I notice there have been many questions posted in the last week that remain unanswered. Still, I remain optimistic that they’ll answer.

While this post may sound negative in nature, I do not intend it that way at all.  I just want to remind folks who are posting such incredible pictures and blogs, to give away a few of their secrets for the good of us all.  I totally understand keeping a couple of secrets to yourself.  An undiscovered boondocking hideaway is precious indeed, but throw a clue out there on how we might find our own gem in the same area.  Give me a hint how you managed to boondock in San Francisco or Venice Beach for example, because the last 2 people I know who went to both of those locations are well travelled and couldn’t make it work.  Help me to help myself when I go, please.

Also, just to revisit a previous thought, 40 plus hashtags on an Instagram photo?  Really?  I feel like I’m overdoing it with 2 or 3.  Bet that’s why they have 180K followers on Instagram though.

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