Robert Ide has always been an outdoors enthusiast. Born in the UK, Robert has been traveling in his camper with his white lab for the last three years, visiting approximately 33 states, Canada, and Mexico. He also has quite a bit of experience in international camping by tent and bike.
Prior to going full-time, Robert had his own consulting business involved in mergers and acquisitions along with integrating global companies. Now, he enjoys traveling in his RVing, getting involved in the RV community, and getting out in nature. In this episode, he shares his experience in international RVing and camping, plus a few of his favorite stories from the road.
Some topics we covered:
- 3:56 – Robert’s travel beginnings
- 8:10 – Traveling in Mexico
- 10:50- International RVing
- 12:29 – Biking and tent camping in Europe
- 15:00 – Safety on the Road
- 17:30 – Robert’s RV
- 22:06 – Shifting tides in the RV community
Robert’s advice for RVing
- Robert highly recommends international RVing as a part of your full-time travels. He says to have all of your documents ready when preparing to cross international borders in your RV. If you are prepared, you’ll usually cross through easily.
- Don’t travel too fast when you’re on the road full-time. Stay awhile in each place and enjoy what it has to offer. Every state has unique places to visit and explore.
- When planning to stay at National Parks, check for length and size restrictions to see if your rig will fit. Robert started with a larger rig and later downsized to a 17 ft. Casita trailer to be more flexible with getting into National Parks. Plus, a smaller rig makes it easier to get around towns and explore.
- His final advice is that life is temporary. Things will change. Your adventures will change. Always be adaptable and open to new experiences.