Never before shared SECRET STEALTH CAMPING spots that are great places for a sound sleep at night, beautiful areas, easy access, and I’ve never shared most of these before on my channel. Plus you’re going to get some tips on overnighting in these stealth camping areas along with the pros and cons of my experience since 2017 where I’ve been traveling full-time in a Class C RV for the first year and a van since 2018.

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✓ What you should know about stealth camping (Prevent the knock) https://youtu.be/WpXHUyZbDgg
✓ Dealing with Loneliness & Relationships [Solo Van Life Female RVer] https://youtu.be/GC9Qk2vIEmE
✓ Fear of Making a Change (what if this happened?) https://youtu.be/DcNAWd_rfF8

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  1. Robert Gilman on August 3, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Great stuff – thank you. More of the same, maybe more geographic specific?

  2. Race Mahaffey on August 3, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    I’m really loving your videos. The production values are the best I have seen for travellers’ videos. You have a talent for doing this stuff. Good work.

  3. Lisa Max on August 3, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you for this !!

  4. David Pierce on August 3, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Well, so much for being a secret.
    Pat yourself on your back.

  5. Kay byrd on August 3, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    How do you handle taking your dog out during the night when you are stealth camping?

  6. insaneindabrainbabies TM insaneRVshinanigans2come on August 3, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    Lol you answered my community page question😂😂😂😂😂 partially

  7. Richard Klein on August 3, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    What about church parking lots?

  8. HillJimBilly on August 3, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    ❤ Can i tell you this …. 💙 I LOVE 💞 YOU 💚 😇 💜 😉

  9. Mark Wilkins on August 3, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Love this video. It is so hard cooking meals in a van,,,great tips, thank you

  10. Wanda Izard on August 3, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    My good friend I haven’t seen u lately what is going on miss u

  11. Teresa Kestran on August 3, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Another great video Amber… thank you sooo much!❤

  12. Robert Lutz on August 3, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    #10 SECRET STEALTH CAMPING SPOT is church parking lots! No one seems to be talking about them. The larger the church, the better. Also, when you are stealth camping at any of the 9 places described above it’s usually much better to actually back in to your spot so that if you have you leave in a hurry during the night, you can pull out and away faster.

  13. chad faulkner on August 3, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    I have a truckers pro tip for you. We know your there. We know what your doing. But no one cares especially if your not bothering anyone else.

  14. mylibertyvan on August 3, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Okay, I am officially concerned. Where are you? 😎🚐🥾

  15. IK on August 3, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Amber
    Miss you and Lily. You ok? 🍀🌻🦋💝
    ~Aloha, Ellen with chinchillas

  16. Antonio Baez on August 3, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    3 weeks, no video!!! You know this is not right! Let us know you are ok. We are here waiting for you! And Lilly!

  17. David Pierce on August 3, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    24-hour Casinos! Lots of night hawks gamble. Park as if you’re inside losing $$.
    I’ve never had a problem.
    Bonus: free coffee in morning.

  18. LovingAtlanta on August 3, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    👍💡Oooh another stealth parking spot that I’ve used in a crunch is an auto repair shop parking lot (for example a big chain tire shop) in after they closed and out early before any employees arrived to open – no problem at all. 💝

  19. Sew_Gal on August 3, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I was sewing in the other room and had to walk over to give u a thumbs up lol! So yes you are welcome <3

  20. Nancy Temelko on August 3, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I miss your show, I hope you and Lilly are ok.🙏🙏

  21. Full time Life on August 3, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Are you on a break or are you no longer doing videos.?

  22. Kathleen Porter on August 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm


  23. Ang. Giselle on August 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    What gave you the nerve to travel on your own? 🙂. You don’t have to pay parking? Re there camp sites or churches on3 can stay at?🌸

  24. Lisa Lancaster on August 3, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Amber do you have anymore stickers. My mother in law threw my travel journal away as we were packing up to move since the house got got sold

  25. MICHELLE on August 3, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Amber are you and Lilly ok?

  26. MysticPrincess15 on August 3, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    I thought there would be a new video today. Waiting anxiously 😀

  27. Kathleen Merrick on August 3, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Great tips Amber! what about hospitals? They are open 24 hours, I live in Burlington, VT and some of our parking areas are parking free or a small fee bout $8.40 for a 24 hour period, that is not bad. usually safe and good lighting

  28. Allan Stanley on August 3, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Hey Amber… recently I had to take a member of our family to the hospital late at night. As they were going to be sometime going through tests I searched the neighbourhood nearby and found many streets that did not have any overnight parking restrictions, so I was able to get some rest overnight in my car. So your style of van would probably fit right in. Just sayin’

  29. Carol Ann on August 3, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Are you ok, Amber?

  30. Nancy Greenfield on August 3, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    They can’t park in my residential area. There are zero vehicles in street and neighbors WILL call the cops.

  31. Clifton Williams on August 3, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    "Cat", here! Mu only comment. Trailheads are notorious for break ins and theft! Be careful! Be prepared?

  32. Huckleberry Chris on August 3, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    I made the mistake of camping at a boat launch on opening day…boaters were launching just after 2 am, laughing and drinking….and my dog barked when anyone came close.

  33. Rachel Carlson on August 3, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    We have THE best rest area in Oregon that, during the holidays, had hot coffee, cocoa AND warm homemade cookies!! This was all pre-Covid of course. Yeah, yeah…don’t take warm cookies from a complete stranger in Oregon. To be fair, the woman had to be in her 70’s so I didn’t feel threatened by her. We had the loveliest conversation. Cheers to GOOD humans at rest areas!

  34. Amazing Places with Amy on August 3, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Excellent info! Thanks for the great vids….also just watched the Balloon Fiesta. I am going for the first time this year and your overview was very helpful THX

  35. Nanidogmom Stevens on August 3, 2023 at 6:50 pm


  36. Scott Saunders on August 3, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    How often do you put out vlogs? I have the setting on but just wondering.

  37. Akher Ali on August 3, 2023 at 6:52 pm


  38. CAROL Xavier on August 3, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Amber, haven’t seen u for a while. R u feeling well?

  39. Ramona Puckett on August 3, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I hope you and Lily are ok, I’m missing your videos ❤️

  40. FeMiNem🌷 on August 3, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    If anyone is traveling near San Francisco – about an hour north is a town called Rohnert Park. A resident said The Target welcomes people there and there are regulars. Must park in the parking lot where the Teslas are and there’s about 10 rows there.☮️🤳☮️Quiet. Come in quiet and leave say by 8:00 a.m.

  41. by pinkerton on August 3, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    It is disappointing to discover that my comments are now hidden……
    They have always been respectful…..
    Hopefully you are keeping Lilly- – Grain Free….
    To protect her organs from chem’s….
    & also hoping you quit drinking Bubbles….
    As that is what gets stored – not energy….
    My YT explains it better….

  42. Elizabeth Carney on August 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Are you ok??

  43. Reba Kennedy on August 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Missing your videos, Amber …. Know you’re okay because you’ve replied to others who have commented here to show concern. Whew!!!

  44. Yvette Nicholas on August 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    I miss your stories hope all is well with you !!!

  45. KayH on August 3, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Love your necklace

  46. jesuscross9 on August 3, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Really like your videos. I saw the one on "is stealth camping legal" and really liked it. Told myself I wasn’t going to watch anymore camper van videos, but got drawn in by that title. Then I found it to be very fun to watch. It didn’t have that pretentious vibe that many do, and I’ve watched hundreds. I loved the down to earth home feel of your channel so I subscribed. I have a Ram Pro I built out and plan on some day getting to hit the road and travel. I just can’t right now because I care for my bed ridden mother. I spend a lot of time in my van and sleep in our driveway about 5 days a week to get a feel for what it will be like. God’s best to you. Thanks for the little escape I feel while watching.

  47. Angie Hernandez on August 3, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Love your videos. Thank you for all the information you provide. God bless.

  48. 🏌🏌LOMASH on August 3, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Loving to your vlogging..mm😘😘😘😍😍😍👉💏💏💏

  49. LovingAtlanta on August 3, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    👍🤩💝Good tips. I have used many of the options you mentioned when I’ve been on roadtrips in my SUV. I’m petite enough to sleep in the 3rd row of my SUV. I’ve even stayed at a Rest Stop for more than 12-24 hours because I was too sick with a migraine to drive. No one gave me any problem (& I didn’t cause any problems). I felt safe because they had staff cleaning the bathrooms, common area, changing trash containers & the parking lot. I would have went to a hotel but I was too sick to drive another inch. I put in my earplugs & put on my blackout eye mask and slept slept slept. 🙏💝

  50. Tiny Home Cooking with Sherlei on August 3, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    I’d love magnetic lights outside my van but they need tone waterproof lol the ones you share are not I’m looking lol thx

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