It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since I first set foot inside my 2023 Little Guy Micro Max camper. As I reflect on the miles traveled, the places visited, and the countless memories made, it’s clear that this compact camper has become a favorite part of my life.

The average RVer covers around 4,500 miles annually, but my Micro Max has taken me on an incredible journey of over 12,000 miles in just one year. From winding roads through mountain ranges to scenic coastal highways, my camper has proven its reliability and versatility. It’s not just a vehicle; it’s a mini home away from home that has allowed me to camp in diverse landscapes of our beautiful country.

While most RVers spend about 30 days a year camping, I’ve clocked in over 112 days of camping in my Micro Max. It’s not just about the destinations; it’s about the freedom to immerse myself in nature, connect with fellow travelers, and savor the simplicity of life on the road. From starlit nights on “The Wall” next to Badlands National Park, to sunny days by the lakeside, my camper has been the gateway to unforgettable experiences.

Despite the countless adventures, my love for the Micro Max remains unwavering. Its compact size doesn’t compromise on comfort, and the clever design ensures every inch is utilized efficiently. The cozy interior has become my mobile office at times while also  providing a welcoming haven after a day of exploration.

Of course, no journey is without its challenges, but I can honestly say my Micro Max has only had one hiccup. The furnace occasionally decides to take an unscheduled break. We haven’t fully figured out the issue yet, but we hope that a new thermostat will fix the problem.  But, even in the face of chilly setbacks, the resilience of the camper and the warmth of the memories created inside outweigh any temporary inconvenience.

Looking ahead to the next 12 months, my love of travel is far from satisfied. Exciting camping trips are already on the horizon, promising new landscapes and cultural experiences. From the sun-kissed beaches of California to the vibrant scenes of Tennessee and the lush beauty of Florida, my Micro Max is geared up for another year of exploration.

California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway beckons, promising breathtaking views at every turn as I head to Girl Camper’s annual signature event, Camporee. Tennessee’s rich musical heritage awaits, with the Micro Max ready to be parked under the stars in Pigeon Forge to celebrate Sisters On The Fly’s 25th Jubilee. Florida’s diverse ecosystems and vibrant cities are on the itinerary as I head back to Camp Margaritaville for the RV Unplugged Final Rally

I also plan to venture into the heartland of Nebraska and the picturesque landscapes of Minnesota.  I can’t help but appreciate the freedom my Micro Max gives me. It’s not just a tiny camper; it’s a ticket to a life less ordinary, where every journey is an opportunity for discovery.

My  first year with my 2023 Little Guy Micro Max has been nothing short of extraordinary. From surpassing the average miles traveled to extending the camping days far beyond the norm, this compact camper has proven to be a reliable companion on my road to adventure. As I eagerly await the roads that unfold in 2024, one thing is certain – my love for the Micro Max is as strong as ever, and the journey has only just begun.  😊 You can learn more about Little Guy’s Micro Max and their other models on their website.

About Lesa McDermott & Girl Camper

Lesa McDermott is the Vice President of Operations for Girl Camper.  In addition to running the day to day operations of Girl Camper, she also writes for Girl Camper and plans events.  She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and lives in Custer, South Dakota with her husband Karl and several fur monsters that often camp with her.  Along with her husband, they own a construction company and she is an attorney.  Lesa is also very active with Casting For Recovery, whose mission is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

Girl Camper is a women’s lifestyle and media brand focusing on camping, outdoor activities, camaraderie, and travel. It produces the Girl Camper Magazine, has a website with informative and fun blog posts, hosts events, and maintains national and local social network communities on Facebook. Search for Girl Camper on Facebook and find your local chapter.

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