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VanLife and the Myth of High Cost World Travel

How To Go From #VanLife to Cheap World Travel Bienvenidos from Chile! Dusty and I are still on operation “Travel South America By Bus” and it got me thinking about how we view travel in North America. For most people living in Vans or RVs in the U.S., they think that travel is out of … Read more

How We Keep Our Valuables Hidden Both At Home and Abroad

How We Keep Our Valuables Hidden Both At Home and Abroad

Bienvenidos from Chile my #VanLife friends! Dusty and I are currently on the road eating, drinking, and exploring South America. We started in Lima Peru on the infamous Gringo Trail and have now traveled all the way down into northern Chile on our way to see the Solar Eclipse on July 2nd. I have decided … Read more

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The Foolproof Way to Keep Mice and Other Pests out of Your Van

Keeping Mice out of Your Van, Skoolie, or RV Nothing says #VanLife like grabbing your box of Ritz crackers in the middle of the night to find the plastic shredded and half of your tasty, butter flavored crackers pre-chewed. No, it’s not your roommate Jim eating your stash. You, my friend, have been visited by … Read more

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Van Living and Portable Power Banks, a Love Story

I’m just going to come right out and say it, I am not a huge fan of spending money. In fact, I hate it. So when it came time to outfit the electrical system in our van, we kept it really simple. While some VanLifers go with big expensive solar set ups, we survive with … Read more

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Stealth Camping 101

Our #1 choice of living here at Vancognito.com is “Stealth Van Living”, which basically means, live in your van without anyone knowing you live in your van Knowing what your Van or RV should look like, where to park, and how to be discreet are all skills that will be vital to your survival. If … Read more

5 reasons why raising a kid in a van is great

5 Reason Why Raising Your Kid in a Van is the Best!

I keep seeing the question “Can I live on the road with a baby?” popping up all over the internet. From Facebook Groups to Google searches, people all over are looking for alternative ways to raise their children. In my opinion, not only is it OK to have a kid while living in a van, … Read more

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Van Life Sickness- What To Do When You Have a Cold or Flu

There is no worse feeling out there than being sick when you live in a van. Whether it’s from a cold, the flu, or a stomach virus, getting over it can feel like a never ending struggle to get your life back. Unfortunately, when you live in a van, all of those sick feelings can … Read more

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How To Afford Full-Time #VanLife Part Two

I wasn’t planning on writing a follow up to my How to Afford #VanLife series so soon, but another weird opportunity fell into my lap recently that I thought was way too cool to keep to myself. A few weeks ago, a friend of Dusty’s posted a link on his Facebook page searching for extras … Read more

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Van Life or Boat Life- The Great Debate

Want to live an Instagram worthy life, but can’t decide what is best for you? Maybe you saw how cool those tiny home trailers looked, but got scared away by zoning concerns. Or, maybe you saw a tricked out school bus, but then choked on your Kool-Aid when you saw the price tag. Perhaps you … Read more

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How to Replace a Power Converter in an RV or Van

If you’re anything like me, you had no idea what a power converter was until it bit you in the face …or, in a more likely scenario, just stopped working. Power converters are magical devices which enable you to use all of your 12v appliances while plugged into 120v shore power. You see, when you … Read more