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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

What to Consider When Searching For a Van to Live In

What to Consider When Searching For a Van to Live In

When it comes to finding the perfect new home for your #VanLife, there are a lot of different factors to consider.   Do you want something pre-built or do you feel comfortable converting a van to live in? Do you want something large and flashy like a brand new Class B Winnebago with all the … Read more

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Van Living – Not Just For Millennials

As I was logging into my Yahoo account to catch up on some emails this morning, I was sucked in to this article about the naming of generations. In particular, they were discussing the changing of when exactly the cut off to Generation X started, and where Millennials began. This has always been a murky … Read more

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Dropshipping With AliExpress is a Scam

 Like most people on this planet, I would love to sit around all day sipping margaritas on the beach while Tom Hardy rubs me down with baby oil. Unfortunately, money does not grow on trees. I have bills to pay, and things that I would like to do that require a financial investment. That’s … Read more

The Lessons I've Learned From Living in a Van

The Lessons I’ve Learned From Living in a Van

 For a long time, I struggled with depression. From the time I was 5 years old, up until a few years ago, each day was a constant struggle to get out of bed and do something. I’m not saying Van Life has cured me, but the minimalism aspect of it probably did. If nothing else, … Read more

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Three Epic Reasons to Buy a Van, RIGHT NOW

If you’ve been following along up until now, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I think van life is the bee’s knees. But how do you actually do it? How do you get yourself on Craigslist to their “used van” section and get yourself to drop that money on a van? It’s simple, … Read more

11 Vanlife Must Haves (A Helpful Illustrated Guide)

11 Vanlife Must Haves (A Helpful Illustrated Guide)

Top 11 Van Life Essentials If you’ve been researching stealth van life, no doubt you’ve come across tons of articles talking about how great living in a Van or RV can be and how many adventures you’ll have. Talking to actual people, on the other hand, can make it seem a lot less glamorous. But, … Read more

The Inevitable Van Life Breakdown

The Inevitable Van Life Breakdown

Eventually Your Van Will Breakdown… At some point in your van life adventure, something is going to go horribly, horribly wrong. When it does, you’re going to need a backup plan. As you know, van life is very different from the life you’re used to living right now. I mean, I don’t have a shower, … Read more

Where Can I Sleep in My Van Legally?

Where Can I Sleep in My Van Legally?

Ok, so you have the van. It’s outfitted with all the coolest gadgets and you’re ready to make your fantasy Instagram dream a reality. There’s only one small problem… “Everywhere I look it says it’s illegal to park overnight, Help!” First of all, yes, it is illegal to park overnight in 99.9% of the spots … Read more

Cheap DIY Van Conversions For Your Tiny Home

Cheap DIY Van Conversions For Your Tiny Home

The mission is clear. Get the heck out of your living situation and FAST. Maybe your roommate is a crazy person who flushes your socks down the toilet, or maybe you can’t stand your neighbors constant screaming.   One thing is for sure, van life has to happen immediately. Luckily, I can help! I’ve been … Read more