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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

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How to Afford Full-Time #VanLife-UPDATED

*I originally published this article back in November and realized I needed to make some updates on ACX royalty shares. So this is your new and improved article! The #1 question I see on the van life/ vandwelling groups I frequent is, “How do you afford to live in your van full time?” or “What … Read more

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The Hilarious Reality of #VanLife Youtubers

If you’ve been reading my posts on this blog at all, you know I have…feelings…about what I like to call: The Instagram #VanLife Movement I go back and forth on whether or not this is a good thing for a couple of reasons. First of all, I’ve mentioned before in my Van Living- Not Just … Read more

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The Case Against Living in a Van With Your Dog

I’m going to catch some flack for this, but… …don’t bring pets into your #VanLife Adventure unless you’re dedicated to staying home with them all day! I see tons of people on Van Living forums and on other blogs talking about how magical it is to travel with their best friend. If done right, it … Read more

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The Best Stealth Camping Stove You Didn’t Know You Needed

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but in just a few short months Dusty and I are taking our stealth van lives on the road again. And NOT in the U.S. this time. In preparation, I am looking into getting some new stealth travel items, particularly, a new lightweight wood burning camping stove. … Read more

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The Idiot’s Guide To Van Life Cooking

Welcome to Your Van Life Kitchen Most people living the stealth van life are very lucky in that they have made a conscious choice to live the way they do. They might be the #VanLife Instagram crowd, or maybe just digital nomads, either way, they usually can afford to have some sort of decent kitchen … Read more

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Van Electrical Information For Beginners- Part 1

If you’re just getting started in this crazy adventure called #VanLife, and want to do some of the build work yourself, you probably have some important questions regarding how to set up your electrical system. The biggest one is should you get a deep cycle marine battery or go with a solar battery? I’ve compiled … Read more

At Some Point, Something Will Get Stolen

At Some Point, Something Will Get Stolen

If there’s one thing those beautiful #VanLife Instagram posts DON’T show, it’s the rampant theft we constantly have to worry about when we live on the road. From the precious cargo inside of our rigs to the various fun gadgets we might have strapped to the outside, theft can be a real pain in the … Read more