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Category: Van Life

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Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler Review

After traveling and working with an old Igloo cooler for the last year and a half my parents surprised us with a brand new cooler and we are loving it! Here’s our take on the Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler which we think is perfect for van life. Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler Review The Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler claims that it keeps … Read More Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler Review

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Van Life FAQ

We often get questions from friends and strangers about van life so we thought rather than respond to them one at a time we’d go ahead and create a blog post about our most frequently asked questions related to van life. Here ya go: Van Life FAQ’s What kind of van are you traveling in? We’re doing van life in a 2018 Dodge Ram … Read More Van Life FAQ

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Best Travel Books

Inspiration comes in so many forms these days. For starters, there’s YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. But for us, nothing quite has the same effect on us as a really great book. As such, we’ve created a list of our favorite books that inspire us to travel. How many of these have you read? Need a little travel inspiration? We’ve broken down some of our … Read More Best Travel Books

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Best Van Life Instagram Accounts

A while ago we assembled a list of our favorite Asheville Instagram accounts. It was a fun way to acknowledge some of the people who’s work we really love. Playing off that theme we’ve decided to create a new list: Best Van Life Instagram Accounts. Asheville Van Life  – Stay up to date with the Asheville Van Life Rally and get a daily dose … Read More Best Van Life Instagram Accounts

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Van Life: The Yakima Backswing Bike Rack

Recently we’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to buy a bike rack for our van. Turns out it’s a little more complicated than just getting a bike rack. We’ll need a hitch and a part that allows the rack to pivot out and away from the vehicle so that we can still access the back of the van. It hasn’t been an … Read More Van Life: The Yakima Backswing Bike Rack

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10 Money Saving Road Trip Tips

Traveling is awesome but spending money never is. It’s actually one of the most stressful things we deal with on the road. Over the past couple of months we’ve figured out a few ways to cut down on our expenses. Following these money saving travel tips might just help you save enough to stay on the road a little bit longer. Come up with … Read More 10 Money Saving Road Trip Tips

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Van Life Exercises (Round Two!)

We’re currently living in our Dodge Ram Promaster City with a Wayfarer Van Conversion Kit and recently wrote a story about van life workouts. Many of you wrote in wanting to know more so we decided to follow up with some more workout ideas. The following activities are things you can do at rest stops, gas stations, parking lots … basically anywhere you can find … Read More Van Life Exercises (Round Two!)

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Van Life: DIY Storage Pockets

When you’re living and or traveling in a van, you’re going to need storage. If you’re like us, you’ve cut down on almost everything but the essentials. And yet you still want a little extra storage for van life. While visiting my parents, the three of us put our heads together to create a cool Van Life DIY Storage Pocket! It’ll increase your storage … Read More Van Life: DIY Storage Pockets

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Not too long ago we were visiting Caroline’s family in Austin and her sister in law Jill had made some banana bread. It was delicious! When we finally had to push off, she sent us back on the road with some. It kept us going for many, many miles and so we’ve nicknamed it “Vanana Bread.” Once we got home, we asked for the … Read More Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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How To: Tips for Camping at a Farm

We’ve stayed on a number of farms in our van life travels. Almost all of them we found on Hipcamp. Some of the places we’ve camped have been hobby farms and some of them have been working farms. As a result we’ve had the chance to meet some of the sweetest animals. Some of them are pets, some of them are work animals and … Read More How To: Tips for Camping at a Farm

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What No One Tells You About Van Life

Is van life all gorgeous sunsets, sweet camping spots and pretty pictures showing your feet? Nope. Not exactly. Here’s the truth about van life that you probably won’t see on Instagram. It’s not meant to get you down, but to open your eyes to the realities of a life on the road. If you’re considering ditching your house for a home on wheels, give … Read More What No One Tells You About Van Life

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Summer Road Trip Packing Guide

Well the cold weather has finally pushed out and it seems like summer is just around the corner. We’ve put together a summer travel packing guide so that you can do a little less stressing before your next road trip, vacation or getaway. Are you ready?! C’mon, let’s go! Road Trip Essentials: First off, decide whether you’ll be sleeping in your car, in a … Read More Summer Road Trip Packing Guide

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