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Mount Pisgah Campground

Looking for camping near Asheville? Check out the Mount Pisgah campground! We stayed up there for three nights in our Dodge Ram ProMaster City with a Wayfarer Conversion Kit. Here’s the things to know before you go camping at the Mount Pisgah Campground aka the Mt. Pisgah campground: Directions to the Mount Pisgah Campground Know where you’re going! If you put in the address … Read More Mount Pisgah Campground

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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

+ Summer Road Trip Packing Guide

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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Our Favorite Classic Camping Cocktails

Camping and cocktails? Yeah, why not?! Though we bring beer most of the time on our trips, every now and then we really crave something with a little extra kick. Lately it’s been bourbon and whiskey. We’ve compiled three of our favorite and best camping cocktails. Each of them includes 4 ingredients or less which keeps it simple when you’re on the road and … Read More Our Favorite Classic Camping Cocktails

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How to Pick a Great Campsite

You can’t control the weather, but you do have a good bit of control over your campsite. First off, to be clear, we’re not talking backcountry camping. That’s a whole different category of camping. We’re talking about car camping and camping out of your van. Places where you can pull up and basically unload all of your gear. State parks, National Parks, Hipcamps … you … Read More How to Pick a Great Campsite

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Campsite Do’s and Dont’s

We’ve been fortunate to find ourselves in some pretty awesome campsites lately. For the most part, we’ve found that most people in campgrounds are really cool. They try hard to follow the rules and be good neighbors. We’ve had a couple instances where that wasn’t the case but we thought, maybe they were new to camping and just didn’t know some of the basics. … Read More Campsite Do’s and Dont’s

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How to Make Awesome Camp Coffee

Do you LOVE coffee? We do. We start every single day with at least one cup whether we’re at home in Asheville on somewhere in our van. In this post, we talk about how to make awesome camp coffee. No machine nor electricity is required. Assemble Your Materials The first thing required for making good coffee while traveling is to get some basic pieces … Read More How to Make Awesome Camp Coffee

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Best Van Life Gear Under $50

Through trial and error, we’ve found some gear that makes life on the road and in our van not only easier but more enjoyable. Though we’ve done other gear posts before such as the 9 essential pieces of gear you need for van life, this is the first one where every item on the list is $50 or less. Gear for Sleeping Better Foldable … Read More Best Van Life Gear Under $50

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9 Van Life Essentials

We’ve compiled a list of our top 9 van life essentials. These are items that we use daily and things that overall make sense for us due to space, durability, cost, and practicality. When your home is on wheels, the gear you pack can have a huge impact on your life. If it’s the right gear it can improve your efficiency with life’s tasks: … Read More 9 Van Life Essentials

+ Top Camping Life Hacks

Our Top 5 Camping Life Hacks

My inner geek loves any kind of life hack. Who doesn’t?! The following post is a list of our top 5 camping life hacks. Start a fire with a tampon. You can do more with a tampon than just deal with your period. Pretty awesome if you ask us. And it’s easy, too. All you have to do is take the wrapper and applicator … Read More Our Top 5 Camping Life Hacks

+ Van Life: Our sleeping system

Van Life: The Exped SIM Comfort Duo 7.5 Mat

This post is for those of you who have been asking what we decided to do for bed cushioning since we elected not to order the cushions from Wayfarer Vans. To make a long story short, we started out using the cushions from our old vintage motorhomes. We had two cushions that we saved from the 1976 Toyota Sunline that we owned, three from the … Read More Van Life: The Exped SIM Comfort Duo 7.5 Mat

+ Fun Winter Things to Do in Asheville

Asheville: Fun Things to Do in the Winter

Some people love winter. I’m not actually one of them. I enjoy watching snow fall but I can’t stand the cold and would be happiest with about two weeks of it. After that I’m ready for spring. But short of packing up and moving to the tropics (who’s coming with me?), how about figuring out a way to enjoy it and not merely endure … Read More Asheville: Fun Things to Do in the Winter

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