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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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How To: Tips for Running in the Heat

Spring is here and summer is coming. Which is awesome in a lot of ways: longer days, warmer temps, and a lot of winter training begins to pay off in races. But to be sure that you are ready for the change in seasons, check out our top tips for running in the heat. Acclimate If you’ve got a race coming up in the … Read More How To: Tips for Running in the Heat

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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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Traveling As A Gay Couple

One of the things we’ve been forced to think about during our travels is our experience traveling as a gay couple. Though we’re married and super comfortable with who we are and who we are to each other, it’s been interesting and at times really challenging for us. We decided to share our experience about what it’s like for us in the hopes that … Read More Traveling As A Gay Couple

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How to Avoid a Tourist Trap

Tourist traps. Ugh. It can be downright depressing to realize you’ve just lost your hard earned money to one. Don’t let your vacation take a turn for the worse. Travel like a pro and learn how to avoid a tourist trap every single time. Do your homework. You know that sinking feeling you would get when the teacher would come to collect your homework … Read More How to Avoid a Tourist Trap

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How to Eat Like a Local

Though we make a big majority of the food we eat, we have also had some really great experiences eating in awesome restaurants. We’ve had to learn the hard way a couple of times in order to get to the place where we are now. (I’m recalling a particularly awful tourist trap that we fell sucker to in Charleston!) But we’ve put those lessons … Read More How to Eat Like a Local

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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

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Van Life: How to Meet People While Traveling

One of our favorite things about traveling is meeting new people. Encounters with strangers (who have sometimes become friends) helps us discover a place through a local’s eyes. We love it when someone who lives in the city or town we’re visiting shares their favorite bar or restaurant with us. Those are often the best tips and the things we remember long after we’ve … Read More Van Life: How to Meet People While Traveling

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