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+ Caroline Whatley holding a book in Delaware

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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+ DIY Van Life Screens

DIY Van Window Screens

They say necessity is the mother of invention, right? Such was the case for our DIY Van Screens. We spent about 15 minutes with the windows down one evening at a farm in central Florida and realized the mosquitos had waged an all-out war on us. Which left us having to roll the windows up. Let’s just say between the heat and humidity and … Read More DIY Van Window Screens

+ How to Meet People While Traveling

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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How to Get Alone Time on the Road

Haha … oh boy. For all you Myers-Briggs fans out there, Caroline and I are both INFJ’s. The ‘I’, as you may know, stands for introvert. We love to hang out and be social but in classic introvert nature, we require a good bit of time to recharge our batteries. This surprises a lot of people but … it’s who we are. Van life … Read More How to Get Alone Time on the Road

+ Van Life: Spring Packing Guide!

Van Life: Spring Road Trip Packing Guide

Spring in Florida is a lot like summer in other places and so the gear we’ll be bringing will be a LOT different than what we hauled with us on our last road trip. We’ve also learned a good bit about our travel habits and needs since then and will be bringing less stuff. Goodbye, kitchen sink! If you’re heading out on the road … Read More Van Life: Spring Road Trip Packing Guide

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Van Life: How to Declutter

Downsize. Minimize. Minimal. De-cluttering. For us, the process started years ago but recently we’ve taken it to new levels. Whatever you call it, DOING it can have lasting benefits. Van Life: How to Declutter Maybe you have no plans to live in a van. Or you don’t even want to go cross-country on a road trip. That’s okay! Chances are though, this post might … Read More Van Life: How to Declutter

+ Best Small and Mid-Size Cities

10 of Our Favorite Mid-Size and Small Cities!

Not too long ago we wrote a post about our favorite BIG cities to travel to in the United States. (We’re embarrassed to admit that we actually published it without including New Orleans! What were we thinking?! Duhhhh. New Orleans is awesome.) In any event we’ve decided to create a post about some of our favorite mid-size and small cities. Annapolis, Maryland The capital … Read More 10 of Our Favorite Mid-Size and Small Cities!

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Best Burgers in the US

Okay, we admit it. Sometimes we get tired of eating food out of a cooler. And when we do we almost always crave burgers. Give us a mouth full of hot, savory, salty, cheese and meat and we’ll be happy every single time. Below is a list of our favorite burgers in the US. Bull and Beggar | Asheville, North Carolina This is the burger … Read More Best Burgers in the US

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Van Life: How to Unplug and Make the Most of Your Adventure

Technology. If you’re like us, you have a love – hate relationship with it. My inner geek absolutely LOVES pressing buttons and making things on the computer but I’m also acutely aware of the negatives that come with living such a “plugged-in” life. For one, we are endlessly on the hunt for good wifi. Meaning, wifi that’s moderately fast, stays connected without uninterrupted and … Read More Van Life: How to Unplug and Make the Most of Your Adventure

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Van Life: How to Keep Your Relationship Running Strong

Regular vehicle maintenance is key to a good trip. Take it from us – breakdowns are the worst. One thing we’ve realized though is that there’s more to maintain when on the road (in life in general?) than just your vehicle. Maybe this one thing in particular is even more important than vehicle maintenance. We’re talking about your relationship. Check your engine light. Uhhhh, … Read More Van Life: How to Keep Your Relationship Running Strong

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Van Life: How to Keep Your Food Fresh

One of the things we are forced to problem solve when on the road is food. Where are we going to get it? When are we going to get it? And how are we going to keep it fresh? Though we’ve already written about our top road trip tips, we wanted to spend a little bit more time on food. In this post we … Read More Van Life: How to Keep Your Food Fresh

+ Van Life: How to Stay Clean on the Road

Van Life Tips: How to Stay Clean on the Road!

I can’t believe we’re actually writing a post van life tips and how to stay clean on the road. Mostly because I can hear my mom saying, “Ew, Erin…you should take a bath every day!” (Sorry in advance Mom and Dad, please don’t be upset!) But also because I really don’t want you, my friends, to think we’re gross! Okay, maybe I bragged in … Read More Van Life Tips: How to Stay Clean on the Road!

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