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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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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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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

+ 5 Things We Never Pack When We Travel

5 Things We Never Pack When We Travel

When we travel, we travel light. Most of the time, anyway. The only exception to this rule that I can think of is when we have to get fancy (as in someone else’s wedding). We have our packing list almost down to a science now and prefer to travel with less because it means less clutter and more space for ourselves in our Wayfarer … Read More 5 Things We Never Pack When We Travel

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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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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

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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

+ Van Life: Myth vs. Reality

Van Life: Myth vs. Reality

Are you dreaming of going on an endless vacation and living out of your car or truck or van? Do you look at Instagram accounts of people in awesome VW buses and vanagons and think, man that life looks AWESOME! If so, read on to learn about some common beliefs about life on the road…Van Life: Myth vs. Reality. 1. Myth: Everywhere we camp … Read More Van Life: Myth vs. Reality

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