Money on the Road

Money on the Road

June 21, 2017

A few days ago as I was scrolling through Instagram a question came up on the Vanlife Explorers page asking, “When you meet someone that’s miserable and stuck in the 9 - 5 grind what the best reasons you could give them for quitting and joining the van life community?” and the answer was easy to me, but many of the comments below turned to, "How do you make money while traveling in your van?"
Ticks / Lyme Disease

Ticks / Lyme Disease

May 22, 2017

Let's get serious for a moment folks traveling with their 4 legged friends, especially in north Cali! While Baron was in the Redwoods, through our many days hiking he sadly pick up a tick and it tested positive for Lyme!

Traveling the Road 2017 vs 2004

Traveling the Road 2017 vs 2004

April 18, 2017

Be thankful you are traveling now a days and not back in the day. Yes I’m talking like I am SUPER old right now, but it was 12 - 13 years ago when I used to road trip to see bands in the US and a lot of things have changed. No more paper maps and trying to figure out how long it will take to drive 1 inch on the map.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

March 30, 2017

No, not four seasons because we are staying at a fancy resort in California instead of our van, but it does mean it is time to change up to a completely different season of outdoor clothing. One of the biggest struggles with living out of a tiny van is having just enough room to pack everything you need.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

March 16, 2017

The most nerve racking time awaits, crossing over the border! I’m still not sure why I always get so nervous when it comes to any border guard, they’ve never once been mean and I’ve never had any issues. Might have been because this time was the first I was crossing solo, or maybe it’s because often times they take their jobs far too serious (nothing wrong with that), but when they don’t smile I seem to find it funny for some reason.
Hey Women Vanlifers ... You Rock!

Hey Women Vanlifers ... You Rock!

March 13, 2017

As I give a peace out to the mountains and am excited to be heading south to warmer weather, the ocean and beaches! But as I am writing this I am thinking about International Women’s day a few days ago.

Van Travelling with a Dog

Van Travelling with a Dog

March 09, 2017

…. or in this case more TINY van traveling with MY dog. Ha. There is a big difference. When I first started thinking about making this trip happen much of the thought pattern was put into making Baron happy. Honestly if he could just sit by the window all morning at home, go for his afternoon hike, eat dinner, have a nap, attempt to stop me from working by staring at me while holding a cute toy in his mouth and then going to bed every single day on repeat, he would.
That Sun Power

That Sun Power

March 05, 2017

The decision to use solar for my van was one of the first decision I made. I knew I wanted my van to be as self-sufficient as possible, and if I couldn’t afford to have my house back home built to run off solar panels just yet, I knew there was no excuse for not putting a bit of money into making my home on wheels run off it.
Why this TINY van?!

Why this TINY van?!

March 01, 2017

How does one get to the decision of literally converting one of the smallest roaming homes possible? Well let me tell you!

Our First Night ....

Our First Night ....

February 24, 2017

It is the middle of winter, I am in Jasper National Park and I decided this was going to be my first night to venture out, start my trip and start our van travels. I admit I was a little nervous. Would I freeze to death?