Category: Budget & Finances

Tips and tricks on how to make van living financially sustainable.

Don’t cheap out on mobile

In August, we were high in the Cascades outside Bend, Oregon with two friends. It was pouring rain, effectively cancelling our hike, so we pulled out our phones to figure out a new plan. Me and Chris: no service. Jon and Eliza: three bars.   Here’s Jon laughing at something else, but he was probably laughing at us in his… Read more →

Van dwelling: The cost of parking

How much does it cost to live in a minivan camper? Before we hit the road in Red Delicious, we researched this cost question but got few answers. A blogger even asked us this in an interview for Yahoo! about van dwelling. It’s the question on everyone’s mind! Most full-time travelers are tight-lipped about their income and expenses. (The Professional Hobo is an… Read more →

8 tips to save money while traveling

You don’t have to be rich to travel full time. I’m serious. It’s helpful to have savings and good credit as a safety net, but the rest is about creativity and mindset. Here’s how we’ve been able to make full-time travel financially sustainable. Tip #1: Focus on housing and transportation The majority of your budget, traveling or not, goes two places: housing and… Read more →

Mountains, mourning, and taxes

Mountains It’s the beginning of our second week in Asheville, North Carolina. We’re doing a lot better, mostly thanks to the kind words from our friends, family, and even total strangers. So thank you. Being up in the mountains — and doing a little digital detox — helps too. It’s so peaceful. We’ve been exploring, but I haven’t taken many photos. Even full-time travelers… Read more →