Category: Van Living Pros & Cons

Real talk about what makes van living great and not-so-great.

The hardest thing about full-time travel

Hear us out on this one. Full-time travel has a lot of perks, but one major drawback: loneliness. Here’s the emotional journey we typically take: Joy: “This is so much fun! You know who would really enjoy this? (Insert friend’s name)!!” Longing: “I miss hanging out with them. Have you talked to them lately?” Sadness: “It’s hard not having friends nearby.” Resignation: “It was… Read more →

(Not) Staying fit on the road

Spoiler: eating barbecue and driving a lot isn’t good for your health. This post is about attempts to stay fit and healthy while living the van life. “I just imagine you guys hiking all the time,” said my friend Eva who was surprised to hear we were having a hard time staying active. To effectively treat a problem you need… Read more →

Mardi Gras fail

When you’re traveling by the seat of your pants — as our campground neighbor from Ontario called it — you’re in for curve balls.   This photo of Lake Palourde, Louisiana best captures the essence of our recent moods   We were driving on a dark, dirt road alongside a levee in the middle of nowhere when we finally got to Lake… Read more →