Gnomad Homies: Let’s Play Ride And Seek

Gnomad Homies: Let’s Play Ride And Seek

We are super stoked to introduce you all to the entire crew behind @letsplayrideandseek! This amazingly vibrant and entertaining family is made up of Natalie and Abigail Rodriguez. They travel with their dogs Bear, a pitbull mix, and Peluche (pronounced pay-loo-chay, which means teddy bear in Spanish. They usually just call him luche for short)…

Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally

Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally

It’s no secret that vanlife is not what it appears to be on Instagram. If you scroll through the vanlife reshare accounts, or read a media story about vanlife, or attend one of the many vanlife gatherings out there, you might come away thinking that vanlife is a lifestyle for young, attractive white people galavanting…

Our Adventure Becoming South Dakota Residents

Our Adventure Becoming South Dakota Residents

Some of the biggest logistical problems that full-time nomads face revolve around not having a permanent residence. When you don’t have a fixed address, it can be very difficult to do many things that you need to do in today’s society, such as: Get a driver’s license Register your van Apply for insurance (auto, medical,…

Domicile for Nomads: Establishing a Legal Residence on the Road

Domicile for Nomads: Establishing a Legal Residence on the Road

If you’re a full time vanlifer, RVer, or backpacker, you live out on the open road, free from the restrictions of a fixed location. But when you live wherever you choose, that also means that you don’t actually live anywhere – or at least, not how society wants you to. Unfortunately for people like us,…

Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking

Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking

So you bought a van, converted it to your new home, and now you’re about to hit the road. But once you’ve left the comfort of stationary dwelling, you’re faced with that looming question: Where do you sleep? No need to worry – there are plenty of places all over North America for you to…

Mounting an ARB Awning on a High Top Van (Without a Roof Rack)

Mounting an ARB Awning on a High Top Van (Without a Roof Rack)

We didn’t install a roof rack when we built our van. At the time, we didn’t see the need for one. “Our roof is going to be taken over by solar panels and a vent fan,” we thought. “There’s no reason for us to get a roof rack.” How wrong we were. We know now…